Originally Posted by RGTFanatic
The C3 is a true single coil. The C1 and C2 are stacked hums.
The C3 will be much more like a True Velvet than any of the HS models.
BTW....use black as your hot.
OK- made sure I'm using black as hot. Same issue. Before I resign myself to the pickup as is, let me mention this: In my RT650 I have the stock single coil (not sure if it's an S1 or S2- different sources say different things). It also measures about 6K resistance, the same as the C3 in my 540S
. However the volume drop from humbucker to single coil in the RT is much less noticeable than in the S series. Since my stock V7 neck pickup in the RT is about 9K (compared to the HFH's 6K), I would expect the volume difference to be even more noticeable.
Which leads me to the question- does resistance not necessarily have a direct relationship with output? In this instance, could two different 6K single coil pickups have significantly different volumes, all other things being equal?
The last thing is, the C3 had been in a drawer full of other pickups, in no case or anything- could the other magnets have affected the C3 somehow?