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Gibson 496R Hot Ceramic Humbucker Double Black

 
GIBSON PICKUPS, Hot Ceramic 496R aggressively hot and perfect with 500T, Position: neck Magnet: ceramic


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Sweet pickup for the sweeps on a 'Paul

Comments This is definitely not a jazz pickup. However, if you're a metal player, you'll love the rounded, clear, focused sound that comes out of this neck pickup when you play sweep arpeggios or long scale runs. The pickup compresses quite well, better so than some of the other high-gain neck pickups. Works very well with its bridge counterpart, the 500T when combining the two in the middle position of a Les Paul. I've also put these in an Ibanez RG and they work just as well, maybe even a little better given the difference in the woods. Great hard rock/metal neck pickup.

The attached sound clip contains both the 496R and the 500T--the 500T is all of the rhythm and leads below the 12th fret--you should be able to hear the tonal difference from the 496R fairly easily.

Gibson_Ceramics.mp3



Liked about it Original Gibson equipment.
Great, focused note definition.
Quality wiring.


Didn't like Expensive--more so than other brands.
No published output or DC resistance numbers to do comparisons.
Tough to get clean tones.


Overall satisfaction:
 
4.0

By racerevlon
Sep 23, 2009
 
Last updated: February 09, 2010
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