Golden Age Roller Bridge

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The only roller bridge that matches the 12" radius of the Nashville Tune-O-Matic. Low-friction brass roller saddles let the strings move freely and return to accurate pitch.

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Golden Age Roller Bridge Chrome

Chrome

Item # 1275
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$34.95

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Golden Age Roller Bridge Gold

Gold

Item # 1275-G
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$39.95

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Product Details

The only roller bridge that matches the 12" radius of the Nashville Tune-O-Matic. Low-friction brass roller saddles let the strings move freely and return to accurate pitch.

We designed this bridge to work with Bigsby vibratos, in place of the Nashville Tune-o-matic. This is the only roller bridge that matches the 12" radius of the Nashville, so you maintain the string action you're used to. We gave it a low profile to keep the strings clear of the bridge body too, eliminating a frequent source of vibrato problems.

Thumbwheel height-adjustment studs and knurled bushings are included.

String spread   Saddle radius   Stud spacing   Stud threads   
2-1/16"12"2-29/32"M5 x .8

 /><font color=About bridge & tailpiece measurements

String spread is the distance between the centers of the outer strings on a bridge or tailpiece.

Saddle radius determines the arc formed by all the individual saddle heights, and is similar to the measurement of a fretboard.

Stud/post spacing is the distance between the centers of the mounting posts of a bridge or 'stop' tailpiece.




    • Item #
    • Weight
    • 1275
    • 0.170
    • 1275-G
    • 0.170

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Great Bridge for the right guitar

By William from Williamsburg, VA 
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, July 09, 2014


Based on some past reviews, I purchased this with a little apprehension. It worked perfectly on my Washburn HB-35 in conjunction with a B7 Bigsby. Radius matches, and plenty of string clearance on the back side. A well built bridge- strings return to pitch. If I had any negative it would be with the bushings- .322 depth is a little shallow for my taste. I would have preferred .500 or even .625 . I step drilled the holes so the post could bottom out.

Golden Age Roller Bridge FITS my stock 98 LP standard !

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014


I read thru all reviews on the Golden Age Roller Bridge installed on a Les Paul. Well to be clear, this (Chrome) roller bridge DiD fit on a 98 LP Standard with out any mods! Just take the strings off, take the Nashville TOM bridge off, un screw the original height adjustment screws and screw the new ones (included). You will at first think the bridge does NOT fit, that the bridge holes are too narrow. Don't flip out-Its not. Its just very very snug and with a little bit of hand pressure it snaps right onto the new screw tops. I eye balled the height for the strings and was very close after they were re installed. Looks sweet! After installation I noticed an immediate increase in the note sustain which is what I was after! Im keeping this bridge on my LP Standard!...

Beautiful

By Chris Coyle from Toronto Canada
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, May 05, 2014


I got this bridge to help solve a specific problem with my guitar. I have a 1976 Gibson Firebird, which came with actual banjo tuners (believe it or not). They appear to be Waverly banjo tuners, but I'm not certain of that. They look beautiful, but the very low ratio tuners (4-to-1) made fine tuning difficult and tedious. So I decided to get a Gibson TP-6 tail piece with fine-tuning knobs (too bad StewMac doesn't stock them!). In my opinion, the fine-tuning tail piece, like a tremolo, requires a roller bridge. I compared a few and decided the Golden Age was the one to try. This bridge is very well made, very high quality design and construction. Installation was very easy. The bridge posts were slightly longer than the old ones, but that was easy to fix. Apart from that, it just slipped on, in place of the old Nashville bridge. Now my tuning problems are solved, and the guitar is actually better than new. The combination of the TP-6 tail piece and the Golden Age roller bridge also made a huge improvement in the sound of the guitar. Now it has way more sustain, and tons of higher overtones.

It's great - AND I still have some work to do

By samm from Devon, UK
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, April 02, 2014


I made a DIY SG and the bridge position must have been a couple of mm off because I ran out of intonation room on the bridge supplied. Ordered this bridge to give myself more room (hopefully!) to get the intonation right and because I liked the idea of the rollers working when bending strings. The product is nice looking, good quality. The posts are smaller than my standard fitting meaning that I would have to fill and re-drill to use. As it happens, I found that leaving in the 'bushing' from the original bridge in the hole I could simply drop in the bushing post from this new bridge. Result? Quick installation. But...I still ran out of intonation. Leaves me thinking I now need to fill the holes with hardwood, re-drill (in slightly amended position) to fit this bridge properly. 4 stars because it wasn't clear to me that the post size on this was different from mine...the info I'm sure was there, but making this clearer / more explicit would have been helpful for an 'amateur' like me.

Great Bridge, wrong guitar!!

By ozzys stuff from UK
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, March 25, 2014


I bought the roller bridge, expecting it to fit onto my epiphone SG.. It didn't. which is my fault for not checking the spec..It is now on my friends epi LP and he says it's a great bridge, no complaints there!!

Perfect for Maestro Trem

By MacGwyn from Georgia
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, March 22, 2014


Had not seen a review for the Gibson Maestro Vibrola, as on my 2013 SG original. This bridge is a perfect fit and solves 99 percent of tuning problems instantly. The included posts even matched the threads on the Gibson studs, so I didn't have to remove them. An excellent buy.

Does not fit like I thought it would

By DavidF from Texas
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, March 17, 2014


While I have very little against the bridge itself -- besides being a little bigger than a tune-o-matic and thus causing the break angle to change along with the widness making it fit more snugly into the posts than I would like -- the posts did not fit into the guitar that I changed it out on. Full disclosure, it was not a Gibson, and so maybe they have smaller posts, but the guitar I changed it on had posts that fit another replacement tune-o-matic bridge I had, so I would think the guitar was the standard tune-o-matic and not the other way around. That said, I only managed to get it to work with a hack method of installing the smaller grommets inside of the larger, existing grommets that were already in the guitar. Luckily, they forced in perfectly and it fits now, but I would caution anyone against purchasing this bridge to make sure your posts are the small ones first.

Almost perfect

By Darcy from Yorkton Sk, Canada
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, March 03, 2014


Another quality piece at a great price. Installed easily onto my Epiphone ES-339 which I also added a Bigsby B7. Works as it should and looks great. The only thing that would make me happier is if it was available in nickel.

Golden Age Roller Bridge

By mike iadonisi from nashua,nh
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, February 26, 2014


gold plated - I am very pleased - easy to install - I have also noticed easier bending, better sustain, better tone, easier to set low action probably at least partially because radius matches Les Paul, & better looks. I haven't plugged in yet but can't wait. I love upgrading my axes and this appears to be a very cost effective upgrade. got in 2 days Stew Mac Rocks

Close But No Cigar

By Rich F from Rochester, NY
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, February 24, 2014


The Golden Age Roller Bridge is a well made piece but with (in my opinion) one serious design flaw, the rollers sit too low in the bridge assembly. When used on a Les Paul Std. with a Bigsby B7 and set up for a nominal string action, several of the strings touch the bridge. The yokes that hold the rollers need to be a little bit taller (see Schaller Roller Bridge). It is a good looking unit, good price and I like the 12" string radius, but I think that one flaw needs to be corrected.

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