What are those pups ?

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  1. DrBGood

    DrBGood Well-Known Member

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    From a Gibson SG. I asked seller on what model and what year they came from. No answer yet.

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    More than likely 490R / 490T combo from an SG Special Faded since there are no covers and by the look of the baseplates which have no decals.

    The Standards of that era (2008) had the 490R / 498T combo (covered) and the Special Faded had the 490R / 490T (open coils).

    All my SG Special Faded that I had from that same era had those same markings stamped on the baseplate, the Gibson logo and the "T".

    Note the "T" stamped on the baseplates used for placement / orientation for installation purposes.

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    Great Gasket, thanks.

    What's a good deal on a set ? Seller is asking $125.
     
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    Thanks, I did check that before. They've been on the market for more than a month, I'll offer a low number.
     
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    125 sounds high, for that you can almost get a brand new set of pretty decent pickups.
     
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    Like I said, I'll probably make a ridiculous offer. I never paid over $30 for pups. I have to say I was lucky enough to win two sets of PAFs from boutique winders, Tyson Tone and JonesyBlues.

    Anybody compared a 490R/T set to Epiphone Probuckers ?
     
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    That's a good comparison, since they all come from the basic Gibson PAF design. The Probuckers are a little hotter than 490s, but have good clarity and a very testicular bottom end. I think they are a bit more like Burstbuckers.
    While $125 isn't a bad price, I'd probably offer $85. Wait a minute, are we talking US dollars or Loonies?
     
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    Loonies, but on my end it is still $125 of my buying power.
     
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    My guess also is a pair of 490T's, did he tell you what they measure on a meter? Regardless, if 490's I dont think they are very good sounding pickups, I tossed mine a long time ago. I recommend getting something else.
     
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    They would replace Epiphone Alnico Classics from 2004, so maybe not.
     
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    cerebral gasket Well-Known Member

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    Cannot be a PAIR of 490T's.
    Look at the stamped "T" on the baseplates.
    They are not at the same locations.
    One is a neck pickup (490R)
    The other is a bridge pickup (490T).
    From the OP photos, note the pole spacing on the 490T is wider than the 490R. Look at the baseplate on each pickup and the outer slug position in relation to the Phillips screw. You can clearly see that there is more gap on one compared to the other.

    Pictured below top view of 490R/490T with covers added and pole spacing.

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    I can never understand why so many folks dislike 490's. IMO they are a great sounding medium output Humbucker. I favor them over 57's.

    But we all know that P-90's are the best sounding pickups. :rofl:
     
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    I dont know, they look the same to me, I think they both had T's stamped on the back. Whatever, without really knowing what they are I wouldnt pay a penny for them. Nope 490's and P90s dont like them, 57 and 57+ all the way! :yesway:
     

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