In the new American Standard P-Bass pickup, the pole pieces protrude from the pickup and are not flush like they used to be. Why do they make them like this now? What is the purpose of doing that? Is there a way to adjust the pole pieces to make them flush? I fingerpick directly over the pickup and I always lower the pickup about a quarter inch below the strings so my fingers do not hit the pickup. It's not really possible to do this with the pole pieces sticking out like this and I don't like the feel of my fingers striking the pole pieces.