Golden Age Roller Bridge

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Golden Age Roller Bridge

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.




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    • 1275
    • 0.170 lbs. (0.08 kg)
    • 1275-G
    • 0.170 lbs. (0.08 kg)

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5.0

Great Design.

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I have always preferred a roller bridge whenever available. The Golden Age roller bridge from Stew-Mac is perfect for the current Gibson Les Paul project I have. The 12" radius of the Golden Age is perfect for Gibsons because Stew-Mac had the foresight to make it so as opposed to the 14" radius on the Schaller. The low profile is not only comfortable but really keeps the strings off the back of the bridge. No mods were necessary at all when replacing the Gibson Nashville Tune-O-Matic. Great design, Guys. Thanks!

5.0

Epi Wildkat

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Bought this to put on my Epihone Wildkat that has Bigsby and non roller bridge which to me doesn't make sense. Like others, I found the adjustment studs were the wrong size but with a few taps of a hammer the new ones fit right inside the existing threaded holes and I would imagine if I had to I could pull them out and still use the originals. My only other problem was, and I don't know if this is an Epi thing, but the stud spacing was slightly off and the holes had to be elongated by about 0.010" or so each to make it fit. After all this, it fit very snugly with no rocking whatsoever and it is the only roller bridge I was able to find with the 12" radius.

5.0

1950's Tun-o-matic out  &  in with modern Golden Age Roller bridge !!

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The reason I did this project was because I kept breaking strings and the intonation was hard to set...Note: Before doing this project I checked with Gibson/Epiphone and found out that Most newer Les Paul's have a 12" radius)(check your specs first) And was well pleased that the new roller bridge fit very well, a perfect radius fit...now onto how I did it....I first loosened my strings on my Epiphone Les Paul Ultra III and moved them out of the way...and then removed the old outdated Tune-o-matic bridge piece...and then unscrewed from the body the old Tune-o-matic bridge posts..I then used Some Guitar Grease from Stewmac on the new Knurled mounting studs and placing a piece of 1" foam on my table under the body of my 2012 Epiphone Les Paul Ultra III to absorb the shocks...I then used a rubber mallet and gently tapped in the new bridge mounting studs till flush with the old mounting female posts in the Epiphone body...I then put on the new Golden Age Roller bridge with intonation screws pointing to the rear of the guitar...I put the strings back on then tuned the instrument up with a TC Polytune tuner and then set the intonation...and then I played the guitar and was very pleased with the results..very easy to set the intonation..good sound, good sustain ..and definitely better than before the upgrade. I highly recommend this product. Thanks Stewmac for stocking it.

5.0

Quality unit

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Like other reviewers I was attracted by the price. Wasn't sure if it would fit my Epi Les Paul Ultra, but was encouraged by Dave and Mike's comments. At Dave's suggestion, I gently tapped the mounting posts right into the Epi's studs. Pretty sure if I needed to, I could pull them out again. This is a 12" radius bridge. I'm pretty sure my guitar is 14", but it still plays very nicely. When and if Stew-Mac comes out with a 14", I'll pick one up. I installed a Bigsby B70, but I've removed the hold-down roller, too much friction. Since then I've tweaked the nut-slots, so I'll try putting the roller back. I'll probably have to do a little bit of filing on the rim of the bridge for string clearance. As closely as I may look, I've never really been sure if roller bridges actually roll, or if the strings just like that smooth round surface. Either way, it works!

5.0

a really great deal !!!

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I ordered this going for the budget purchase. I didn't want to spend $80+ on a bridge at that time. I needed to replace my stock saddles because they had developed "multiple" string slots & I wanted to try a roller style bridge. I'm very glad I chose this bridge. It works perfectly, it was a true "drop in" replacement on my '97 Gibson Les Paul. Fit & finish is excellent. This is a fantastic deal for the price. I am very satisfied.

5.0

The Roller Bridge

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What can I say. To my knowledge the only 12" radius roller bridge and it works very well on my Bigsby equipped SG. I had a Goldo which was fine but sadly 14" radius which gave the outer strings a little too high action. This one works perfectly

5.0

Relief for Tune-o-matic bridge

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The Golden Age roller bridge arrived today -and what a relief it is! My brandnew Gibson Midtown Standard was almost impossible to intonate and to keep in tune. The factory Tuneomatic saddles didn't have sufficient travel to properly adjust the intonation, and by design the Tuneomatic bridge just loosely slips over the posts. The Golden Age rollerbridge firmly rests on top of the posts, resulting in improved string contact, tone clarity and string definition -the longer saddle travel of course now allows perfect intonation. No more running out of space on the saddle intonation screws! The result is so dramatic that I will replace all Tuneomatics in my collection of player guitars -my Les Paul can't wait!

5.0

Tuning issues gone

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Installed the bridge on my Bigsby equipped Epi Goldtop. Had to follow Dave's advice and insert the bridge posts into the studs. Once done, it's an excellent fit, although I'd have to replace the studs if I ever want to remove this bridge. That's not going to happen. Intonation's a breeze. Bigsby works like a champ and tuning issues are gone. I recommend this bridge for Bigsby users. My Gotoh bridge (a big improvement over the Epi) will just have to wait for another project. Hmmm...

5.0

Gretsch ABR friendly

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Works well and well made. The saddle screws are nice and tight so no rattles there. My original ABR bridge on my Gretsch 6128 Power jet was so loose. I didn't realize how much until I installed this one. Much quiter you hear more of the string vibrating rather then the rattling of your bridge screws and springs. Nice quality and design two thumbs up.

5.0

Super bridge

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I installed this bridge on an Epi Les Paul yesterday afternoon. The studs and screw height adjuster did not remotely match what the Epi had. I tried placing the studs from the new bridge into the old studs. I couldn't just push them in but with some persuasion from a hammer, the new stud was clearance pressure fit. Hope this helps others if they have the same problem. Setting up the action and intonation was a snap. However, before you start the install, put some teflon grease on the rollers, adjustment screws and mounting point. It helps a lot. There is more clearance for strings on the tailpiece side then on the Nashville bridge I replaced. However, the 1st string (high E) still slightly bumps the edge. String bending feels easier (maybe only in my head, but, hey, that works too!), tuning is more precise and faster. Once I mount the Bigsby I recently purchased this bridge will easily pay for itself. Definitely 5 stars and I recommend this bridge even if you are not planning to install a Bigsby.

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