I picked up one of them thar sparkly bullets a while ago and have begun searching for parts. I am going to hold off on doing any work until I get all the parts, I only want to take it apart once. I have already ordered a pearl pick guard and roller trees, I have also have gathered the tools needed for a neck level and dress on my work bench. I am picking up a Tusq nut, pots, cap, switch, jack and strings today from my local guitar pusher I was wondering about pickups and which ones will give a nice vintage tone without breaking the bank. There are so many to choose from. The stock tuners work well, but will the Ping drop in locking tuners give me anything on a hard tail other than fast string changes? And what are your thoughts on painting the head stock black and putting on a silver Squire Bullet decal?