TonePros Locking Studs

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Improved stability and sustain!
Retrofit your wraparound bridge or stop tailpiece for better tone and sustain!

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Chrome, U.S. thread 5/16-24; set of 2

Item # 5634
In stock, ready to ship!



Nickel, U.S. thread 5/16-24; set of 2

Item # 5634-N
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Nickel, Metric thread M8 x 1.25; set of 2

Item # 5635-N
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Total: $0.00
Quantity: 20


Improved stability and sustain!
Retrofit your wraparound bridge or stop tailpiece for better tone and sustain!

The top of each stud tightens down for solid contact. Your bridge or tailpiece will no longer lean, resulting in more stability and improved string energy transfer. Threaded bushings and wrench are included with each set.

"Real innovations. TonePros studs remove the play inherent in bridges and tailpieces that rest on threaded studs. This ensures especially good coupling."—Dan Erlewine

Solid coupling for better sustain
Improved bridge/tailpiece stability
More precise, lasting intonation
Won't fall off during restringing!

TonePros® hardware is now used by many enthusiastic makers and artists including:
ESP guitars
Dean guitars
Schecter guitars
Brian Moore guitars
Robben Ford
Peter Frampton
Lenny Kravitz
Def Leppard
Ted Nugent
Elliot Easton

    • Item #
    • Weight
    • 5634
    • 0.124 lbs. (0.06 kg)
    • 5634-N
    • 0.124 lbs. (0.06 kg)
    • 5635-N
    • 0.135 lbs. (0.06 kg)

Ratings & Reviews

TonePros Locking Studs

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Pricey but makes a difference

By Suhr3825 from CA
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, February 05, 2014

These are great and all the talk about helping sustain with a locked down tailpiece are correct. I notice a difference and having a locked down tailpiece when changing strings is a bonus!

Nice Improvement

By mikrow from Huntington Beach, CA
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, December 06, 2013

These really tighten up a stopbar or wraparound. The wrench is a hassle, but still, better tightness, better tone

Worth the effort

By Blimpus from Chicagoland, USA
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, August 29, 2012

These may seem a bit expensive at first blush, but having them in hand is another thing entirely. Very nicely designed, and effective especially in concert with a lightweight tailpiece. I will add my voice to the choir to not over-tighten, and follow the well-written instructions. A worth-while upgrade on my LP Junior.

Great upgrade

By Acid from Buenos Aires
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, January 07, 2012

This one is a great upgrade for any project, but seems a little fragile. Just be careful when installing and adjusting!

Great Upgrade

By John English from Birmingham, AL
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, May 06, 2011

Subjectively, these seem to have improved tone and sustain a bit on my LP Standard. But, unquestionably, they are worth the money if only to keep the tailpiece from falling off and dinging something (or itself!) when changing strings. I'm seriously considering the companion locking bridge for the same reason.


By giovanni gaglio from riano, rome, italy
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, April 09, 2011

is a fantastic idea, but all the stuff should be made of steel, not brass!

Cher mais gTnial !

By Bluester from Switzerland
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, March 30, 2011

On gagne en sustain (surtout avec un bridge" en aluminium) et le montage inversT faton Joe Bonamassa! TrFs pratique lorsque on change les cordes. Une super idTe!

Nice, but fragile

By Bryan C. from Owensboro, KY
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, March 04, 2011

I liked these when I first received them. However, in the process of adjusting the bridge height, I broke the head of one these off. It is really a rather small thread size and soft material. The head twisted off as I was tightening it. These are really over-priced for the quality. I decided to order the standard studs to replace these. Although they are not "locking" they are a lot stronger and serve their purpose just fine.

TonePros Studs

By MJ Lewis from North Texas
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, January 19, 2011

I've put these on every guitar I own (7), and they really do make a big difference in tone. You get the biggest difference when you use the locking bridge too! These are GREAT!!!

These really work!

By Gtr-Tek from Kansas
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, December 02, 2010

They fit most stud inserts but aren't hard to swap. Improved sustain! They look stock so no one would guess.

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