Gibson 498t/490r pickups on Prestige

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Gibson 498t/490r pickups on Prestige

Post by TailGunner on Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:47 pm

Dear all,
Has anyone ever tried Gibson pickups, especially the 498t/490r combo on a Prestige?
My newly acquired Prestige 150 plays super nice but it needs more 'oomph' as I play mostly hard-rock and hi-gain amps.
Before I go the emg way and loose all benefits of the PEQ tone controls, I intend to try the aforementioned Gibson's.
Especially considering how easy it is to find them second-hand in chrome/silver finish.
Please share any thoughts you may have on the matter.
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Re: Gibson 498t/490r pickups on Prestige

Post by Westbone on Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:30 pm

Yep have a 250 with Gibson pups.

Sounds fine a bit darker than stock pups.

'57 classic at the bridge and a PAF at the neck. All PEQ controls are removed.



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Post by Barry on Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:52 pm

Hang on to those MMK's, they're hard to come by.

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Re: Gibson 498t/490r pickups on Prestige

Post by TailGunner on Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:06 pm

True, I did not plan to sell them.
Actually MMK45 and 53 are pretty easy to grab on bargain bin Aria Pro II and Vantage, but that chrome cover with all 12 poles visible is exclusive to Westone, right?
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Post by Barry on Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:21 pm

Maybe, but yours should be 75's no? Those don't fall off the Westone wagon too often. Lock 'em up!

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Re: Gibson 498t/490r pickups on Prestige

Post by TailGunner on Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:25 pm

Yes those are 75' indeed Smile I ll keep them preciously (actually they are already mounted on my Thunder II for a try).
Thanks for the advice.
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