Oh yeah, totally low output. But with high gain amps of today, it's just not a problem. Andy recently confessed to having a Carl Martin Compressor "always on". It's NOT compressing, just fattening/thickening/boosting up those Cruisers. Full disclosure, I have a full Cruiser set... Cruiser neck pu in the neck & middle positions, and a Cruiser bridge pu in the bridge. They just work. I will be putting a Chopper in the middle soon for better 2 & 4 positions b/c they are super weak and dull sounding. Mainly b/c I like to keep the middle SC really low and close to the pickguard.