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Schaller Roller Bridge Chrome

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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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5.0

Great mod for Epi ES339

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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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Verified Buyer


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.

2.0

Looks great, but disapointing...

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New Bridge Review

I got this bridge to replace the worn one on my Schecter C1 Classic guitar. I looks great, but I had several issues. 1) could not get the 'D' string to intonate, ran out of adjustment. 2) Only way to adjust bridge up or down, is to remove it, raise top part from the bottom part.(thumb wheel almost useless. 3) They should have used Phillips head adjusting screws, much safer, no slip. 4) The large supplied posts are very short, compared to the original tone pro posts.
OK, to be fair, I have only tried it with the above guitar and 8 gauge strings. the saddles are all way toward the neck end of the guitar. I think putting heavier gauge strings on might intonate more toward the middle of the bridge. I did add lube to the posts before starting, but even with the bridge off the guitar, turning the thumb wheels is difficult. The plating does seem well done. I am getting a slight harmonic that was not there before.( hight strings only, tinny sound)
I choose this bridge because of the many great reviews and will update my thoughts after next string change to a heavier gauge string, if that helps. Right now, I think it is over rated and priced, based on the faults I have described. I had thoughts about adding a vibrato, but not if I can not intonate. Note: used D'Addario 8-39 half rounds. At this time NO, I would not recommend this bridge.

5.0

Roller Bridge

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Verified Buyer


I have used these in other guitars over the years. I wouldn't add a Bigbsy without one.
They are good with any vibrato type system.

5.0

Beautiful Upgrade from the Tune-O-Matic

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Verified Buyer


Looks and works great with my Bigsby B7 on my Les Paul. Easy to install and setup.

5.0

Guitar helper

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Verified Buyer


I purchased this roller bridge and im happy that I did..My new Guild Starfire v1 now stays in tune..i recommend this product to anyone have issues with tunning,especially with Bigsbys..

5.0

This blows the original bridge away!

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Verified Buyer


The tune-o-matic is famous, but seriously, it binds more and has no side-to-side adjustment. This bridge is a little tougher to intonate because of the fact the rollers turn a little too easy. I used lock-tite and simply don't care, its not that difficult.

Compare to other roller bridges that need screws turned in awkward ways and then you do feel pain.. They are very difficult to intonate. I got better playability (easier to bend strings) and better placement... the high-E was slightly too close to the edge for me. Enough that I found bending the high-E very hard. Now I don't. Love my choice, won't go back. I used this on a Epiphone Les Paul Standard Pro and the changes are stunningly better.

5.0

Schaller Roller Bridge

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Verified Buyer


I will never build another guitar without one of the beauties. Aside from the easily adjustable intonation, the Schaller Roller Bridge also allows string spread adjustment. User's of Bigsby and similar type tremolo systems will also benefit from the rollers as they allow the strings to move freely without binding and dragging across the saddles. As far as looks go, it has a very contemporary, refreshing look. It also works great with string -through- body installations. Colors: Chrome and Gold. I would like to see a Black versions as well. A+ all the way!

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