Good evening all, I am doing some wiring for a friend. Took the pickups from MIM and added to the guts of a Squier. Right now, it doesn't matter what I do. The neck pickup is always softer sounding than the middle. The bridge is a humbucker and therefore a moot point. I am using a Fender wiring diagram I have soldered and re-soldered the pickup several times to make sure it wasn't the soldering joint. The last time I really took off all the solder I could. It currently doesn't have string and I am testing the pickup my touching it gently with pliers. All the position work well, except the ones with the neck. It always sound softer in comparison. Soldering is not my strong suit but I have always made my guitars work fine.