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01-27-2009, 04:25 AM
Anyone with advice on saddle screws that seem to loosen by themselves...a few months back I removed my 3 saddle(could not intonate well) and installed a Fender 6 saddle, (this is like the bridges on the mexi teles, it looks like the one below, ...not the greatest, but.
I know there is a product called "Loctite"?..that might be too extreme? As I may need to adjust the bridge saddles doen the road sometime.
Anyone else with this issue? Thanks...
01-27-2009, 05:37 AM
I've had the same problem with the same bridge. "Loctite" comes in different formulas and I'd look at my local auto supply store for a lower strength.
01-27-2009, 07:18 AM
I wouldn't go putting Loctite onto it. It is mainly used on steel to steel ie nuts and bolts. Probably better if you dip a matchstick in wood glue and fill the holes. Allow to set and use the screws you have which will now sit tighter in the holes. As the matchstick is soft wood you shouldn't need more than the point of a counter punch or scribe to give you a start in the centre of the hole.
01-27-2009, 07:24 AM
That isn't a bad idea.
I use super glue, with one of those tiny extension tubes. Wick it up the screw from the bottom side with everything set correctly. It falls off next time you hit it with an allen wrench.
01-27-2009, 09:35 AM
You don't want Loctite, and you really don't want super glue. Try Vibratite, which is used on motorcycle throttle linkages. It'll keep everything together, but still allow you to adjust it when needed.
01-27-2009, 06:10 PM
Thanks...All good ideas, there is a weaker formula of Loctite I found on the web, this morning...Vibratite sounds good too? Gives me a few options..I better at least stay away from the more powerful Loctite.
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