490T vs 498T: What’s the Difference?

The 490T and 498T are both pickups for electric guitars made by Seymour Duncan.

The 490T is a humbucking pickup designed to emulate the tone of a Gibson Les Paul, while the 498T is a hot-rodded version of the 490T with more output and emphasis on the upper midrange.

The 490T has Alnico II magnets and a vintage output while the 498T has Alnico V magnets and a higher output, which gives it more sustain and clarity.

Both pickups are great options for guitarists looking to achieve a classic, vintage tone, but the 498T may be a better choice for those who want more output and definition in their sound.

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