Re: Pickup Question
It's not a phasing problem if they sound that way when they're on by themselves, unless you have the individual wires of each pickup reversed, like if you have black and red soldered together, or green and white soldered together. Did you set the pickup height nice and close, maybe 3/16" away from each E string? If you can take a picture of your electronics cavity I could tell you everything you needed to know. Its also possible that a glob of solder is barely touching the shielding paint, or another component, so some of your signal is being drained to ground. And maybe they're not grounded properly so all you're getting is residual current through the pickups. Is it noisy, too?