Re: NGD (delayed) - '94 S540 CG
It does have some discoloring on the hardware, but nothing major. Only the tone knob has its top part full of rusty pimples. Also, the pickup pole pieces are rusty and the frets needed some work. Some discoloration on the treble side of the fretboard edge, that's it. Plays wonderfully.
The QM pubs (they seem like medium output) are better than the Vs or Dimarzio/Ibz pickups. They are more organic sounding, especially the neck humbucker, which is very snappy and cool when split together with the single coil. The bridge humbucker is however rather treble-ey, and gets kinda undefined under high high distortion. But that can be tamed with the amp settings, so I'll keep it stock.