I bought a generic gold jack plate that completely covered the Neutrik jack hole and its screw holes, drilled some new screw holes for the new generic plate and installed a Switchcraft jack instead. I use Dunlop Superbright nickels on my BTB. I love those strings, and they are not too expensive. The Audere is awesome! It is a very flexible preamp with a lot of usable tones. The price is right, and the customer service is great too. On multiple occasions, I emailed Audere with some questions and got detailed, very helpful responses back from the owner within a couple of hours.