I had the Gibson 498T in my les Paul studio. If you're looking for a different pickup, I'd keep searching. Plug straight into the amp, if you can. i mainly use emg but im getting something different with this guitar, i want great cleans and great thick lead tone think fade to black. It's the best PUP I've had in it, but I am … ive seen a bunch of old archived posts … Featherweight; Posts: 426; Alternative Pickup Ideas to Gibson 490r-498t « on: May 15, 2012, 05:59:13 PM » I have been looking at a lot of different pickups, but I figured some of you might have replaced a Gibson 490r/498t set with something better. Tue, Feb 26, 2008 2:40am. I'd go Custom/Jazz in that in a heartbeat. 5 Options Dirty Fingers Pickup $154.99. (Gibson 498T/490R), Metalguitarist.org - The Heavy Metal Guitar Authority, Are you a heavy metal guitar player, collector or enthusiast? The JB is a really solid pickup. I couldn't wait to pull the 498T out of my Les Paul when I got it. Do a duncan distortion/jazz. I thought it was shrill and ice picky, but if you want a bright pickup, maybe it will work for you. I actually think the JB has a tad more bite/brightness...so, if the JB ain't bright enough, you either need a new amp or need to start looking at ceramics. I rate it as one of gibsons worst pickups. Check your amp, distortion/OD pedal, or EQ settings. Calculated Inductance: 4 H Calculated Capacitance: 418 pF Loaded Cutoff: 3513 Hz" Loaded Resonant Peak: 2318 Hz -60.3 dB Raw Loaded Peak: 2663 Hz 7.61 dB Unloaded Cutoff: 5018 Hz Unloaded Resonant Peak: 3444 Hz -59.3 dB Raw Unloaded Peak: 3803 Hz 11.9 dB Raw Induction Peak: 796 Hz 2.87 dB. Re: JB pickup in a Les Paul Bridge. Very dark and bass strings are muddy. Its kinda similar to a JB but much hotter and bassier. I figured since Kramer isnow made by Gibson, that they put a gibby pickup in it. I was seriously considering purchasing a 498T Alnico V Humbucking Bridge Pickup but the 490T in my Gibson SG Faded Special actually sounds pretty darn good. 498T 11 vote(s) 50.0% 500T 4 vote(s) 18.2% Burstbucker 3 7 vote(s) 31.8% Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 Next > dptone5 Well-Known Member. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account. I just did this last week. Still I love JBs in my les paul especially. 498T "Hot Alnico" Bridge Pickup $134.99. I just don't know what to do any more. Recorded using a Ceriatone Plexi clone into Two Notes Cab M. Slight boost from TC Spark pedal. Join Date: Jun 2012. u/dennishamburglar. I have the same problem with my strat and JB. yep. Display as a link instead, × What value are your pots? If you have a good tube amp and a decent OD/distortion pedal, you will get some fantastic sounds out of it. I like the JB, but I generally go for a bit hairier bridge tone. Thanks for the input. Or, the EMG 81 is pretty bright. Joined Dec 6, 2016 Messages 24,303 Reaction score 32,001 Location Lake Arrowhead, California. Even when it's on 10? bengerm77, October 23, 2008 in Electric Guitars. × Powered by Invision Community. Took the EMG81 out of the strat to put in the JB that I took out of my LPCustom. item 3 Gibson 498T & 490R Humbucker Pickups Chrome w/ HW - Gibson 498T & 490R Humbucker Pickups Chrome w/ HW. But, it's still got that killer open/gainy tone... if you can't find an old school version from before the great schism, pick up one from Bill & Becky. In-Store Pick Up in Store. $79.99 +$6.00 shipping. A JB is pretty bright though, you may have to get an EQ pedal or something. the 498 is alnico 5 or V magnet. Thread Tools. [Question] seymour duncan JB vs Gibson 498t bridge. fender/peavey. Also, what type of strings are you using, and are they new? Posted by. Jazz>490, and a JB is probably far better than the 498T, more metal style. The JB I have in My Schecter is Very Icepicky at times and has too much schrilly high end for me. The Duncan Custom absolutely destroys in Gibson-scale mahogany guitars. Upload or insert images from URL. The JB just isn't bright enough for me (in That guitar) and when rolled off on the volume, the JB sounds like absolute horse feces. They both have similar tonal properties, but the L500-L gives you phenomenal note clarity. I don't any caps in my guitar. Isn't this what the treble bleed mod is meant to fix? Hmm...my experience w/ JB's has them being quite bright actually...especially in a Strat. … With a 498T I can plug straight into a JCM800 2210 with no pedal and record an entire CD. item 5 Gibson Les Paul Pickup … But, I'm still thinking you need to investigate your amp/eq settings. I think you'll find the Gibson pups ungratifying for those purposes and with your gear history. Free shipping . Is it because I don't have a Tone? If they're 250k's...upgrade to 500k. Do you know what time it is? The JB is also a great choice IMO. The 498T is the JB with Gibson's name on it. While the JB is a great pickup, Chris is right: go Distortion/Jazz, don't look back. That thing will hit you in the gut. it actualy to my ears (the ones i use anyway) sound like a 57 on steroids whereas the 498 sounds awesome but has a loose kaboose. 500t is extremely hot- on par with/slightly hotter than an EMG 81 IMHO. Also, the set works really well together. Have em in my gibson explorer. It comes down to if you want the Gibson middy tone, or a scooped tone. The Bill Lawrence L500 series is supposed to be very bright. been using them for years. Clear editor. 1 Options 500T "Super Ceramic" Humbucker Pickup $134.99 . 1. the 498T is very similar, but muddier in my opinion. View Profile View Forum Posts Private Message MG.ORG Regular. I will have a JB available soon as I am taking it out of another guitar, but I figured I should probably adjust my 498T first a bit. It still sounds extra super muddy when I don't have the volume on full too. I like the 498T because I tend to play lots of full chords with lots of distortion, so a little extra treble tends to help the notes stay a wee bit more defined. Ok guys im going to be picking up an lpc and i have a choice of the sets mentioned above. 1 Options '57 Classic with 4-Conductor Wiring Pickup $199.99. I've had two guitars with the Seymour Duncan 59/JB setup and I didn't like either; one was mahogany with a set-neck and the other was alder with a bolt-on. Not sure if its the explorer body shape, but the bridge pup (500t) is very bassy on the lower, wound strings, yet bright on the higher ones. Get the guaranteed best price on Humbucker Pickups like the Gibson 498T Alnico Humbucker at Musician's Friend. If a JB (which is generally a bright pickup) sounds muddy, it's your pots or tone cap. The JB has much more clarity than the 498T, but I actually think if sustain can be a function of the pickup I guess out and overdrive, the 498T would probably win out. Everyone I have talked to thinks the JB sounds like S**T in their Jackson based strats. I think I'll be putting single coils back in. Many pedals can kill the tone, so can bad cords, a bad amp, or poor amp settings. Think Nuno Bettencourt (on Extreme or Pornograffiti)--you can do 7th, 9th, 11th chords WITH distortion and hear all the notes. © 1995-2019 Harmony Central, Inc. All rights reserved. I purchased a Yamaha Pacifica 120SD that is essentially a Telecaster style guitar with an alder body, maple neck with rosewood fretboard, and hardtail construction that was loaded with a set of Gibson 490R/498T humbuckers by a previous owner. Ambassador of Tone. I had an SG with the 498T and I thought it was ok. My favorites, and therefore recommendations, are Burstbucker Pros and P-90s (H-90, P-94, etc.). Close. May 2, 2018 #1 Just for fun, I thought I would post these two videos: Video #1 - 2016 Gibson SG Burstbucker Pro Bridge (9.32kΩ) - Guitar Volume/Tone @ 10 - Pole Pieces Flush … My stab - change the volume and tone pots to 500K, and replace the stock tone cap (probably .022 ufd) to a .047 ufd. The 57 Classic Plus is around 13k - basically an Angus Young signature, which is ironic because he used the old 7k PAF's until later in his career. $107.50 9 bids 1d 22h. I concur with this statement. A Burstbucker 2 might be ok, or a Burstbucker 3 if you want the added gain, but if the PAF sound is what you're going for, and you are OK with non-Gibson, get yourself a Dimarzio PAF 36th Anniversary. Gibson 498T Red White. Archived [Question] seymour duncan JB vs Gibson 498t bridge.   You cannot paste images directly. I set it up the same too - JB to Volume to Jack. I never thought my JB was muddy until I put in the L500-L. You can post now and register later. Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible. Ok guys im going to be picking up an lpc and i have a choice of the sets mentioned … Dimebag used them. Departments > Guitars > Parts > Pick-Ups > Guitar Pickups > Gibson > 498T Hot Lead Humbucker - Nickel Cover. Maybe your strings are too far away from the pup? they are a very bright pickup. the 500T does sound similar. I hate the JB in my Jackson SL2H but wouldn't put anything else in my Les Paul's. Keep in mind when I first heard the Burstbuckers, they were on a Les Paul Standard Faded, and my Paul II is a thinner bodied guitar. FWIW, I traded out my JB in my superstrat for an L500-L, made in the late 70's (or maybe early 80's) and it was an AMAZING change. Is the 498T the answer for my bright new future? I just bought a 500k pot, it didn't do much. Author Topic: Alternative Pickup Ideas to Gibson 490r-498t (Read 7676 times) mikey5. I have never considered the JB muddy. but it couldbe the body. I dig JBs. F these pickups. The 498 is asymmetrically wound, which has the effect of making it ever-so-slightly less humbucking, which can add a bit of brightness at the expense of a slight decrease in hum cancelling. Im looking to replace my JB in my beater strat with a 498T. I own a Gibson The Paul II, and it has 490R and 498T pickups in it. ive seen a bunch of old archived posts comparing the two from different forums. and i often roll my tone knob back to take the edge off. unfortunately the neck pickup (the 490R) was even worse. ... You could try a Gibson 500T, that pickup is thick as hell. Add to Wish List Add to Wish List SKU: # 52329. My ears tell me Seymour Duncan Jazz/JB beats either of the above. Online Add to Cart. Not sure I really want the DiMarzio Air Zone in my 1991 Gibson LP Classic. Paste as plain text instead, × Is it worth it to swap into my SG standard? I'd also throw in a vote for the Custom in the bridge. Your Price: $ 145.00 CDN Write a Review. Show Printable Version; Email this Page… Subscribe to this Thread… 06-12-2012 04:58 AM #1. Robert Herndon, Oct 23, 2016 #14. By ToxicTrace in forum Guitar: Pickups Discussion, By Yevetz in forum Guitar: Instrument Discussion, By Soopahmahn in forum Guitar Parts & Accessories For Sale / Trade / Wanted, By F1Filter in forum Guitar Parts & Accessories For Sale / Trade / Wanted, By F1Filter in forum Guitar: Pickups Discussion, Guitar Parts & Accessories For Sale / Trade / Wanted, SG Project Pickups Burstbucker Pro/500T/498T, /FT Gibson 490R and 498T gold 6-string pickup set, Gaahhh! I may be wrong though, most complaints about this pickup come from Les Paul users. Gibson 500t vs 498t Gibson 498T vs 500T Page 2 MarshallForum . Not quite metal, the low end is a bit spongy, but its damn versatile. If you want to stick with Gibson pickups, look to the 490T.The '57 Classics will probably be too bright for you. The Tremonti is a bit more scooped, and the bass is very boosted. I've never heard anyone complain of a JB being muddy. i don't like the low end on the 498's. that's why I was wondering about the 498T. As for the amp settings, I play straight into my peavey ultra 120 on top of my v30 cab. They both sound a little similar, The 500t with more of a standard Gibson tone that you'd expect, but its much more powerful than the 498t. Re: Epiphone HOTCH(G) pickup vs. Gibson 498T: AndersP: 2/16/09 10:46 AM: I don't have the specs for neither pickup, but I have an Epiphone SG G-400 on which I changed the stock pickup first for a Gibson Classic ´57 plus and then later to a 498T. My JB loaded strat seems to be afflicted in the same way.   Your previous content has been restored. It's literally one pickup with one brand new 500k allparts pot that leads to my output jack. The stock Gibson Les Paul Customs have 490R/498T: The pickups are Gibson’s 490R in the neck position, which offers the tonal characteristics of the original PAFs, and the 498T in the bridge position, which swaps the 490R’s Alnico II magnet for an Alnico V, thus making it slightly hotter with emphasis on mid-ranges and highs. I was very surprised. Get a low price and free shipping on thousands of items. 498T Vs. Burstbucker Pro: Thread starter Robert Herndon; Start date May 2, 2018; Robert Herndon. You may also want to try 1) raising the pickup or 2) lowering the pickup or 3) raising the treble side of the pickup (only) and/or tweaking the screw-type pole pieces to conform to the radius of your strings. The L500-XL is the hotter, new version, so I suppose I'd try that or the L500-L. I put the original gold cased humbucker back in the LP and I think I'll be going back to single coils for the strat. I hated it, it was very muddy and quite unresponsive. The 498T I have in my PRS SE is more midranged and Paf like than the JB and works better with the leads and riffs I play. [GEAR]: Gibson 498T vs Classic 57 + bridge pickups I'm rolling through a couple of Gibson pickups and did a quick comparison video that might help someone considering swapping. And some comparisons to other bridge pickups in my collection. I was pleasantly surprised by the power and clarity from this pup, and the sound is totaly different from EMGs. Gahr Well-Known Member. That pickup can be a brutal icepick......................especially in a Strat.   Your link has been automatically embedded. The JB in my Strat sounds freakin awesome man. Digiadaamore. can you guys give me personal comparisons of the two and recommendations? By × I don't know. can anyone compare them for me. I think the 498 is an acquired taste. I personally think the 498T is thicker and hotter than the JB or Pearly Gates. I assumed the OP has this problem with the volume on 10. I was thinking of swapping the pickups to Burstbuckers or Burstbucker Pros, but wanted to ask if you thought it would actually make that big of a difference. Its fat and crisp, but fits in the mix well.   Pasted as rich text. Delivering a slight increase in the upper mids, for a more contemporary humbucking sound. The duncan distortion is where its at. © 1995-2019 Harmony Central, Inc. All rights reserved. 2 … iTrader: 2 (100%) JB/Jazz vs 498t/490r. I just dont care for the jb. My only other option is the one meg pot (very appealing). A 498T will have a lot more drive and mids than a JB - and definitely won't be brighter sounding. Joined: Jan 31, 2010 Messages: 5,315 Likes Received: 4,120 Location: Pennsylvania. I haven't tried them myself, but if you're looking for a brighter pickup in an HB size you might want to check out those Seymour Duncan P-Rails (a combination of P90's, Humbuckers and singles) or even just P90's. If anything, it's too icepicky in some guitars. I've got a gibson 498 in my LPC, and it's pretty good. I'm looking to replace my JB in my beater strat with a 498T. Coming from the same place you are, with a history of EMGs, the DIstortion is similar to an 81, but if you do in fact want something DIFFERENT, try a Dimarzio X2n. Anyway, BKP equivalent would be much better as they are always praised for their articulation and … OEM | ORIGINAL 2011 USA GIBSON 490R/498T LES PAUL HUMBUCKER PICKUPS | CHROME SET Online Price: $239.98 Buy it Now: $214.95 Pickups were pulled directly from a 2011 GIBSON LES PAUL STUDIO 490R- 12 inches of lead wire This modern Gibson classic features tonal characteristics similar to the'57 Classic. Model: # GP-498T/NH. … The treble bleed mod is meant to keep the highs as you roll down the volume. 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