This will go with CB's sticky on the subject. As requested by a member I will further try to explain how you can see what output your guitar's pickups have. The readings should be close to what the manufacturer's specs are. First you need the guitar, a patch cord (shorter the better), and a multimeter. Second make sure you have all volume and tone knobs set at "10" like below. Failure to dime the controls will result in a much higher reading as the purpose of the pots are to add resistance to the circuit. At "1" the pots are introducing a lot of resistance into the circuit. If you have a two-pickup model make sure that the selector switch is set at "rhythm" or "treble" - whichever pickup you want to test. For those who may not know, "rhythm" is your neck pickup and "treble" is the bridge pickup. The center selector has both pickups on and is therefore useless for this method. Note SG Customs have three pickups and there is no way to test the center pickup using this method. The setup is similar to the two pickup models except that the center position has the neck and center pickup on at the same time. Next, set your multimeter to 20K ohms. Put one lead on the shaft of the patch cord end and one lead on the tip of the lead. It does not matter what color you use on either side. Hold the leads steady on the patch cord end to get a proper reading. (Much easier if you're not holding a camera BTW) :) As you can see my Bare Knuckle P91 is at 8.5K Ohms. It's that simple!