Gibson 490R CC Humbucker Pickup

Pickups

The 490R and 490T pickups are the modern equivalents to the '57 Classic pickups. The 490s have a 4-wire connector cable with which different switching variants are possible (coil-split, serial, parallel).

The 490R and 490T have different spacings between the pins to provide better balance to the increasing string spacing towards the bridge. Both pickups feature vintage Alnico magnets. The 490R is installed in most Gibson guitars as the neck pickup, and is often combined with the 490T or 498T.

  • Humbucker
  • Characteristics: Singing lead sounds, strong rhythm sounds
  • Colour: Chrome
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  • Blues Neck
  • Blues Middle

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Active No
Wiring 4-Conductor
Output Medium
Kappe Yes
Colour Chrome
Position Neck
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490R CC Humbucker Pickup

JoeF, 20.05.2013
The 490R CC Humbucker Pickup is a neck pick up that goes really well with the rockier spectrum of music, after getting them and opening them up the quality of these pups was obvious - sturdy, well built and trust worthy, i wouldn't expect anything less from a Gibson product! They were easy to fit, fell straight into place on my Epiphone Firebird, plugged it in and turned it up and the result was astounding! the beautiful warm cleans and thick dirty distorted sounds that were ringing out of my previously dull Firebird blew me away, it sounded like a completely new guitar worth far more than its original cost, if your looking to upgrade your pups to find a great 'gibsonesk' sound then look no further, these are really, really great pick ups!
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Great Gibson sound

James3810, 11.01.2015
This pickup has gone into my Epiphone Les Paul and it has transformed the instrument for me. I enjoyed playing the Epiphone, great feel on the neck, stays in tune, beautiful finish. But now the sound of the instrument has come alive, having much more 'presence' than before, and clarity. I recommend this pickup highly!
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Gibson 490R CC Humbucker Pickup
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Gibson 490R CC Humbucker Pickup

Pickups The 490R and 490T pickups are the modern equivalents to the '57 Classic pickups. The 490s have a 4-wire connector cable with which different switching variants are possible (coil-split,...

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

PickupGibson counts the P 490 pickups to the modern classics, which is also a good sound description for these parts known from many current Gibson guitars. The starting point was the legendary PAF...

  • Active: No
  • Wiring: 4-Conductor
  • Output: Medium
  • Kappe: Yes
  • Colour: Gold
  • Position: Neck
Gibson 490R DB Humbucker
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Gibson 490R DB Humbucker

Pickup Gibson counts the P490 pickups as modern classics, and that is also a great sound description for this well-known part of many modern Gibson guitars. The starting point was the legendary PAF...

  • Active: No
  • Wiring: 4-Conductor
  • Output: Medium
  • Kappe: No
  • Colour: Black
  • Position: Neck
Gibson 490T DB BLK
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Gibson 490T DB BLK

Pickup Humbucker, The modern equivalent to the Classic 57, The 4-core cable enables various switching variants, With Vintage Alnico magnets, Characteristics: singing lead sounds and powerful rhythm...

  • Active: No
  • Wiring: 4-Conductor
  • Output: Medium
  • Kappe: No
  • Colour: Black
  • Position: Bridge
Gibson 490T CC
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Gibson 490T CC

Humbucker Pickup Gibson counts the P490 pickups as modern classics, and that is also a great sound description for this well-known part of many modern Gibson guitars. The starting point was the...

  • Active: No
  • Wiring: 4-Conductor
  • Output: Medium
  • Kappe: Yes
  • Colour: Chrome
  • Position: Bridge
Gibson 490R NH Humbucker
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Gibson 490R NH Humbucker

Pickup Humbucker, The modern equivalent to the Classic 57, The 4-core cable enables various switching variants, With vintage Alnico magnets, Characteristics: singing lead sounds and powerful rhythm...

  • Active: No
  • Wiring: 4-Conductor
  • Output: Medium
  • Kappe: Yes
  • Colour: Nickel
  • Position: Neck
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