Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: California, USA
Different Hardware on new 7vwh?
anuj, in terms of the middle pickup sounding different, maybe one just got a better soldering job? *I know in the old days, pickups would often sound hotter than others due to the machines overwinding them at the factories (this is the explanation Fender offers for SRV's sound), but new string winding machines are much more exact. *In my opinion, you got a better wiring job or possibly better shielding. *In terms of the neck, there's always that possibility that yours somehow escaped being lacquered, but I'm more inclined to believe the it received an ultra light coat or was just sanded very well.