Zon Bartolini Humbucker question

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by kumimajava, Aug 20, 2017.

  1. kumimajava


    May 19, 2010
    Tokyo, Japan
    Just wondering whether (and what kind) of difference in voicing there is between the "soapbar" pickups with the "bartolini" text, like this:


    ... and the "stepped block" shaped humbuckers, with just the "bp" initials (like this):


    Is the difference just in appearance, or do they have a systematic sound difference too? I've usually seen the "stepped" design on older Legacy Elites, but there are also a a fair few with the regular soapbar shape. Hence the curiosity.

    Any comments warmly welcome :)