Ernie Ball and Metallica are proud to announce the Hetfield + Hammett Experience. Enter this contest and you could get to hang out with the metal masters at Metallica’s San Francisco home base, a sanctum where they record, practice, write music, and house trophies from their 30+ years of touring the world. You can pick their brains, hear stories from the road, and learn invaluable lessons about gear and playing technique. Check out the official contest video to hear the rules from Kirk and James themselves:

Entry for the contest can be done by finding contest codes in packs of EB strings found at Guitar Center or Musician’s Friend, and you can enter the contest by submitting contest codes found in packs of strings at the contest website.

The grand prize winners will not only get a day with James and Kirk, but they will be furnished with all new gear from ESP and Ernie Ball that will get you set up with enough gear to rock for years to come. Prizes include:

  • Trip to Metallica Headquarters
  • Choice of eligible ESP LTD guitar
      • LTD Snakebyte
      • LTD Vulture
      • LTD Iron Cross
      • LTD KH602
      • LTD KH Demonology
      • LTD KHWZ
  • Ernie Ball Prize Pack:
    • MVP Volume Pedal
    • Years Supply of Paradigm strings (12 sets)
    • Polylock strap
    • Ernie Ball picks
    • Ernie Ball hat
    • Ernie Ball Slinky coasters
    • Ernie Ball pint glasses (Set of 4)

There will also be 20 runner-up Ernie Ball Prize Packs awarded, and there is also a no purchase necessary online sweepstakes that will award equally awesome gear. All the fine print for the Hetfield + Hammett Experience can be found on here.

Kirk Hammett and James Hetfield both say #IPLAYSLINKY and have been using Ernie Ball strings & things for over 30 years: Join the Legacy. For a deeper look into the relationship between Ernie Ball and Metallica (and for a peek into the Metallica HQ) watch Kirk’s episode of Ernie Ball String Theory:

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