I have mine since 1998, loved it as well. Did modded a lot though. Change the neck pickup
to a Seymour Duncan
Hot Rails, added a push/pull spliter, a S-1 switch [8 possible sounds, in the 3 position the two hums are playing together], an Ibanez Edge Pro trem [in order to have full functionality up and down - not just dives with the trem], and final a pearloid pickguard. I was about to change the neck too, with a same specs maple with stars inlay but I went for a Carvin Bolt-T.
I love my Samba [that's what I call her
], but she has very little in common with the stock models anymore [woods - and the Paf Pro].