Hi everyone, I know it's been a while, but things have been busy back home. So, I finally pulled the trigger a few months ago on a used-but-in-a-good-way 2008 6120-1959 LTV and I'm in love with it. It's easily everything I always wanted from a guitar, especially for recording or playing around the house. The floating bridge took a bit to get used to, but since I got it intonated properly, it hardly ever even goes out of tune. But the question I have isn't about that-- it's about what to do to get the guitar gig-worthy. I know some people advocate a jack plate-- is that really something that's necessary, and if so, will it kill the value of the guitar? I've heard other people advocate a treble bleed on the tone switch, or removing it all together, but I gotta say, I kind of like the mud switch. Are TV Jones' wiring changes for it worth looking into? Also, what do people use for straplocks on theirs? The Gretsch strap pins keep loosening themselves when I'm playing and it's giving me a bit of anxiety. And I've got to say, for all the negative things I've read about the bar bridge, I have zero problems with mine at all.