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Schaller Roller Bridge

About This Item

A direct replacement for most Tune-o-matic style bridges!
Schaller's unique variation of the Tune-o-matic bridge features low-friction roller saddles for smoother tuning and tremolo action.

These intonation-adjustable brass saddles allow adjustable string spread, and are angled slightly for correct alignment with the offset mounting studs and threaded bushings. The bridge can be used with standard Gibson® guitar tailpieces.

Adjustable
string spread

1-29/32" to 2-1/4"
(48.42mm to 57.15mm)
Saddle radius
14"
(355.60mm)
Post spacing
2-29/32"
(73.82mm)
Stud threads
M5 x .8 and
M8 x 1.25

Two sizes of studs included:
The M5 x .8 studs and bushings allow for an easy retrofit from a Nashville Tune-o-matic bridge, as used on many Gibson guitars. A set of M8 x 1.25 studs is also included for installation on most imported guitars with Tune-o-matic style bridges including Epiphone, Ibanez, BC Rich, and Samick. These will screw right into the existing bushings.

Use a 1/4" drill bit to install the bushings.

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.


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    • 1266
    • 0.1624 lbs. (0.07 kg)
    • 1266-G
    • 0.1624 lbs. (0.07 kg)

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4.0

Bought this to clear up tuning issues on a Gibson es355 with bigsby.

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Great looking bridge and the post spacing matches the Gibson exactly. However the bridge post diameter does not match the Gibson posts that are threaded directly into the wood guitar top. The posts that come with the schaller bridge are larger diameter than the Gibson studs. After some deliberation I opted to screw the Gibson studs out and drill the holes out to 7/64 inch. Then I drove in the schaller bushings and used the paired stud posts to mount the bridge. This resulted in the new bridge being exactly the same location as the old one and the bridge Sat solidly on the schaller posts as intended. Bridge was easy to adjust and the threaded rollers were great for adjusting string spacing to your liking. You can't see it in the catalog pics but the bridge rollers are canted a bit and they line up perfectly perpendicular to the nut so that the intonation angle of the bridge is perfect as can be. I adjusted the rollers to about the same intonation length as the bridge I took off and when I got it tuned up the intonation was just right. Overall a very good product and am pleased with it. Too bad it's not a drop in switch but I guess Gibson changes suppliers every now and then and the specs and hardware change too. Just be aware that my es355 was a 2017 model and other years or models may be different.

5.0

Schaller Roller Bridge should be stock

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Best replacement bridge for my Les Paul. Strings stay in place and the sustain is definitely better than the stock one. The guitar's playability is overall better.

5.0

Schaller Roller far better than stock Ibanez

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I bought this hoping it would be quieter than the noisy, buzzy bridge on my Ibanez Artcore. (with factory tremolo and roller bridge)

The Schaller fit perfectly, was easy to adjust and no more noise! Probably the best upgrade I could think of for the Ibanez.

5.0

Exact fit

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Verified Buyer


Just as advertised. Drop in and go. Movable rollers really allow you to customize the string trajectory from nut to bridge. And sounds great.

5.0

A work of art

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Verified Buyer


This thing may be pricey but the quality is just startling compared to most of the die-cast junk being churned out of factories and dumped onto container ships lately. Comes with multiple mounting options, too. ***Do remember to install it facing the right direction, as I for one was sorta surprised to find the adjustment screws actually point toward the neck rather than the other way***. You will observe that the rollers are wider for the bass strings than the treble, which compels this placement. One could actually reverse this by removing and replacing the circlips, but if you do that you probably want to obtain the proper circlip tools (i.e., more $$). For my project, though, I won’t have to.

5.0

Great replacement for an Epiphone Sheridan II

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I've had a hard time keeping this guitar in tune. I've switched out the nut (Tusq) and tuners (Sperzel locking tuners). A while ago, I replaced the bridge with a tune-o-matic with string saver saddles. While this bridge helped with string breakage, it did noting to help with binding during tuning. I received the Schaller Roller Bridge a few weeks ago and it has been a life saver. The install was incredibly easy - no holes to drill or anything. After the new strings stretched, the tuning was much more stable. If you get really aggressive with bending, you can still knock it slightly out of tune, but it's small margin compared to the TOM. The adjustable string spacing has really helped dial in the intonation - I don't think this guitar has ever sounded this good while being played past the 12th fret. As an added bonus, it really increased the sustain. Overall, this bridge is exactly what I've been looking for. It helped stabilized the tuning and, as an added bonus, it improved the overall sound of the guitar. It's not a cheap bridge but you certainly get what you pay for. I would happily recommend it.

5.0

Great mod for Epi ES339

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Verified Buyer


I got this recently and I needed a bit more travel to intonate the D string. The Shaller provided that, also the east-west movement allowed me to standardize the string spacing.

The correct posts, provided, made this an easy remove and replace mod.

Excellent.

5.0

Schaller roller bridge on Epi Wildkat

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Verified Buyer


Bought this bridge to replace the Tune-o-Matic original bridge on a Bigsby equipped Wildkat. This is the bridge Epi should have installed in the first place. Fit was perfect and required NO mods or even mild cussing. Intonation and string spacing were easily set. I had no diffiulties in mating this bridge with a 14" radius to the 12" neck radius. The difference is miniscule. This is a much better guitar for such a small investment in money and time. I'll be trying another one on a 1963 Hagstrom 2 to replace what may be the worst bridge ever made.

4.0

Great replacement bridge

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I had a Tae Hwa (yeah, I never heard of them either) bridge on my LP copy and one of the saddles rattled. Several recommended a roller bridge and I thought I would give it a try. The posts that came with it screwed in to my existing bushings (bonus!). The only draw back, and it's a minor one, is that if you aren't careful, when restringing the instrument, you can alter the string spacing very easily. Not a huge issue but it does add to the time to restring. I used my straight edge to get everything lined up properly. Getting intoned was a snap.

5.0

Best roller bridge yet

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Verified Buyer


I've purchase a few different roller bridges for Gibson Les Pauls, SGs, and Epiphone version of the same. These particular roller bridges are the most solid and easily adjustable yet. I would buy these for almost any Tone Pro style set up.

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