Wood screws to hold down SME V?

The way my SP-10 plinth is set up it will be difficult to use the regular nutted screws to hold down the base of the SME V but wood screws shouldnt be a problem because I wouldn't have to put a hole completely through where the arm will be mounted.

Would this degrade the sound of the SME V at all? I know the older SME arms (3009, 3012) used wood screws.