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In the attached photo you will notice some corrosion on the bridge of my ABZ.
First off, has anyone else reported anything like this before? I'm not 100% sure of the bridge material, but I thought it was anodized aluminum with steel saddles?
Second, I was wondering if you have any suggestions to fix/repair the bridge. I had considered selling this bass to fund a new build but I think my resale value, while still good, will take a serious hit.
The last strange thing is that I NEVER anchor my hand in this location. I wipe the bass after every gig. More if it's warm and I'm sweating more than usual.
I do have "acid hands" to a small degree, but I've never had this happen with any previous basses in my life.
And help/thoughts/suggestions would be welcome.

Thanks,
Jim
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I have the same issue on my SJ5, the chrome has developed little "bubbles", It is disappointing and I am not sure if it can be fixed. I always keep it in the case and keep it clean, I don't know how it happened, maybe just humidity?
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The bridge plates are aluminum. Acidic sweat, high humidity (especially salty humidity) will eventually work it's way through the plating our finish and cause a reaction with the aluminum. Contact sales@dingwallguitars.com and they will organise a replacement purchase at a discount. We will need the old bridge returned.
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