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EMG JHSET Custom James Hetfield Signature Pickup Set

Upgrade your guitar with sleek EMG JHSET pickups -- patterned after the pickups James Hetfield has used for 30 years -- for a full low end and tight attack. (10) Read 3 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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EMG James Hetfield Pickup Black Nickel
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Product Description

The EMG Custom Black Nickel James Hetfield Signature Set is proud to feature a design driven solely by the input of James Hetfield. In early 2009 James Hetfield contacted EMG Pickups president Rob Turner and presented him with a challenge: to create a "stealth" looking set that captures the clarity and punch of a passive pickup and still retains the legendary active tone that molded a generation.

Featuring sleek black nickel plated caps and EMG's Solderless Installation System components, the JH Set consists of the JH-N (neck) and the JH-B (bridge). Both pickups were patterned after the pickups James has used for 30 years but the end result was a completely different animal. The JH-N has individual ceramic poles and bobbins that feature a larger core and are taller than the 60. This produces more attack, higher output, and fuller low end in the neck position. The JH-B uses the same type of core but has steel pole pieces, unlike the 81 that uses bar magnets. This produces the familiar tight attack with less inductance for a cleaner low end.

Note: This pickup is the short shaft version.

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- Individual poles and bobbins
- Enlarged core
- More percussive attack
- Higher output
- Fuller low-end response
- Black Nickel plated finish
- Solderless installation
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Shipping Weight: 1 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 7 x 5 x 3 in
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 707-525-9941
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Overall: These pickups actually do what they say. They nail Metallica's tone, but that is not all. If you are into any kind of rock, hard rock, or metal you will love these pups ! I installed these into a Gibson Les Paul studio faded ( chambered body ) and they breathed life into this very average guitar. All the grit and growl you could ever want but controllable . Roll the volume back a bit for beautiful cleans and they sustain for decades. They take a little to get used to but become addictive quickly. If you play country or Jazz you will be let down. These pups are not for the faint of heart. Install took about 30 minutes. One complaint is that the volume and tone pots come with short shafts, Les Pauls require long shafts . So you have to spend another 60 bucks on long shaft pots only available from EMG. So you are looking at over a $300.00 upgrade on a Les Paul. To me it was worth it, just depends on what you want. Again these pickups do exactly what EMG claims I just think that long/short shafts should be an option with a set of pickups pushing $300.00 but I am still very pleased with them.
Style of Music: Rock, blues, metal
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Overall: These are really nice pickups, the sound great on my gibson custom les paul. At first glance the seemed complicated to install but with the solderless system it was actually a breeze. The black nickel covers look really nice on my black class 5. The sustain and harmonics are now just crazy, big improvement over the burstbucker 2,3 The only complaint is for les pauls one pair of the volume/ tone pots where not long enough. I emailed emg hoping they would would just send me new ones but instead I was directed to their store to purchase the longer version ones, so another $40 bucks later I got the correct ones.
Style of Music: metal, rock
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