picked up a guitar in a trade, the original owner says that in 2008 in San Diego, Ron Ellis personally installed the pickups... This was between the time that Ron stopped working with Alan Hamel and began selling his own pickups worldwide. The original owner says that he thought they were Ron Ellis pickups, however Ron has said that he personally signed every one if his pickups, even back to the beginning. These have no signature I suspect they might be Hamel pickups? The neck pickup looks very similar to a Hamel neck pickup I recently bought from a TDPRI'er. The Bridge pickup sounds flat out phenomenal. So much so that the superstitious me doesn't want to take it out of the bridge and mess up the set up (!) At any rate if any of you can provide some insight here, let me know please. Thanks!