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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 nickel plated caps and EMGs 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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Closest StoreOshawa, Ontario
The jack tunnel on this Dimebag Dean needed to be reamed out, (slowly, by hand), to allow the wires, (terminals), to pass through. The output and battery cables were then discovered to be too short. This is due to the extreme shape of this particular ax. Cut off terminals, soldered extensions on, then soldered to jack. EMG website does sell longer wires for instances like this. Purchased some and will install if my soldering job should ever snafu. I know they'll fit! The terminal ends mentioned are 1/4 inch each and there's 3 of them along with 1 smaller terminal. Makes for a thick bundle, but they are Heavy Duty. All good things to say about how they are sounding. The Seymour Duncans sound fantastic too. The EMG's are more full throttle, turbo charged POWER DRIVEN.
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Closest StoreSt. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
The cleans really stuck out on these. Very nice. Tried them in a Jim Root Strat.
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Closest StoreVictoria, British Columbia
I have a set of these in my PRS Torero, which came with a set of EMGs. I love the look of the nickel finish, rather than the flat black pickups the guitar originally came with. I also love the tone! These pickups give a great clean sound, and can really crank when you want to rip it up!
Posted by anonymous on Nov 15, 2015
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Closest StoreSt. Catharines, Ontario
The easiest way to describe these pickups is a passive pickup and an active pickup had twin babies an angel (clean tone) & demon (dirty tone). I cannot get over how amazing the sound is I get from these. I have tried to accomplish a bad sound but got inspired to write a new song with the new amazing sound. EMG & Hetfield have really outdone themselves with these pickups but why would you expect less from either party. I am so pleased with these pickups I have been changing all my guitars to have JHHET set. Nothing but the best tone for me and my guitars
Posted by anonymous on Oct 19, 2015
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Greatest pickups ever made.3 of 5 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreOshawa, Ontario
These are the best pickups i've ever played, and i've been playing guitar for about 25 years and own over 20 electric guitars. Simply the best.
Posted by Philly Duffy on Sep 20, 2014
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Closest StoreWinnipeg (Pembina Hwy.), Manitoba
I bought this ( from the U.S. as no one in Canada even had them in their system to order ) set and am absolutely impressed. EMG & Hetfield accomplished exactly what they set out to do. This set is as close to have both passives and actives as you will ever get. Distorted very close to the 81/60 however the clean tones are amazing.
Posted by T. Bigelow on Oct 18, 2011
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