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.
- 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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Comments about Gibson 490R Original Humbucker Pickup:
Just finished playing now...I mounted this pickup on a Epiphone which I bought as my 2nd guitar and sounded too crappy for my tastes. Now it has a thick and hot sound full of nice basses, but not too dark. Just absolutely wonderful when played on the clean channel. You gotta try it!