This is a story that has a lot or quirks to it. OK, Dime originally got the Bill Lawrence 500XL from Stewart MacDonald. It is the same as the Bill Lawrence 500XL from the billlawrenceusa.com website by that company, owned by Jzchak Wajcman. The actual person Bill Lawrence, owner of billlawrence.com still produces pickups with his family, but is not affiliated with the Bill Lawrence company. His pickups are hand made and take quite a long time to produce. The Seymour Duncan pickup was produced under Dimes supervision, but it is essentially a knock off of the 500XL. Finally, in an article about how he would set up guitars that I cannot locate, Dime said he would, and I am paraphrasing here, "Throw a Floyd in the thing first and then put a 500XL in the bridge pickup. Also I would wire the pickup in upside down because it gives me a sound I like." I hope that relieves any confusion. Good luck tracking down all of the story, I was really curious about it and only got that far.
Patrick from Davis