I'm not very knowledgeable in guitar technicalities. Could someone give me a rundown, as detailed as you like, of everything one may need to know about pickups as far as output goes?
Such as, difference in tone in general, difference in clean vs difference in gain.
High-output humbuckers vs high output single coils.
Most specifically, I'm looking for the tonal difference between low-output pickups into a higher gain amp vs. high-output pickups with the gain dialed not-as-high. And also, if i wanted to increase the output of my pickups artificially (whether they be low or high to begin with), is placing a volume boost effects pedal in front of the amp an option?