Humbucker Losing output ?
I have recently bought bought a new Ibanez Guitar and have swapped the pickups around a bit. I ordered a ToneZone and an Air norton. I found the TZ too hot and thick in the bridge of the guitar (mahogany body, neck through), so I put a FRED in in the bridge that I have been using in my frankenstrat for about 10 years. The FRED has a output spec of 305 (mW I guess) and the AN has a spec of 275. However.... The AN seems a LOT louder than the FRED. For balance I have the AN almost flush with the top and the FRED is about as close as I dare get to the strings.
Do humbuckers lose magnetic strength due to the magnet arrangement or did DiM make the FRED differentll years ago ? Or something else.
The FRED is iold enoug that the DP number is stamped into the baseplate of the pup, so I dont think it is a memory issue.....