Help identifying late 80's Gibson pickups

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  1. depuis1899

    depuis1899 Senior Member

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    ARandall Senior Member

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    They have many of the signs to show they could be.
    But the first period of the 498/490 used baseplates similar in look.......and the bottom one looks like there is a separate neck and bridge spacing which the Shaw never had.
     
  3. DarrellV

    DarrellV Derl Ver.... ERMAHGERD! I'm a sercarstic BOT! Silver Supporter Premium Member

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    Right, and although not exclusively, a lot of Shaws used brass coil mount screws.

    AR is of course correct in the identical pole spacing, that's what mine have.

    Could we get an Ohm reading? That would help.

    No ink stamp, yes it's not a deal breaker I get it, but didn't the earliest ones have a long hand date stamp and then coded date?

    Later they morphed into PU490's. Maybe that's these?

    Going on just the pics my 2 cents is not Shaws...

    I've been wrong before.....
     
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    Thanks to you all for the input already.

    Ohm reading is weird somehow...Neck is 8.24 ( which is normal ) but bridge is 14.21 . My dad and I checked a couple of times, same results.
     
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    readings rule out Shaws, I'd agree with PU490s (precursors to the 490R/498T set).
     
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    That's an early 490R/498T.

    HTH,
     
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    thanks everyone for their help !
    Much appreciated !
    Are these worth anything ? I have no use for them at all to be honest...
     
  8. DarrellV

    DarrellV Derl Ver.... ERMAHGERD! I'm a sercarstic BOT! Silver Supporter Premium Member

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    The only ones I've ever heard of being this high were the Bill Lawrence models...

    @LtKojak just for my own info are you saying the 490/498T series were wound this hot as well?

    Thanks!
     
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    ^ Yes, 498T is 13-14k
    The fact that a 490R is reading high too means the bridge reading comes back to what I'd describe as being regular.

    No real value - this is the pickup where they lost the plot for mine. Or tried to be modern. Either way they got it pretty wrong for many.
     
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