Ive got a 72' eb-3 with original neck and bridge pickups. I tune down to drop C with D'Addario XLB055-130 Long Scale strings. Those seem to be the punchiest stings given the fact that I tune down and play a short scale bass. Ive got an svt-cl with 8x10 cab newly retubed. Problem is I get a weak over all volume (seems I have to crank my amp) and my low string (C) puts out a weaker volume compared to the other 3 strings. My bass tech mentioned that my neck pickup was putting out a weaker signal compared to what it should. He suggested a dimarzo Model One. Anyone have any experience with Model One on a short scale? Im hoping to get rid of the mud and get some clean, puchy, louder lows while staying in drop C.