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Bending bridge on Ibanez SR506

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Ens, Aug 19, 2002.

  1. Ens


    Feb 11, 2001
    I have been wondering the ultimate fate of the bending bridge on my 6-string Ibanez SR506 which I bought second-hand. The back part of the bridge has come up about 2 millimeters form the surface of the body.

    Will the bridge continue bending until it snaps or will it stay intact? At least I have never heard of a bridge that had snapped into two parts just because of the pull generated by the strings.

    In either case, I guess I'll go for a new bridge.
  2. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    That's one of the reasons that I bought a Kahler bridge for my 506. The bridge has been bending on the B string side for a couple of years now. I know that can't help the stability of the B string, or the intonation for that matter. It amazes me that a cast bridge can be that weak. Must be some cheap@$$ metal it is cast from.