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Average Score:4.1( 4.1/5 based on 8 reviews )
 4 reviews50 %
 3 reviews38 %
 1 user review13 %
Value For Money : Excellent
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capirouche's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Excellent micro"

Gibson 490R
I bought it on advice of my luthier at first because I wanted to micro caps golden masterpiece on my Cort MMP-3 which was equipped at the base of Seymour Duncan SH-1 and SH-4 (Jeff Beck). So I went on the same microphone with a golden cover ... But I followed the advice of my luthier and I bought the pair 490R and 490T - Gold cover. And well how I felt. I really prefer the sound of these mics to those seymour duncan. The sound rendering, it is clear or saturated, is beautiful and I like much more than that made by Seymour Duncan. The difference is anything but sensible!
In addition to these microphones and split-are, so if you have a grat 'planned for, like mine :-) , you can use these pickups in single or double. In simple, clear sounds on, the sound is magnificent.
FYI, I played on Peavey Classic 30 and now on a combo Hughes and Kettner Tubemeister TM-18.
They were in the promo, the value for money is excellent!

Anonymous 's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" A good vintage sound"

Gibson 490R
How long you use it?

I am installing this on a pair of Gibson Epiphone Les Paul Standard 7 months ago.

Did you tried many other models before buying it?

Before this pair of gibson, I previously had the opportunity to test the conventional EMG (81, 85, 80, 60) that I was not convinced at all (its too cold, trod right, too clean) and other microphones without renown. I always had a soft spot for THE sound gibson. With this pair, my wish has been realized.

What is so special that you love the most, least?

Let's start with the positives (which are subjective of course).
I like the sound first sharp, incisive of 498T, and, for the 490R, the warm, round, though muffled, but that is an indisputable clarity. These are really typed vintage microphones with their own personality. Personally, I can not imagine the 490R with a microphone other than the 498T (that is to say their complementarity).
What I like least is probably slightly muffled sound of the 490R, but now I quibble, it's really to find fault.

How would you rate the quality / price?

I paid € 150 per pair in the largest German retailer in the world. I do not particularly unreasonable prices while prices of Gibson guitars, which they really are. My Epiphone was transformed with these two mics, and I do not see why I debourserais € 2000 for a Gibson. So the value for price is right I think.

With experience, you do again this choice?

Now that I have this lovely pair (we're talking microphones gentlemen, nothing else), I am more than happy. However, I'd go throw an ear on the side of Burstbucker or P57 ... history of a pleasant change, but I never venderais the 490 and 498, they tear really.

Note that I plays in a fairly wide going from blues to black metal, demonstrating the versatility of the pickups. Then you have the amp behind and everything else ...

Anonymous 's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Gibson 490R
I just fit my Epiphone Les Paul with these pickups, plus a push-pull (to replace the tone knob) for micro spliter single winding.

So I compare the original microphone Epiphone.

First observation, more output level. The sound of the agreements is less draft.
it sound less cold than Burstbucker more roots.

At the moment I do not get me too but I did not say re-discovered my guitar. I will complete this review with more experience.

on the other hand in Split, is a real novelty!
The coil operates in single and double gives a very clear and sharp, it's incredible efficiency. Without saying any more than you'll get a Fender sound, but the effect single coil is really there!

I'm editing myself and if you feel a little handy piece of cake!

bongo666's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Gibson 490R
Micro soft chaleureux.Le clear sound is round and very sweet, and saturation, it provides a death too. Gibson key is very present, as what good;)