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  • What is the BEST fixed bridge for electric guitar? Help!

    What do you think about it, people ?

    I need it for my new electric... and think about Schaller Non-Tremolo Roller Bridge ( start-like gizmo )

    http://www.stewmac.com/shop/Bridges,_tailpieces/Electric_guitar,_non-trem_bridges/Schaller_Non-tremolo_Roller_Bridges.html

    May be there is a better thing ?

  • #2
    oops...sorry. must be "A STRAT-LIKE GIZMO"

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    • #3
      http://www.stewmac.com/shop/Bridges,_tailpieces/Electric_guitar,_non-trem_bridges/Hipshot_Hardtail_Bridge.html

      I don't really see the point of a hardtail roller bridge
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      • dg678
        dg678 commented
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        Less string breakage from aggressive bends. Regular Tune-0-matics have a pretty sharp edge. I switched to schaller roller bridges on all my Deans.

    • #4
      Originally posted by onbongos
      I don't really see the point of a hardtail roller bridge


      Me neither. That Hipshot bridge looks pretty neat.
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      • #5
        I don't really see the point of a hardtail roller bridge


        Maybe to reduce the pressure point of conventional saddles? I don't know if it really would do anything, but considering many people break strings at the saddles perhaps the rational is to ease the tension?
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        • #6
          The point is in the better sustain an harmonics transfer than tremolo(especially Floyd Rose type with two knives)
          It is really so.
          The less mechanic parts in the bridge -- the better timber & other things.
          But I don't like PRS non adjustable solid brass bridges because I use different gauge strings. Need an intination adjustment.

          Kahler is very good, but I don't need tremolo on this of my guitars.
          Besides, those Kahlers are BIG in size.

          I've been searching through NET but couldn't found anything better than that of Schaller.
          Kinda optimum...

          Am I wrong ?

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          • #7
            2 LaXu
            What exactly of Hipshot did you mean ?

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            • #8
              The rollers are for adjusting string-tostring spacing.

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              • #9
                Originally posted by mixolydianb6
                2 LaXu
                What exactly of Hipshot did you mean ?


                The one onbongos posted.
                "Walking the fine line between bacon and Christian."

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                • #10
                  I know this is an old post, but I found it doing a search for the same product. I think the main point of this bridge is that it does not require string-thru body. I asked a luthier about this. He said that it can be a pain to line up the string-thru ferrules especially if he doesn't have the bridge on hand due to alignment issues. I did a search and found the schaller. Not sure I understand the roller bridge part as i do that it does not require a string-thru body. Perhaps someone has more info on this subject.

                  Thanks

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                  • #11
                    Bass guitars usually have the best bridges,manly.

                    For the electric Guitarist twee has been in fashion for some time

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                    • #12
                      My current fave fixed bridge -



                      I know some have an issue with the Speedloader stuff, mainly due to limited string choices, but I'm currently using a spare Speedloader fixed bridge in a project that will eliminate that issue...kind of a hybrid system.

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                      • #13
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                        • #14
                          2 LaXu
                          What exactly of Hipshot did you mean ?



                          this is the hipshot brand bridge i use
                          it's simple in it's design & is of heavy brass for good sound conduction...


                          and loads through the body also for sound conduction


                          i have seen a similar bridge by another manufacturer that offers the option of top load or thru body on the same bridge...however the brand name escapes me at the moment
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                          • #15
                            I like my Fury High-Mass bridge. It's weird, but it's great.



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