LOL yeah, thats actually kinda what I was vibin em for too. Thats why I was wondering if they would be the same, because I see em dirt cheap lol.I don't know if they are the same as the old ones but I have an Ibanez with Quantums and I won't replace them. I thought I would because I've read that they are trash but I actually like them. I can see why other people would disagree, though. They are a bit grainy and they pronounce the pick attack a lot - which is what I really like about them. The bass response for chugga chugga riffs is pretty good, too.