Ach! You guys are killing me. My desert island perfect Tele - a black loaded Baja body and a Warmoth neck [roasted maple & rosewood board] with 1 3/4" nut, 16" radius and 6230 frets - "went up in flames" after 9 months. A seriously good guitar that I ended up truly hating. So much so that I took a $1200 bath just to dump it. Why? It was just one of those things: Got it home from the luthier and discovered that the bridge p/u was toast. Thankfully, Rob DiStefano pulled me out of the fire by winding a lovely Cavalier Lion that was really much better than the MIM one that comes with Bajas. That guy's truly a wizard IMHO. Put in all new pots & cap + an angled control plate, Wilkinson cutaway bridge + a new nut, etc., etc . . . After all that I realized that it was never going to be "the one". Kinda like dating the Homecoming Queen until you realize that she wasn't as cool as she looked or something like that. Anyway, you get the picture. I was so turned off by the whole thing that I didn't even come here for months but lately I'm getting "that bug" again. Not sure what to do about it being that I was bitten and now a bit shy about going down that road again. Besides, it will be real hard trying to get my wife to understand. I can hear it now, "Didn't you just sell one of those?" Maybe a hard-tail Strat would be easier to get past her . . . - - - FWIW I would leave the bridge as it is - unless you don't play anywhere near the bridge.