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EMG Metal Works JH James Hetfield Humbucker Signature Set  

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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... Read More

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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 4 reviews)

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Pros

  • Easy to use (3)
  • Good quality (3)
  • Improves sound (3)

Cons

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5.0

Brushed Gold

By hangingdeadguy

from fort

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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

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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

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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.

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