Help: Silouhette Special – really low output
Hi there. I’ve read on other threads about how some people don’t love the standard Silo pickups and some have said that output is on the low side. I bought mine new in May. I have 10 guitars and it has by far the lowest output pickups of them all, which include an American Strat and a Yamaha Pacifica which I’d expect to be fairly similar. When gigging I have to wind up the gain to approx twice that of my Strat, and for clean playing I have to turn the volume up considerably. I measured DC resistance through the jack socket and it’s coming out at between 16k and 20k across the pickups – irrespective of whether the silent circuit in engaged. The Strat measurements are more like 6k. I measured pd output which seemed OK (difficult to read but between 100-200 mv). Does this sound to you like a guitar with an electrical problem or are these characteristics as expected? Any tecchies out there? Thanks in advance.