Oh, sooooooorrrrry.Actually it completely avoids the topic of confirmation bias by making a straw man argument but keep on “yaaaaaaas queen”
Have you tried changing stainless steel thumbwheels for brass ones? I tried it and there is a noticeable, actually pretty big difference in sound. It was the best $5 I’ve ever spent..Boom? Raise your pickup with a half or full turn of the screw on the low E side and you will get boom alright. Are you sure you guys are not changing the set-up while doing these mods and that is where you are getting the better tone? I can relate to a bad saddle with a bad notch causing some problems, but a thumbwheel? Anything is possible I guess.