FWIW: Wasn't that long ago I mentioned painted poles on a pup in a thread and I think these may be some. To my knowledge, they're no exposured pole EMG HZ40's. Anybody know off the cuff for sure? Maybe cool instead with TB icons like Sort of the Joe Cocker front row effect. http://cgi.ebay.com/LTD-c-304-bass-...7376092669QQcategoryZ4713QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem Oops, another? How bout a touch of blue on this one http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-ALDEN-Jupit...7375346925QQcategoryZ2384QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem Which brings up another thought. I can't think of any active pups with exposed Poles off the top of my head. Anybody? Makes me wonder if they're painting any of the poles on pups with exposed poles to match the covers to make them look like soaps.