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Gibson 490R NH Humbucker

Gibson 490R NH Humbucker Pickup - modern equivalent to the classic '57, 4-wire cable enables different switching variations, vintage alnico magnets, nickel cover. Characteristics: singing lead sounds, strong rhythm sound.

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Active No
Wiring 4-Conductor
Output Medium
Kappe Yes
Colour Nickel
Position Neck
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Better than the price range it's in!

Asthestormunfolds, 18.06.2013
I play a wide range of music styles and wanted to modify a guitar for versatility, I was after a neck pickup for clean sounds and though Gibson or Fender straight away, as I was used to using Humbuckers, I went for this (Which is 4 conductor and can be tapped/split). Fitted it to my guitar effortlessly, sounded great. The sounds are warm and works well for drive sounds also. I'd say that of this price range it is one of the better sounding pickups out there. The item arrived in a secure plastic enclosure with all documentation neatly stored beneath. For anyone looking for a nice warm sounding clean tone, or subtle drive sounds then this is definitely what you want!
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Cheaper alternative to Gibson 57 Classic

Algirdas, 21.05.2013
As far as I know, the main difference between this and the Gibson 57 Classic is that the 490R has a four conductor wiring, so if you're looking for the 57 Classic tone but need an ability to split coils, this is the pickup to buy. Furthermore, unlike the 57 Classic, the 490R is available with a chrome cover. It's a warm sounding humbucker that is great for jazz, blues and other styles that don't incorporate extensive amounts of gain. It is fairly bright but has a prominent midrange that might make it too muddy and undefined in some cases. I wouldn't use it for rhythm as it's too woolly for that but it's an excellent choice for playing blues solos.
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Gibson 490R NH Humbucker Pickup - modern equivalent to the classic '57, 4-wire cable enables different switching variations, vintage alnico magnets, nickel cover. Characteristics: singing lead...

  • Active: No
  • Wiring: 4-Conductor
  • Output: Medium
  • Kappe: Yes
  • Colour: Nickel
  • Position: Neck
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  • Active: No
  • Wiring: 4-Conductor
  • Output: Medium
  • Kappe: Yes
  • Colour: Chrome
  • Position: Neck
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  • Active: No
  • Wiring: 4-Conductor
  • Output: Medium
  • Kappe: No
  • Colour: Black
  • Position: Neck
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Gibson 490R Zebra

Gibson 490R Zebra Humbucker Pickup - modern equivalent of the Classic 57, 4-wire cable enables different switching possibilities, vintage Alnico magnets. Singing lead sounds, strong rhythm sound....

  • Active: No
  • Wiring: 4-Conductor
  • Output: Medium
  • Kappe: No
  • Colour: Zebra
  • Position: Neck
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Gibson 490T GC

Gibson 490T Humbucker Pickup - modern equivalent to the Classic '57, 4-wire cable for various switching options, vintage Alnico magnets. Singing lead sounds, strong rhythm sound. Finish: Gold

  • Active: No
  • Wiring: 4-Conductor
  • Output: Medium
  • Kappe: Yes
  • Colour: Gold
  • Position: Bridge
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Gibson 490T NH

Gibson 490 T NH, pick-up, Humbucker, the modern equivalents to the Classic 57, the4 wire cable enables different switching versions, with Vintage Alnico of magnets, characteristic: singing...

  • Active: No
  • Wiring: 4-Conductor
  • Output: Medium
  • Kappe: Yes
  • Colour: Nickel
  • Position: Bridge
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Gibson 490T DB BLK

Gibson 490T Humbucker Pickup - modern equivalent to the Classic '57, 4-wire cable for various switching options, vintage Alnico magnets. Singing lead sounds, strong rhythm sound. Finish: Black

  • Active: No
  • Wiring: 4-Conductor
  • Output: Medium
  • Kappe: No
  • Colour: Black
  • Position: Bridge
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