greg lefonctionnaire 12/29/2010

Gibson 490T : greg lefonctionnaire's user review

«  A microphone that lack of recognition! »
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This micro equips Gibson SG special, but also some higher-end guitars like BB King Signature.
It is a very versatile humbucker. Fairly modern, it is precise, a moderate level of output, it has a nice clean sound, but he also knows and loves cruncher roar in the drive. He will take pleasure in the actual rock record, although I think the metalheads have better options than this microphone!
For my part, I could test it on an SG Special. I found it very coherent with the guitar, rock, dry clear. I've had it installed on my Les Paul Studio, after several unsuccessful attempts. I found my original 498T, too baveaux, no specific draft. I went through a Duncan SH-4, which does not convince me on my Les Paul. I had tested before on a Start, I was convinced. The 490T tempted me, and I passed. I found the accuracy, crunch it easily, and it stays on well balanced with the original 490R.
I think it really lacks recognition microphone, and it remains a very good alternative to other Burstbucker 57 and, for those seeking a modern sound, and a more reasonable price and more.
I know there are hand sets 490t/490r cheap, and I think that we should not hide his pleasure to offer them a pair to customize or improve an Epiphone guitar genre. I would add that it is splittable nine, but I have not tested. There are gilded hood (mine), or chrome, or black.

In conclusion, this microphone is worth it! This is not a microphone "low end". Versatile between 57 and 498T.