Pics or GTFO:
Put some new pickups (Fred, Fast Track 1 and Fast Track 2) in my Nightswan, and finally found the cause of all my issues with the Striker. Went as frooty as possible for the Nightswan - to the extent of spending far, far too much time painting and varnishing a previously-white pickup ring - and I'm pretty goddamn happy. Thinking about painting the knobs and potentially machine heads, too, but it will probably stay like this for the time being.
As far as the Striker (pink one) is concerned, I've been having serious intonation issues since I first bought it, as well as a complete lack of sustain and strange movement whenever bending a note. After well over a year, I finally tracked this down to the fact that some fucking chump had put THREE shims in the neck pocket - a thick piece of card and two slivers of wood veneer. Removed them and it works like an absolute charm. .
Enough words, though, hope you enjoy the froot.
Fred, bringing the awesome as usual.