I've always been one to crank the bridge pickup to max height. Then I wonder why the neck pickup seems weak, lol. I decided to lower the bridge pickup to get it even, volume wise, with the neck pickup. For some odd reason, this seems to have added some clarity. Not sure why. Won't know how it really sounds until checking it out with the band next week. Does anybody else try to balance your 4003 pickups? If so, what do you find works for getting maximum nastiness out of a Ric? I'm really looking for a punchy growl that I was not currently getting.