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  1. #1

    Join Date: Nov 2014
    Location: Norman, OK
    ME: SG / Strat
    Rig: Laney IRT60H, Blues Jr.

    iTrader: 0

    Anyone have a "Het Set"

    Anyone have any experience with the EMG JH-Set? The Hetfield signature pickups?

    Are they just 81/60 or are there differences (I keep reading that the cleans are pretty decent, etc.)


    All I can ask is that I suck a little less each time I pick up my guitar...

  2. #2

    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Lake District, UK
    ME: RGD2127z/Apex 100
    Rig: Diezel Hagen/Zilla's

    iTrader: 11 (100%)

    I'm a massive 81/60 fan, and honestly if they made these in a 7 set, I'd take these any day. So much snarl, and tighter than the 81. Can't really remember the cleans, but I remember them being better than usual.


  3. #3

    Join Date: Jan 2014
    Location: IL
    ME: ESP Ltd EC401 FR w/J
    Rig: Bugera 333XL

    iTrader: 0

    I have a het set. Guitar Center had em on sale for like $100 couple yrs back so i said why the hell not. I really love the neck for cleans and dirty leads. Compared to regular emgs, they are much more open and less compressed. This is prob the best demo I have found on these things since it shows a before and after

  4. #4

    Join Date: Nov 2014
    Location: Norman, OK
    ME: SG / Strat
    Rig: Laney IRT60H, Blues Jr.

    iTrader: 0


    Thanks very much guys. I appreciate the input. I wanted to hear from someone with experience.

  5. #5

    Join Date: Nov 2013
    Location: Alberta
    ME: Ibanez S970CW
    Rig: 6505+ Head and Cab

    iTrader: 9 (100%)

    To me that sounded much like the 81 and 60 but felt a lot more dynamic and response.

  6. #6

    Join Date: Nov 2014
    Location: Norman, OK
    ME: SG / Strat
    Rig: Laney IRT60H, Blues Jr.

    iTrader: 0

    Guys, I really appreciate all of your help and advice.

    My wife, on the other hand, would like you to know you're not helping matters. I told her to go enjoy a shut it sandwich.

  7. #7

    Join Date: May 2011
    Location: Wakefield, UK
    ME: Swirley Shirley
    MB: Shine POS
    Rig: SLO & MkIIC+

    iTrader: 2 (100%)

    I too have a JH set.

    They are a touch hotter and bigger sounding than the 81/60 whilst also being tighter and less compressed.

    The cleans are a bit nicer but I love the 60a cleans anyway and the 81 cleans are usable for many things imho.

    Im in the slow process of replacing all the standard EMGs with JH sets and bulldog customs.
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  8. #8

    Join Date: Aug 2012
    Location: Chicago, Il
    ME: Strat
    Rig: MKV25, Port City OS Wave

    iTrader: 1 (100%)

    The Jh Set is absolutely awesome. Pristine cleans, and has so much crunch/bite. Excellent metal pickups.
    ^ probably sarcasm.

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