Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Long Island, NY
I would guess that there's definitely some problem with the pickups...the bridge one sounds like its become microphonic, which is what happens after some years, which would be reasonable as your DY is probably 12+ years old.
If the sound is thin, a wire may have becom loose. The Pafs aren't quite as hot as the Evos, but they should be comparable - def. shouldn't sound Strat-like.
Get in there and get your hands dirty! pop the pickguard off and take a look.