I screwed up, I DO deck my bridge. And I also use Raw Vintage springs. They're lower tension and supposedly made from the "correct" metal. Another trick I do is swap out the trem block, been using the cold rolled steel one from GFS. I think they're $30? While miniscule changes, when done together, they'll make a good guitar a GREAT guitar.

I have some other "tricks" you can try, if you're interested