Lowcaster, IMO you can improve that MM further by putting Gotoh 3x3 split shaft tuning machines on there. Also, big gauge strings like 12-54 seem to help. But finally, finessing certain notes played in certain locations on the board makes such a difference. I had ordered a compensated bridge for my Melody Maker and the part went to Backorder. I called and canceled after I discovered I was OK with the above modifications.