I just got a new AVRI 74 Jazz for a crazy deal at GC last week. Overall I really like this bass, especially the U shaped neck and pickups. However, ran into a slight problem with the bridge. I went through a full set-up after I got the bass. It wasn't too bad stock but had more relief and higher action that I like. I tweaked the truss rod and got the neck nice nice and straight. However when adjusting saddle heights, found that saddles for both the E and G strings bottom out! Screws are loose in the saddles. Most of my other basses have older style vintage threaded saddles. I have to say I've always found these very easy to work with and adjust. One of things I noticed is that the mounting plate is thicker on the 70s style than the 60's style so that explains the bridge saddles bottoming out. The other thing is that the adjustment screws are very loose in the slots and the saddles themselves move very easily. This is my first experience with this is design and IMO its highly inferior to the older vintage style or newer bridges. I don't really want to put a replacement bridge on a brand new bass so questions: 1. How to deal with the issue of saddles bottoming out? I don't want to shim the neck or swap out the bridge. 2. How do you get the screws from moving around? Seems like they would vibrate out over time and of course affect action. 3. How do you keep the bridge pieces stable? Right now there's lots of side to side movement. All that aside I'm really digging this bass.