Ernie Ball P03821 Papa Het's Limited Edition Electric Guitar String Pack

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Get the fuel, get the fire, get the tone which you desire! Ernie Ball Papa Het strings were made with James Hetfield to stand up to aggressive playing.

Papa Het's Hardwired Master Core Signature string sets have been co-developed with Metallica's James Hetfield over the past decade to best meet his demanding performance requirements. This signature set consists of James's preferred 11-50 gauge combination using thicker Paradigm core wire and plasma-enhanced, nickel-plated, steel wrap wire.

They are ideal for James's aggressive style and technique, offering a heavier sound with extra pitch stability. The Plain strings consist of Paradigm core wire with brass RPS reinforcement at the ball end for added strength and tuning stability. These limited edition signature sets are housed in a durable tin box with custom graphics and artwork designed by James! The tin box is compact, highly collectible, and includes three signature string packs inside.


- Never Before Offered Gauge Combo (11, 14, 18, 28, 38, 50)
- Heavier Core to Wrap Ratio
- Wound Strings wrapped with Paradigm plasma-enhanced nickel-plated steel around ultra high strength tin-plated steel hex cores
- Paradigm Ultra-High Strength Tin Plated Steel Plain Strings
- Thicker sound
- Added Pitch Stability

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Phone: 800-543-2255

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (1 ratings)
Submitted March 3, 2023 by Emory S in Ashland, KY

"Get won't regret it!"

Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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James Hetfield and Metallica inspired me over 30 years ago to want to play guitar. When I saw that Ernie Ball had released a signature set designed by James himself, my interest was sparked. So I ordered them from zZounds of course.I installed the strings on my Schecter Demon 6 with the tune-o-matic bridge...had to adjust the truss rod to support the 11-50 gauges. Whether I tune in standard E, Eb, or down to C# these sound and feel fantastic. With high-gain distortion they produce the level of heaviness you want in order to get that Metallica sound, plus crisp and clear clean as well.I would recommend these to anyone who plays metal, whether in the vein of Metallica or much heavier bands. Ernie Ball always deliver and these Papa Het's Hardwired Master Core strings exceeded my expectations. I hope they will be available for years to come. Not to mention you get an awesome collector's tin box as well. Get them... you won't regret it!

Musical Background:

Played guitar for 30+ years

Musical Style:

Metallica mostly and metal in general
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