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 black and cream "zebra" coils and no pickup cover.