I know I'm old because, not only do I get excited about awesome mowers, but I also get excited about friends getting new awesome mowers.
Nothing like the smell of fresh cut grass and the peace of mowing while taking in a great album on headphones.
Awesome. I love camping / hiking / exploring! I saw one of your photos and it looks fantastic.
Here's a cool YT camping channel. It's not the most professional or very survival / bushcraft oriented for the hardcore, but you might like it because...
The one with the cover off and the magnet shown is an AlNiCo magnet (almost certainly A5), and I'm assuming that's the earlier patent number decal pickup.
The covered one, it's a little hard to tell. Sometimes, it's obvious when the baseplate is mounted really deep or really shallow inside the...
If I remember right, and you might remember better, there was a typical late 60's / early 70's thick short A5 which had a much bigger, clearer, fuller and crisper sound that replaced the typical "late 70's / Shaw" era thinner, weaker and less defined short A5?
Unfortunately, the DCR figures don't indicate anything about the sound. If the one with lower reading DCR has a ceramic magnet in it, it will be twice as loud.
If you show me clear photos of these, from all sides, but mostly the underside, even with the covers on, I can probably tell you about...
If you have a 1980 T-Top it could sound ENTIRELY different from a late 60's / early 70's T-Top.
Gibson started using ceramic magnets, taller slugs, longer screws, and taller spacers in 1979. In that case, there would be little similarity between the two pickups, other than the bobbins with T's...