Tone Matters. Use It Well.
- Jan 26, 2019
- NW Connecticut, USA
The MannMade USA bridge should be compatible with PRS studs. Also visa versa... my studs should work with a PRS bridge. My bridge comes with the studs includes, so you could conceivably mix and match to your heart's content. Both PRS and MM-USA studs are machined from Brass, so I don't think one would hear a tonal difference. I would suspect that mine (MM-USA) are a tighter fit..
We do sell stud wells separately, but I wouldn't change them as a general rule....
Thx for your reassurance. Yet, just to be on the safe side, I purchased some MM USA nickel plated brass studs to accompany my MM USA 2300 bridge. The person who sold me his spare MM 2300 bridge only had metric brass studs with the bridge, and it wasn't clear at the time whether my PRS USA studs would fit the MM 2300 bridge well.
Anyway, after several sets of strings, a couple truss rod tweaks, and 3 intonations later (neck settling/humidity, fret buzz, allen wrench/saddle travel) my 2015 McCarty (visible in avatar) now displays a N(U)MMB. Adjustable, of course.