Anyone know what pickup this is?

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  1. jtwoods4

    jtwoods4 Junior Member

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    I recently purchased an early 94 Les Paul R7. It came with the original pickups but the bridgr pickup had been taken out and put in the case and replaced with this pickup. Does anybody know what this pickup is? It says Gibson USA and it looks like in pink to the left is a 13. IMG_20180711_203549802-1024x768.jpg
     
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    Cjsinla Senior Member

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    That 13 might be the reading on a meter. If so, that’s one of them hot ceramic pups like a 500t. Can you check the resistance and post pics of the top without the cover?
     
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    ARandall Senior Member

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    It's part of the 490 series. A K rating will tell you which one.
     
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    warmachine Senior Member

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    498T if approx 8.5 reading. 500T if over 14 or 15
     
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    ARandall Senior Member

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    ^ No
    That would be a 490T
    498 reads about 13-14k
    500T is higher again.
     

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