1. For a while now, I'd been getting wicked fret buzz with just my (thin) e string, and last night I realized that it's because of the saddle. The bridge is a tune-o-matic. The saddle itself isn't as tall as the others. Can I get a replacement saddle? Has anybody ever had to deal with this before?

2. My guitar has the Dave Mustaine Livewire pickups, and after a bit of time the plastic covering on the bridge pickup began to peel off and was touching the same e string, muting it. I was in a hurry so I just took off the plastic, but now I'm wondering if I shouldn't have done that. I'm not wondering for any reason, it's not humming or anything, but I was just wondering what that was for. Just something to protect the pickups while in the store, or...?