Gibson Accessories 496R Hot Ceramic Pickup - Double Black, Neck, 4-Conductor

496R "Hot Ceramic" Humbucker with Double Black Coils
Gibson Accessories 496R Hot Ceramic Pickup - Double Black, Neck, 4-Conductor image 1
Gibson Accessories 496R Hot Ceramic Pickup - Double Black, Neck, 4-Conductor image 1
$109.99
Sweetwater Savings: $20.00 MSRP: $129.99
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Gibson Accessories 496R Hot Ceramic Pickup - Double Black, Neck, 4-Conductor
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$109.99

Gibson Pickups!

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. When you want a smokin' neck pickup with incredible sustain and plenty of punch, may we suggest you try the 496R "Hot Ceramic." You'll be amazed at how the ceramic magnet adds more highs with increased definition but without any muddiness. From big, fat power chords to screaming lead lines that ooze with attitude, the 496R is unlike any other humbucker in the Gibson line. This one comes with double black coils and no pickup cover.

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Tech Specs

Type Humbucker
Active/Passive Passive
Magnet Material Ceramic
Position Neck
Number of Conductors 4
Covering Uncovered
Number of Strings 6
Manufacturer Part Number IM96R-DB

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5/5

correction for this is it

The pickup I tested measured at 19.3 ohms. not 13.9 as in the article above. This is one hot hot hot pick-up
Music background: 35years, Teaching, Learning, and everything else.
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This is IT

This is one heck of a hot pickup. Mine tested at 13.9 ohms. WOW. It is amazing for playing metal or hard rock. The drawback is it will not clean-up very well. If you run through a clean channel and roll off the volume, the power of the pickup is still there. I run one in a Les Paul standard. It is my Ozzy guitar, that's the only kind of sound you can get from the pickup. This is a great pickup. but if you play more than one type of music, you will need more than one guitar. I have tried all kinds of processors and the pickup still has a very hard time to be cleaned-up. Bewarned.
Music background: Player,Instructor, and everything else.
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