Gibson 498T Hot Alnico Treble Humbucker Pickup

This higher-output spec of the classic Gibson 490T humbucker will have you roaring in no time! The 498T pickup features the powerful alnico 5 magnet.

A high-output version of the 490T, Gibson's 498T humbucker combines the more powerful response of an Alnico 5 magnet with additional balanced windings on each coil, which puts the emphasis on the pickup's upper midrange frequencies for enhanced crunch and sustain. The 498T is perfect for any hard rock application, easily overdriving amplifiers for a beefy, sizzling output that boosts any guitar's power and presence.

The pole pieces on the 498T are also 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. This aids in producing powerful leads and thick rhythm without sacrificing single-note definition. The 498T features shielded, four-conductor wiring for series, parallel, or split coil operation and is fully wax potted to eliminate any chance of microphonic feedback.

- Model: 498T - "Hot Alnico"
- Voice: Treble
- Number of Conductors: 4-conductor
- Magnet: Alnico V
- DC Resistance: 14.2k ohms
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Shipping Weight: 0.52 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 5 x 5 x 3 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): PU498TDBCC4
Shipping Weight: 0.52 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 5 x 5 x 2 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): PU498TDBGC4

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 800-444-2766

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (1 ratings)
Submitted November 22, 2023 by a customer from

"Love my SG"

Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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I have a 2022 SG standard that needed a little more "kick" in the bridge pickup. The original 490t was good for 60's and 70's music, but I had to turn the distortion up to get what I needed for 80's rock. As hard as I tried to convince myself to like it, something was always missing in the sound. The 498t is the answer. Awesome distortion and a fuller sound when needed, and roll back the volume slightly when not. Makes this guitar so versatile.
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