#1
So today I got a "new" Dimarzio PAF pro. I open the box to find that the packaging looks like this:


(This is after I took the pickup out.) lol

Then I take it out and turn it upside down. There was a hex wrench magnetically stuck to the bottom, which I pulled off. The bottom has significant oxidation.



I'm not sure if it is normal to receive used pickups when buying from MusiciansFriend but this is clearly not new. Should I return?
#2
could be old stock.

Return it if you don't feel comfortable.

I'd return it.
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#3
Thanks, I think I'll put it in first and see how it goes. The sticker says there is a 30 day exchange policy if I don't like it.
#5
Well it says "If you are not happy with the sound of this pickup, please call Dimarzio within 30 days of purchase for our exchange policy . . . " I assume I can exchange it for another product if I'm not satisfied.
#7
It'll still work fine. If the bobbins look clean then I'd just wipe the base clean and install as normal.

Returning it seems like an unnecessary hassle.
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#8
I also just got a couple of Dimarzio pups for christmas. I got a super distortion for the bridge and a PAF Pro for the neck. When I opened them each had the allen wrench on the back. This may be for adjusting the pole pieces. Mine did not have any rust or oxidation though. I would have been a little nervous if there had been to be honest. You might want to switch that one out.