Re: Can I really use Lo Pro studs on an Edge Zero?
So I pulled these yesterday and found something I've never seen before. The guitar has closed bottom anchors, but they have a machined in flare that matches the locking screw on the EZ studs. These screws are much larger than the ones on the older studs.
What I found is that the lock screws from the old style studs were just making a giant divot in the metal at the bottom of the stud. I don't know what would ultimately happen if I kept running them down, so I went back to the EZ studs, which locked predictably.
One thing I noticed on the EZ studs that I've not seen before is some bluing visible in the finish, which is most likely due to heat treating. I think that they are hardened, where the old ones are not. That might make them better able to get away with the profile that they have.