490R & 498T
Posted 17 February 2014 - 02:33 PM
Posted 17 February 2014 - 02:39 PM
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Posted 25 June 2014 - 03:14 PM
I've played with a bunch of SDs. like sh4, 5, 6, 13 and 2 and 59 in neck - in LP. SDs are great but there is some qualities in 490s that fits my taste.
This is not the matter of gain and output in nowadays amps and boosts which can give you massive gain from quite low output pickup.
For me it's better to have lower output since it gives some clarity - but maybe it's just my years.
Played an LP with 498 in the bridge and it was too compressed .
You had a SH-13 or Dimebucker in the NECK? Really? That's a huge switch from the other pickups you list. Did you not know it was a super output pickup designed for Diamond Darrell from Pantera?
Posted 27 June 2014 - 05:23 AM
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Posted 21 April 2015 - 03:03 PM
I have a GTX Stratocaster copy that I replaced the Bridge single coil pickup, with the 498T. I wanted some versatility as well as keeping a somewhat Gibson sound for live playing, and not having to switch guitars. Well of course, there is no substituting an actual Gibson Guitar, it works good enough for me. I also put in two push-pull pots allowing me to choose single coil sounds.
I really like the sounds I'm getting out of this setup. Love the 498T!
Posted 21 April 2015 - 05:02 PM
The 498T makes - alternatingly, of course - two great single coils and a nice parallel coils humbucker, too. Can definitely confirm that. By the way, I know that '57 Classics, '57 Classic Pluses, and the Burstbuckers do that, too. No Burstbucker 3 here, but I guess it will like the other four do
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