I've just bought a second hand ESP'81 humbucker pickup and have stuck it in a Les Paul project guitar of mine.
I am by no means an expert but I've used the wiring diagrams available to put it in there and everything seems to be soldered correctly.
On first plug-in the pickup sounded really thin, quiet and a little distorted in comparison to the stock neck pup I already had in the guitar.
I've just run a voltmeter over the '81 and i got a reading of 58.9ohms which seems like an insane amount of resistance.
Could this be the reason it sounds so weak? Do you have any suggestions for making the pup sing?