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previous: scott what is the difference between 490,... -- 6/28/2000 2:41 AM View Thread

Re: gibson pickups

6/28/2000 10:32 PM
Re: gibson pickups
PU-490 was the original in-house designation for the humbucker. There was no differentiation between pickups intended for bridge or neck positions. This applies to all Gibson humbuckers up to certain early '70s models.  
Now they have the 490R, which is in theory electrically the same, but made with modern materials. The 498T is a higher-output version with wider polepiece spacing for bridge position mounting.  
The 496R & 500T pickups have ceramic magnets and more output. These are intended for use with heavy distortion & many people find them harsh through clean/mildly overdriven amps.

scott thanks stuart... -- 6/29/2000 3:19 AM