Ok, so right off the bat my first impression when I plugged them into the Roadster was the output really wasn't what I was expecting. I figured it was psychological, and over the last couple days I've been adjusting them and trying to get them balanced between being close enough to the strings for good output, without the tone suffering (they seem to get brighter and a bit sharper on the attack when they're close).
However, last night I finally did what I should have done right away, and A/B'd them with the singlecoil in my Blaze (a custom-would Frank Falbo job, not unusally hot) and those in my T7 Texan (stock Agile). And, the Cruisers were actually lower output than either. This means my initial impression that they seemed to have less output than the lace sensors was probably right, too. Considering they're mini-humbuckers, that seems strange to me.
So, is something funky with my wiring, or are they just not any hotter than a medium output singlecoil? I know a few other guys on the board have them... They sound fine, but I'd like a little more output to balance with the bridge humbucker, and so there isn't a hugely pronounced output change when I pick up my Strat.
I think the side-by-side pickups are just like that, a little lower output. I know I end up using a "bridge" model in the neck to go with hot humbuckers, usually.
Also keep in mind that humbuckers cancel a few frequencies along with the hum, and in that way a single can sound louder than a hum.