Now that the thread is back, I should note my Epi Dove can now longer be quite called "cheap," now that it is sporting bone nut, saddle, and pins. Needed some saddle shaved to now at the 6- year point too. In addition, I have made the unorthodox move of putting Daddario silk/steels on it; weird, I know, for a dread. A bit quiet, but beautifully balanced. Couldn't be happier.