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Ernie Ball & James Hetfield Launch Papa Het's Hardwired Master Core Signature Strings

Ernie Ball & James Hetfield Launch Papa Het's Hardwired Master Core Signature Strings


Co-developed with Metallica's James Hetfield, Papa Het’s new Hardwired Master Core set consists of a never before offered 11-50 gauge combo, designed for his aggressive style.

These limited edition signature sets are housed in a compact tin box with custom artwork designed by James.

"With all the companies we're with, we're super proud to be with Ernie Ball! For them to take on the challenge of, hey I got an idea, can you do this… they have stepped up to the challenge! I'm super proud!"–– James Hetfield

Features

  • Never before offered gauge combo (11, 14, 18p, 28, 38, 50)
  • “Master Core” heavier core to wrap ratio
  • Wound strings wrapped with Paradigm plasma-enhanced nickel plated steel around ultra-high strength tin plated steel hex core
  • Paradigm ultra-high strength tin plated steel plain strings
  • Thicker sound
  • Added pitch stability

Ernie Ball: Papa Het's Hardwired Master Core Guitar Strings (Trailer)

Papa Het’s Hardwired Master Core Signature Strings are available through the Metallica.com store starting today (April 26th) and will be available through domestic and international Ernie Ball retailers starting May 10th, 2022.

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