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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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TonePros Locking Studs
Item# Description In stock Price Quantity
5634 Chrome, U.S. thread 5/16-24; set of 2 Yes

5634-N Nickel, U.S. thread 5/16-24; set of 2 Yes

5635-N Nickel, Metric thread M8 x 1.25; set of 2 Yes

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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

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TonePros Locking Studs
TonePros Locking Studs
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5 2-05-2014
Pricey but makes a difference

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!

Suhr3825  CA Read my reviews (44)
4 12-06-2013
Nice Improvement

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

mikrow  Huntington Beach, CA Read my reviews (34)
5 8-28-2013
'57 LP Jr bridge

I bought a Pigtail intonatable wraparound bridge to replace the stock Gibson tailpiece type bridge. The stock studs let the new bridge tilt up. With the new Tonepros fitted, they keep everything level. They also secure the bridge when restringing and cleaning so no more bridge falling off or action accidentally getting moved. The locking studs screwed straight into the existing Gibson bushes so I didn't have to machine or drill out anything. Once they are installed they seem to be as robust as normal studs. They work better than I had expected so highly recommended.

Lex Luther  Scotland Read my reviews (4)
4 5-28-2013
Metric size works on imported Epiphones

Metric/Nickel for Epiphone. These corrected the tailpiece lean and improved sustain on my Epiphone LE 1961 SG Special. Just read the other reviews about them being somewhat fragile because they are made from brass. I had no problems with these as long as you use care and proper tools to install and adjust. I left the Epi factory bushings in place so I wouldn't wreck the finish trying to remove them. The METRIC threads matched perfectly. They also make them in steel if you are nervous about brass. Like I said, I have had no problems with the brass ones.

doguitar  Wyoming
4 8-29-2012
Worth the effort

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.

Blimpus  Chicagoland, USA Read my reviews (2)
4 1-07-2012
Great upgrade

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

Acid  Buenos Aires Read my reviews (3)
5 5-06-2011
Great Upgrade

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.

John English  Birmingham, AL Read my reviews (2)
4 4-09-2011

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

giovanni gaglio  riano, rome, italy
5 3-30-2011
Cher mais génial !

On gagne en sustain (surtout avec un bridge" en aluminium) et le montage inversé façon Joe Bonamassa! Très pratique lorsque on change les cordes. Une super idée!

Bluester  Switzerland Read my reviews (7)
3 3-04-2011
Nice, but fragile

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.

Bryan C.  Owensboro, KY Read my reviews (12)
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