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Gibson SG Special humbuckers?
Old 27th December 2010
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Gibson SG Special humbuckers?

are the pickups in the Gibson Faded SG Special different than the ones in the regular Gibson SG Special?

cuz i was planning on getting the the brown faded one to save a little more money but on it says the faded has 490R and 490T pickups, and on the regular Special it says it has 490 alnico II pickups which made me confused.
Old 28th December 2010
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Google is my friend... The 490r/t combo also uses alnico, although the T is alnico V with an overwound bobbin, so it's going to be higher output. I think the combo is designed to appeal to rockers who want a hot pickup vs the blues guys that want the "57s" with the alnico II magnets. I don't think they'll embarrass you...
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