For a few months since I installed the mic on my gibson SG faded. Before that, the 490T is a faded one. I also tried a micro gibson 498. So I went to the base to a classic57 + and then here I am faced with this. I was looking for a more vintage, grainy, and that's what I found. The sound is much more precise, airy and dynamic than the 490T. Angus on each string makes clear, it has a little less gain, in any case the grain and air circulation (the 490 was more compressed, ideal for a more modern sounds, heavier). It is not louder than anything else and above all to the little more, the granular agreements, I play on Marshall and it is a pure delight, a wonder to launch an agreement could not be more conventional to back in black with. It is a crisp and brilliant precision. In short I woke up my guitar a bit stifled by the 490 too flat. It fits perfectly with the spirit of the Sg faded, her vintage dress to perfection. If I had to repeat: I repeated.