I think I need to lower my pickups but thought I'd run it by the experts here first to make sure I'm not missing something. I'm using a g&l SB-1 (stock pickups are HOT) with an aguilar tone hammer 350. With the -10db pad OFF I get some high gain distortion, think ugly sounding growl, when I play even a little aggressively. This is mostly in the lowest octave and especially open E and A strings. With the -10db pad ON it fixes the distortion but cuts the volume too much IMO. Can I find a happy medium by adjusting pickup height?