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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 Diamond-like carbon (DLC) 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.
Not only does this pickup bundle come with AWESOME pickups, it also comes with a Fishman clip-on tuner and a set of Ernie Ball Regular Slinky Nickel Wound Electric Guitar Strings!
The Fishman FT-2 digital chromatic tuner provides quick and accurate tuning for most instruments with a simple flip. Clip it on, flip up the display and the FT-2 powers-on. Flip it back down after done tuning to shut it off. The large, high-contrast, backlit display is easy to read and shows pitch with +/- 1 cent accuracy via tuning needles and a multi-color backlight.
It is also incredibly lightweight weighing only 21 grams so it won't affect your instrumentﾒs tone. When flipped down to the off position, it's very low-profile, so you can leave it place while you're playing and the soft clip is safe on most finishes.
Ernie Ball Regular Slinky Electric Strings are EB's top selling set, and are favored by many musicians around the globe. Regular Slinky strings are played by Eric Clapton, John Mayer, Steve Vai and legions of guitar players worldwide. These strings are precision manufactured to the highest standards and most exacting specifications to ensure consistency, optimum performance, and long life. Regular Slinky wound strings are made from nickel plated steel wire wrapped around a hex shaped steel core wire. The plain strings are made of specially tempered tin plated high carbon steel; producing a well balanced tone for your guitar. Gauges .010 .013 .017 .026 .036 .046