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

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Schaller Roller Bridge Gold

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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.


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    • 1266
    • 0.276
    • 1266
    • 0.276
    • 1266-G
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    • 1266-G
    • 0.276

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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.

Works great with a Bigsby

By Shawn O'Neill from Westville, South Africa
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, May 27, 2010


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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