I bought a Black Dove Tele Deluxe about 6 years ago, and through all the comings and goings of guitars I've bought and sold since, it's the one that's stayed with me the longest. I'm bumping it up to Main Guitar, and with this prestigious promotion I figured I'd treat it to some upgrades. I've ordered a new white pearloid pickguard, Bare Knuckle Nantuckets, and a cup jack input with screws so it won't come loose anymore. I'm also struggling my way through finding new control knobs that aren't insanely expensive.
What other simple mods do people recommend? I'd quite like to put better tuners on it but I'm opposed to anything that involves me drilling new holes, as my hand-eye coordination is appalling and there's too much scope for irreparable damage. (I may make the exception for a kill switch though!) Is a nut easy to change? Should I change the metal plate the saddles sit on or just the saddles? Are those Vibramate Bigsbys worth the hassle? Basically I'm fine with soldering, but not so much drilling.