Don't change your plying style on my account.
Humbuckers typically don't have as much top end. This is not due to the magnets used (plenty of SC units employ Alnico II), but to the inductance of the two coils and sensing area. If the player desires a slightly or somewhat duller sound, that's their choice, and use of 250k (or even less!) volume pots might help in that regard.
500k pots will retain more top end from your pickups when up full. If you like what you get at full volume, then go with higher-value pots. If you regularly turn down, up, down again, etc., then there is really no effective difference between 1meg, 500k, 300k (a unique Gibson value on some models), 250k, or whatever, until you turn up full.
Like I say, some players leave their volume pot exactly where it was when they took it out of the box at L&M. And if it sounds the way they want, good on them, and happy trails. If they twiddle like you indicate you do, then I wouldn't worry about pot value unless there are occasions in which you want what a higher-value pot provides at full volume.
Is this new wiring? Have you checked everything thoroughly?Even with the volume on 10, I can barely hear the guitar being played. THAT is the problem.
Did you install the pot or pickup? Or if someone else, did they know what they were doing?I think you might be missing one thing that I mentioned. Even with the volume on 10, I can barely hear the guitar being played. THAT is the problem. Sound is clear, but it sounds like the volume is on 1, not 10. Any thing lower and I can't hear it at all. Maybe I'm not explaining things very well?
I am using the Obsidianwire solder free module: Custom Blender for Strat®
I installed the pickup in the neck position. The obsidianwire wireless module has the pots, switch, caps,etc pre-installed on a circuit board. For mor info see obsidianwire.comDid you install the pot or pickup? Or if someone else, did they know what they were doing?
Since we're into the realm of troubleshooting a malfunctioning guitar, I'll ask some questions.
Des the volume control actually adjust volume level, or does the level stay the same no matter how you twiddle it?
I am using the Strat Blender replacement. Which tech info were you thinking of? I have emailed Obsidianware explaining my problem.Well clearly something is quite wrong since HBs are usually louder than SCs. Using 250k pots will not drop the level of a pickup, and will certainly not reduce an HB below the level of an SC.
Which Obsidian drop-in replacement are you using? They have some tech info on their site that might help to identify where you went wrong.