Got a new one and the neck pickup is not parallel to the strings, which I see is common to both Epi's and Gibsons, and also is considered "normal' according to Gibson. I see a lot of folks turn the pickup ring around to make the pickup more level. From what I gather, this is mostly cosmetic with little or no effect to the sound. The look doesn't bother me, as you really can't tell looking at it from the front. Looking at it from the side, the back part of the pickup cover (where there are no screws) looks level with the top of the screws on the front side of the pickup, in relation to the strings. So, my question is, from a purely sound standpoint, isn't the pickup 'level', as intended by Gibson?