500T and 496R Your Opinions
Posted 11 January 2011 - 10:13 PM
I prefer a set of 490R/490T. This pair is a jack of all trades, and covers a large range of music genres.
Cheap to buy compared to the 57's/BBPro's/BB1,2,3.
A second hand pair with vintage style wiring runs like ~$75 on fleabay
(4-wire is sold as an accessory, and vintage wire are stock equipment)
Good for Mr. B.B.King. Good enough for me.
Posted 17 February 2011 - 05:02 AM
Posted 09 November 2011 - 10:57 AM
Posted 12 February 2013 - 11:03 PM
I can undertsand why people think they are too much but for me they are great.. Also I used to think my Classic was a solid body before I came on here.. But it weighs so much I dont undertsand how it cant be lol
Posted 13 February 2013 - 03:11 AM
I have a Les Paul with 490R and 498T.
The 490 in the front sounded a bit hard, and very easily got muddy with gain. But then I lowered it away from the strings, so that now it is almost flat with the Pick Up ring.
And now it sounds really nice and clear, and doesn't get muddy with gain.
I know the 498 is hotter than the 490, but you could try to lower it and see what happens.
Posted 13 February 2013 - 06:04 PM
Posted 28 February 2013 - 06:58 PM
Assuming it is in fact a 496R and a 500T in my '06 V i Love em. ****/5
why 4/5? because Gibson does not sell the 500T with a cover factory installed! GET ON THIS GIBSON! PLEASE!? thank you \m/
*Vineyard SG Wine Red gloss
*Marshall MG50-DFX, Fender Frontman 25R
=saving for a reissue '58 V=