#1
How do you measure the output of pickups? More specifically, the output of active pickups.
Guitar:
Dean Vendetta 3 - Dave Mustaine Livewires

Amplifier
Carvin X100B - Bias Mod - Tungsol 12AX7's - JJ KT77's

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#2
Don't know, maybe you could do it with a multimeter or something? The company that made the pickups probably lists it on their website.

Why do you want to know? It's not like the info has any real use...
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#3
Well, you can get all technofreaky and bust out a bunch of meters and things with lights on em or you can do it the easy way. Plug into a nice loud amp (a Marshall or a Boogie half stack should do ok) and turn it up, peg that biotch all the way to max everything and lean in close to the cab, pick out a power chord you like and let her rip! If your face isn't forced to the back of your head and your eardrums aren't hiding behind your pancreas then the pick-ups lack a potent sauce.
#4
I guess it would have helped if I listed why I needed to know.

I want to make sure that the one labelled as the bridge pickup is actually the bridge pickup. One of them had a yellow band up nearer to the pickup and the tech said that it was the bridge, although he didn't sound certain. But after installing them, the neck pickup sounds a bit 'hotter' to my ears so I just want to check.

I found a website about how to measure pickups with a multimeter but it said that it can't be done with active pickups because of the battery. So i was just curious to see if anyone has ever measured the output of one before.
Guitar:
Dean Vendetta 3 - Dave Mustaine Livewires

Amplifier
Carvin X100B - Bias Mod - Tungsol 12AX7's - JJ KT77's

I have built the most badass 212 that puts all others to shame
#5
If one of them is a bit hotter than the other, raise the other one. Pickup height has a pretty big effect on how hot the pickups sound, I believe.

You can even raise one side while keeping the other side lower if your thinner strings sound weak compared to your thicker strings, for example.
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#6
cause the vibrations near the neck are bigger bridge should be higher to compensate also thats why there higher output normally

good luck!
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