James Hetfield requested a set of sleek-looking active pickups from EMG with the clarity and punch of passive pickups while still retaining the classic EMG character, and they delivered with the JH “Het” Set you’ll find on the LTD James Hetfield Iron Cross SW Signature guitar. The neck pickup used ceramic pole pieces for a fuller attack, higher output, and beefier low end. The bridge pickup uses steel pole pieces for a tighter attack and cleaner lows. Between the two, you’ve got a world of tone to explore with the ESP LTD James Hetfield Iron Cross SW Signature.ESP LTD guitars was created to bring a more affordable version of the classic designs and quality of ESP guitars to a new market. The entire ESP LTD line of instruments feature premium tonewoods, quality pickups, and solid hardware for a lifetime of use. An exacting eye to detail and quality means that every instrument is ready to rock when it leaves the factory. An impressive list of signature guitars, by some of today’s biggest guitar heroes, shows the popularity and respect held by ESP LTD. If you’re looking for an ideal rock or metal guitar, you need to check out the ESP LTD James Hetfield Iron Cross SW Signature guitar.
This is my newest addition to my collection, and I must say that the tone this thing puts out is terrific! I wanted this because I had my eye on a similar guitar in the past, but was unwilling to shell out the money that was being asked to have it custom made. This guitar has all of the features I was looking for but for a fraction of the cost. The pickups in this guitar are quite different to the EMG 81/60 combo I’m used to, and the sound is a lot fuller, and warmer. The neck pickup has a lot more output than the EMG 60, and the bridge pickup gives a much warmer attack than the 81. The white finish with the black hardware and ebony fingerboard make for a beautiful instrument. The pic on here really doesn’t do it justice. If you decide to purchase this, you will probably want to have it setup, as it comes completely factory sealed. All in all I would recommend this guitar to anyone who likes the looks of it, because no matter what type of music you’re into playing, you wont be disappointed in the sound