What is the current status?
I have the same problem. In my ZR the base plate is not flat at all. The saddles are ok. I'll machine the base plate to make it flat.
Hello! Sorry it took so long to get back.
Current status is as follows: i tried to use it for a while with less torque on the screws. This reduces the misalignment somewhat, as the saddles are no longer pivoting as much on the convexity of the bottom. But it introduces a much worse problem: the saddles start moving and compromising intonation.
Current status is: my sweet sounding Ibanez is stored in its case at my father's house, with the bridge disassembled in its one thousand pieces, while I play my deliciously simpler Telecaster at home... Hehehehe
No solution, but it awaits a new custom made brass trem block.
If you have any ideas, please feel free to tell us.
Since you talked about machining the base plate, I guess i could do the same to the saddles and grind them really flat. Risky, though...
3 of your fine tuners are missing washers. really shouldn't effect tuning, but they should be there.
Hello, thanks for pointing that out. They really aren't missing; it just seems so due to the angle of the photograph combined with the very problem I was talking about in the thread. The raised back of the saddles is hiding the washers.