Schaller Roller Bridge

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Schaller Roller Bridge Chrome


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Schaller Roller Bridge

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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Thing of beauty

(Customer's Reviews)

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

(Customer's Reviews)

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

(Customer's Reviews)

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.


Works great with a Bigsby

(Customer's Reviews)

I'd always dreamt of making a 'Tele' with a Bigsby and TV Jones pickups but finding a suitable bridge was a problem. I took the plunge and tried the Schaller roller bridge in conjunction with the Bigsby and TV Jones pups. The Schaller has a fixed 14" radius, which is why I rated it 4 instead of 5. To compensate, I had to make a conical fretboard, 7.25" to 12", and tilted the neck back 1.5 degrees. The adjustable string spacing and the roller saddles result in perfect matching of the strings to the pup pole pieces, and I have no problems keeping the guitar in tune, thanks to the roller saddles.

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