K&K Bass Max low output
I bought a used K&K Bass Max here in the TBDB classifieds and I keep it in my bass bag as a spare. The pickup has a surprisingly low output and requires a gain boost of some kind to be useful (I use a Seymour Duncan Pickup Booster). I've had one of these pickups before and I remember it as being very hot which several users here confirm. I think the installation is correct, perhaps a little too tight if anything.
Does this sound an issue with a bad pickup, or could too tight a fit actually reduce the output?