I have had FOUR bass player friends call me explaining that their bridge has "bent" and it wont hold the string's ball-end anymore!! Started hearing about it an year back! X guy calls me asking what he should do about it, he sent pics showing this. ill try to find those pictures for this thread! anyway i asked him to mail ibanez with the serial number, pics, proof of purchase etc. his bass was fairly new and ibanez did ship him a bridge it all took a month or so! sr705 it was! then another bass player in the city, lets call him Y, said his 506 bridge wont hold down the string! i knew the story already so i told him to email ibanez but he has not heard back after sending in multiple emails! then i heard someone else in another city also is facing the SAME issue on his 505!! after that JUST YESTERDAY i got another call explaining the same issue!! now am a little sr506 bass this time!! ill try to put up pics! is this common with the newer lot of SR basses? i have other friends who have SR basses and they are all OK! so am wondering if it was one particular lot!? i heard about it from all of these guys because i help out bass players fix up tweak minor issues or find them tech's to work with! so there goes!