That 12/30/77 photo was in black and white I recall. Those pick-ups could have been creme.
I've been in touch with someone who has the 78 catalogue - it doesn't specify any color options (or limitations) in it - I guess like Steve told us any color was available - creme might have been the best seller. The cover shows "Super" somethings in white, the Super II's are shown in black, the Dual Sound's in cream and the SDS-1's in cream. I think the ad men set it up to show different options and appeal to a wide variety of tastes. The guitar on the cover is a contemporary model in white. Perhaps they made that suggestion for Jerry's Wolf.
I'm pretty convinced myself that on the 30th Jerry had SDS-1's installed. If he wanted to experiment it makes sense to do it over a run, where the room is the same, so when he listened to the tapes things would be consistent - so it's logical he would play one set of pups one night and then swap them out the next night.
Did you listen to the sound cloud link I posted? I thought the 12/29 show had a hint of Travis Bean in it, and a bit like the Englishtown tone. I liked the 30th and 2/3/78 the best - those two were real similar.
I had read that Wolf 1 had strat pups in it - go figure 70's strat pickups in a $600,000 guitar!
I also read that Jerry would always be buying various wrecks of guitars and have folks fixing them up (hey I think I've been to that movie before!) so guys rewinding pick-ups at Alembic - who knows what they were up to? - they could be restoring things Jerry found on the road. same goes for Bill Lawrence. I imagine Jerry came in contact with all sorts of folks during his travels.
And Wolf 1.0 - it was really only in play for 18 months. I can see it having only a few pick-up swaps if any, as it appears the real experimenting came with Wolf 2.0.
On a parting note, the singer and second guitar player in my non-dead band plays a LP National and it’s a beater but I’ve been telling him for about 6 months now just how amazing his pickups sound. Up until a few days ago I could have never guessed what they were, but looking at them last night low and behold they are a set of early or mid 70’s Super Distortion’s! creme color, allen key poles, they whole 9 yards. He's had the thing since at least the 70's - someone gave it to him, it came out of a fire sale - hosue fire that is.
You learn something new every day! And Mike you’ve certainly expanded my knowledge on the subject matter by pushing the research! Thanks!