I recently ordered these from Sweetwater to upgrade my Squire bass.
When I received them, I found the pickup covers to be scratched/marred and the inside cover of the ‘jewel box’ package to be similarily scratched/marred. The magnets in the pickups had some sort of crap on the top (not smooth metal) and there were a few dings/scratches/divots in them.
Sweetwater overnighted a replacement…same exact thing! So back they both go.
So I decided to try from Amazon instead, we shall see what they come looking like.
Called Fender and they said they had not heard of this issue.
My question is, has anyone else seen this or am I the lucky one?
They didn’t say ‘reliced’.
For $189, I would expect these to at least be of as good quality as the ones that came in the Squire.