About as low you as can with the pickups on my 2001 Chinese Squire. Im talking about the original ceramic pickups. The DC resistance is 5.8, 6.1, and 6.4 for the N/M/B. I liked them well enough at Fender recommended heights for the last two years. It was an in your face, punch of output and brightness. This was my first Strat after only having Gibsons. As my tastes changed and ear devolved I couldn't take it anymore. I would turn down my mids and highs on the amp And the guitar to the opposite effect. Here is what I have now. The neck pickup is flush with the pickguard. 3 nickles and a dime, 7mm/.275in for the neck and 3 nickles for the bridge, 5.85mm/.23in. I can't say it's as "chimey" or "bell like" as my 2014 Commemorative, but it's in the neighborhood. Like, right next door!