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.

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

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Updated my Ibanez Atrcore AS73

(Customer's Reviews)

The original bridge broke on my guitar. I looked around for various "drop-in" replacements. This one seemed to have all the cool stuff I thought I'd need. I ordered it, dropped it in, set up intonation and action to my liking, and it works perfectly. Very satisfied.


Almost perfect - but still the wrong radius

(Customer's Reviews)

I needed to replace a buzzing ABR-1 bridge on a Gibson CS-356, and was interested in a roller saddles, so I ordered this Locking Roller Bridge, the Schaller Roller Bridge, and the Golden Age Roller Bridge from Stew Mac to try out. I was determined to keep the original 6-32 posts and thumbwheels though, which meant that I couldn’t get the Schaller or the Golden Age units to fit. The Locking Roller Bridge would fit, but the width was a bit too wide for the posts, so that I had to file away a bit on the inside edges to get the unit to drop smoothly over the 6-32 screws.

My first impression was wow, is this thing comfortable on your hand, with nothing but smooth, round edges. I got it strung up, set the action, and tried to set the intonation. Whereupon I discovered – as someone else mentioned – that it can be very hard to move the saddles back and forth. It was also mentioned that you had to loosen the strings to get at the screws to move the saddles. Well that last part is easily fixed by using a BALL END 2 mm Allen wrench, which lets you get the wrench in sideways at an angle past the string and loosen the screw even with the string under full tension. Much better than the standard 2 ppm wrench that comes with the unit.

But I was going to have to do something to make the saddles easier to adjust. So I first pulled a few of them out and tried filing away at the sides to give more room. And that did help a bit, but not enough. I then noticed that the tiny slots for the screws in the base of each saddle seemed way too narrow for the screw diameter. So I filed away at the screw slots a bit, and sure enough that made the saddles super easy to move back and forth – even under tension – to allow ready adjustment of the intonation.

If this bridge only matched the 12” Gibson radius it would be just about perfect. I got out my math books and calculated how much lower the middle strings were due to the 14” radius of the saddle compared with the 12” radius of the fretboard. Turns out the 2nd and 5th strings are 0.00386” lower, while the 3rd and 4th strings are 0.00575” lower. (Full disclosure: this calculation took MUCH longer than I thought it would.) That may not sound like much, but it works out to be about 25% or 37% or a 64th of an inch, which I reckon is noticeable. So once I get ambitious I may go looking for some 0.004” and 0.006” shim stock to try and shim up the middle four saddles to create a 12” radius. But for the time being I’m satisfied as is.


If you've got a Bigsby on your guitar, you need this.

(Customer's Reviews)

I've installed this bridge on two of my own Bigsby equiped guitars as well as for a few customers. I have nothing but great things to say about it. If you need a TOM style roller bridge for a solid body or semi-hollow body guitar, this is the roller bridge to get. Installation is easy whether you have an import guitar or a USA guitar. You simply can't get better.

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