Gibson Accessories 498T Hot Alnico Pickup - Chrome, Bridge, 4-Conductor

Gibson Modern Classic 498T "Hot Alnico" Humbucker with Chrome Cover
Gibson Accessories 498T Hot Alnico Pickup - Chrome, Bridge, 4-Conductor image 1
Gibson Accessories 498T Hot Alnico Pickup - Chrome, Bridge, 4-Conductor image 1
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Gibson Accessories 498T Hot Alnico Pickup - Chrome, Bridge, 4-Conductor
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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. The "Modern Classic" Series from Gibson features tonal characteristics that are similar to the company's popular '57 Classic, but with a slight increase in the upper midrange. It's 100% pure humbucker, but with a modern edge that delivers a more contemporary tonal range that's perfect for almost any style of music. Start with a basic Gibson humbucker, drop a slightly hotter Alnico V magnet into a specially wound coil combination and you have the 498T "Hot Alnico" pickup. With a frequency response that favors the upper midrange and high end, coupled with a high output, this is the perfect rock guitar pickup. This one has a chrome plated cover.

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Tech Specs

Type Humbucker
Active/Passive Passive
Magnet Material Alnico
Position Bridge
Number of Conductors 4
Covering Covered
Number of Strings 6
Manufacturer Part Number IM98T-CH

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I found this to be a very MELLOW pickup for being listed in the "HOT" catagory. I expected alot more from a supposedly hot pickup. But there is both good and bad to everything. Now the good stuff. It is a very clear sounding pickup. Every notes/chord can be heard. I love it for playing the blues. It really shine when running clean whith some chorus. Thats where it can't be beat. It also does a good job of the old classic rock sound, when I run through my old plexi. It is not made for metal at all.
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