Thanks! Yes, I prefer humbuckers with medium/low output in general - I'm using a Triple XXX, which has enough gain to make a weak single coil sing for days.
With such an amp, a too strong pup only makes it muddy and more compressed, or you have to reduce the gain quite a bit to make it work. But then when paired with single coils in other positions, the difference in volume/gain can be too severe, that often sounds unbalanced.
My favorite is still Pearly Gates. Despite less output on paper, almost all of its signal in concentrated in the most audible mids band and thus it is actually much louder in the mix than say a JB, also louder than this pup. Less mV, but more loudness if that makes any sense to you. Most of the JB's huge output is in deep sub-bass and the high treble band, which both go under in the mix with other instruments.
I get it,I had a Pearly Gates in a single hum Charvel about 15 years ago and it seemed like it was a "loud" pickup,I mean the Charvel wasn't fancy at all,just barely about the Charvette series and the PG rocked! Infinite sustain !