Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Re: Should my studs do this?
That's just the result of the non-locking studs - without the forward-bearing pressure of the bridge under string and spring tension, they're free to be what they are; essentially a fancy nut and bolt, where the 'nut' is buried in the guitar body =]
On guitars that I work on that don't have studs that lock, I always put some medium tack tape onto the top of them, attaching to some feature on the instrument that won't be harmful, but will keep the studs in position during work.