Hey all, I recently went down the bug rabbit hole. I picked up a used Original (1990's vintage) and got the hang of it fairly quickly. One thing that troubled me (besides the need to slow it down) was the mushy dits. I looked around and found some mods available. I found the W0EB site helpful, though it was littered with warnings about copying his invention and being sued. The point of the mod is this: Pre-loading the spring contact will result in a better electrical connection. Many use dental floss. I tried that but was not satisfied. I started noodling on things I could try that were within 36 inches of my key. In the interests of advancing the radio art in general, and bug adoption in particular, here's the mod I came up with. Behold, the ditmeister! You'll need a paper clip (large is better, color is up to you). The tools required are needle-nose pliers and a strong cutter (don't ruin your nippers for this). You'll need to readjust the dit gap accordingly. I find the dits to be far more succinct. More tension results in shorter dits. YMMV. The instructions are simple: start cutting and bending. Please out-do me and post your mods. Have fun!