So, I have a parts caster that was built by someone else that I got a a good price (like half of what it cost to build, minus labor). Great neck, decent relic job (not a fan, but for the price of an assembled guitar, who cares?). It cam with the Duncan “Little 59” bridge pickup, and a hot, but I’m not sure really which Strat pickup in the neck. They were OK, but I saw this as a chance to try out some other pickups. Decided to install the EMG T-set. Alnico T-style with pre built plate, easy no-solder wiring. Installation went fine. Slight hiccup was when I bout the set, I didn’t think about the time the original owner put into the relic job, the aged control plate dose not fit the EMG control set, so, guitar is a relic, but plate is shinny new stainless steel that has been polished. The issue. After install, I halve Tele sounds, but at REALLY reduced sound levels. I have a Hahn model C, and I set the volume on my Mesa combo on “blow me out of the room” levels with those pickups, plugged in the now EMG equipped Tele, and it plays at bedroom level sounds. I’ve checked the wiring and replaced the battery. Been playing with pickup heights, but so far, still like a really attenuated decent Tele signal to the amm. I can get more volume by turning up the amp some more, but...it seems strange that actives would be so much lower voltage output than the passives in my Hahn. Anyone else ever have a similar problem with the EMG?