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Headroom
This is the amount of signal amplitude range between the nominal signal level and the signal level at which clipping will occur. Headroom is normally expressed in dB.

Headstock
The headstock is situated at the top of the neck. Normally this has the tuning pegs (sometimes called machine heads), and often displays the guitar company logo.

Helmholtz Resonator
This is an acoustic room treatment that can trap a specified range of low-frequency audio signals.

Hertz (Hz)
This is the unit of measurement for frequency.

1 Hz = 1 cycle/sec

More generally:

Frequency = Wavelength/time

Hi-Hat
An instrument used as part of a drum kit consisting of a stand, rod, pedal, and 2 cymbals, one on top of the other. As the pedal is raised or lowered it causes the rod running through the stand to raise the top cymbal. Creating different tones as it is struck.

High-Pass Filter
This is a type of filter that rejects low-frequency audio signals.

Hum
A low-frequency tone that is normally a multiple of 50Hz or 60Hz. This is because it is often related to the mains power frequency.

All that stuff about heavy metal and hard rock, I don't subscribe to any of that. It's all just music. I mean, the heavy metal from the Seventies sounds nothing like the stuff from the Eighties, and that sounds nothing like the stuff from the Nineties. Who's to say what is and isn't a certain type of music?”
Ozzy Osbourne