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EMG JH James Hetfield Humbucker Set
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James wanted something not only "new" sounding, but also totally new looking.

The JH James Hetfield Humbucker Set is a totally new dimension for EMG, the design being driven solely with the input of James Hetfield. After playing the 81/60 EMG combo for many years now James wanted something not only "new" sounding, he wanted a set that also looked totally new.

The neck pickup uses individual ceramic poles and bobbins with an enlarged core that gives it a more percussive attack, higher output and a fuller low-end response making it clean & fat and fast attacking.

The bridge pickup uses the same larger/taller core coil but has steel pole pieces, again for a tighter more percussive attack with less mutual inductance for a cleaner low-end,. Based of the EMG 81 but brought to a whole new level.

Both pickups feature an exclusive Black Nickel plated finish and come complete with EMG's revolutionary solderless installation wiring components.

EMG JH James Hetfield Humbucker Set Features:

  • New sounding and looking
    Individual poles and bobbins
    Enlarged core
    More percussive attack
    Higher output
    Fuller low-end response
    Black Nickel plated finish
    Solderless installation

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  • New sound with a familiar voice

    As reviewed by tindian on 6/23/2011

    If you loved the EMG 81/60 set up you are going to enjoy these babies.These things sound similar but with a different edge.Punchy lows with a clear high tone playing it clean these things sound like a passive pickup give it some crunch and these things kick butt.You can get real dirty with these and play them crystal clear probably one of the most versatile sets of pickups I've had the priviledge of installing.I put these in the cheapest guitar I could buy HH squier black bullet strat and this guitar now sounds like a way more expensive USA Fender hh Strat if you can find one.If you got the money by a set and try them out on something cheap and get rich full sound.The EMG Het set is what you want get them.

    11 of 11 people found this review helpful.
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  • These pickups are unreal!

    As reviewed by Chris on 6/27/2011

    I've been playing EMG's for ever in my opinion they are the only pickups for rock n roll. I've had pretty much all of them including the cheap ones. But I've prefered the the 81 60 combo. I love metallica so I had to get the new pick up. I got them installed, and the second I played some riffs I was like these are worth 500 or more. Not only do they look cool, and no one has these (hardly) the sound is so razor sharp I've never heard anything like this even from EMG.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
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  • J H EMGs

    As reviewed by kevin smith on 3/23/2012

    These are some of the best Pickups Ive used Ive even had the Zak Wylde pickups in my les paul and these are far superior.very balanced on both ends of the spectrum . you can use them for rock, metal, blues , and even get some very nice clean sounds out of them I even like them better than my Seymour Duncan distortion pickups in my fender strat . dont hesitate to go out and get a set of these pickups a great up grade for anyone looking to change their average sounding guitar.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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