Item # 306010 | Customer Ratings: ( 5 Based on 3 reviews)

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Gibson 490R Original Humbucker Pickup
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A modern enhancement of a classic tone.

This modern Gibson classic features tonal characteristics similar to the '57 Classic, delivering a slight increase in the upper mids, for a more contemporary humbucking sound. The special Alnico II magnet gives this beauty a singing quality that delivers on demand. The 490R guitar pickup, with its neck-spaced pole pieces, is calibrated to perfectly match the bridge-spaced 490T. It comes with 4-conductor shielded wiring for series/parallel/split coil variations.

Gibson 490R Original Humbucker Pickup Features:

  • Similar to the '57 Classic with increase in the upper mids
    Special Alnico II magnet
    Calibrated to perfectly match the 490T
    4-conductor shielded wiring

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  • Best part of my Les Paul

    As reviewed by Mtl Guitarist97 on 2/1/2010

    This pickup is the best part of my Les Paul Studio. It has the best classic rock and clean tone. It has a really great tone when the tone control is rolled off. It's not the highest gain or highest output, but it is a great vintage sounding pickup. It has a great sounding clean sound which is great because my 498 pup almosts sounds like chorus is added to the clean tone. This pup sounds great with a warm sounding guitar like a mahogany guitar.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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  • Gibson 490R Original Humbucker Pickup

    As reviewed by brian on 8/15/2009

    this pickup is very nice for classic rock! I have just put 2 of these pickups on my bridge and neck and wow it sounds so much more better than the stock pickups! But! If your going to play a lot of metal or punk rock than this might be a bad idea because it doesn't have a hot output which when you play metal solos and stuff it lags because its not an hot output pickup! If you want a good pickup for metal than go for seymour or other pickups! But! so far! this pickup rocks!

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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  • excellent value for money

    As reviewed by brendan on 1/28/2009

    i just put this pickup in my epiphone les paul standard and i must say im blown away by the differnce to the stock epiphone pickup, i would recommend this pickup to anyone who wants to get a better sound from an already decent sounding guitar, its perfect for a classic rock kind of sound and also good for metal and cleaner sounds too.

    26 of 27 people found this review helpful.
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