Item number: 10000432
GIBSON

Gibson 498T 'Hot Alnico' Bridge Chrome Cover

Pickup for electric guitar / humbucker
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The hotter version of a vintage pickup        
With a higher output with higher internal resistance than the 490T, it produces singing leads with warmth and richness. The 498T has a vintage Alnico V magnet and was for many years the standard for many Les Paul Studios, Les Paul Standards and Les Paul Custom guitars as a humbucker in the bridge position. Often the combination 490R and 498T was/is chosen. (Today, burstbucker pickups are also increasingly used...). The 498 is only produced in the T version with the pole pieces slightly further apart for installation in the bridge position. The 498T is a version with a 4-wire connection cable (for split/serial/parallel switching options). The 498T factory fitted to Gibson guitars is usually only fitted with a 2-wire connection.    
In addition, the pickup, if purchased 'solo', is "waxed". I.e. - the 'air chambers' inside the pickup have been filled with the 'wax-potting'-process. (reduces microphonic feedback) Factory fitted 498s in Gibson guitars are generally NOT "waxed"
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Electronics

Medium
4-wire

Colour & Finish

Chrome

Type

bridge
Humbucker Pickups

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