Schaller Roller Bridge

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Schaller Roller Bridge Chrome


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Schaller Roller Bridge Gold


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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
    • 0.276 lbs. (0.13 kg)
    • 1266-G
    • 0.276 lbs. (0.13 kg)

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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.

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