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KH-BB Set

The Kirk Hammett Bone Breaker set offers crisp crushing leads or smooth rounded rhythm tone at the flip of the selector switch. >

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Kirk Hammett has been ripping up solos for Metallica for over 30 years. Riffs on Ride the Lighting, Master of Puppets, and the Black Album are a must learn for all rock guitarists. For Kirk, his tone starts with EMG pickups. “Metallica’s crunch sound is often cleaner than people expect”, says Kirk. “My taste in tone has definitely changed over the years. I don’t like to use as much distortion these days—I prefer my tone to be nice and crisp”. The new Kirk Hammett Bone Breaker set is the result of taking the success of Metallica tone and adding some new elements without sacrificing gain for clean or vice-versa. By making slight pre-amp adjustments and combining Alnico 5 and Ceramic magnets the perfect tone-beast was created. The Bone Breaker set consist of the BB-B Ceramic bridge and the BB-N Alnico 5 neck pickups. If you are looking for rhythm or lead tone, the Kirk Hammett Bone Breaker set offers crisp crushing leads or smooth rounded rhythm tone at the flip of the selector switch.
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In the Box

Package Includes EMG's exclusive Solderless Install System:

2 25k volume pot
2 25k tone pot
1 battery bus
1 stereo output jack
1 two pickup in/out bus
2 pair mounting screws and springs
2 pickup cables
4 connect cables
1 output cable
1 battery cable

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Pretty damn good!

Cory /Reviewed 4/6/2018

I installed these in an LTD M-200 that had an 81/85 combo with a conventional wiring setup - the EMG solderless install was VERY easy, although the parts list showed a stereo jack that mine didn't have. Luckily, I was able to de-solder the connections on the old jack and use it. The difference in tone was noticeable, and the clarity was what I expect from EMG. Overall, a great set to upgrade any axe with!,

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Awesome!

Jimd /Reviewed 4/3/2018

The bridge sounds like a cleaner 81. Very hard to notice a difference. The neck pickup is sweet! Tight and warm but not muddy. Definitely a nice edition to the EMG lineup.

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New emg bone breaker combo

Gxs210 /Reviewed 3/31/2018

I just recently purchased the Ltd KH purple sparkle with these emg’s and they are out of this world. If you want the best of the best you must get a set of these.

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Decent

Anon Ymus /Reviewed 3/13/2018

Decent, could probably be cheaper. distortion sounds great, no hum at all.

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Bone Breakers are awesome.

Iggy /Reviewed 2/20/2018

I upgraded one of my main axes that had a 81-85 with these bonebreakers. I gotta say this KH-BB set sounds great. Pickups have great tone fon clean or distortion.

When playing with distortion your guitar will have cojones with these set while it also maintains a great sustain and cleaness.

Highly recomended

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Fantastic

Eric /Reviewed 2/5/2018

I replaced an 81/60 combo in an LTD EC-1000 with the KH-BBs and they sound absolutely fantastic. The guitar is tuned to drop C and the pickups give every note a clarity that I felt was somewhat lacking with the 81/60 combo in the downtuned guitar. Highly recommend the KH-BBs.

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More defined than the 80/60 Set!

Matt /Reviewed 2/1/2018

Awesome neck pickup! Much improved from the 60! The bridge pickup absolutely screams! Piece of cake to install with the solder less connections! Once again EMG does it again!

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More defined than the 80/60 Set!

Matt /Reviewed 1/22/2018

Better tone, more sustain. I actually like the neck pickup, you might see me actually using my switch more! I like that they are not priced as high as other signature sets too. The bridge pickup has a little better tone than the 81. Sounds alot better on rhythms and absolutely screams on leads, and the sustain is unbelievable! Really glad I picked these up! Will definitely buy more of these!

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