Originally Posted by iiipopes
I have Fender 9050CL 45-60-80-105 strung through the body. Of course, I have the string-through on the E string as far back as it can go to minimize the break angle over the saddle, and the G string string-through as far forward as it can go to come straight down to give the best seating and sustain as possible.
Yes, please post a picture of the "as far back" and "as far forward" stuff you are talking about.
If you are adjusting the saddles to get more or less break, that is just plain wrong. The forward/backward location of each saddle is adjusted to get a perfect octave at the 12th fret ("intonation"), not to control the break angle. The only possible exception would be an UNLINED fretless. Even on one of those I would use the saddles to intonate the strings to a common octave location, not to control the break angle.
Or do you have a bass that somehow allows adjustment of the through-hole ferrules? I would be interested in seeing that - I've never seen a bass where the ferrules were adjustable.