I own (and love!) an original core model Starla as well, and that is an excellent description of the sound.Core Starla pickups to me are best described as Filtertrons with an extended high and low range. As a result they don't sound quite as compressed as a real 'tron or a TV Jones or similar. The hi-fi-meets-vintage flavour is excellent and it means the tonal pallette is absolutely spectacular.
And as far as your PS goes……..Spec F****ing Tacular! I would have grabbed that as well!