My friend has an Epiphone Les Paul and we've talked a bit about upgrading his TOM for a few reasons I'm assuming that it's pot metal and isn't really helping the sustain or tone too much It's missing the retainer clip for the bridge saddles More than normal string breakage points to less than ideal saddle condition I'm more of a strat guy and I don't have much experience with TOM's, other than knowing enough to set one up. Do I (or should I) need to replace the studs and bushings or should I just focus on getting the right post thread/dimension and working with what's already installed into the guitar? Should I replace the tailpiece too, while I'm at it? New studs and bushings for the tailpiece? Any brands I should steer clear of or others that I should shoot for? I know that callaham makes an ABR1 model now, but I doubt we'll want to drop that kind of cash for it. My instinct is to try to just replace the bridge and not the tailpiece. This is his backup guitar, but he's a touring semi-pro so if we can spend $50-$100 and make it better I think it'd be worth it. I think it's a 2001 or so Standard Lefty. He strings righty, so I'm assuming that orientation is irrelevant.