My mid '70s Gibson T-Top pickup has a silver Seymourized sticker on it, and "1128" written on the sticker. Te cover was soldered on when I got it, and the rosin was over the edge of the sticker, like it still is in the first picture.
It is either an early 498T, or was rewound to a Duncan spec - it measures 14.09k, so it is much higher than a typical T-Top.
Does anyone have info on what "1128" means? Does the tape indicate, or rule out a repair at Duncan? Was Duncan installing covers back then to exposed coil Gibson pickups? That's assuming Gibson had exposed coil zebra 498T pickups between when patent stickers ended and they began writing on the back plate.
Thanks for any info!
I pushed the tape up so the magnet and spacers can be seen: