Tone Pros System II SGS1 Locking US Tailpiece Studs Gold SGS1/GLD
This is a brand new set of Tone Pros SGS1/GLD locking studs. The items are sealed in their retail package as pictured. These are US 5/16" x 24 threads, for Gibsons electrics and and other US stop tailpieces. Includes two locking studs and bushings as pictured, however there is no need to pull/replace the bushings on your existing tailpiece and it is strongly recommended you do not. The bushings should be used for new builds only.
The top of these studs screw off. You screw the studs into the body - they fit in your USA thread stop tail bushings without modifications, then place the tailpiece on the posts. Finally, screw the tops down until they lock.
Sure, one benefit is the tailpiece won't fall off when you change strings. Yahoo. But the big payoff is the tailpiece now couples to the body perfectly, no matter if you screw the tailpiece all the way down or keep it up. The tailpiece is now perfectly rigid, and the difference in tone is great - better harmonics, more sustain, livelier.
Once you try Tone Pros hardware, you're hooked - I've got them on all my guitars - solidbodies, hollowbodies, bridge/tailpiece combos, wrap arounds, whatever. Never disappointed. People spend all kinds of money on pickups and electronics, try a couple of bucks on the string path and listen to the difference. Won't be disappointed. We carry a number of Tone Pros products, and use them exclusively on restorations and repairs. Try these with an aluminum tailpiece! You must ! :)