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Gibson 490R Original Humbucker Pickup Gold

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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 ma... Read More

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Overview

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.

Features
  • Similar to the '57 Classic with increase in the upper mids
  • Special Alnico II magnet
  • Calibrated to perfectly match the 490T
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Gibson490R Original Humbucker Pickup
 
4.7

(based on 3 reviews)

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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best part of my Les Paul

By Mtl Guitarist97

from Westbury, New York

Comments about Gibson 490R Original Humbucker Pickup:

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.

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(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Gibson 490R Original Humbucker Pickup

By brian

from anchorage, alaska

Comments about Gibson 490R Original Humbucker Pickup:

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!

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(27 of 28 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

excellent value for money

By brendan

from ny

Comments about Gibson 490R Original Humbucker Pickup:

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.

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