I really didn't find that with this set. I'm running it through my Bogner twin jet with the gain around noon, and a precision drive with the gain at 0 and it is pretty heavy. Pretty much exactly what I am hearing with my rig. I find the neck pickup is good. Not my favorite BKP neck, but I definitely dig the splits on the Ragnaroks more than the Warpigs. Totally subjective opinion of course though.