The split coil P pickup. The original design has the low strings' pickups closer to the neck and the high strings coil closer to the bridge. My one current split coil is a PJ set up this way. Nearly every bass I have looked at recently the split coil is on backwards. I guess there's 3 ways it could be backwards couldn't it. EA coil is closer to the bridge than the DG one. Is this a more modern setup? Is there anything to do with the recent years 'lawsuit basses' or is it just a thing that's going on recently? Every product description and review I have looked at doesn't really address why orient it one way or the other. I figure there has to be a reason, it's just not obvious to me. School me?