I just acquired a Danelectro Longhorn bass, I believe it is from the first reissue series in the 90s, purple burst. I love the sound and looks, but I can see several areas that I would like to improve upon. If you have any experience modifying or upgrading your Longhorn, please share those. My concerns: 1. Rosewood Saddle/Bridge: I have heard the rosewood saddle contributes to the woody tone of the bass, and I'm not sure I want to change that. My current bridge is sagging in the middle. Should I consider the all-metal seperate intonable saddle version? Other options? 2. Tuners: It looks like the Gotoh TK-0794 is a direct replacement. Any other good choices? 3. Strap Buttons: The plastic buttons are not going to cut it, if I end up gigging this bass as hoped I will need strap locks, but it looks like there will be a large hole left behind once the stock buttons are removed. Is this a fill and re-drill situation? What works best? Also, I'm not happy with the placement of the button behind the neck, the strap rubs and gets caught on the upper horn. Other options for placement of that button? 4. Neck Plate Absent: No neck plate? Has anyone ever fashioned a steel neck plate for this guitar? Does it improve neck-to-body contact, sustain, or stability? 5. Pickups: Though I love the tone, the stock pickups are a tad weak in the output. Short of running through a preamp (which I could do), is there a good strong replacement for the lipstick pickups? All constructive comments are very much appreciated.