I have used String Swing hangers for years with no issues - stud or no stud. Never had one fail as long as it was properly anchored. I moved about a year ago and replaced the String Swings with Hercules. Not blaming the hanger, but one pulled itself out of the wall - dropping my McNaught to the ground. Luckily, it looks like the only damage is two minor blemished on the rosewood neck - and the tremolo bar. It appears the tremolo took the brunt of the fall. I'm thrilled since that is the one piece most easily replaced! The trem is bent into an L shape and the plastic tip is busted all to hell. But the guitar is in fine shape considering what it went through. It went between pictures hanging on the wall (knocked one down) and my Kemper, which sits on an MBritt cab, which sits on a short TV stand table. Could have been much worse. So - Hey Jamie! (or others) - what is that bar you had/have that can be anchored into studs and then hangers slide into it? That's the route I want to go. Thanks!