Stingray pickup problem?
So a few years ago, I swapped the stock pickup in my '97 Stingray with a Bartolini MMC. One of the main reasons I did this (other than to try something different for the music I was playing at the time) was that I felt the pole pieces were just too sharp. I noticed that newer stingrays had beveled pole pieces, as well.
So just this morning, I dug out my stock pickup from storage, as I've been giving some thought to going back to the original sound. I was surprised to see (and surprised I hadn't noticed it before) that while the top of the pickup had sharp, roughly polished poles, the bottom of the pickup had beveled, polished poles.
Anybody with a similar year bass notice this? Was this a manufacturing error?
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