I've got a CV Jazz I put Area J's in. I'm happy with the way they sound and love how little hum I get with them. It seems they have relatively low output though. Two examples of this. First, my other bass is an OLP and the pickup in that puts out a much hotter signal. Through the same amp the OLP is noticeably louder at the same settings. Second, last night I was running the Jazz bass through my recently acquired Ampeg B100r and noticed I could barely get the signal LED to come on even when playing really hard just to try and get it to come on (with the gain knob turned all the way up), and couldn't get the clip LED to come on at all. I then ran the signal through my VT Bass to add some gain and verify the LED's do in fact work, and doing this I was able to get them both to light up as I would expect. Do I just have my pickups set too low and need to raise them? Yes, I could have just tried raising them last night but ran out of time, and besides it's more fun to talk about it a bunch first (and no, I didn't measure the distance to the strings either). Or do the Area J's just have relatively low output?