Put a slightly hotter Alnico V magnet into a specially wound coil combination, and you get the 498T "Hot Alnico." With its higher output and emphasis on mid-ranges and highs, the 498T is the perfect rock pickup. Available with chrome, gold or nickel covers, or open coils, the 498T comes with four conductor shielded wiring for series/parallel/split coil variations. There are dozens of manufacturers out there that are building replacement parts and accessories for Gibson guitars. If you're planning to keep your Gibson guitar for a while, it just makes perfect sense to buy your parts from Sweetwater. We carry the full line of genuine Gibson parts. By using only authentic Gibson parts and accessories, you'll end up with a guitar that's going to maintain its value for decades to come. If you love your Les Paul, your ES-335 or ES-175, you'll be assured of having a guitar that will hold its value for dozens of years.