Schaller Roller Bridge

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Schaller's unique variation of the Tune-o-matic bridge features low-friction roller saddles for smoother tuning and tremolo action.

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Schaller Roller Bridge Chrome


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Product Details

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.

string spread

1-29/32" to 2-1/4"
(48.42mm to 57.15mm)
Saddle radius
Post spacing
Stud threads
M5 coarse

 /><font color=About bridge & tailpiece measurements

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
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    • 1266
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    • 1266-G
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Schaller Roller Bridge

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By niponz from Thailand
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Very good


By davideo from San Francisco, CA
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, May 23, 2012

This bridge is the bomb. Problems with intonation and string alignment are things of the past for me now. If you have an Epiphone, check the other reviews for installation as it's not just a drop-in replacement. The mounting bushing needs to be inserted in the existing bushing. I routed mine out with a Dremel, but apparently others just tapped it straight in with a nylon mallet.

Nice piece

By mattywohl from Great Barrington, MA
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, May 06, 2012

Does the job super well But the height adjusters that came on my Gibson ES-339 can't spin freely (and can't be replaced by the Schaller ones that came with the bridge due to Gibosn's peg design) and so getting the action just right is a but of a hassle. I'm willing to put up with it, but if they machined a little more room in the bottom of the bridge then it would work perfectly.

This is the one you want

By Scone Mason from Los Angeles, CA
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, May 02, 2012

This is the perfect bridge replacement for a Tune-O-Matic. This is the roller bridge that fits the Nashville style studs without modification. If you put a Bigsby on your Les Paul, use this bridge. Also, if you use the Vibramate, you can use a B-5 Bigsby and this bridge, and you're good to go. Also don't forget the Nut Sauce for the nut. You'll be wangin' and twangin' in no time.

Fine german engineering...mostly

By YoungTurq from Oregon coast
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, April 30, 2012

I recently bought the Schaller roller bridge as a replacement for a Gibson Tune-a-matic on a used Gibson "Classic" series SG; the previous owner had attempted to slot the saddles on the factory bridge and has used something far too coarse, leaving the slots much too wide for the string gauge. This resulted in a very dissonant tone to the axe, even though the intonation was correct.

The Schaller bridge sounds solid and correct, giving much enhanced "sono-coupling" through the bridge to the body, and the lack of consonance in the tone is gone...really rings like a bell now!

My only criticism is that the string spacing adjustment is very easy to disturb, as the rollers are very easy to move around on their threads and don't lock down in any way. When changing strings, one must be very careful not to drag the new string through the slot in the roller or it can become completely displaced. I may try putting a dab of clear nail polish on the threads either side of the roller saddles to keep them in place, but it does beg the question of how well this bridge would work with a Bigsby if I ever decided to add one.

Apart from this, however, I find that the bridge is a big improvement over the standard Tune-a-matic in terms of the enhanced tone and better intonation. I also like that the posts for the height adjustment thumb-wheels do not come through the top of the bridge...presents a much smoother, snag-free profile and just plain looks better. I really would give this 5 stars except for the touchy string spacing adjustment; perhaps a finer machine thread would improve this...?

Perfect Gibson Nashville Drop-in Replacement

By Jon F from Allentown, PA
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, March 18, 2012

I like to fingerpick my acoustic and electric guitars. Matching the string spacing at the bridge for both is a BIG plus. The pickups and string spacing from the fingerboard edge easily support 2 3/16" spacing which matches my dreadnought. Nice!

Perfect Drop-in Replacement for Gibson Nashville TOM

By Jon F from Allentown, PA
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Studs screw perfectly into Gibson inserts and bridge mounts perfectly to replace a modern Gibson Nashville TOM. With the roller saddles I was able to increase the string spacing from 2" to 2+2/16", and match my acoustic guitar. Nice! It appears that the stud holes on the underside of the bridge are somewhat oblong and might also accommodate studs on the older ABR-1 post spacing.

LOVE the roller!

By JoeBlog from Wichita, KS
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, February 02, 2012

I bought a Schaller Roller Bridge for one of my guitars about a year ago. Since then, I've really come to admire the elegant simplicity of the unit as a whole and the way I can adjust it to accommodate my style of playing. So, when it was time to upgrade one of my "pet" guitars, I naturally went back to a Schaller. At the same time, I installed new 500K pots, a new tailpiece, new knobs and pickup rings. The change has made an "OK" guitar become absolutely stellar. I really appreciate it that Stew-Mac had everything I needed, and got it to me quickly and without a backorder. Now, I'm beginning to think my other guitars need some attention, because this one came out so wonderfully.

Vintage Hagstrom & Schaller

By mart from canada
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, February 02, 2012

Replaced the original bridge on my 73 Hagstrom Swede which had seen it's better days. Had to modify the schaller a touch to widen the post holes a 64th but otherwise dropped right in on the original posts. (although I ended up putting the schaller posts in for ease of adjustability purposes ). Better intonation and string spacing adjustment and I'm no longer breaking E & B strings. Thumbs up.

Les Paul Custom  Schaller roller bridge conversion

By D. Neitzke from Omaha,NE
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, October 01, 2011

Hello Stewart Mc. I purchased this bridge because technically it looked superior to the standard "tune o matic" Upon receiving it I noticed it came along with it's own body inserts to which the bridge rests upon, Sorry but I wasn't about to dig out the original inserts just to mount this bridge on a $5k gibson. So instead,I thought about it for awhile and wondered if I was to drill out the bridge and have it just sit upon the original Gibson insert post. Well I did just that and set the spacing, string height, and intonation, and my custom plays like a million bucks,and have yet to break a string. You simply cannot go wrong for the price. many thanks

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