Locking Roller Bridge

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Locking Roller Bridge Chrome


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Locking Roller Bridge

About This Item

Low-friction grooved saddles roll freely with a tremolo so your strings always return to pitch. Adjustable for precise intonation.

2"14"2-29/32"M8 x 1.25

This unique post-mounted brass bridge has low-friction grooved roller saddles for smooth string return, plus advanced features for improved intonation stability. The holes for the bridge posts are elongated to allow overall intonation adjustment, and allen screws lock the bridge to the posts. The reversible roller saddles are individually adjustable for precise string intonation, and also lock to the bridge with allen screws. Allen wrench and thumbwheel mounting posts with bushings are included.

Use an 11mm drill bit to install the bushings.

SAVE when you buy a roller bridge paired with a Bigsby Vibrato Tailpiece:
With Bigsby B50: Locking Roller Bridge with Bigsby B50 Vibrato
With Bigsby B70: Locking Roller Bridge with Bigsby B70 Vibrato

About bridge & tailpiece measurements

Bridge and Tailpiece reference image

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.

Positioning the bridge
Find bridge placement for any scale with our free online tool fret position calculator.

    • Item #
    • Weight
    • 5276
    • 0.249 lbs. (0.11 kg)
    • 5276-G
    • 0.254 lbs. (0.12 kg)

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Epiphone LesPaul replacement - WOW!

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This is the roller bridge to use for Epiphone Les Pauls! I had an annoying buzz that was happening from the original bridge. Chose the roller bridge just in case I wanted a Bigsby later on (original reason - but found so many more compelling reasons to switch the stock bridge). GLAD I DID!!
* EXACT replacement - didnt have to use bushings as threads are the metric ones used on Epiphone. Post screwed in easily, and bridge dropped right in!
*SOUND - WOW... opened up the sound on my LP with better sustain, better resonance, better harmonics (no kidding!)
* FEEL - better on my wrist (where I typically rest it when playing or palm muting) as it is very smooth and no rough edges; Strings feel responsive and less "brittle" and somehow less effort to bend bringing smoother playing as a result (better for blues too!)
*TUNE - keeps it in tune surprisingly. Less adjustments needed through the course of a nights playing
* Why THIS Bridge -
- construction was very good as is the finish (I got chrome)
- I saw the Schaller at a Luthier, and one issue with that bridge was the way the roller was threaded so that string spacing would be a challenge as no stops were included or designed. This bridge uses screws which hold things in place and does not allow for spacing changes so it is exactly the same per mfg spec, and intonation is NOT a problem. (disregard the other comment in these reviews - its easy to set up)
- It is a DIRECT replacement for Epiphone bridges (and yes I measured every part of the bridge before ordering)
- Cost was reasonable for the quality you get, plus, StewMac would not carry a substandard product; one call to their phone center confirmed this would be an easy install - it was!!

Wrap up: This is a GREAT bridge over a standard or roller bridge replacement options. This should be your FIRST replacement part, even if you dont have any buzz (yet). I am SO glad I purchased this and am enjoying buzz-free playing and a lively sounding Epiphone Les Paul- finally!


The Cure for a Misplaced Bridge

(Customer's Reviews)

My Les Paul style guitar's bridge was originally mounted 1/4" too far away from the bridge pickup and the existing bridge didn't have enough "travel" to allow for proper intonation. This one, with the slotted mounting holes and extra length of travel of the rollers solved the problem and looked good doing it.


Very nice replacement bridge

(Customer's Reviews)

I fitted this bridge into a cheap korean LTD guitar and it was a perfect drop in replacement. A lot more substantial bridge than the cheapo tuneomatic. No friction with the rollers and it locks to the studs. My only gripe with this is the intonation adjustment. Would be nicer to have screwable adjustment than by hand. That would be faster and more precise. But you can get it spot on with this. You just have to be careful and take your time. Looks good on a guitar too.


Excellent Replacement

(Customer's Reviews)

This is a very solid replacement bridge. It dropped right onto my '98 Epiphone Les Paul and intonation set up was easy and precise. A very nice improvement.


Poor intonation adjusters

(Customer's Reviews)

I could have seen before ordering that the intonations adjustment on this bridge would be difficult. You loosen the locking screw, then slide the saddle. It's very difficult to be precise. I returned it, got one from another supplier with screw-type adjusters. Granted the better one was $10 more, so if money's a consideration you could use this one. Both had posts whose centers were off 1/16 for the holes in my 1997 Epi Dot (made in Korea by Samick), but my luthier got it to work.


Works like a charm

(Customer's Reviews)

In short, this is how my guitar (recent Epi Genesis with "LockTone" bridge) should have come from the factory. Intonation is finally spot on and no string breakage worries. No worries with stock radius being 12" either. I was able to use the posts supplied with the roller bridge as they screwed right into the factory studs. The only issue lies in the factory stud spacing being maybe a millimeter too close. Used a nail punch to gently widen the holes on the bridge and voilß, great fit. I trusted in Russell's review and glad I did.


Locking Roller Bridge

(Customer's Reviews)

It took no time to install over the existing posts on my Epiphone Dot. They seem to make more contact with the body and have more weight than the stock bridge but haven't gotten a chance to play it much yet. It definitely feels more comfortable palm-muting on the roller bridge. This really is a no brainer and I will use this to replace any stock tonelock bridge with all those sharp edges just asking to break strings. Lessons Learned: 1. If you're lazy like me you don't even have to change strings - just loosen them enough to give you room to work. 2. You don't have to replace posts unless you really want to drill new holes for the posts provided with the new bridge. This might affect sustain since I don't really know much about the length/quality of the stock posts. Consider putting it on your to-do list, but it's not always crucial. 3. The new bridge might need a little bit of love to get it to fit onto the posts, thats ok. Don't hulk it, use your head. 4. Try to mimic the string adjustment positions for each string. It will help you tweak intonation later. Because of the position of the adjustment hex-screw, you need to loosen the strings.


Simply elegant design.

(Customer's Reviews)

I've used these bridges on both tremolo and non-tremolo guitars. Having the string meet at a roller as opposed to fulcrum point not only improves tone, but prevents string breakage almost completely.
These are excellent units and I recommend them to anyone looking to improve their instruments playability, tone, and string life.



(Customer's Reviews)

Great for offshore guitars in need of tremolos


Works even without a Bigsby

(Customer's Reviews)

This unit allows precise intonation. Being about twice as heavy as my old tuneomatic, it also kind of "unlocked" overtones in a very pleasant way (but nothing like the silly "sustain for days" mumbo jumbo).

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