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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 EMG's Solderless Installation SystemGäó 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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  • - Logo Colour: White
  • - Magnet Type: Ceramic
  • - Resonant Frequency (KHz): 2.11
  • - Output Voltage (String):3.00
  • - Output Voltage (Strum): 4.50
  • - Output Noise (60 Hz): -100
  • - Output Impedance (Kohm): 10
  • - Current @9V (Microamps) (Set): 160
  • - Battery Life (Hours) (Set) :1500
  • - Maximum Supply (Volts DC) (Set): 27
  • - Magnet Type: Ceramic/Steel
  • - Resonant Frequency (KHz): 1.61
  • - Output Voltage (String): 3.00
  • - Battery Life (Hours) (Set): 1500



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  • Kenny Spalding


    Great pick ups. Glad I bought them

  • Jonathan


    Very easy to install in my Jackson Pro SL2 Soloist 2015 made in Indonesia. I removed all the existing electronics without much fuss. The pickups sound great and have a different eq voicing compared to my other EMG 81 85 set. Matched with a Mesa Boogie Mini Rectifier half stack these pickups sound awesome. Very suited to modern metal but also very smooth and clear cleans on the neck pickup. Highly recommended.

  • Robert Milton


    The best pickups around

  • Robert Milton


    Epic, as expected. Easy to install.

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