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EMG EMG-KH21 Kirk Hammett Dual Humbucker Prewired Pickguard Set  

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Prewired to Kirk's specs.

Kirk is truly the soloist of the decade and the KH21 is the tool. This system is a simple EMG-81/81 combination wired straight up with two volumes and a master tone. It features a pearl laminate pickguard complemented with black dome knobs.

Prewired to Kirk's specifications. This EMG pickup and pickguard come complete and ready to mount to your guitar.


Install this prewired setup into your double humbucker axe and you'll be ready to Enter Sandman. Order today.

 
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EMG-KH21 Kirk Hammett Dual Humbucker Prewired Pickguard Set
 
4.9

(based on 13 reviews)

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  • Easy to use (3)
  • Functional (3)
  • Good quality (3)
  • Improves sound (3)

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      5.0

      Awesome upgrade

      By Geoff

      from Scotland

      About Me Novice

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      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality
      • Improves Sound

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          Comments about EMG-KH21 Kirk Hammett Dual Humbucker Prewired Pickguard Set:

          Fitted this to an old beat up 84 squire strat , it is now an awesome rock beast.
          Note: older squire's don't have cut out for humbuckers so you will need to rout them out a bit.

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          5.0

          Turned my clunker into a monster.

          By Jimbo

          from West Palm Beach, Florida

          About Me Novice

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          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality
          • Improves Sound

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              Comments about EMG-KH21 Kirk Hammett Dual Humbucker Prewired Pickguard Set:

              I almost put my cheapo in the garbage until I dicovered this product. What a differance. Turned my cheap guitar into a monster in less than an hour it took to install. Sooo easy.

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              5.0

              Blistering pickups! Easy install!

              By Klyle13

              from Dayton, OH

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              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Functional
              • Good Quality
              • Improves Sound

              Cons

              • None whatsoever

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Main axe
              • Practicing
              • Ripping Leads
              • Soaring Rhythms

              Comments about EMG-KH21 Kirk Hammett Dual Humbucker Prewired Pickguard Set:

              I mean wow! Took me longer to take out my passive pick guard than it did to install this one! Literally 10 minutes! You connect the battery pack and the plug, slap the pick guard on, screw it down, restring and BAM! You're a metal GOD!! EMG, why did I wait so long to join the dark side?? Love this product. Will buy another soon!!

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              5.0

              Pretty Dang Awesome

              By Snappydude

              from Connecticut

              Comments about EMG-KH21 Kirk Hammett Dual Humbucker Prewired Pickguard Set:

              Let me just say, these pickups are awesome! They are incomparably better than the stock ones on my old strat. (one of those cheesy sqieres) The tone is beautiful. You'll need to turn your gain way down once you install these, I have mine at about 4 of 10, and with distortion its still really crunchy and nasty. The sound you can get with a clean setting is still pretty sweet as well. I play alot of Metallica and Disturbed-ish stuff, and these pickups fit the bill, with a nice, fat, strong sound. My ONLY beef with these would be installation. I'm not really "mechanically inclined", but from reading other reveiws, I didnt think I would need to be, it seemed simple. OK, my old pickguard had a grounding or bonding wire going from the trmeolo to the volume PODS. Being an idiot, I cut it only to find out there wasn't really any way place to re-solder the wire on the new pickguard. (the new PODS were covered) Anyway, I had to legnthen the wire, and wrap it around the screw that hold the switch terminal or whatever in place. So yeah, I was a little irritated that EMG mentioned nothing of this in the instructions. But hey, it was worth it, and I highy reccomend these to anyone who is interested in them. EMG did a great job. They're Made in the USA.

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              5.0

              Nice and Clean

              By noisejunky-8rLk-

              from Raleigh NC

              Comments about EMG-KH21 Kirk Hammett Dual Humbucker Prewired Pickguard Set:

              I ordered a set of these to install in my mexican strat that has been hanging on the wall in my band room for a couple of years now. Since I have moved into heavier rock, I have been neglecting my strat, but thanks to these pick ups, I can honestly say that I think I am falling in love with my strat all over again. I have always loved the feel of a strat, but have been let down by how small the sound can be. I have to say that I am throuroghly impressed with the output of the 81's.

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              5.0

              Most awesome

              By Steve-X_fXI

              from Louisiana

              Comments about EMG-KH21 Kirk Hammett Dual Humbucker Prewired Pickguard Set:

              I just installed this in my HSS Strat. Awesome sound and looks fabulous..I love the two volume knobs and the 3 position switch...I can play any combination of the two pickups that I want. I maily play blues, and it is awesome. Clean when I want it, and nasty when I need it. You cannot beat this for the price and how it sounds. Most awesom.

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              4.0

              FOR THE WIN

              By MEtal fan boi

              from Alaska

              Comments about EMG-KH21 Kirk Hammett Dual Humbucker Prewired Pickguard Set:

              When i first got these in the mail i was so excited, i poped open the box and grabed my strat look alike guitar only to fin that it didn't fit. After several hours of cutting away at plastic and wood i finally got these in my guitar. These are my first active pickups and they sounds awesome!! The pre amp in cuts out a little bit of feed back and boosts the sounds soo much. They sound good playing anytihng from AC/DC to slipknot. If you have a strat and your not digging your pickups check these out.

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              5.0

              This set kicks butt!

              By billmjam

              from Baltimore, MD

              Comments about EMG-KH21 Kirk Hammett Dual Humbucker Prewired Pickguard Set:

              This is a great pickup set and will completely blow you away! I love the ease of installation, no soldering, plug and play. These pickups in my '97 Strat are amazing. My only complaint and a warning to anyone, is that I had to shave the backside of my pickup cavity in order to make them fit. The '97 Am Standard Strats come with the universal pickup routing. It could hae just been that my Strat was not routed correctly. But I chisled out a good 1/8 of an inch toward the bridge so this would fit. Other than that, no problems, huge sound and you still get that strat sound with the neck pickup and tone all the way up. Humbucking sound is great. Beware, these are hot, hot, hot! If you use an affects processor you will have to back off the gain or signal output. The Bridge 81 is a little high end for my liking, but when combined with the neck it sounds great. It would have been perfect with a 81/85 combo.

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              5.0

              WOW

              By Alex-0ULiu

              from Arkansas

              Comments about EMG-KH21 Kirk Hammett Dual Humbucker Prewired Pickguard Set:

              I have one of those crappy Squier Stratocasters and I was hoping to modify it to make it more playable, because I have always hated single-coil pickups (to me, it seems like they give a really puny sound). And when I saw there was a Kirk signature pickguard with active humbuckers, I jumped right on it man. Installation is great because you don't need to solder any of the wires. Just disconnect all of your old wires and plug the one included in to the panel (the instructions are very detailed, most people should be able to do this by themselves). If you are even considering on buying this, look no further!!

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              5.0

              Rock N Roll!!

              By dano b

              from Hazel Green Al

              Comments about EMG-KH21 Kirk Hammett Dual Humbucker Prewired Pickguard Set:

              Got the KH emg pick guard set in and couldn't wait to install it. Installation is a breeze with really only three wires to connect to the output connector (which a new one is included). I went further and extended my battery connector wires and placed the battery behind the back cover on my strat. The hole was already drilled through on my guitar for the bridge ground wire (which EMG tells you to remove). I squeezed the battery between the springs of the tremelo and it fits fine. I hardley ever use the tremelo because it's the stock unit and it creates tuning issues. If you have a good tremelo set-up and use it a lot, it might not be a good idea to do this as it may interfere with it. My guitar also only had 8 screw holes to hold the pick guard on and this set-up has 11 (which new screws were provided). I did have to add a couple new screw holes to my guitar but mine wasn't an expensive collector model or anything. If yours is you may want to count and make sure your guard is held on with 11 screws or decide whether or not you want to add 3 screw holes or leave a few empty holes on the pick guard.The pick ups sound amazing and LOVE volume. On many of my effect presets with the old single coils I couldn't crank it up too high without the classic single coil hum and also feedback. The 81's can rock to 10 without feeding back and with very minimal if any hum. The sound is quite a bit fatter than the single coils as well (humbuckers are of course). These sound as full and fat as any other humbucker I've played so at the neck position I really don't see a need to go with an 85 the 81-81 setup is great. Instead of just playing the neck pick-up when I want the full sound, I like to play through both of them and get the best of both worlds. Totally awsome sound,low noise/high volume, and an absolute breeze to install. EMG's Rock!

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