Methinks it needs a Tremol-No / D-Tuna combo...
And it was done :
Then it just needed some retro graphics :
The yellow Nobease volume knob finishes it off nicely, IMHO.
To give enough clearance to the D-Tuna, the bridge needed to be jacked up a fair bit. Consequently, the neck needed a decent shim in order to bring the action back down. NB - Sony DDS backup tape inlays are a perfect width to cut up for neck shims.
With the neck shimmed and everything set up, it plays just as well as it ever did, and you wouldn't know there was all that extra stuff attached to the bridge.
For anyone who doesn't know how a Tremol-No works :
With all 3 thumbscrews unlocked, the bridge is full floating just as before. The only difference is that your spring claw is now a chunky piece of aluminium and it's locked solid to the spring tension screws.
Lock the thumbscrew closest to the claw and the bridge is now dive-only (this is what allows the D-Tuna to work without everything pulling sharp when you drop down to D).
Lock the 2 thumbscrews closest to the block and you have a hardtail - the bridge is fully locked.
It all does what it says in the tin. I'm not sure how often I would use the Tremol-No if it wasn't for the D-Tuna (at least not with a locking nut) but in tandem they work just great.
With the Gunslinger finished, I put a Dimarzio Tone Zone and a DiMarzio push/pull pot (wired for coil tap) into my Hello Kitty Strat and then had a pint to celebrate the awesome :