Non-Gibson 490T equivalents

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I'm looking for an "f-spaced" bridge humbucker that sounds similar to the Gibson 490T for a Strat-type. I have no brand preference. I like the stock 490T in my SG and want something similar for my FGN strat. Anyone here happen to stumble upon a pickup that reminds them of the 490T? thanks.
 

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Maybe the Seymour Duncan Alnico II Pro? The bridge is available in “Trembucker” spacing:
Alnico II Pro
Thanks, I'll check it out. I've listened to a few demos of the Alnico II Pro and like what I'm hearing so far.
 
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I'm looking for an "f-spaced" bridge humbucker that sounds similar to the Gibson 490T for a Strat-type. I have no brand preference. I like the stock 490T in my SG and want something similar for my FGN strat. Anyone here happen to stumble upon a pickup that reminds them of the 490T? thanks.
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Maybe the Seymour Duncan Alnico II Pro? The bridge is available in “Trembucker” spacing:
Alnico II Pro

Thanks, I'll check it out. I've listened to a few demos of the Alnico II Pro and like what I'm hearing so far.

+1 for SD A2 Pro. They sound good in a Tele too.
I gotta agree with the Seymour Duncan Alnico II. They call their F spaced humbuckers "Trembucker." I bought an SD Alnoco II Trembucker and an SD Jazz neck a coupla years ago and installed them in my 2 HB MiM Tele. It sounds splendid in the neck position and gnarly in the bridge position. The middle position is sublime.😄 I have a Gibson LP Special HB with the 490T and 490R pickups in it, and yeah, the SD Alnico II sounds similar.
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I gotta agree with the Seymour Duncan Alnico II. They call their F spaced humbuckers "Trembucker." I bought an SD Alnoco II Trembucker and an SD Jazz neck a coupla years ago and installed them in my 2 HB MiM Tele. It sounds splendid in the neck position and gnarly in the bridge position. The middle position is sublime.😄 I have a Gibson LP Special HB with the 490T and 490R pickups in it, and yeah, the SD Alnico II sounds similar.
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The demos sound great. I am going to give them a try. Thanks.
 


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