I'm in the process of upgrading my thumb for the Xmas thang. So far, I ironed out every single ding, dent, scratch, and anything else of that sort, sanded it, and waxed it. It had some dings from the previous owner, and from the early marching band season (Before I got the SX). But, Wicky is okay now . I got off the phone with Dana B. Goods and I ordered Gold saddle thingies, gold tailpeice screws, and the original brass just-a-nut. Finally, I'm getting the EMG JV set, and a special EMG BQC system with a stacked volume/blend knob. I'm lovin' it and so is Wicky (Dubbed "The African Warlord" by my marching band buddies). WOO!