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

Hot Alnico Bridge Pickup, Nickel Finish
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Gibson Accessories 498T Hot Alnico Pickup - Nickel, Bridge, 4-Conductor
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Put a slightly hotter Alnico V magnet into a specially wound coil combination, and you get the 498T "Hot Alnico." With its higher output and emphasis on mid-ranges and highs, the 498T is the perfect rock pickup. Available with chrome, gold or nickel covers, or open coils, the 498T comes with four conductor shielded wiring for series/parallel/split coil variations.

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  • Bridge position pickup
  • Hotter Alnico V magnet in a specially wound coil combination
  • Nickel finish

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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-NH

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Not What I expeceted.

It says "HOT" it is not. It came in the bridge postion of my SG standard. It is only slightly hotter than the 490 in the neck. They say it is rated at 16.4 ohms. I seriously doubt that. I will be doing some "hands on testing" with other 16.4 ohm pick up I have. The good things about it are its clarity, and the high end it brings out. You can hear every note from every string, so there is absolutly no :muddyness" at all. It is definatly not a 496R hot ceramic pick up by Gibson. The 496R is rated at 16.4 ohm as well. But the output is very much more noticable. Granted the pickups have a diffrent kinds on magnets. If a pickup is marketed as being "HOT" it should be "HOT"
Music background: 35 years teaching, learning, and everything else
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