Re: NGD: '88 S540 in Carribean Blue
Well congrats! I just got mine back together. I've not noticed a huge amount of smoothness with the stock pickups unless you roll back on the volume and tone. I'm still deciding if I'm a fan of the stock pickups. Might not have everything dialed in yet so if I were you, I'd give it time.
If that one isn't the one, there's a few nice ones on the bay now. That trem is super clean though. No pimples! I'm replacing one of my lo-pros with an edge pro, seriously hoping it fits.