Schaller Roller Bridge

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Schaller Roller Bridge Chrome


Item # 1266
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Schaller Roller Bridge

About This Item

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.

Use a 1/4" drill bit to install the bushings.

string spread

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

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.

    • Item #
    • Weight
    • 1266
    • 0.1624 lbs. (0.07 kg)
    • 1266-G
    • 0.1624 lbs. (0.07 kg)

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Great upgrade for Bigsby-equipped guitars

(Customer's Reviews)

This bridge replaced a Tune-o-matic bridge that came installed on an Epiphone Casino. The bridge posts are incompatible with the stock inserts; however, I was able to re-use the original bridge posts with a few shims rather than trying to replace the inserts. Works great! Much better tuning stability.


Schaller Roller bridge with Gibson Les Paul Studio

(Customer's Reviews)

i bought this because the stock bridge had the strings lined up well off center of the pickups and the high E was totally off and there was some buzzing with that set up and stay staying in tune during a set was a problem. It was a direct fit with out any modifications. During the install I was very surprised to find that the stock bridge posts were somewhat loose in the holes which may have caused the tuning problems. The Schaller fit perfect. The improvement in tone was an awesome surprise and the sustain is also improved. The install took only about 15 minutes plus the setup time.


Perfect replacement !

(Customer's Reviews)

I bought this as a replacement for my SG Tone Pro bridge and man am I glad I did ! No mods necessary as it was a 10 second drop in replacement. I immediately noticed and increase in sustain and my intonation as as near to perfect as I can get it !


Small modification needed to fit my new ES-LES PAUL but still an awesome product!

(Customer's Reviews)

Replace your stock "UNTune-a-matic" bridge ASAP! Gibson needs to really rethink that god awful bridge. I bought a brand new Gibson ES-LES Paul and almost returned it. I couldn't keep it in tune, it "pinged" and "creeked" every time I turned the tuners.

My ES-LES PAUL has threaded posts and I wasn't go to pull them to install the included bushings. Just like another reviewer mentioned, I drilled a hole through the light aluminum bridge so the threaded posts can pass through (see pic). I did not modify the guitar in any way. I can put the crappy tune-a-matic back on at any time.


Works on Gretsch, but

(Customer's Reviews)

This is a terrific alternative to almost any stock Gretsch bridge, but you must be handy enough to adjust the wooden base in order to accommodate the necessary height off the body requirements of these archtops. We actually drill out the bases to accept the stud bushings, then file down the base to correct height, and cut down the stud post so it won't bottom out on the top. Granted this is careful work, and one probably best left to qualified shops, but, the end results definitely justifies the hassle. Rock solid tuning, much better intonation, greatly increased sustain. WE EVEN GO ONE STEP FURTHER AND "PIN" the bridge to the top once we meticulously intonate. Accommodates almost any player and string gauges with ease! If you're the Brian Setzer type aggressive player, this bridge will hack the abuse and come up smelling like a rose! Just be aware that it does not just drop into a Gretsch format.


Gibson Midtown P90

(Customer's Reviews)

Works great. String spacing adjustable on roller bridge. Vibramate and Bigsby B5 easy to install. Guitar still fits in the case. Looks nice and sounds cool.


Improper specs not enough info

(Customer's Reviews)

Watch the height! This was purchased for a 6120 and 1) studs won't fit the standard bridge base and 2) The bridge is limited in how low it will drop. It will not work with a Gretsch 6120 UNLESS you want to exclusively play slide guitar.


Schaller Roller Bridge

(Customer's Reviews)

Excellent quality item, suitable for the highest quality guitars.


What an awesome improvement!

(Customer's Reviews)

Buy this bridge! After replacing my tune-o-matic with the original Gibson part, I was still breaking strings at the bridge. Instead of taking it to the shop I liked the design of this bridge and the reviews were good so I decided to try it. It has improved both the resonance and feel way beyond what I expected. My Les Paul Custom is better than ever! Thanks Schaller and StewMac!


Not just for trems anymore

(Customer's Reviews)

I have been using roller bridges on all my Bigsby equipped guitars for years. I have taken to using them on ALL my guitars that use a Tune-O-Matic bridge. I can adjust the spacing and intonate much easier with rollers !

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