Very nice guitar! I have a very similar Tex-Mex Strat bought new in 1997, in ' Vintage White' ( actually yellow) Lots of parts switched out over the years, and now Fender US Fat '50s PU's; just a wonderful toneful, light Strat. Funky! Do what you want, but I get great tone with a floating bridge, and use whammy bar in a subtle way, for chord shimmer stuff, Country and surf. Just great to have the whammy. My bridge always returns to pitch and I never break strings ( don't go more than 3-4 gigs w/o changing strings- and that helps a lot.) Sorry for goofy format- my bad!!