I also have an S2 and the pickups didn’t cut it for me either. I put a set of bare knuckle mules in it and I use it a lot now for gigs. I honestly think a set of Gibson’57 Classics would’ve been a great improvement. I had an earlier S2 and actually liked the pickups in it. I don’t know what thy put in the one I have now, but they sounded a little lifeless to me. The Mules definitely brought it to life.I have a PRS S2 Singlecut.
It is a 2015.
I am not really happy with those pickups, as I am looking for a tone closer to what Nuno gets with his Bill Lawrence and SD59.
I know this make no sense, but his tone sounds very throwback and vintage to me, although he can push it into hi-gain.
Alternately, I really dig the Les Paul vintage tone.
I have two Tremoverbs and I have a Ceriatone Super Lead 100W on it's way.
I do NOT play with metal tones or even hi-gain, but am a little hotter on the gain side than vintage.
So where does that put me, or what can you suggest?