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Finally got around to putting some Loctite on my bridge. Played for over 2 hours with no buzz or rattle at all. It had gotten to the point it would start buzzing before you could finish a song. I had seriously considered a Staytrem, but they always seemed to be out of stock. Now I just need to put flats back on it, thought I'd try roundwounds and it's just not the same. Anyway, I already had some loctite so cost of repair was jack squat! Smile

That's what I did to mine. Loctite all round. Works like a charm. That and locking nuts on the bridge post screws (and a solid hardwood wood wedge neck shim)

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I had the Mastery Bridge and absolutly didn't like what it made out of the guitar. Completly different character. Now I have the Staytrem in the proper radius 7,25" on the Jaguar and it is the best solution I have ever had. There is a slight increase in sustain but it doesn't alter the sound as the Mastery Bridge. Also no rattling anymore from the bridge but still a bit from the vibrato unit. There is one screw on the low E-String which may cause some noise. The rest will be solved with the Staytrem Vibrato bar. ++It looks more traditonal on the guitar.

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The Mastery was out of the question since I have a Squier. I have not had any issues with the bridge post screws so far. Also my trem seems to be just fine. Now I can sink the money saved into upgrading electronics Big Grin

Surf_Skater wrote:

The Mastery was out of the question since I have a Squier.

^^^
lol'd

IMO.

STAYTREM FOREVER & EVER.
I would buy this bridge before the guitar!
You put that on and you FORGET any problem of any kind.

Lorenzo "Surfer Joe" Valdambrini
(www.surfmusic.net)

LaFleur wrote:

I had the Mastery Bridge and absolutly didn't like what it made out of the guitar. Completly different character. Now I have the Staytrem in the proper radius 7,25" on the Jaguar and it is the best solution I have ever had. There is a slight increase in sustain but it doesn't alter the sound as the Mastery Bridge. Also no rattling anymore from the bridge but still a bit from the vibrato unit. There is one screw on the low E-String which may cause some noise. The rest will be solved with the Staytrem Vibrato bar. ++It looks more traditonal on the guitar.

Agreed 100%

Lorenzo "Surfer Joe" Valdambrini
(www.surfmusic.net)

Hi,
I have the same problem with the bridge of my Squier CV Jaguar that is sinking into the body. Should I use Loctite 222 instead of 242 so that I have no problems changing the height later on?

How's the process exactly? Should I remove the bridge, remove the 2 post screws, put a Loctite dot on each (where?), put them back (just after?), let it cure before reinstalling? But then how will I adjust the bridge at the correct height if the screws are blocked?

Thank you!

I put a Mustang bridge on my Jaguar, and have not had an issue with it at all. Not as good as a Staytrem (from what I hear), but I have had zero issues with it.

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I put a tiny bit of teflon tape around the screws.
I have also used cling wrap in the past when I did not have any teflon tape lying around.
I have also used clear nail polish.
Or you can wait until the screws rust up a bit.
Anything that adds a bit of friction or something that gunks them up is going to help.
There's just too much 'play' on all of those screws.
From the vibrations and downward pressure the bridge and/or saddles slowly 'unscrew' and sink.

Last edited: Sep 28, 2021 02:07:16

J flanders always has good advice. But if you want to go the Loctite route, I think the blue stuff is what you want. Put it on the parts of the screw that will go into the saddle (or coat the whole thing if it's easier). Let it dry, then screw it in. As noted by j_flanders, it's all about getting building in some friction for the screws.

The blue loctite effectively turns any nut into a nylock by hardening into a soft nylon compound but you can still adjust it. The red loctite really locks those nuts and bolts in place and needs heating to adjust them.

Other techniques include squashing the threads slightly in grips or a vice, or more elegantly, tapping the end of the screw to squash the threads up a bit.

A thread of cotton along the screw is the time honoured way of doing it. Or just waiting til it all goes rusty

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surferjoemusic wrote:

STAYTREM FOREVER & EVER.
I would buy this bridge before the guitar!
You put that on and you FORGET any problem of any kind.

Absolutely! What he said!

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