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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.

String
spread
Saddle
radius
Post
spacing
Post
threads
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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5.0

Nice !

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Bought this for my Sheraton II . Fits nicely using supplied posts. No need to remove grommets.
I mirrored position of saddles from original bridge and installed. WOW what a difference!!
Harmonics are on all the way up the neck and stays in tune all day long. I tuned up before leaving for a gig and after 2 hours drive and set up, pulled out of the case and still dead on.
Great product, but adjusting could be rough due to placement of allen screws. Small price to pay for a great bridge.

5.0

Updated my Ibanez Atrcore AS73

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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.

4.0

Almost perfect - but still the wrong radius

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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.

5.0

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

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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.

5.0

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!

5.0

The Cure for a Misplaced Bridge

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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.

4.0

Very nice replacement bridge

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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.

5.0

Excellent Replacement

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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.

2.0

Poor intonation adjusters

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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.

4.0

Works like a charm

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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.

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