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Mark P. liked the forum post Re: New Hammett's Pickups ? Confirmed ?

Pus & Mark, Got my pickups back from EMG yesterday and installed them tonight. They seem less noisy now. They told me they changed the buss but I had also changed that once myself before sending them so asking if they......MORE »
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Thought i'd share all my ESP's with you guys. Can't go wrong with all black   Share your glossy black ESP's here if you like.     Enjoy guys       2004 ESP Custom Shop     ESP M-II NTB   1994 ESP KH-2 (signed......MORE »
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Mark P. liked the forum post Re: New Hammett's Pickups ? Confirmed ?

Mark, My scenario is a bit weird. Thru my main rig which consists primarily of a Line 6 DM into a Mesa Road King for my drive, I get a buzzing thru certain presets but it is not as easy as hi-gain vs low gain. It comes into......MORE »
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Mark P. replied to the forum post New Hammett's Pickups ? Confirmed ?

I wonder if the extra noise is from the new preamp and the attempt to give them a more passive sound. I think I may put them back in my eclipse for a bit and really crank them just to see what happens. I generally use my......MORE »
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Mark P. replied to the forum post New Hammett's Pickups ? Confirmed ?

I havent noticed any issues with my 57/66 set vs my 81x/60x set in my Eclipse. That being said, I just tested the 57/66 set in it for a while then put the 81/60 back, the 57/66 set is currently awaiting my next guitar.......MORE »
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Mark P. replied to the forum post New Hammett's Pickups ? Confirmed ?

Looking forward to seeing what comes out of this. Although I prefer the 81x/60x and the 57/66 both over the Het Set for what I do it will be very cool to see what happens if Kirk has his own set come out! Might need to get......MORE »
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Mark P. replied to the forum post New Hammett's Pickups ? Confirmed ?

True, I left it out because that was a stock Het set and not any type of prototype. Still though, it could be part of the process.......MORE »
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Remember that he tried the Het Set onto one of his KH-Vintage (Shark, Nationnal anthem rehearsal) .........MORE »
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Mark P. replied to the forum post New Hammett's Pickups ? Confirmed ?

I don't think it will be a new signature, it looks like his Silverburst DC he has had for a while now. Interesting that these pickup trials so far (The hetfield prototype and now this) are in his LP style guitars and not is......MORE »
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Definitely consider it if they offer it.  But don't be surprised if they don't man. I have feeling it's a one off for the Copenhagen shows for now, but I dare say they will do it again in future. They have toured Australia......MORE »
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Mark P. replied to the forum post New Hammett's Pickups ? Confirmed ?

Maybe there is a KH Set coming... new piece to the puzzle! https://www.instagram.com/p/BLgv58QBqV9/?taken-by=emgpickups......MORE »
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Mark P. replied to the forum post New Hammett's Pickups ? Confirmed ?

Nice looking LP and congrats on winning the meet and greet! I've never won one of them but I did meet Kirk at the Orion Festial in 2012, super nice guy! Got to chat with him about horror movies and guitars for a few. ......MORE »
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You know what guys, I'll be in Copenhagen in February, so, I'll ask him, because I'll won a Meet & Greet ...   I don't know if I posted it somewhere, but here's my version of the Red LP, Enjoy : (The contrasts and the......MORE »
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Mark P. replied to the forum post New Hammett's Pickups ? Confirmed ?

Basically. I suppose that would mean the picture from Justin could be the new pickup although it wouldn't matter, either way it definitely was around before the change and unmodified whether the pickup in the picture was one......MORE »
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Great info, cheers Mark. ......MORE »
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Wow, thanks for sharing that Mark ! That's good informations in this Topic !......MORE »
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I took the easy route. I just went with a 57......MORE »
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Mark P. replied to the forum post New Hammett's Pickups ? Confirmed ?

Not sure if I can shed any light on the red Les Paul but here goes... EMG told me directly that the bridge pickup in the Les Paul was one of the Het Set prototypes he stuck in there. Apparently the early Het Set prototypes......MORE »
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Mark P. liked the forum post Re: JAMES HETFIELD New Sig !! => The Vulture !

I really like Gibson style V's, guess that's why the Vulture is taking a while to grow on me.    EDIT: Messaged EMG about the mystery Kirk pickup, they replied saying it is a variant of the Het Set made when they were......MORE »
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Mark P. replied to the forum post JAMES HETFIELD New Sig !! => The Vulture !

I really like Gibson style V's, guess that's why the Vulture is taking a while to grow on me.    EDIT: Messaged EMG about the mystery Kirk pickup, they replied saying it is a variant of the Het Set made when they were......MORE »
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Mark P. replied to the forum post JAMES HETFIELD New Sig !! => The Vulture !

Hard to tell what it is, looks like it was put OVER the tailpiece though, not replacing it. I will add that the Vulture, sadly, seems to be the last nail in the coffin for James and Gibson guitars, at least live. He had some......MORE »
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Mark P. replied to the forum post JAMES HETFIELD New Sig !! => The Vulture !

I watched it again and I think I like the way the Vulture looks over the Snakebyte. Still, the Eclipse/Truckster is my favorite ESP shape.......MORE »
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Mark P. replied to the forum post JAMES HETFIELD New Sig !! => The Vulture !

The EMG logo is visible in the pic, and they are EMG pole pieces, other companies use larger screws for theirs.......MORE »
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Mark P. replied to the forum post JAMES HETFIELD New Sig !! => The Vulture !

Here is the shot from last night... getting off topic here but I am pretty sure those are screws in the polepieces. A shame that EMG doesn't have their own dedicated forum but I figured a lot of people here are also......MORE »
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Mark P. replied to the forum post JAMES HETFIELD New Sig !! => The Vulture !

I thought so at first, but this mystery pickup has actual screw polepieces, the Het set and 57/66 has flat non-screw polepieces. The only pickups EMG has with these type of polepieces are the HZ series which say EMG-HZ on the......MORE »
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Mark P. replied to the forum post JAMES HETFIELD New Sig !! => The Vulture !

Kirk has his spare Mummy guitars to look pretty, he plays his favorite one because it feels and sounds the best. As a side note, did anyone notice the pickup change on his red Les Paul? Last year that guitar had regular gold......MORE »