#1
I just replaced my Gibson sg special's 490T with a 498T and I noticed that the 498T sounds a bit quiet compared to the 490R. I dont think it should be like that... I checked my flying V just to make sure and the pickup volumes were around the same, the bridge actually seemed a bit louder which makes sense because its more powerful. So, is there a way to resolve the problem with the 498T or is it faulty? I thought I read somewhere that the leads may need to be reversed (red and black wires).
Last edited by scoter man1 at Aug 8, 2010,
#3
Yeah, that was my first thought. I havent given it a shot yet I just figured it wouldnt do a whole lot. It sounds great compared to the 490T I was just a little worried that it was quiet.
#4
something i've noticed on my ltd though is that the neck pickup is a little louder than the bridge. i like it that way though.

i had a thought since i posted last. if you like the sound of the new pickup where it is, maybe even lower the other one instead? match the old pickup's volume to the new one.
#5
Alright I lowered the 490R and raised the 498T, it sounds a bit closer. I tested it on the clean channel and turned the bass eq to 0 just to see if it was because the 498T doesnt make much bass noise. I think that may be the case. It seemed pretty close in volume with that at 0. I guess it picks up a lot of high/mid. The 490R must just eat bass for dinner, lol.