One thing you guys need to know about the "originals" is that they varied greatly in production specs and quality. When you click "BID" on ebay, are you really getting what you think you're getting in a WRHB? Our research has shown that vintage WRHB's come in a few different varieties. Some, very good. Others, much less desirable. And there's no way of knowing what you're getting without dismantling the pickup. Did you know that Fender used different types of wire on the WRHB's? In our research we opened a few original pickups and were alarmed at what we found. Some of them are wound with enamel wire (the good stuff), while others appear to be wound with urethane wire. In our development, we wound up one of our WRHB retro-fits using urethane wire and tested it. The sound was atrocious! The pickup lost alot of it's low end charm, the highs became harsh and bright, and the mids developed a nasty honking sound. After about 3 minutes we shut the amp off in disgust. It wasn't even close to the quality sound of the original, or retro-fit pickups wound with enamel wire. When you're buying a vintage WRHB, you really don't know what spec you're getting and $400+ is a lot to spend on "the unknown." Our research also uncovered that the stock vintage coils had anywhere from 6500 to 6800+ winds on them. Not very consistant. I have photos and specs on all this stuff that I can pull together a little presentation if anyone is interested. It sort of helps to de-mystify some of the attributes of WRHB's and also explains why at times, the reviews of the vintage WRHB's vary so wildly form person to person. We've all read the reviews where some claim WRHB's sound harsh, (urethane wire) while others claim they're rich and creamy sounding. (enamel wire) Sure, a vintage WRHB will retain a good value and if you're a collector, and that's a good thing. But if you're shelling out big bucks for a vintage sound, you may not be getting what you expect. And there's no way of knowing without taking the pickup apart to examine it. I don't think too many sellers on ebay are going to take the covers off for you.