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High Output Gibson Humbuckers: 498T vs. 500T vs Dirty Fingers

Discussion in 'Backline' started by Lasse Lammert, Apr 22, 2018.

  1. Lasse Lammert

    Lasse Lammert HCAF Blitzkrieg

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    I always wondered how Gibson's most common high output humbuckers compared to each other...so that's what I set out to do.
    All three pickups are in the same guitar, same strings, same distance to the strings, same riffs, same amp and settings etc. The only variable is the pickup (and the playing obviously, but I tried to keep that consistent). The pickups are:

    498T
    500T
    Dirty Fingers (original from 1980)

    Guitar: 2013 Gibson Les Paul Traditional
    Amp: EVH 5150 III
    Cab: Engl Pro with a single sm57 (my IR in 2n Torpedo Live)
    1 track on each side, zero post processing

     
    nezvers and atoragon like this.

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