Just received a used Roland-Ready MIM Strat (made in 2000 I believe). It is in great shape but I would like some suggestions/advice about how to potentially solve a few issues I have with it. Bear with me and thanks in advance for suffering through this post! A few bits of background in case it helps: I have been playing a 2006 American Deluxe Strat with the GK-3 pickup mounted on top, so I know my way around the Roland system. I wanted the Roland-Ready MIM Strat with the internal pickup because I don't like the look of the GK-3 and it does interfere with some of my playing If I can get the MIM Strat to meet my needs, I may sell the MIA Strat (especially if I end up spending a bit to get the MIM where I want it) because I really don't need two guitars (I don't gig enough/am too lazy to bring a backup guitar) I am willing to do basic swap-outs (have replaced pickups and am adventurous enough to try a nut replacement, but probably not comfortable with Coming from the American Strat (and I very nice one at that), here are the issues I have noticed immediately: The standard pickups are not good at all and I will want to upgrade them I don't like the neck either -- the frets are OK but the finish on the neck is awfully sticky, the nut seems very cheap, and I am now addicted to locking tuners. I would also like the 22nd fret but not a deal-breaker. I haven't tried the vintage tremolo yet as the previous owner set it flat, but I suspect it it will not stay in tune as well as my two-post MIA Strat and would want to consider improving tuning stability somehow Wide open for advice and suggestions. One idea that came to mind was to get a newer MIM Strat with a good neck and better pickups and swap them over. Or I could use my current MIA Strat as a 'donor' guitar but I'm not sure if you can use MIA necks on MIM Strats? Looking forward to a bit of a project and hoping I'm not asking for the impossible. Thank you.