SG Special/490T, 490R Samples?

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  1. angus

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    Does anyone know where I can find sound samples of the Gibson 490T and/or 490R Pickups found in SG Specials?

    Kinda want to know how ma new SG will sound!
     
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    I find Gibson's (or anyone's) clips aren't the best to rely on... best way would be to go to a place that sells them and try 'em out.
     
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    They have tons of midrange, and they don't sound exceptionally good clean. Good for a sorta bluesey tone though. They're a little on the muddy side, and since my amp already has tons of midrange, I'm thinking about changing them out.
     
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    [quote author=Zeppelin Rules link=topic=11904.msg154932#msg154932 date=1168208631]
    They have tons of midrange, and they don't sound exceptionally good clean. Good for a sorta bluesey tone though. They're a little on the muddy side, and since my amp already has tons of midrange, I'm thinking about changing them out.
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    Muddy? Ew...
     
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    [quote author=angus link=topic=11904.msg154862#msg154862 date=1168196450]


    Kinda want to know how MA new SG will sound!
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    ma?
     
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    [quote author=the bacon link=topic=11904.msg154941#msg154941 date=1168210104]
    ma?
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    As in, "Obey ma authorita!"
     
  8. Zeppelin Rules

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    [quote author=the bacon link=topic=11904.msg154941#msg154941 date=1168210104]
    ma?
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    Hes from Kentucky ;)




    Just joking Angus ;D
     
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    You can always change them out later.
     
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    NO! Never Change a Gibson! Most are good the way they are. 'Specially SGs!

    :)
     
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    Any bets on how long the "NO! Never Change a Gibson! Most are good the way they are." resolve lasts? Minutes?Days?Weeks?
     
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    Pffft I've waited too long for my Gibbo SG to screw with the electronics and possibly ruin it!
     
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    If I had a 490R/490T ... I'd probably be popping some Seymour Duncans in by midnight. I tried the 490R/498T setup out of my son's SG Standard. When he put in the 57/57+ set. I liked the 498T (still using it) but the 490R was muddy in my guitar too. :)
     
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    These are muddy b/c Gibson uses pots that are too dark. I now switch all my Gibson circuits to 500k pots for volume. That really makes even the stock pickups shine.
     
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    I'll admit, for the first few months of owning my SG; I would have never thought of touching it or modifying it in any way. But now that I've had it for a few months I see it as a regular guitar that I can mess around on; I think Angus will probably feel the same way after awhile and maybe do some cool modifications. I'm trying to do mods to my voodoo, but damn if I can't find the pickups I want in the right color to fit the color scheme.
     
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    I agree with changing to 500k pots but all the 490R/598T setups I had were on 500k pot guitars ... was still muddy for me. Loved the 498T though. :)

    But give them a try ... the amp and the player and the kind of music are important too. I've had about 10 Gibsons ... changed about half of them ... left the other half stock.

    :)
     
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    Here's what Angus has to say about Changing things on his SGs

    "Are your guitars modified?

    Ang: Not unless there's an earth [grounding] problem or something. But basically, no.

    Do you leave in the original Gibson pickups?

    Ang: Yeah, I try. Those pickups that they make are good. I've even got a couple of their newer ones that are really good. I've also got a few different pickups that a guy in England made for me once-I can't remember his name. He knows how I like guitars because he used to repair them all the time. They are basically the same as Gibsons. So, if I'm in England, I'll use him. If I'm in the U.S., I'll try and get a Gibson one. "
     
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    Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't that interview from the Gibson site ? I think if he was giving an interview for a company he endorses, he would try to flatter them as much as possible.
     
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    Just because one guitarists says so ... hmmm ... naw I'll just listen for myself. ;)
     
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    *holds up a pepsi* it clenches your thirst, and i never drink anything other than a ice cold pepsi; not ever pure water. *smiles with rotten teeth and hides the bag of money*
     

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