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'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.

Adjustable
string spread

1-29/32" to 2-1/4"
(48.42mm to 57.15mm)
Saddle radius
14"
(355.60mm)
Post spacing
2-29/32"
(73.82mm)
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 #
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    • 1266
    • 0.276
    • 1266
    • 0.276
    • 1266-G
    • 0.276
    • 1266-G
    • 0.276

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Great upgrade

By TomL from Sydney,Australia
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, July 17, 2011


I got this bridge to upgrade a standard tune-o-matic on an SG type kit guitar.I found the holes for the mounting studs just a fraction too narrow. A quick grind out with my Dremel quickly sorted that out.After stringing up I was pleasantly surprised to find that the intonation(apart from the A string,which was screwed in 1 turn) was spot on.A great product that with a graphite nut should help any guitar with a stable tuning platform. Highly recommended.

Spaced out

By kilphody from NY
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, July 07, 2011


Great to have adjustable spacing when needed. Used it with a B5 on a 45yr old narrow-necked import. Works well and keeps in tune. Nice looking too!

Perfect Fit, Great Tuning Fix

By Mark Irwin from Syracuse, NY
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, July 06, 2011


I purchased this bridge to install on an Epiphone WildKat I just purchased. Knowing that the Bigsby tremolo would cause the guitar tuning to wander, I figured this was the best solution.

Installing the bridge was very easy. First remove the strings, stock bridge and stock height adjustment screws. Insert the straight knurled Schaller bushings into the threaded stock bushings far enough to be able to judge if they are square (perpendicular) to the face of the stock bushing. Using a feeler gauge set is the simple way to accomplish this. Using care and a nylon faced mallet, tap the Schaller bushings down into the stock bushings until they seat completely. Install the Schaller height adjustment screws and the bridge fits perfectly! Now you're ready to set up your intonation and action.

Thanks to Stewart-MacDonald for making these products available and thanks to Schaller for making top notch components!

My favorite bridge.

By Moogster66 from Westfield,IN
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, June 21, 2011


This is such a nice bridge. Exact spacing for each string. Do you like the string spacing a little wider/narrower? No problem! It's a little pricey, but well worth it!

High Quality Bridge

By DAB Custom Guitars from Pa
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, March 13, 2011


I've used 2 so far, and these are slowly becoming my standard non-trem bridge, along with a tailpiece. Its comfortable to play on, is nicely machined, and can't imagine using any others. For me, I never know what I'm going to make, and whatever that turns out be, I know that I have almost every kind of adjustability, except radius, but you can't have everything.


The only thing I would improve is to make one available in a 16" radius for compound radius fingerboards, but the fact that it's 14 is already cool. Overall, very classy looking, has string spacing adjustability which is great for me because I never know what I'm going to build, whether it be a standard type neck like Fender, or more of a wider shred neck like Ibanez, so this is the best option for me right now. AND, it feels awesome to play on. I ask you, who doesn't love hardware made in Germany?

Simply the Best

By doc from southport, nc
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, March 10, 2011


Excellent metal, finish and fit. TOM's can be a pain to set up especially if your client is picky. This Bridge pleases even the most fanatical musician. No other brand of roller bridge is considered at our shop.

Greg Guitars

Got Bigsby?

By KBH757 from Newport News
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, January 27, 2011


This item is a must have for anyone with a Bigsby tailpiece. Just like the item description states, it will fit on standard Gibson posts. My only complaint is that they do not come in nickel. Also, the rollers are NOT locked down, so be careful when you change your strings. Great item. Thanks Stewmac

Thing of beauty

By S.E.Vincent from Ontario Canada
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, January 24, 2011


Schaller's product has been a great replacement for the original ebony bridge on my Hagstrom HJ-500.

Having control over string spacing and intonation (along with the 14 inch radius to match the fretboard), has noticeably improved my guitar's performance. The difficult part was carving a new rosewood bridge and fitting it to the archtop surface. The thumbscrew threads required a little shortening in order to achieve very low action. Otherwise the modification went smoothly.


This roller bridge is an excellent piece of engineering which has set me up for a Bigsby B6 tailpiece the next time I change my strings.

Versatile Value

By citadel264 from Mt. Prospect, IL
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, November 30, 2010


I have been using these 3-axis bridges for years. First, they fit right into the Gibson USA bridge studs, so it is a transparent change-over.

Initially, the reason I bought this bridge was to custom space the string gap for easier playing or to better line-up with the pick-up screws.

A second benefit is that the "rollers" do not pinch the strings, nor are there any saddle burrs, so you get no string pinching = no string breakage!

Also, this would be a good bridge to use with a Bigsby vibrato set-up. The way that the elevation screws fit-up with the body of the bridge allows a lot of surface area contact.

Recently, I acquired an Gibson SG thru E-bay that had a bad alignment set-up between the stop bar to the nut (the stop bar was slightly off-center)and the high E string was too far in-board, the bass E string too close to the edge of the neck. Switching from the Nashville bridge to this bridge resolved all of this potential problem in a heart-beat.

I really love this product, I have 8 of them so far. This is money well-spent!

Must-have with a Bigsby

By Little Crow from Atlanta, GA
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, November 11, 2010


I recently purchased an Epiphone Wildkat, which comes with a Bigsby from the factory. Everything about the guitar drew me to it, and once I had it in my hand a few things came to surface immediately. The first was that this was, indeed, what I had been looking for in a hollow body guitar. The second was that the bridge was woefully inadequate. I suddenly knew why everyone complains about guitars not staying in tune with a Bigsby in play.



My local tech recommended a roller bridge, and I ultimately settled on the Schaller. It has done wonders for the Wildkat, both increasing the sustain of the guitar (thanks to greater mass) and completely eliminating the need for constant tuning. I can't imagine playing the guitar without this bridge.



It is worth noting that the Schaller is NOT a direct drop-in replacement for the Wildkat's factory bridge. ***CHECK ALL YOUR MEASUREMENTS BEFORE BUYING*** With a little cleverness and reckless abandon, I was able to install it (without using a single tool), but not everyone may be so lucky. It really is best to plan ahead and know things will work.



In short, I wouldn't trade this bridge for any other.

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