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Gotoh bridge saddles rattling and buzzing - would you recommend Loctite 221 or nail polish?


New member
May 21, 2024
Hi everyone,
I replaced my older bridge with GOTOH tune-o-matic (it has no retaining wire). Unfortunately, i have rattling and buzzing noises (a sitar effect possibly?). It can go away sometimes (tuning down half or whole step and tuning back up). I took it to the tech, he worked on the bridge grooves a bit to make sure they're not the problem. It was better for a while, but it's worse again.
I've done some research and i think it might be the bridge saddles slightly loose or not tight enough on the screws. Some people suggest using Loctite 221 or clear nail polish to immobilize them. What's your recommendation? Are both these ways easily reversible?


Active member
Aug 26, 2011
both work. There's really nothing to reverse... but they both clean off with acetone or a little heat.