It's super low k's, but matches or exceeds the output volume of the hum's it's paired with.
It of course is thinner sounding than the hum's but I diggin' the open bright-ish sound. sort of an ideal neck pickup sound....as long as you aren't going for the trad jazz tone. When clean, the difference between the hums and the Stagemaster is significant in tone. But as you introduce some gain (not a lot because...completely hollow body) the difference becomes more a complement.
All in all...While I personally would never have thought to add that type of pickup to this type of guitar, it's uniquely cool. And I can say I don't have/never had anything like this in my hands before.
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