EMG KH-BB Kirk Hammett Bone Breaker Pickup Set Short Shaft
Kirk Hammett has been ripping up solos for Metallica for over 30 years. 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. This model comes with the 10mm short (Strat) shaft on pots.
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