Marty62100 11/24/2009

Gibson 490T : Marty62100's user review

5

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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 ...