I purchased two sets of Fender part number 099-2117-000 "Original Stratocaster '57/'62 Pickups" about a year apart (both via Amazon) - and the second set I received differed significantly from the first: 1) The first set was ordered in Dec 2010 (shipped by Amazon). This set had beveled edges (as pictured on the box) and DC resistances of 5.86K, 6.18K and 6.3K. (I am very, very happy with this set - I needed it to replace the original pickups in my 1972 Strat when it got down to just one original pickup working (first died/replaced in '78, second in '10...). I like these '57/62's more than what was in there originally - btw, the DC res of my '72 pup is 5.39K) 2) The second set I ordered a year later, Jan 2011 (from GO-DSP via Amazon) to replace pickups in a MIM '09 Strat. This set had very thin bevels (not at all like pictured on the box) and the DC resistances of all three pickups were identical 5.55K. They sound great in that guitar (which I had ran across and bought used for its nice 'acoustic' sound/sustain). The bobbins colors (black) and staggering of poles look very similar/identical between the two sets. The packaging boxes, labels, etc. look identical for both sets. The boxes indicate a dc resistance of 5.6K even though that was not true (even with tolerances) for my set #1. I would like to ask members that had bought this Fender part 099-2117-000 in the past, and still have the pups, are familiar with and are willing to take a multi-(ohm)-meter to a patch-cord attached to the guitar jack and measure each of these pickups with the volume pot completely at max position and report on the values they measured along with the date of acquisition of the pups and also observe how much the beveling resembles that shown on the box. (The volume pot, usually 250K, is in parallel with the pup and can be factored out to get the true pup resistance - but the pot has to be all the way to max). I would be also interesting to hear the same info from '57 or '62 AVRI owners that had these pickups installed at the factory... I really like my set #1 and would hesitate to order another set, if the responses would indicate that there might have been a change in manufacturing or supplier for this Fender part-number... sometimes late in 2010 or in 2011. Information about vintage Fender parts on the web indicates that around '62, the average DC resistances of pickups were indeed in the 6.2 - 6.3K range... So it baffles me why would have they deviated from this DC R range, especially if these are claimed as "reverse engineered from an original '63 strat...". Thanks!