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.