Have you noticed how much deeper the Alnico V sits on the originals?

zhivago

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It has been something that has always made me wonder...when I see pictures of Historics, the pickup is a lot higher and closer to the strings

this is my 2003 R4...I have lowered the individual pole pieces as far as they'd go...

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here's a pic of my R4 that shows the cavity...

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now, here are a few shots of vintage examples (all sourced from the internet)

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I'm pretty happy with the sounds of my R4...in fact it sound amazing! :)

I'm just bringing this up as more of a general point for conversation...I know that the bridge pup route is also wrong, as rumour has it that they modelled the '54BB on the 70s RI...are the neck pup routes on the 70s RI shallow like the Historic?


and finally, a pornographic image of my R4, for no reason whatsoever! :)

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and to add, these are the only two vintage cavity shots I have on my hard drive...

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and just for reference, here is a Seymour Duncan replacement one...

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Very interesting. Seems like just another thing Gibson didn't care to get right on the reissues.
 

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Curiosity got the better of me, and since it is my day off, and I was going to re-string the R4, I took some snaps of the alnico V pickup on my R4...

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I've always tought that the routing in the originals is too deep, cutting the tennon.

In the reissues it's "improved", but not modeled after the originals.
 

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