I got these from a friend after he replaced his set, believing that the one pickup was dead. And honestly, I thought it was dead as well... But I fixed a pickup for a guy today and that made me revisit this set. I re-soldered the lead wires back onto the pickup and sure enough, they are working! I wired them up to a jack and tapped the poles with a screwdriver and they both work great. And as you can see in the pictures, they register on the multimeter, so they are 100% functional. As for any wear and tear, they are ROADWORN pickups, so they are supposed to look that way. The tape is just masking tape, keeping the cover on. These are proper, staggered, Fender-sized pickups. They won't fit pre-01 MIM Jazz Standard, but fit just about anything else with 3.6" and 3.73" width. They are single-coil pickups and they hum like any other single coil pickups. $25 shipped takes the pair. Paypal, USA. PM if elsewhere or if you have any trade fodder.