Does anyone know how you might identify SD Alnico II Pro humbuckers manufactured in 1985, or at least in the 1984 through 1986 range? Is there a serial number or any other recognizable coding on the back, etc., so that you could definitively identify one of them manufactured in 1985? Or, at the very least, does anyone know what the packaging would have looked like, in case I run across a used set at a guitar show or something like that?
I'm sure pretty much everyone knows these are the pickups in Slash's number one recording guitar - his Les Paul replica... But I've heard from several others who swear by the ones that were made in the mid-1980s. I'd really like to locate a set and try them out myself. Thanks!