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490s vs BB1&2


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Well, I have a Studio with 490/498. My good friend and band mate has an R7 with BB 1/2s which I play a lot.


In my experience the BBs are a little more mellow and smooth. Especially the bridge p/u. I don't notice a whole lot of difference in the neck p/u. When played with gain, the BBs can be a little noisy. The 498 does have a little of that scooped sound.

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