Check out the wear on the G saddle. Pretty mad huh? What happens is sometimes the poles will slip too. This only happens on the E though. It's pretty bizzare I know. It's just a weak bridge. I might just go for a Fender replacement bridge. I just thought it would be worth looking at other makes of bridge to see if they had any different effect.
Thanks for everyone's replies!
There's nothing wrong with the bridge. Some bridges have set screws which will turn slowly...so all you need to do is use some clear nail polish or blue Loctite on the set screws to keep them from creeping. I also like the suggestion to go with threaded saddles, as they allow fine adjustment of the string positions.
The Fender-style bent metal bridge on my J allows me to play a note for 6+ seconds if I need to - but I don't need to.
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The stock bridge plate is fine. Change out the saddles for a set of threaded ones and you'll be set. This also costs much less than a new bridge.
Basspartsresource.com has them for a good price. I use them on my main bass and have never had any problems with it.
+1 I get the need to change something to make the bass yours but a bridge is the last thing to upgrade its like putting italian marble countertops in your apartment. I would suggest a pickup change if you have the need to do something you get more benefit from that and simple string changes than anything else.
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