I have a pair of used Lane Poor pups for sale. They came out of a late 90's A bass. The pup routes on the A bass were extremely tight....therefore, either the luthier or previous owner(s) really cranked down on the pups in order to get them at the correct height. This caused a couple of the ears to deform...as seen in the pics. Once installed, the deformed ears are barely noticeable. For 15 y/o pups, the pups are in really good shape (aside from the ears). The wires have not been cut....assuming original length. The pics bring out the worst cosmetically on the pups.....kinda like the way fluorescent lighting makes reasonably good looking people not-so good looking. They look much better in person.