Well , I knew that the bridge pickup was too close on the low E side so I took the pickup out and low and behold - there weren't surgical tubing sections between the baseplate and the pickup. There were hard black plastic spacers that resembled little pieces of surgical tubing. So, I improvised my own on that side and now the pickup is backed off on the bass side right where it needs to be. Still may take it down a hair on the treble side but it's good for now. Nice guitar tomphan. It's 4 serial numbers away from mine.