they all have the patent number, and i just want to pick up another 500t, but i don't want to end up with something different. the 500t i did buy to replace a 498t in my LP, becuase i saw the gibson V without a bridge pickup and i bought it. that was a sure bet IMO. and i can tell it is.

but how do you know? (i am looking for uncovered)
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Where are you trying to purchase a 500T from?

just in general, ebay last choice, i am really trying to find one locally. ebay for a gibson pickup would probably be a fake i just want to see, know, buy and know what i am getting.