Gibson Accessories 500T Super Ceramic Pickup - Zebra, Bridge, 4-Conductor

Gibson 500T Ceramic Humbucker with Zebra Coils
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It would be a big mistake to assume that all humbuckers sound alike. Truth is, there are a number of Gibson humbucking pickups available, and each one has its own distinctive personality. For "in-your-face" hard rock licks, look no further than the Gibson 500T. The powerful multi-ceramic magnet structure enables this monster to cover lots of territory. It's capable of producing the dark, smoky sound of a classic humbucker with plenty of midrange complexity. But it also has a bit of extra high end sparkle that makes it suitable for just about any style of music you might imagine. Available with double black or black / cream (zebra) open coils, the 500T is designed to sit in the bridge position and it comes with four conductor shielded wiring for series / parallel / split coil variations.

Tech Specs

Type Humbucker
Active/Passive Passive
Magnet Material Ceramic
Position Bridge
Number of Conductors 4
Covering Uncovered
Number of Strings 6
Manufacturer Part Number IM00T-ZB

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Unexpectedly versatile

Don't be fooled by the three enormous magnets in the boiler room--this pickupt is the opposite of sterile. I put the 500t as the only pickup in an alder-bodied frankenstrat project just for fun, and I found that it is everything a bridge pickup should be--growly and warm, but with tons of sizzle and bite. The super-wide frequency response is an acquired taste, but I use 250k pots to emphasize the mids, with a .022uf cap for that familiar humbucker rudeness. The 500t displays a loose-around-the-edges, high-headroom feel, perfect for classic rock and old-school punk and metal. It pushes my tube amp (Fender BDRI) into next week, and even the clean channel on low volumes will yield some bluesy grit. To reduce gain and get a more 'vintage' smoky tone, I just roll off the guitar volume. Easy as pie!
Music background: Rock, classical, and everything in between
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