Hi, I was wondering about the differences - other than color options - the different version of the NG-2 have. I noticed a different type of bridge and a new pickup shape. Dingwall already confirmed to me via email that the guts of the pickups are the same regardless of shape. The shape went from soapbar (very EMG style) to their rounded, thinner pickup design. Placement should be close enough to sound similar I guess. Has anyone had the opportunity to do some side by side testing of the 2016/2017/2018 models?