Ah yes, one of these has brass and the other steal saddles. I'll swap those out and see if I like it better. It's hard to describe this one pickup...the 3D adjective is best. The other is very flat compared to it. I'm not sure what would make it sound that way. I don't see myself buying a $20 cap but might just to try to eliminate variables as an experiment. I actually measured the pickup height with calipers and set them both the same. But anyway, the original question has been answered, so thanks! Now it's just how much more experimenting I feel like doing.