How about a set of Gotoh Locking Vintage Oval Knob Tuners?
They are a direct replacement for Vintage tuners, and give the same look, but the string goes thru a hole in the post and gets locked in place.
Stew-Mac has them for about $60.00 on their site...
I had put a set of Brass Saddles on one of my Teles, but thought that the lower stings were not sounding as musical as I had expected. I changed out the "E"-"A" saddle to a Steel saddle, and that really brought those strings back to life. All in All, I really like that combination on that...
My wife bought me this '73 Custom for my 21st Birthday back in 1974.
It's extremely versatile, and was my first ever Fender.
The Wide Range Humbucker is "to die for"!!
She was only my girlfriend at the time, but I decided that she was a keeper!!!
(My Wife and the Tele.)