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Gibson 500T Super Ceramic Bridge Humbucker Electric Guitar Pickup  

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The Gibson 500T Super Ceramic Humbucker's powerful multi-ceramic magnet structure enables this monster to cover lots of territory. This Gibson ceramic pickup can scream or growl--never losing its rich... Read More

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Overview

The Gibson 500T Super Ceramic Humbucker's powerful multi-ceramic magnet structure enables this monster to cover lots of territory. This Gibson ceramic pickup can scream or growl--never losing its rich combination of enhanced lows and crystal-clear highs. Double black open coils. The 500T pickup comes with 4-conductor shielded wiring.

Features
  • Powerful ceramic magnet structure
  • Enhanced lows and clear highs
  • Double black open coils
  • Four-conductor shielded wiring
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Gibson500T Super Ceramic Bridge Humbucker Electric Guitar Pickup
 
4.5

(based on 8 reviews)

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5.0

Shocked

By Craig

from West Springfield, MA

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Concerts
  • Practicing

Comments about Gibson 500T Super Ceramic Bridge Humbucker Electric Guitar Pickup:

I've owned over 30 guitars, and have tried just about every 'metal' branded pickup from DiMarzio to Seymour Duncan to EMG and even Lace Sensor.

These pickups really shocked me because 99 out 100 times I end up switching stock pickups on a guitar. However, when I recently got a Gibson Flying V with this 500T and 496R in the bridge, I decided to check them out....

The biggest thing that stands out to me on the 500T and 496R is that every bit of the volume control can be used on these pickups. On EMG pickups, and to a lesser degree other passive pickups from DiMarzio (Super D) and Seymour Duncan (Blackouts, Black Winters, Nazgul) you really have either 0 or 10 and nothing in between.

The other thing that surprised me about the 500T and 496R is how well they BOTH clean up. Yes, it is possible to get a beautiful clean tone out of both these pickups...even the bridge, which really shocked me.

I'd recommend these pickups (500T & 496R) to anyone who loves playing Rock through 90's Death Metal, and they cover Metallica tones up through the early 90's as well.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Everything I was looking for....

By Eric Chenault

from Greenwood IN

Comments about Gibson 500T Super Ceramic Bridge Humbucker Electric Guitar Pickup:

I have a 2004 Epiphone LP Standard. It was totally stock until a year ago. Modded the volume/tone pots, capacitors, Switchcraft toggle switch & output jack. Completely new electronics kit from RS Guitarworks. I bought a used matching pair of the 496-R and 500-T to install in it in an attempt to get as close to the Gibson sound without taking out a 2nd mortgage. The 496-R (neck) pickup was great. LOVED the earthy, woody resonance that came out of it. The 500-T, however, was defective. I'd been had. I?ll spare you the gory details and BS that I went thru with this (supposed) trusted friend, but the 500-T was defective. It sounded like it had been dipped in hot fudge and wrapped in a wet blanket. Long story short (kinda), I?ve since been thru a Seymour Duncan, DiMarzio Super Distortion, GFS Fat Pat, and now I finally got the perfect match with this Gibson 500-T. The overdriven sounds are sweet, and the first thing I noticed, as another reviewer stated, was how easy it is to get pinch harmonics out of it. The clean sound is awesome as well. It sounds solid. I don?t know how else to describe it other than solid. I use .009 gauge strings so clean tones have always been a bit thin, but this pickup even thickened up my clean sound. I am extremely satisfied with this purchase

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

need some patience

By eric

from Denver

Comments about Gibson 500T Super Ceramic Bridge Humbucker Electric Guitar Pickup:

I have these on a faded Flying V that I bought a few years back. They are excellent for that high-gain palm muted sound that has become definitive for certain strands of heavy metal (black metal and sludge bands don't do a lot of p.m.'ing). Though I like metal, it's not all I listen to, and definitely not all I play. I thought "this pickup cannot be a 1-trick pony." No, it's not--I just have to be smarter than the pickup. There are three ways to make it work: tweek the amp's tone controls to achieve a balanced sound (especially by cutting bass and midrange frequencies), adjusting pickup height, and putting a metal cover on it to make it sound "creamier." I do the first two options, with mids slightly scooped, and with the pickup height set about 3/8" below the strings, which gives me a spongy, sparkly response not unlike a P-90, with excellent touch sensitivity. In conjunction with the 496R, lead tones are heavenly. Not high-output, I know, but I don't see myself playing (fill in the blank for your favorite death/grind/metalcore/retro-thrash band here) anytime soon, anyways. I may still replace the 500T/496R set with Burstbucker Pro's or Duncan Sh-1's, but we'll see.

(13 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Worth the money

By thegigman0

from Raliegh, NC

Comments about Gibson 500T Super Ceramic Bridge Humbucker Electric Guitar Pickup:

This pickup is worth the money. I put it in my Epiphone Les Paul Standard and its Hot!!! It's excellent for metal and thrash metal. It's Also good for hard rock, but not good for a clean setting.

(5 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Hot Pickups

By Guitarbro

from Undisclosed

Comments about Gibson 500T Super Ceramic Bridge Humbucker Electric Guitar Pickup:

These pickups came with my Gibson Les Paul Classic and they sound great. The lead tones are awesome. These pickups are hot. However, that is my problem. Because these pickups use ceramic magnets, the tone is more "shrill". It doesnt give as much of a nice rhythm tone as other pickups do. Great for lead.

(5 of 81 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

It's not worth the money

By Philip007

from CA

Comments about Gibson 500T Super Ceramic Bridge Humbucker Electric Guitar Pickup:

I bought this and put it on my guitar. The next day I sent it back because of the quality.

(12 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The Almighty 500T

By RockNRollSe7en

from Dallas

Comments about Gibson 500T Super Ceramic Bridge Humbucker Electric Guitar Pickup:

All I've got to say is woww....... There is alot of definition in these pickups and alot of warmth yet they put out an amazing hot tone...... I was looking for bridge pickup to replace the one out of my LesPaul and all ive got to say is that this has added to my sound so much...........

(7 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Pinch Harmonixxxx!

By Killing Nevada

from B-Town, ID

Comments about Gibson 500T Super Ceramic Bridge Humbucker Electric Guitar Pickup:

Suprisingly I get great metal/hardcore tones out of a Gibbo pickup, I love it. This came in my Explorer and I love it. I plan on putting it in my SG standard, because the Explorer got a set of EMGs. This is my favorite Gibson pickup yet. If you want a rockin' tone this is a great deal and not much more than a Seymour and the same price as an EMG.

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