I replaced the PVC handles with some nice black leather ones from Brettuns Village. The fit perfect, lay flat when you want them to, and will most likely outlive me.
Also, I like to change the jack nuts to the white ones because I like the way they look with the white tolex, and much easier to see on a dark stage.
I've got NOS RCA preamp tubes and EZ81 in there and she's sounds stellar. I don't know what EF86 is in there, as it's got a heatshrink condom over the whole tube-but since it's not microphonic, I'll not mess with it until next year when the money tree blossoms(;
Recording guitar tracks for our new album right after Christmas, this puppy is gonna be all over it(: