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Schaller 475 bridge?

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Anyone used one of these? They look good to me, but I'm not sure about the top loading feature or the roller saddles.

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I'm not sure whether you can see it, but it's on the red guitar in the pic. The bridge has decent tone. It's VERY adjustable. Depending on string tension, alignement, and a host of other factors, the low E string can fall off the roller if you hit it too hard. I still, however, prefer it much to most other designs. String breakage is very rare BTW.

 

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The bridge has decent tone.

Not exactly a ringing endorsement! I'm trying to decide between one of these and the Hipshot hardtail. Any thoughts?

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Originally posted by aero90


Not exactly a ringing endorsement! I'm trying to decide between one of these and the Hipshot hardtail. Any thoughts?

 

It sounds like a tunamatic, but I like it more since it sits clser to the body. This bridge is great for neck thru's since it doesn't really require any neck tilt.

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Originally posted by aero90

Anyone used one of these? They look good to me, but I'm not sure about the top loading feature or the roller saddles.

 

I put one on a 25.5" scale Warmoth LP copy. Without a doubt, and with all other things being equal, it has the stiffest action I've ever felt on an electric guitar. The only way to get a comfortable feel is by adding a lot of relief to the neck, which makes for slow, sloppy setup. The bridge also imparts the same twang that Telecasters produce. I will never use another one.

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Thanks for the info, Tim.

 

I read your related post on string tension - makes sense. I think I'll go with the Hipshot hardtail bridge for this project. The only reason I was looking at other bridges is because of Warmoth's wide string-through hole spacing. I wasn't sure if this would functionally impair the narrow-spaced Hipshot because at the outer strings there is a significant mismatch.

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