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Golden Age Roller Bridge

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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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    • 1275
    • 0.1700 lbs. (0.08 kg)
    • 1275-G
    • 0.1700 lbs. (0.08 kg)

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5.0

Beautiful and functional!

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This bridge replaced the original with no effort at all. It fit exactly as described in the ad, and is a big improvment over the non roller bridge that came with my Epiphone.

5.0

Excellent roller bridge, Far exceeded expectations!

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I bought this for my Gibson '61' re-issue SG with Lyre trem, Not only do the rollers work as they should, This bridge is so precision it allowed me to lower my action to a height I never thought possible with ZERO fret buzz (Even un-plugged!) Very solid and well made, It also improved the already insane sustain!

3.0

The thing I didn't know

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The roller bridge itself is a very nicely well crafted piece. However, it is not a plug and play piece. Or at least not for an epiphone wildkat Royale. The (studs) are different diameter and spacing than the tunomatic bridge.

5.0

New life to My Les Paul

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Great upgrade for the heavy hitting guitarist! Super smooth intonation process, and no sharp edges to worry about

5.0

If you own a Epiphone Casino...

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I found a 2007 Unsung facory Korea) built Casino which is the far best post US &Japan made Epi...I have installed a Bigsby vibrato,so the Roller Bridge was the best way to go.But the original thumbwheel studs height adjusment are larger with smaller shaft in diameter,An easy way to avoid pulling out the original thumbwheel kit is to simply force down the original posts slightly an let the bridge sit on the thumwheels (even though they are too large.It took 2 minutes and the Bridge woorks perfectly while all strings clear the bridge.Perfect !!!!

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.

5.0

Best tune-o-matic style bridge

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For a new build, this is one of the best tune-o-matic style bridges: it does not break strings, it guarantees perfect return to pitch, it is very well made.
It does not allow a great deal of break angle before strings touch the rear part of the bridge, so it is not good for a string-thru-body design, unless you place the ferrules very far away from the bridge.

5.0

What I expected and wanted

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I ordered this for my Gibson Studio 50's Tribute Les Paul, which had been fitted with a B7/V7 Bigsby & Vibramate. I was uncertain how all would fit in terms of thread, spacing, etc. First and foremost the thumbwheels threaded into the existing studs just fine (phew!). The spacing from post to post WAS off just a smidge, but not enough to be a deal breaker. It took very little effort to coerce the bridge onto the thumb wheel posts. Once the roller bridge was mounted onto the thumbwheels there is a tad bit of binding, making dramatic height adjustments pretty tedious, I'd imagine. Fortunately I eyeballed it really well and only had to raise the bass side a tad. My second pleasant surprise was how well the intonation was preset. I just had to tweak the d-string a bit, everything else was right on. Function is smooth and the added mass of the roller bridge makes for a noticeable increase in sound and sustain, especially on the low E.

I don't know what the long term effects of having the thumbwheels minutely stressed off center by the bridge, probably not much. If I need to do any future height adjustments I'll probably remove the bridge to facilitate easier turning.

I haven't previously had any experience with roller bridges but I'm very pleased with this product.

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