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


Item # 1266
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Schaller Roller Bridge Gold


Item # 1266-G
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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.

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.

    • Item #
    • Weight
    • 1266
    • 0.276 lbs. (0.13 kg)
    • 1266-G
    • 0.276 lbs. (0.13 kg)

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Schaller Roller Bridge

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Rock and Roller Bridge

By Victory Pete from R.I
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, October 04, 2012

Nice bridge, I just put a Bigsby B7 on my Les Paul and this keeps it in tune well. Only bummer is this has 14" radius and my LP has a 12" radius. They should make one specifically for Gibsons.

Bridge over Troubled Waters

By Big Ron from Chattanooga, TN USA
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, July 11, 2012

I have installed several roller bridges over the years, and I prefer them on my Bigsby equipped guitars. Normally when I get a guitar without a tremolo, I install a Bigsby on it. Recently I purchased a Super Eagle custom jazz box from The Heritage company and it came with a Schaller Roller Bridge. I didn't know what the brand of the bridge was, but I thought it was just something that Heritage had made for them. After a bit of research starting here at the StewMac website, I found that it was a Schaller Roller Bridge. I immediately ordered another one for my Gretsch 6120-1959 and I have another couple of guitars just waiting to be converted. It's easy to install, even if you have to shorten the threaded shafts of a rosewood jazz box bridge base. Nothing to it, good looks, precision engineered and the shape of the bridge doesn't grind it'self into your hand.

Great Bridge!

By MJH from New York
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, June 26, 2012

I have been working on a project to "clean up" a 73 Gibson SG. Part of the project was installing a Bigsby tailpiece, which did not work very well with the original harmonica bridge on my SG. I was quite pleased with how well the Schaller Roller Bridge worked with the Bigsby, smooth and very responsive. Installation was a breeze. Very pleased with the item!


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.

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