Re: Gibson 57 Classic and Classic Plus I've only played 57 classics in one Les Paul, but I would have to guess the APH-2 slash set is probably the closest Duncan pickup. Jun 18, 2015 #1 Curious about the tonal differences between these 2 pickups. Typical Gibson 57 Classic Humbucker resonance frequency: ca. As has been mentioned previously in this thread, the Classics are better defined, and not as hot. Q: I see some Gibson guitars have ’57 Classic pickups and some have Burstbuckers. I could say they are thus extremely versatile, but I can't be sure that's the case. I could hear a big difference when I went from ceramics to al5 in my strat. Sorry for the interruption. this was a good read, as I just switched the pups in my 1960 classic from the hot ceramics to a 498t bridge and a 57 classic plus in the neck, this is a good combo for me so far, as im still getting used to the xtra mids the 498t puts out as compared to the 500t which tended to … Are there differences? I'm rolling through a couple of Gibson pickups and did a quick comparison video that might help someone considering swapping. Took the plunge and installed 57 Classic (neck) and Classic Plus (bridge) on both of my ES-137s, replacing the stock 490R/498T combos. If I am going with a Gibson guitar, with humbuckers, I am going with the '57 Classic Plus in the bridge and regular '57 Classic in the neck. [GEAR]: Gibson 498T vs Classic 57 + bridge pickups I'm rolling through a couple of Gibson pickups and did a quick comparison video that might help someone considering swapping. . 1 Options ... 1 Options Sign Up for Gibson News & Special Offers. I've tried a lot of pickups in my LP and the Classic 57+ is my favorite. The 498t is vintage sounding with great gain and sustain,classic LP vibe,a ss amp may get over pushed and schrill sounding,tube amps luv the push ! The 57 Classic Plus is around 13k - basically an Angus Young signature, which is ironic because he used the old 7k … The Gibson '57 Classic Plus is suitable for the bridge or neck position and when put in the bridge position, makes a perfect match with a '57 Classic in the neck position. This is a nice comparison thanks for sharing! My original 58 and 60 Les Paul standards had relatively weak PAFs, but they sounded great and were sustaining for days. 5 Options Dirty Fingers Pickup $154.99. Took the plunge and installed 57 Classic (neck) and Classic Plus (bridge) on both of my ES-137s, replacing the stock 490R/498T combos. Had them both Adrian. So Im guessing 498 is similar to a JB? Well the classic not only sounds 10 times better, crisper, great note articulation not muddy at all but the Plus has some issues. [GEAR]: Gibson 498T vs Classic 57 + bridge pickups I'm rolling through a couple of Gibson pickups and did a quick comparison video that might help someone considering swapping. They are great. Search engine wont find "490t or 57 plus" so I apologize if its in this site somewhere. I recently scored a 2007 Gibson SG Standard. Took the plunge and installed 57 Classic (neck) and Classic Plus (bridge) on both of my ES-137s, replacing the stock 490R/498T combos. I suppose this is a roundabout way of saying that the 490R/498T combo isn't as awful as I was expecting. I prefer it much more to the Gibson 498T which I got in order to have a little more output than I would on a Gibson 57 Classic. the 500T does sound similar. The 498's are more modern sounding and agressive, maybe due to the alnico 5 magnets. The '57 Classic Plus allows users to overdrive tube preamps without becoming overly strident. Attempting to verbally describe the difference in sound which these differences give rise to is a hilarious business. Amazon prices are MUCH lower than dealers like Musician's Friend, and other places. 57s are darker & lower output pickups than modern classics. 1 Options '57 Classic with 4-Conductor Wiring Pickup $199.99. '57 Classic Plus Pickup $175.99. Examples of 1996 and 1997 Les Paul Classic Premium Plus models from the Custom Shop include a flametop in Royal Blue with exposed zebra ’57 Classics, a flametop in Purple with covered ’57 Classics, and two highly quilted tops models with exposed zebra ’57 Classics (emerald green and ruby red). The magnet itself is an Alnico 5, which is the same only a little stronger than the Alnico II featured in the ’57 Classic; The Difference: In Words. 1:30. The Classic '57s have a more balanced, sweeter tone to my ears. Both of those guys sound beyond great! Just sounds like a Gibson to me. Re: Les Pauls: 498T vs '57 Classic The 498 is 14k vs 9k for the 57+. Just sounds like a Gibson to me. Gibson 500T vs. 498T. I have a 1994 L5CES with Classic '57s and I find them to be wonderful! My other McCarty has some boutique pickups - a Wolfetone Marshallhead set, but Gibson's Classic '57s and P90s have always been a home run to me - even against fancier brands. i don't like the low end on the 498's. Classic 57' far too low output for my style. Gibson 57' classic Vs. 57' classic plus? Re: Gibson 57 Classic vs Duncan 59? Classic '57s are great pups vs Classic '57s suck . Gibson 490T Vs Gibson 57 Classic Plus! They are to my ears. The Plus is definitely hotter, and slightly less output than the 498T. Or should I be alarmed? Wound a bit too hot for my taste, as well. the tone has an overall wider range on an sg, which is could because the 57 classic is pretty smooth, whereas the PG is raw Peter Varrica 51,293 views. So Im guessing 498 is similar to a JB? the 500T is ceramic. The same settings on tube amp and 498t dont work for 490r ,it goes deep and too distorted and mushy ! gibson ´57 classic and ´57 classic plus specs? Welcome to r/guitar, a community devoted to the exchange of guitar related information and entertainment. This treatment gave the pickup slightly higher output without sacrificing its rich vintage tone, which helped overdrive tube preamps to a smooth level of saturation without becoming overpowering. I know its totally personal preference and not meaning to insult anyone who likes them,but I hate the 498t.I like the 490r ,but the 498t I hate.I replaced the 498t in my lp studio with 57 classic plus and it made the guitar come to life.I replaced the 498t in my sg standard with the angus signature pickup and thats my number 1 guitar. Classic 57' far too low output for my style. The Epi LPs do have laminated bodies and caps. Great pickup, the classic Gibson sound with a bit more punch, I love it! I have this combination in all three of my Les Pauls and my Gibson EDS-1275 Double Neck. Worth every penny IMHO. I just put a some 57 classics in my guitar, the classic plus in the bridge and regular 57 at the neck. Burstbucker Pro is a bit more bright, but better definition for modern players. Classic rock/blues rock is more my thing. Search engine wont find "490t or 57 plus" so I apologize if its in this site somewhere. When you buy products through links across our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. I have been a full-time professional musician for over 28 years. They were hot/muddy and most importantly, dull sounding pickups that didn't do a single thing for that axe. . But they’re all described as PAF pickups. They're both laminate, they're as much plastic as wood. Joined Jan 20, 2015 Messages 329 Reaction score 409. Can become muddy easily. Hey there! '57 Classic Plus Pickup $175.99. You know the difference, of course? My favorite combonation is 57+ bridge and 57 neck. 1 Options '57 Classic with 4-Conductor Wiring Pickup $199.99. 5 Options Dirty Fingers Pickup $154.99. Thread starter Lepard; Start date Jun 18, 2015; L. Lepard Senior Member. '15 EPI ES-175 Premium ('57 plus/bridge) '15 Gibson Flying V ('57 plus/bridge) '16 Gibson ES-335 Studio ('57 Super/bridge) '16 Gibson ES Les Paul Special ('57 Super/bridge) Frankly, I'm at a loss. but, more clarity and greater definition than the SD '59s I have in one of my Super Eagles. I find the 57s give more of a classic sound. I had a studio with the 490 and 498 in it. Jun 10, 2012 Classic 57+ has more mids with good string definition. They sound a lot better with 500K pots. The Gibson Classic 57+ has just the right abount of output to push your wood and allow articulation. 498T is more bassy, more gain output. Oddly enough, to me, the Classic '57s are a favorite. Gibson Classic 57 Gibson Classic 57 Plus. Overall they are pretty close sounding, they both sound like Gibson. Tom Holmes, who also designed the Classic 57 for Gibson, found the ideal number of winds and resistance in my opinion. When I bought my 2016 Gibson SG, I intentionally sought out a pickup wound like the ones in my 68 Gibson SG - around 7.7k - and that's the 490R/490T exactly. What will I gain by replacing them with Classics in the ES-137? The best place to start if you're new is right below in our "Rules" section. There's enough bite to crunch under overdrive, but it's clean enough to do jazzy runs on (the neck is killer for jazz). Just a friendly reminder that political discussion, (including "offhand" and 'sideways' commenting) is. A: There definitely are differences. Following information taken from right to left, not being an expert, I thought I had to type in the Gibson because it was the sound I wanted. Gibson Brands, Inc. respects your right to … The stock Gibson Les Paul Customs have 490R/498T: I've found all guitars with the 490/498 to lack definition. By comparison the 490R/498T combination has more midrange presence, at least to my ear. OK, I did some more research and found an answer. A: There definitely are differences. How would a 490t compare to a 57 plus in the bridge in a Sg. This is a forum where guitarists, from novice to experienced, can explore the world of guitar through a variety of media and discussion. it actualy to my ears (the ones i use anyway) sound like a 57 on steroids whereas the 498 sounds awesome but has a loose kaboose. Re: Gibson 57 Classic Plus vs. SD Pearly Gates i think the 57 classic works better in a guitar like an sg that has a little more high end and a little more bottom end then say a les paul. The 12 string neck on the EDS-1275 has two Classic 57's. Recorded using a Ceriatone Plexi clone into Two Notes Cab M. Slight boost from TC Spark pedal. But they’re all described as PAF pickups. I curentyl have the stock 490t and 490r in a old faded sg. Larry Carlton chose the 57 Classics for his signature model ES-335. Id like too try the 57 pup on neck! The neck sounds great..but the bridge is lacking..it sounds thin bottom line. I use the Gibson 57 classic plus in my 95' Gibson Les Paul Classic. 1 Options ... 1 Options Sign Up for Gibson News & Special Offers. Of all 16 of my guitars, I like the sound of these PU's the best. They sounded quite acceptable. If you offered me a pair of either I would take the '57's (classic neck, classic plus bridge) only through what I have read is a vintage lower output type PAF. and everything in between, I'm in agreement with Roger on the matter. Had them both Adrian. I know quite a few people that think the 490R/498T combination is Gibson's best. What is alarming about this thread is that you apparently cannot hear the difference between a solid Epiphone guitar and a semi-hollow Gibson guitar. Are there differences? Joined: Dec 27, 2007 Location: Estonia. The neck sounds great..but the bridge is lacking..it sounds thin bottom line. With its "Patent Applied For" decal on the faceplate, the '57 Classic Plus is a near perfect re-creation of a late 1950s humbucker that was slightly overwound, delivering a hotter output along with rich, vintage tone when used in the bridge position. 4 Options 498T "Hot Alnico" Bridge Pickup $134.99. I chose the latter couple, a little more expensive and seemed to be top for rock, blues and hard rock. It's true the 490 series sounds more "modern" but the difference in the mids and highs also make them great for note separation with more complex chording and leads. By comparison the 490R/498T combination has more midrange presence, at least to my ear. Recorded using a Ceriatone Plexi clone into Two Notes Cab M. Slight boost from TC Spark pedal. It has the Gibson "crunchy" tone signature. Examples of 1996 and 1997 Les Paul Classic Premium Plus models from the Custom Shop include a flametop in Royal Blue with exposed zebra ’57 Classics, a flametop in Purple with covered ’57 Classics, and two highly quilted tops models with exposed zebra ’57 Classics (emerald green and ruby red). I recently swapped an A2 mag into a 498T and made it into one of the best bridge buckers I've heard; I … hi, Took the plunge and installed 57 Classic (neck) and Classic Plus (bridge) on both of my ES-137s, replacing the stock 490R/498T combos. I voted for Classic 57 Plus! I took the 490r and the 498t out of my LP and put in the 57 and 57+ because I thought they were better matched. The Burstbucker Pros are AlNiCo V mags = a little brighter. 1:30. How would a 490t compare to a 57 plus in the bridge in a Sg. And now, in the 2014 models, Gibson has ’59 Classic and ’61 Classic pickups. Any of you made this swap in your ES-137? Gibson 57 Classic Plus vs 498T Pickups ( Les Paul & SG ) Metal Demo - Duration: 1:30. 7.5kohms for the neck and 8.2 to maximum 8.5 kohms for the bridge pickup. There's more clarity, but it just sounds like a humbucking pickup should. Feb 24, 2009 #1. telbert twang Tele-Holic. I own an LP with modern classics and I can't imagine a better "all-around" rock pickups than my 498T. Then: 490 + R or 498T Classic 57 and Classic 57 +? I have a 1994 L5CES with Classic '57s and I find them to be wonderful! As has been mentioned previously in this thread, the Classics are better defined, and not as hot. My Lp still has the 498t and whatever the other is.....dont really like em to be honest.....the bridge just isnt ballsy enough....its hot yes but not ballsy if you know what I mean.....hard to squeeze good definition from it. Took the plunge and installed 57 Classic (neck) and Classic Plus (bridge) on both of my ES-137s, replacing the stock 490R/498T combos. The Plus is definitely hotter, and slightly less output than the 498T. Classic '57s are great pups vs Classic '57s suck . I actually wired my SG up with the 57plus in the neck and the 57 classic in the bridge.....made it a total beast for metal n stuff Aaron Olsen, Dec 17, ... 498T is 14k 57+ is 8.5k 57 is 7k I … Re: Les Pauls: 498T vs '57 Classic The 498 is 14k vs 9k for the 57+. I'd like to get some of your thoughts on the stock 490R/498T pups vs. '57 Classics. I recommend to lose the tone sucking capacitor. When I bought my 2016 Gibson SG, I intentionally sought out a pickup wound like the ones in my 68 Gibson SG - around 7.7k - and that's the 490R/490T exactly. The guitar pickup features Gibson's special Alnico II magnet, wax potted to fight high-volume feedback squeal; vintage enamel-coated wire; nickel-plated pole pieces; nickel slugs; maple spacers; and vintage-style, 2-conductor, braided wiring. If I did that, I'd be able to buy a second guitar otherwise I will just buy the Sadowsky Semi Hollow and call it a day. I curentyl have the stock 490t and 490r in a old faded sg. Thanks for visiting. I've had them in SGs in the past (that's the best pup for SGs I swear) and now I've got a pair in a PRS McCarty that's voiced a touch on the bright side. As has been mentioned previously in this thread, the Classics are better defined, and not as hot. They're a bit hotter than my SD Seths . Attempting to verbally describe the difference in sound which these differences give rise to is a hilarious business. They are the same pickup with the only difference being the 500T having ceramic magnets and the 498T have Alnico 5's. 498T is a very versatile bridge pickup, has a slightly more mide compared with 57 Classic Plus, but is a little hotter. The Gibson '57 Classic Plus Pickup mimics those late-1950s humbuckers that received a few extra turns of wire. Gibson claims the two have near equal output, don't know if I believe them or not. Gibson 57 Classic Left: measured in a Gibson Les Paul Less+ 2015 (Neck: 57 Classic, Bridge: 57 Plus, no covers) Right: measured in a Gibson Les Paul Classic 2014 (57 Classic zebra, no covers) 57 Classic - Coil Split: measured in a Gibson Les… I've tried a lot of pickups in my LP and the Classic 57+ is my favorite. the 498 is alnico 5 or V magnet. Discussion in 'Just Pickups' started by telbert twang, Feb 24, 2009. The 57 Classic pickup is very similar to the original PAF specs, however, the coils are evenly wound to give them a rich, balanced tonal output that the original winding machines could not achieve. The 490T came stock in my 1990 Gibson Les Paul Studio. I have a Les Paul and Flying V with the Gibson '57 Classic and '57 Classic Plus combination. The magnet itself is an Alnico 5, which is the same only a little stronger than the Alnico II featured in the ’57 Classic; The Difference: In Words. 2-conductor wiring. Gibson Brands, Inc. respects your right to … I actually like the tone of the Plus better than the 498T (more PAF sounding to me with less mids). This treatment gave the pickup slightly higher output without sacrificing its rich vintage tone, which helped overdrive tube preamps to a smooth level of saturation without becoming overpowering. The 57 Classic Plus is around 13k - basically an Angus Young signature, which is ironic because he used the old 7k … I recently swapped an A2 mag into a 498T and made it into one of the best bridge buckers I've heard; I … Joined Sep 6, 2011 Messages 998 Reaction score 1,180. ... and the stock 490R/498T set always ends up back in it because they sound so good. And now, in the 2014 models, Gibson has ’59 Classic and ’61 Classic pickups. Is this going to be a huge improvement in tone, especially for more jazz playing? It helps overdrive tube preamps to a smooth level of saturation without becoming overpowering. 2,1 kHz (neck). Anyhow, YMMV, but the two pickup combinations are a night and day difference. Thanks! Gawd I hated that pickup (498). Hello guys, I just got a Gibson Classic 57 pickup second hand. Gibson 500t vs 498t Gibson 498T vs 500T Page 2 MarshallForum . the 500T is ceramic. but, more clarity and greater definition than the SD '59s I have in one of my Super Eagles. i don't like the low end on the 498's. Was expecting a significant sonic difference between the two sets of pickups, but, to my surprise, they sound more similar than different. the 500T does sound similar. Press J to jump to the feed. I've been toying with the idea of getting an ES-137 Classic and replacing PUPS with Seth Lover's. Gibson 57 Classics vs. Lindy Fralin Pure PAF Vintage Series 1 Geoffrey E. Stich 4 years ago I have a newer Memphis Gibson ES345 and the current pickups are these Memphis Historic Series and they are slightly darker then expected, not bad, but I know there could be more Zing' out there. Gibson '57 Classic Plus Nickel Chrome Humbucker Pickup is my favorite pickup across the board. Just bought an ES-137 with the stock 490R/498T combo. Much more smoother and stratty overall. So I called Gibson. Re: Les Pauls: 498T vs '57 Classic I played both side to side in an SG Standard and '61 Reissue. Both cheapie import stuff. Great tone, with more treble bite than the '57 Classic. Gibson 57 Classic Pickup. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. Gibson 57 Classic Plus vs 498T Pickups ( Les Paul & SG ) Metal Demo - Duration: 1:30. Gibson Pickup comparison 490's vs. 57' Classics. it actualy to my ears (the ones i use anyway) sound like a 57 on steroids whereas the 498 sounds awesome but has a loose kaboose. 57 Classic Plus is a nice bridge pickup, its an overwound classic PAF tone, but I think is not very hot to balance with 490R in neck. Subscribe. I use my bridge PU way more than the neck PU, and the '57 Classic Plus is my favorite. My SG came with 490's and I replaced the bridge with a 498. The Gibson '57 Classic Plus Pickup mimics those late-1950s humbuckers that received a few extra turns of wire. By comparison the 490R/498T combination has more midrange presence, at least to my ear. Having said that I think the 498t in a Les Paul is much better suited than a 498t in an SG. Lost all my crunch and sizzle and was just left with a dead sounding pickup with too much upper mid honk and absolutely no mojo of any kind. I'm baffled at all the guitar models Gibson puts '57's and 498T/490R's in. Gibson 500t vs 498t Gibson 498T vs 500T Page 2 MarshallForum . . I have an Epiphone LP with a 57 Classic and a Classic Plus. Subscribe. I've owned a Gibson Les Paul Standard in the past with the 490/498 combo and I hated those pickups with a passion. If you have guitar related questions, use the "Search" field or ask the community. Even if it … . They sound great but so different in different guitars. I don't have much to add other than IMO the 57 Classic, Classic+, 490R, 490T, and 498T pickups are all great. Peter Varrica 51,293 views. Recorded using a Ceriatone Plexi clone into Two Notes Cab M. Slight boost from TC Spark pedal. I tried a traditional plus and a traditional pro to get an idea in the difference in tone between the 57 classic + (trad plus) and the Burstbucker 3 (trad pro). Derek Truck chose the 57 Classics for his signature model SG. Amazing! If you like this, and wanna buy me a coffee, I mean...I won't say no! . I think some of the bad rap 57 Classics get is due to the "wrong" pots being installed by Gibson back when the 57's were introduced. Gibson 57 Classics vs. Lindy Fralin Pure PAF Vintage Series 1 Geoffrey E. Stich 4 years ago I have a newer Memphis Gibson ES345 and the current pickups are these Memphis Historic Series and they are slightly darker then expected, not bad, but I know there could be more Zing' out there. Discussion in 'Guitars' started by Adrian R, Aug 22, 2014. By comparison the 490R/498T combination has more midrange presence, at least to my ear. Q: I see some Gibson guitars have ’57 Classic pickups and some have Burstbuckers. Toxicpizza72 Senior Member. I actually like the tone of the Plus better than the 498T (more PAF sounding to me with less mids). I Didnt like the bridge 498t finding the clean sounds no where near as good as the 57+ and overdrive too mid bias for my tastes. mdubya , Nov 11, 2009 I am really thinking about buying the Classic 57 and the Classic 57 Plus set for my chambered LP Studio. I found the 57 classic + to be warm and thick and the burstbucker to be thinner and more aggressive. You can get them reasonably priced used on eBay or a new set for around 180 bucks. It's the Young Gun versus The Legend! I have this set up in a LP Standard 2001---best guitar made in years but that is another review. . The 57 Classic pickup is very similar to the original PAF specs, however, the coils are evenly wound to give them a rich, balanced tonal output that the original winding machines could not achieve. the 498 is alnico 5 or V magnet. As has been mentioned previously in this thread, the Classics are better defined, and not as hot. For more modern sounds, the '57 Classic in the neck can be paired with the '57 Classic Plus in the bridge. and everything in between, I'm in agreement with Roger on the matter. The Epiphone isn't solid, it's laminate. this was a good read, as I just switched the pups in my 1960 classic from the hot ceramics to a 498t bridge and a 57 classic plus in the neck, this is a good combo for me so far, as im still getting used to the xtra mids the 498t puts out as compared to the 500t which tended to … Oh here there! A Gibson '57 Classic plus, with a sticker that says 'neck position.' Gibson 57 Classic Pickup. The Modern Classics (490R/498T) are AlNiCo II mags = a little warmer sounding. I have a Les Paul Classic Antique with the Classic 57 and 57 plus. 4 Options 498T "Hot Alnico" Bridge Pickup $134.99. I have tried a Classic 57, 57+, and 498t in a Hamer Scarab I own (all mahogany, set neck, rosewood, 500k pots). 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