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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
    • 0.2396 lbs. (0.11 kg)
    • 5276-G
    • 0.2396 lbs. (0.11 kg)

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5.0

Used on a 2014 Epiphone ES-355

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My Epi 355 came with a ABR style bridge that rattled like hell - a real piece of crap. I replaced the ABR with this roller bridge, and the guitar now sounds fabulous. It sounds very solid, with great tone, and absolutely no rattles. Things to know: the bushings supplied with the roller bridge are a lot larger than the stock bushings. I chose to leave the stock bushings and posts on the guitar. The roller bridge will fit right over the stock posts - it is the same width as the Epi bridge, within 1/32". The Roller Bridge has two set-screws on each side, that tighten agains the posts to "lock" the bridge. You also use these set screws to position the bridge, front to back, relative to the posts, so there is a lot of adjustability. If you choose to use the stock threaded posts, as I did, there is a possibility that you will damage the screw threads of the posts by tightening the the bridge's set-screws against the post's threads. But this isn't a big issue - what you do is screw in the threaded posts (lower them) so that the tops of the posts are even with the top of the Roller Bridge. That way, if you do damage the threads, it'll only be the upper part of the threads. And if, someday, you go back to the original bridge, the damaged threads would be well above the area used by the original bridge's threaded thumbwheel, and the damaged area would be hidden in the body of the ABR. As I said before, even using the stock threaded posts, the bridge is solid and the guitar sounds great. Now, to the lack of intonation adjustment screws: this is the first bridge I've had without forward/back adjustment screws, and yes, it takes more time to do intonation...you have to manually push the bridge piece forward and back, then lock it down to the bridge body by tightening its screw...but it wasn't that hard. The payoff is that the bridge is utterly vibration free. And I don't know about you, but for me, once I set the intonation on a given guitar with a given set of strings, I rarely have to redo it.

5.0

Better that AB-R 1, and Nashville, type bridges.

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Verified Buyer


I find that a few guitars have greater neck angle than designed. Gibson is not immune to this.
Most guitars set up within the limits of the design perameters. This bridge has better clearance
from the saddles to the back of the bridge. And this allows better height adjustment at the stop.
Also the roller saddles are very easy on the B, & E, strings. If the saddles on the tunematics,
are filed incorrectly, they will eat your strings. Especially the cheap zinc allow type. CHECK the
POST SPACING ! If the post spacing greater that 2mm wider or narrower, it won't fit. You can
machine it slightly to fit. But thats the limit. This bridge is machined pretty close. Also it has
set screws to lock the posts ! I love that. This bridge has great tuning stability. I have used this bridge on quite a few guitars with excellent results. I have used this bridge on Jaguars &
Jazzmasters, with those old Fender rocking bridges with great results. Posts have to be reset.
They look allot better. And function perfectly with the tremolo.
JW

3.0

Locking Roller Bridge, Chrome

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Verified Buyer


The screws and the inserts are really bad: there is too much spaces (soory for my english: i am french).
But the bridge is OK.

5.0

Goodbye broken strings!

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Verified Buyer


I bought this looking to reduce string breakage. I don't have a Bigsby on my Les Paul but I do a lot of heavy string bending as part of my solos and it eats up strings. Typically I've been lucky to make it through a two hour show without breaking a string. I've made sure that the saddles on my stock tune o matic were deburred and I tried graphtech string saver saddles, which helped some but I didn't like the resulting change to the tone. I also top wrap the tailpiece to reduce the angle where the strings meet the bridge. It's usually been the high E that breaks right where it meets the saddle on the pickup side. Until I got this roller bridge, nothing has worked to reduce the string breakage. I just made it through three 3 and 4 hour shows without breaking a string. I'm going to say my problem is solved! I've never had a set of strings last that long on my Les Paul ever.

3.0

Gold finish does not last

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I have used several of these bridges on my guitars, with generally good results. Last year, I tried one finished in gold. Functionally, it is equal to the others, but the finish is rubbing off wherever my hand makes contact with less than 6 months of playing...I'm going to have to replace the bridge if I intend to sell this guitar.

5.0

Bar bridge replacement.

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I was experiencing some string noise on my Gretsch NC 1959 reissue of Chet's guitar. The bar bridge that came on it wasn't machined quite right on the 3rd string. It wasn't seated right and allowed the string to vibrate and make a harmonic noise. (think I was the only one who noticed it). I replaced it with this new roller bridge and in addition of fixing my problem it was easier to get the intonation on each string right on the money. Thanks.

5.0

Epiphone the best replacement

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Do you not get confused this is the perfect replacement for the Epiphone Les Paul the post are the perfect size do you not look at the other one like the Nashville version

5.0

The best TOM bridge I've tried

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I've been upgrading a cheap pawn shop semi acoustic guitar. It had a tuning problem which is probably why it ended up in the pawn shop. I tried a couple of new bridges, they all wobbled back and forth in the bushings which seemed to contribute most of the tuning problem. This bridge, by locking to the posts with grub screws holds them a lot more stable and the tuning problem went away. Also the bridge can be moved and locked a few mm back and forth. So that gives a wider possible intonation range than a normal TOM bridge. The thread is metric, which matters if you're not changing the bushings.

5.0

Huge improvement over the standard TOM

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I had bought a few other items for setting up guitars and filing down bridge saddles. I stumbled onto the bridge section, as I have been here before, and looked for a bridge with a 14inch radius. I knew ahead of time that I may have to grind down the post if they are too large to fit my Carvin DC400. For the cost, why not give one a try so I added it to my order. It came today and I was correct in my assumptions that I would have to grind down the thumbwheel part of the posts as their original size would not fit into the bridge pocket that Carvin does with their TOM equipped guitars. Post size and spacing was correct so no issue there. I was able to grind down the posts, note that it is made of steel, and fit into my Carvin guitar in to the factory installed studs. The bridge fit well and mounted without any issues. First time I had plenty of room for adjustments, some of the saddles had to be reversed, but that is what makes this bridge ideal (did not have enough room on the TOM for setting the intonation. Since the base of the bridge is flat and is not that much taller than the standard TOM, I was able to install it with 0.01” clearance between the body of the guitar and bottom of the bridge. The bridge is 0.068” wider than the bridge pocket but I had great string action with it bottomed out. Actually had to raise it a bit. I am very impressed with the change in tone and sustain the walnut bodied guitar now has with this bridge installed. The detailed drawings provide enough information to make a good decision. I rated this 5 stars as the end result was quite rewarding. This bridge is solid, no unexpected buzzing or ringing from loose saddles (TOM). Intonation setup is not that bad. I like this bridge enough to buy another for one of my other Carvins.

4.0

As expected

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Verified Buyer


Well built bridge. Easily adjustable. Stable, locks in place. Would buy again.
14 radius, my guitar is a12 so I added a few shims under the G & D strings.

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