This is a standard hard-tail bridge that resembles the 6 screw trem bridge that was originally on this guitar. The trouble is that unless I couter sink it, or raise the neck in the neck cavity, I have to drop the sadles down real low, and you can see what is happening. (the sadlle is floating)
To make matters worse, the problem is amplified when I set up the intonation on the guitar as the saddle has to move back, and the sadle set screw binds on the string. (I would have to use shorter screws)
I am going to move the whole bridge back a bit as this is an R&D guitar and I have a bit of room on the high side, but since I have a few models that have the 'L' shaped base with the strings going through the end of the bridge I thought I would check to see if there was some sort of trick to getting them to behave.
Countersinking does'nt look like the best options as the string balls would scratch up the finish (if there was one), and I am not a big fan of raising the neck in the pocket.
This bridge is also a bit of a pain to string up, which is another strike against it.
The guitar plays, but the action is too high unless I lower the sadles to the point where they are floating. I guess I could use it for slide, but I can't really play slide....