Gibson 490R Humbucker Pickup

Get vintage humbucking tone with the modern twist of increased upper mids. This pickup features open coils and 4-conductor shielded wiring.
These "Modern Classic" pickups feature tonal characteristics similar to the '57 Classic, but deliver a slight increase in the upper mids, for a more contemporary humbucking sound. The special Alnico II magnet gives these beauties a singing quality that delivers on demand.

The 490R, with its neck-spaced pole pieces, is calibrated to match the bridge-spaced 490T for a perfect match. Available with chrome, gold, or nickel covers, or with open coils, the 490R and 490T come with 4-conductor shielded wiring.
WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm -
- Output: 7.4
- Position: Neck
- Magnet: Alnico II
- Wiring: 4-Conductor
- Aggressively hot neck position pick up. Perfect with 500 T in bridge position
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Shipping Weight: 0.75 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 5 x 5 x 2 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): GIB AIM90RGH
For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: (800) 444-2766
(35 ratings)
Submitted April 30, 2019 by Ken O in Lampasas, TX
"Cannot Be Duplicated Nor Replaced!"
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I had a set of Seymour Duncan humbuckers, the standard mix of JB in bridge position, the Jazz in the neck, and wanted to hear what they can do in a USA Les Paul. Great pups but they couldn't beat out the stck 490T and 490R set. I love these, no way to duplicate those classic rock tones w/o them...AC/DC to Page to ZZ Top, you neeed these Gibson's!
Musical Background:
Playing guitar since 1976. Live gigs since 1981, studio dog since 1986.
Musical Style:
Balinese Blues, Metal Mayhem
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