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Golden Age Roller Bridge

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Golden Age Roller Bridge Chrome

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Golden Age Roller Bridge

About This Item

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

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.


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

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5.0

Excellent product..

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StewMac. Awesome....

5.0

Great upgrade on a Gibson SG Tribute with Steinberger Gearless Tuners

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Ordered this Roller Bridge for my 2013 SG Future Tribute. I could not get the intonation correct with the Nashville Tune o Matic. I ran out of adjustment. It appears the Golden age has more adjustment range in addition to the rollers. I was also having stable tuning issues with the Steinberger gearless tuners that come on this Gibson. Both problems solved, the intonation is now perfect and the "creaking" is gone as I tune.
This bridge is a perfect DROP IN. Remove the TOM and the thumbscrews, install the Golden age thumbscrews, pop the bridge on, restring. One little tip, before removing the original bridge which was set up fine for string height on this SG, measure to the top of the string with a dial caliper and write the measurements down on the bass and treble side. After you restring but before you retune to pitch so the strings and bridge are NOT under full tension set the string height to the previous measurements. I found the thumbwheels hard to turn under full tension. This is a quality product!!!! Thank you StewMac for great customer service, and super fast shipping.

2.0

Too much work to install

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I was going to return this bridge but managed to find a way to get it to work thanks to other reviewers. While it is well made and does work great with as Bigsby, it does have some design flaws.
I was trying to install it on an Epiphone Sheraton. The bushings were far large to insert into the factory bushings and far too small to fit directly into the guitar. Fortunately I had some other bushings stashed about and with a little hammering I was able to install the thumbwheel and its bushings into the other set, which fit the Sheraton. After all that it was string it up and play.
As for the design flaws, there should be a version of this bridge with holes drilled in it so that it fits directly over most posts which would then allow string height to be adjusted with just a screw driver. Thereby avoiding the hassle of having to replace the bushings or drill new holes. The other annoyance is that it is nearly impossible to adjust the string height with the thumbwheel while the strings are under tension. I had to loosen the strings, tune up, wash and repeat in order to get the string height where I needed it.
Well made, good price, does what it promises but a can be pain to install.

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