So I was sold an old Duncan HB years ago that was supposedly an A2P, but is not.
It has a ceramic bar magnet and normal pole-pieces. It reads at 15.7k when I test it at the output jack and 16.9k when I test it totally unsoldered
The PATB is 15.7K, but this pickup is obviously not a PATB. The Dimebucker and Stag-Mag are in the low 16's, but this HB is neither of them, it has normal pole-pieces and a bar magnet.
The baseplate of this pickup has the SD logo imprinted, but no sticker at all. Is it possible I just bought some random pickup that had the baseplate attached to make it seem legit? I'm beginning to think that's the case, since all other Duncan HBs seem to sit below 14.4k or above 16.2k, besides the PATB Distortion and Alt 8, but this pickup is neither of those. A hot Distortion maybe?
Any further advice on figuring this out?