Two Deluxe owner here, a 2001 without S-1 but noiseless pickups (don't remember which generation) and a 2007 with S-1 and noiseless (again, generation unremembered). I'm looking forward to this thread because at this very moment I have a Fender replacement pre-loaded pickup with the newest noiseless pickups without the S-1 switch in my GC cart. I think I'm over the fancy switching system. Have you ever had to replace the S-1 switch? What a pain in the rear it was!