Happy day for me, as I've long GASd for a semi-hollowbody bass, and UPS kindly delivered to me today an Ibby Artcore AGB-140, circa 2005-ish. I've already ordered the 50k pots and .22 cap to un muddy the pickup as detailed in this thread IBANEZ ARTCORE TONE PROBLEM SOLVED !!! It came from a guitar store via Fleabay, and was, according to the add, setup, and indeed it did come with a lovely and new set of Rotosound TruBass 88 tapewound strings on it, and the action was OK, a bit high for my tastes, but the relief looked very close. I do notice a pronounced forward tilt of the bridge pegs. To my eye it's 3/32 or so (I'd call it a heavy 16th on the job site). Obviously the string tension is pulling the assembly forward. The question is, is this normal for this style of bass, or is it a sign of age and weakening of the top (or inappropriate strings)? I took pics of the bass tuned to standard 440, down a half step (where both of my current bands hang out), and tension off (fretboard needed oiling). It's a beautiful bass, and I'm open to options such as; restringing it with less demanding strings (177lbs of pull on the Roto Tru's, on the high side but not outrageous or so I've heard). Keeping these tapes on it with the assurance that the tilt is par for the course. Returning this sexy bass which plays great and which I really like. Looking for some guidance.