James Hetfield Sober

Over the decades, Musician has been lucky to get our dirty safety gloves on just about every ESP Wayne Hetfield trademark instrument that’s been created available, often in totally restricted figures, to the metal-loving community.

Sadly we skipped out on the JH-1, a Flying-V resplendent with natural fire, but we were effective in obtaining the JH-2, an Traveler lead with steel precious stone dish, the vaguely Les Paul-shaped JH-3, Truckster and Metal Mix, and even The Grynch, a gigantic baritone.

But new for 2011 is probably our preferred Hetfield so far, the spectacular SnakeByte. We’ll be presenting a large evaluation in the the Sept problem of Musician, which is available for selling Thirty first Aug, so for now here’s some certification of our first few moments with the LTD edition.

Thanks to EMG’s amazing Solderless Set up Program, we’ll be able to quickly exchange out the 81 and 60 humbuckers fixed as conventional to the instrument and substitute them with a product new set of Hetfield’s trademark trucks. We’ll evaluate, and see if there’s any distinction in overall tone (hint: there is…!).

Here’s Hetfield striking seven alarms out of a dark ESP Trucksterand don’t skip our SnakeByte evaluation in the Sept problem.

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