Gibson 490R Modern Classic Rhythm Humbucker Pickup

Voiced to match the sound of an original PAF while handling high-gain tones and eliminating feedback, Gibson 490R pickups are for those who like to get loud.

Gibson answered the call for more a more modern-voicing with the introduction of the revolutionary 490T and 490R pickups ("T" for treble and "R" for rhythm), which have the traditional characteristics of the original Patent Applied For pickups, but with two key modifications. First, a four-conductor wiring scheme allows the 490s to be connected to any push/pull knob, which lets players split the coils and increase versatility. Gibson also introduced wax potting, which does away with any air space, minimizing microphonic feedback. The 490R is a humbucker with the tonal characteristics of an original Patent Applied For, with a slight increase in upper midrange response. The 490T bridge pickup is calibrated to match the 490R, with pole pieces aligned a little further apart to accommodate the spacing of the strings at the bridge, which is different than the spacing of the strings at the neck.

Since 1935, the Gibson Pickup Shop has been the source for the world's finest pickups. From the player favorite P-90 to the humbucker perfected in 1955 by Gibson engineer Seth Lover, the Gibson Pickup Shop offers a variety of pickup styles and configurations for all types of players. Each Gibson pickup is crafted in Nashville, TN, from premium materials using time-tested methods.

The Gibson Pickup Shop Modern Collection builds on Gibson's legacy of innovation and sound evolution with modern components mixed with higher output to shape the sounds for future generations of musicians.

- Model: 490R "Modern Classic"
- Voice: Rhythm
- Number of Conductors: 4-conductor
- Magnet: Alnico II
- DC Resistance: 8.5k ohms
- Wax Potted
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Shipping Weight: 0.49 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 5 x 5 x 2 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): PU490RDB4
Shipping Weight: 0.55 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 5 x 5 x 3 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): PU490RDBCC4
Shipping Weight: 0.55 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 5 x 5 x 2 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): PU490RDBGC4

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