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All user reviews of 5/5 for the Gibson 490T

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Average Score:4.7( 4.7/5 based on 3 reviews )
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capirouche's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Excellent micro"

Gibson 490T
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.

Marty62100's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Gibson 490T
This microphone was originally installed for a year on my SG faded.

now replaced by an Angus Young signature.
The 490 seems very modern as microphone, it sounds compressed and somewhat accurate. Clean but not too much to it a little color on some dirty distortion that is not displeasing.

on the other hand I found a little too "pretty" dynamic level at clarity, it is rather round, slightly glossy, compressed, and this makes a good ally for its rather loaded gain.

It is perfect for the heavy, alternative stuff and not too vintage. It adapts well to his "garage" notemment I think.

In short it is a good mic in together after everything is decided on the direction that the sound I was looking it opposed the airy and crunchy ...