I recently picked up a 2005 Les Paul Deluxe, which I believe is the first year of reissuing the model after their first run from '69 into the early '80s. I also want to add that I'm not a pickup swapper and basically only try different pups when I put together a partscaster and I'm really happy with the sound of this guitar. My only other experience with minis is a set of Fralin or Lollar pups in a friend's boutique guitar, and that led me to trying some '70s LP Deluxes when I would run across them. It was my buddy's guitar that got me interested in them and I loved his and was generally impressed with the old Gibby Deluxes that I tried out. So, getting to the question, are the early reissues (2005 plus the next few years) more or less the same as the older mini-hums from the '70s and before? I know that they've played some games with the Firebird pups by hiding a different construction underneath the plain covers and have made tons of different full-sized humbuckers to change the tone or lower the price, so I'm actually just curious if these first of the reissues were pretty much true to their roots.