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#1 User is offline   lolo_guitar 

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Posted 25 October 2017 - 05:15 AM

hi

my guitar has a 498t : ok loud, fat, not really metal, just rock for me

so i have seen some new pickups to find the good one to have a different tone
a brighter sound with a new sg which can be the Angus signature guitar, standard or supreme

tell me what was your experiences with these pickups
considering that the 498t is alnico 5 and 9k ? or more ?

classic 57 (alnico 2) i think that i prefer alnico 5 for a brighter tone

A Young pickup (alnico 5, 14k) : i really don't know if it's really different from a 498t

bb pro lead (alnico 5 8k) = i wanted this one but only 8k ? is it good enough vs the 498t ?

500t (ceramic) i don't know it
not with the sg in the shops
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Posted 08 December 2017 - 02:06 PM

What amp setup are you using? I have a set of 490R/498T in my SG
playing through a Marshall and 4x12 with G12T75 and G12H100 speakers.
Does everything we play, but is a bit microphonic, although I don't really have an issue with it.
It's definitely brighter than any of my other guitars.
Don't think the '57 will do what you want.
The 500T is also a 3 ceramic magnet unit, but not as much winding as a Dirty Fingers, only 11.4 k.
A Dirty Fingers might though. They are pretty hot. About 14k resistance. (My 498T is 14.2k)
3 ceramic magnets so should be real bright.
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Posted 21 December 2017 - 12:20 AM

The A Young signature is a high gain '57 , a 490 is a low gain 498

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Posted 26 December 2017 - 03:42 AM

i only use preamps no
no amps
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Posted 08 January 2018 - 12:48 PM

Pickups don't have "gain". That makes no sense.
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Posted 18 January 2018 - 10:48 AM

View PostFarnsbarns, on 08 January 2018 - 12:48 PM, said:

Pickups don't have "gain". That makes no sense.


Are they confusing gain with output? Here are Rio Grandes Hum pups. I have used them and are great, Lindy Fralin's are killer too.

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Posted 29 January 2018 - 07:11 PM

View PostFarnsbarns, on 08 January 2018 - 12:48 PM, said:

Pickups don't have "gain". That makes no sense.


haha yeah I use to think that too. Rookie mistake :)
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