Roller Bridge

Crazylay

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Hi all!

Does anyone of you know where i van order a 9.5" roller bridge? Of maybe roller saddles that will fit in my starfire V bridge ?

Tnx.

Marco.
 

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Tnx. I couldnt see them in his list but i contacted him.
 

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Send me a PB with your privé incl shipping to Netherlands.. 😊
 

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there are no 9.5" radius roller bridges that I know of. Then again, you don't need one to keep a bigsby equipped guitar in tune..
 

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I'm in UK. tell me what the other guy's charging as a guide. Still no Brexit so shipping about €10. I'll grab a photo
 

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there are no 9.5" radius roller bridges that I know of. Then again, you don't need one to keep a bigsby equipped guitar in tune..
Should it be fine with the stock saddles? I Read different things about it..
 

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It's ok for it to move back and forward and will help it stay in tune. Personally I think roller bridges are unnecessary but opinions vary. Do you have a tuning problem?
 

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I use Big Bend's Nut Sauce to keep in tune, and white lithium grease on the saddles. Don't have a problem. If I do, it's time to change strings. I relube every other string change. No tuning issues on my NS StarfireV.
 

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Oh! I've also found my guild is sensitive to strings. Some don't stay in tune. Others do. I've had good luck with Elixir optiweb.
 

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I replied on your post in the other topic.

I got tuning problems yes. I got new strings and the intonation is perfect now. When I tune the guitar and then use the bigsby it gets out of tune...

I use Ernie ball regular slinky .10 for years now and they suit me the best. I've used elixir and their great but got some other problems with them.
 

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I've never found a roller bridge with low enough friction to work the way we might hope. If they work at all it's because the surface the string needs to slide over is smooth rather than having a sharp edge. Personally, with Bigsbies, I've had the most luck with "rocker" bridges like the ones Bigsby made (makes.) The strings don't need to slide across the saddle; the saddles move with the strings. I've found the same thing works on other instruments with regular pointy bridges that can move a little, provided you're not trying to pull off Jimi Hendrix style dive-bombs.

But listen up, here's the secret: if the guitar does go out of tune with a typical tune-o-matic style bridge, just wiggle the arm (perhaps violently) and it will often go back into tune.
 

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Making sure the nut slots are wide & smooth enough, plus using a small amount of lubricant in both the nut & bridge saddle slots (I like StewMac's Guitar Grease), oughta make most vibrato systems behave correctly. I also like the rocking aluminum Bigsby bridges with hollowbody guitars.

-Dave-
 

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I honestly didn’t realize it was the same OP. Lol. It felt like I was repeating myself. This explains why. :)
 

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Making sure the nut slots are wide & smooth enough, plus using a small amount of lubricant in both the nut & bridge saddle slots (I like StewMac's Guitar Grease), oughta make most vibrato systems behave correctly. I also like the rocking aluminum Bigsby bridges with hollowbody guitars.

-Dave-
All of this
 

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Ok tnx. I will order some bends grease here in the Netherlands. The saddles are.on their way.. I ordered them to try.
 
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