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EMG James Hetfield Signature "Het Set" Guitar Pickups

Metallica Guitarist's Signature Guitar Pickups



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    Product Description

    The EMG James Hetfield signature pickups look flash and sound killer - just like you'd expect from the leader of one of the world's foremost rock bands! Featuring black chrome covers, and based upon modded versions of EMG classics the EMG60 and EMG81, these pickups are meaner and fuller with higher output - suited to James Hetfield's playing style.

    The EMGJH SET has a solderless installation system and diagrams and instructions for easy installation even without prior experience.

    Here's what EMG say about the James Hetfield "Het Set" of Pickups

    "...We have to make something unique and historic... It's stealth, it's sleek, it's fast looking..."

    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 black chrome plated caps 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.

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    Customer Reviews


    18 reviews





    Mr Jason Ball20th Apr 2022

    Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

    Mr Josh Griffiths-Jones17th Jan 2022

    Value 4Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

    Trusted Customer26th Apr 2021

    Because my guitar had EMGs in already install was very straight forward.

    Value 4Looks 5Durability 4Sound 5

    Chris Manning4th Apr 2021

    These pickups are hot and gives you that Metallica sound

    Value 5Looks 5Durability 5

    Michael29th Oct 2020

    Easily installed, the solderless system is idiot proof as proven by me being able to install it without any issues! The sound is fantastic and well worth the price.

    Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

    Mr Andrew Davison6th Aug 2020

    Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

    Trusted Customer22nd Jul 2020

    I upgraded from a standard 81/60 setup. The het set 81 has a little bit more bite to it, but the money is in the upgraded 60. I was never happy with how thin a stock 60 can sound with cleans. This set dials back the active feel to deliver what I can only describe as a hot passive pickup. Worth every penny.

    Value 4Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

    Trusted Customer12th Feb 2020

    I have had my shecter omen 6 for over 2 years now and although the pickups where fine i've always fwncied a change and so finally decided these EMGs where for me. The kit comes with the full solderless wiring set needed to install into your guitar, and it honestly couldn't be easier! All the leads are small enough to fit through the pre drilled holes in my guitar, even though my guitar came installed with passive pick ups. The hardest part i had about the set was i had to slightly squeeze the output jack spade to make it get through the gap but other than that it was faultless. Battery even fits in the control unit area so no need to route out any holes for a the battery! (Bonus!) As for the pickups the neck is truely fantastic cannot get enough of the tone from it, i can't say i'm a massive fan of the bridge pickup so may eventually swap that out, but it's still early days so i may come round to liking it. Of you are in the market for pickups as a first upgrade, i would highly recommend these however 10/10 for packaging, ease of install, and a solid 9/10 for the pickups themselves.

    Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 4

    Trusted Customer27th Jun 2019

    Awesome pickups!!! Always used EMG's but these are f....n ' monsters!!!

    Mr S Munro24th Mar 2019

    EMG & pappa Het completely nailed it with these pups.

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