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EMG JH “HET” Set – James Hetfield Chrome Humbucker Set with GO-DPS Polishing Cloth, Planet Waves Polish Pack & Planet Waves 3 Pick Sampler


The JH Set is a totally new dimension for EMG with the design being driven solely with 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 Diamond-like carbon (DLC) plated caps and EMG’s Solderless Installation SystemTM 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 ma

Product Features

  • Package Includes: EMG’s exclusive Solderless Install System
  • Also Includes: GO-DPS Polishing Cloth, Planet Waves Polish Pack & Planet Waves 3 Pick Sampler

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Anonymous says:

I have played these in the store and they are clear as a bell or as overdriven as you would want them. James Hettfield would not tag his name on a product unless they passed his seal of approval. His name and band speak for themselves enough said. One note just like I have found out, these are not like the Zakk Wlyde set which is more for a Les Paul which I am dropping mine into. They have shorter Pots (volume and tone controls) on them, so if you have a deep chambered or thick body guitar some…

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