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57 Classic + with 490r?

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Just recently replaced the stock 498t bridge pickup with a 57 Classic Plus in my Sg standard with what I feel are great results. Much smoother and clearer tone to my ears so I'm happy with that. If I replace the neck 490r with a 57 should I expect similar results? From what I've read the 490r and 57 classic are fairly similar. What are your experiences? I'd hate to drop $150 just to end up with a "meh" upgrade in the neck position. Thanks in advance for any wisdom you all might send my way!

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You have a good idea. Those two are extremely similar pickups. Why not save some money? If you like it then your idea worked. Plus you have your own design now. Why settle for off the rack?

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Ya know, you should throw that 498T in the garbage, and by garbage, I mean my parts drawer. :unsure:

 

The 490R and 57 classic will be a lot closer than even a 498T and a 490T - they'd probably end up fairly similar-sounding.

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