After I had Chris modify mine with a white limba body, on-board pre-amp, Hipshot ultra-lights, slightly modified bridge PUP location, and satin finish I had a bass which tonally met my needs for punch, clarity, and versatility, but it still had a stiff feel regardless of string type, so I only enjoyed playing it when it was tuned down. One day while tweaking the set-up, I noticed how much pressure the 2 string trees were putting on the E-Gs. I loosened the string-tree screws as much as I felt comfortable with (theyre pretty short), and immediately it felt much better to me. I went to the local hardware store, found longer screws and similar diameter spacers. Once I added the spacers, I had a bass which doesnt take a back seat to anything Ive played. I found it looked better after I shortened the D-G spacer a little bit to match the string angle of the E-A (the string tree for the E-A is closer to the nut). It is now used in my gigging and practice rotations where it splits duty with a Bassline equipped 55-94. Of course this only matters if you dont like stiff feeling strings as I personally dont. Admittedly there are only a handful of us with these, but I hope this helps.