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EMG Metal Works JH James Hetfield Humbucker Signature Set Brushed Chrome

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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 a... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

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.

Now available in EMG Metal Works Finishes 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.

The 81 is the most famous model; the one that started a revolution. Utilizing powerful ceramic magnets and close aperture coils, the tone is endowed with detailed intensity, incredible amounts of high end cut and fluid sustain. Traditionally used in the bridge position, this pickup will make your leads slice right through even the densest mix like a hot knife. When used in both positions the sound can only be described as blistering. Other recommended pairings include the classic 81/85 setup and the versatile 81/60 combo.

Metal Works Finishes
Metal Works consists of six stainless steel cap options for any of their active or passive humbucker pickups. These U.S.A made caps are available in Gold, Chrome, Brushed Gold, Brushed Chrome, and Brushed Black Chrome. Pioneers of the "Black Pickup", EMG has become recognizable worldwide and used by millions of guitar and bass players. The team at EMG is set to make history again with the introduction of the new Metal Works series. These striking new designs offer players and instrument builders a broader range of premium cap options. All the power and clarity of EMG electronics, now with a modern classic look.

Features
  • Individual poles and bobbins
  • Enlarged core
  • More percussive attack
  • Higher output
  • Fuller low-end response
  • Designed and produced in the USA
  • Package Includes:
  • EMG's Exclusive Solderless Install System
  • Split Shaft Volume/Tone Control Set
  • Output Jack
  • Battery Clip Set, Screws and Springs
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EMGMetal Works JH James Hetfield Humbucker Signature Set
 
5.0

(based on 8 reviews)

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Pros

  • Improves sound (7)
  • Good quality (6)
  • Easy to use (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (5)
  • Practicing (5)
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    • Experienced (5)

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5.0

Everything I wanted

By Big Dog

from Orting, washington

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about EMG Metal Works JH James Hetfield Humbucker Signature Set:

    I got these for my ESP ltd ex 360 which had the 81/60 combo in it before I liked those but the het set really made a difference, I use that guitar for E standard and the quality,punch and sustain they have are great I would buy these again. The brushed gold is my favorite

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Brushed Gold

    By hangingdeadguy

    from fort

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Finish
    • Good Quality
    • Improves Sound
    • Midrange

    Cons

    • Battery
    • Nonpassive

    Best Uses

    • Anything

    Comments about EMG Metal Works JH James Hetfield Humbucker Signature Set:

    the only thing i don't like about this pickup is the battery, so i just unplug my cable from the guitar when not in use.
    everything else about this pickup is perfect, i was never much of an emg fan but this pickup is winning me over.

     
    5.0

    Awesome color

    By hangingdeadguy

    from Fort Wayne IN

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Finish
    • Good Quality
    • Improves Sound
    • Midrange

    Cons

    • Active
    • Battery

    Best Uses

    • Practicing
    • Riffing

    Comments about EMG Metal Works JH James Hetfield Humbucker Signature Set:

    first the negative: battery powered so i unplug my guitar after use.
    everything else about these pickups is pretty awesome. they sound phenomenal and similar to the blackouts by seymour duncan however they have a wicked metal finish that makes them cooler. get the brushed gold if you are thinking about a gold finish, the pictures online don't do any justice for the finish.

     
    5.0

    Easy install, sounds awesome!

    By Soldering is hard

    from Los Angeles

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Good Quality
    • Improves Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about EMG Metal Works JH James Hetfield Humbucker Signature Set:

      My soldering skills are terrifying, so the simple install of these EMG kits is amazing. Note it includes everything except the toggle switch and the wire to it. This wire you screw into place, everything else snaps in with the built-in connectors.

      I love the sound. I was really frustrated with my guitar because the sound just wasn't up to par, and now it's my favorite and sounds great.

       
      5.0

      Great sounding pickups!

      By Luis410

      from Las Vegas,NV

      Comments about EMG Metal Works JH James Hetfield Humbucker Signature Set:

      It's a great pick up to use your guitar for Metal and if you're a Metallica fan.

      (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great pickups

      By Nick

      from Philly

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Good Quality
      • Improves Sound

      Cons

      • Expensive

      Best Uses

      • Concerts

      Comments about EMG Metal Works JH James Hetfield Humbucker Signature Set:

      Iv always been a big EMG fan

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Awesome sound and great look!

      By SDMF1234

      from Bronx,NY

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Improves Sound

      Cons

      • Poor Quality

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about EMG Metal Works JH James Hetfield Humbucker Signature Set:

      The pickups look and sound amazing. The only issue I had was the pots were frozen solid when I received them. The stems would not move at all. I had to exchange them for another set. Once I received the new set all was fine. I would recommend the pickups but make sure to check the pots first.

       
      5.0

      More than just a James Hetfield tone

      By C-Go

      from Brooklyn, NY

      About Me Novice

      Pros

      • Easy to install
      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality
      • Great Looking
      • Improves Sound

      Cons

      • None At The Moment

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Composing
      • Concerts
      • Jamming
      • Practicing

      Comments about EMG Metal Works JH James Hetfield Humbucker Signature Set:

      I have had these pups for a whole two weeks and I have to say that they've exceeded my expectations in a every regard, I knew that when I was buying them I was getting a Metallica/ James Het field sound but these pups are so much more than just that. The sound videos on YouTube etc. Just don't do them justice.They're such versatile pups even though I tend to stick to thrash metal most of the time. Really the only way to decide if you wants these pups is to try them out in a store, or if you're like me you can take a leap of faith and buy them now.

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