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Tremolo Les Paul

Custom-designed tremolo for Les Paul™*-type guitars. Equally suitable as original bridge and for subsequent conversion. No extra routing work on the body required. Supplied complete with springs and ground sheet. (*Les Paul is a protected trademark owned by Gibson Musical Instruments Corporation)

Can easily be fitted as a replacement for a Tune-O-Matic/tailpiece combination. The dimensions and threaded sleeves match the measurements of our bridges and tailpieces (and correspond to the classic design), which makes it easy to switch between an LP tremolo and a Tune-O-Matic/tailpiece combination and back again.

  • All tremolo systems are supplied complete with mounting accessories.
  • Including a base plate to "earth" the tremolo (see also FAQ30220).
  • for a slight tremolo (gauge 9-10)

Images

Technical drawing

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User instructions

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User instructions

Technical drawing

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Here you will find some additional, useful information about our Schaller product catalog.

Surface finishing

This Schaller Tremolo is an example of the subtle differences between various surface finishes.

Schaller Tremolo Schaller Tremolo Schaller Tremolo
NI-NickelCH-ChromeSC-SatinChrome
Schaller Tremolo Schaller Tremolo Schaller Tremolo
BC-BlackChromeGO-Gold (24 carat)RU-Ruthenium
Schaller Tremolo Schaller Tremolo

SP-SatinPearl

 VC-VintageCopper

For the sake of simplicity, only the right-handed versions of our products are shown in the product images.

To view a larger image of a product with each finish, click on the desired product in the "Versions" tab in the product catalog, and then switch to the "Description" tab. The image shown here can then be enlarged by clicking on it.

Measure specifications

All measurements in the product catalogue are given in mm (inch), unless a different unit of measurement is stated.

 

Technical drawings and operating instructions

We do not accept any liability for the correctness of the technical drawings. Prior to installation, please measure for yourself once more, so you can consider regular manufacturing tolerances.

Please note that the technical data can also vary slightly, depending on the surface color. This is due to the difference in the galvanic coating and the galvanic layering, which depends on the color (nickel, chrome etc).

The technical drawings can be printed on one page width. Should the technical drawings not fit on one page, however, please check your print page setup (note: they can be several pages long).

From time to time, the measurements given in the file downloads on our website may differ from those given in the catalogue. Please bear in mind that the measurements given in the online downloads are current. Any discrepancies will be corrected when the catalogue is updated.

Technische Zeichnung Schaller Tremolo

 

Bolt- and Screwdistance

Specifics of distance and size in mm (inch):

The functional dimensions of our tremolos in mm (inch) are given in the table below:

TremolosBolt-/ScrewdistanceSleeve gauge
LockMeister™
74,3 (2,925)

10 (0,3937)

Schaller
74,3 (2,925)

10 (0,3937)

Schaller Lefthand
74,3 (2,925)10 (0,3937)
Vintage74,3 (2,925)

10 (0,3937)

Vintage Lefthand
74,3 (2,925)10 (0,3937)
Tremolo 200056,0 (2,2047)

10 (0,3937)

Les Paul74,3 (2,925)

10 (0,3937)

Les Paul Lefthand
74,3 (2,925)10 (0,3937)

Our height adjusting screws are always identical and can be used on all Schaller tremolos including our LP tremolo.

 

Schaller Tremolo Nuts

You can find the relevant product numbers in the respective columns with the surface details. The tremolo radius is 12 inches and the nut 10 inches (besides R9 and R10).

ModelNICHSCBCGORUSPVC
R11312010113120201131203011312040113120501131206011312070113120801
R213120102
13120202131203021312040213120502131206021312070213120802
R31312010313120203131203031312040313120503131206031312070313120803
R41312010413120204131203041312040413120504131206041312070413120804
R51312010513120205131203051312040513120505131206051312070513120805
R61312010613120206131203061312040613120506131206061312070613120806
R71312010713120207131203071312040713120507131206071312070713120807
R8 (R4/2)
1312010813120208131203081312040813120508131206081312070813120808
R91312010913120209131203091312040913120509131206091312070913120809
R101312011013120210131203101312041013120510131206101312071013120810

 

You can find further details and technical drawings in the product catalog in the detailed view on nuts.

 




Stringspacing
ModelWidthStringspacing E-eE-AA-DD-GG-HH-e
R139,733,07,06,76,56,46,4
R241,334,87,27,07,06,86,8
R342,935,47,47,27,07,06,8
R442,936,57,77,47,47,07,0
R544,638,58,07,87,67,67,5
R639,733,57,07,06,76,46,4
R741,334,67,27,06,96,86,7
R8 (R4/2)
42,836,67,67,47,47,27,0
R943,237,17,87,67,67,36,8
R1042,936,77,87,67,47,06,9

All dimensions in mm.

 

Here in inch:




Stringspacing
ModelWidthStringspacing E-eE-AA-DD-GG-HH-e
R11,5630
1,2992
0,2756
0,2638
0,2559
0,2520
0,2520
R21,6260
1,3701
0,2835
0,2756
0,2756
0,2677
0,2677
R31,6890
1,3937
0,2913
0,2835
0,2756
0,2756
0,2677
R41,6890
1,4370
0,3031
0,2913
0,2913
0,2756
0,2756
R51,7559
1,5157
0,3150
0,3071
0,2992
0,2992
0,2953
R61,5630
1,3189
0,2756
0,2756
0,2638
0,2520
0,2520
R71,6260
1,3622
0,2835
0,2756
0,2717
0,2677
0,2638
R8 (R4/2)
1,6850
1,4409
0,2992
0,2913
0,2913
0,2835
0,2756
R91,7008
1,4606
0,3071
0,2992
0,2992
0,2874
0,2677
R101,6890
1,4449
0,3071
0,2992
0,2913
0,2756
0,2717

 

 Dimensions for the height (in mm)
Model
NeckHeadstockNut height
installation neckside

Radius

(Inch)

trussrod cutout
R1
9,15,73,16,010No
R2
9,15,83,16,010No
R3
10,37,03,17,210No
R4
10,27,03,17,110No
R5
10,57,73,17,410No
R6
9,36,53,16,210Yes
R7
9,05,73,15,910Yes
R8 (R4/2)
9,05,93,15,910No
R9
8,95,83,15,812Yes
R10
9,05,73,15,912No

 Here in inch:

Model
NeckHeadstockNut height
installation necksideRadiustrussrod cutout
R1
0,3583
0,22440,1220
0,2362
10
No
R2
0,3583
0,2283
0,12200,2362
10No
R3
0,4055
0,2756
0,12200,2835
10
No
R4
0,4016
0,2756
0,12200,2795
10No
R5
0,4134
0,3031
0,12200,2913
10No
R6
0,3661
0,2559
0,12200,2441
10Yes
R7
0,3543
0,2244
0,12200,2323
10Yes
R8 (R4/2)
0,3543
0,2323
0,12200,2323
10No
R9
0,3504
0,2283
0,12200,2283
12
Yes
R10
0,3543
0,2244
0,12200,2323
12
No

 

Tremolo Arms

Here, you can find an overview of the tremolo arms used, including thread diameters.

Tremoloswith knob
6mm
without knob
5mm
knife edge
replaceable
LockMeister™
X
no
Schaller
Xyes
Schaller Lefthand
X
yes
VintageXno
Vintage Lefthand
X
no
Tremolo 2000Xyes
Les PaulXno
Les Paul Lefthand
X
no

 

Allen Key

The following table shows you which Allen keys you should use (mm and inch):

Article

Allen keys (mm)

mm

mm

inch

inch

inch 

LockMeister™
2,5
3,0
-
0,09840,1181-

Schaller

2,5

3,0

-

0,0984

0,1181 

-
Schaller Lefthand
2,5
3,0
-

0,0984
0,1181
-

Vintage

1,5

2,5

3,0

0,0591

0,0984

0,1181 

Vintage Lefthand
1,5
2,5
3,0

0,0591
0,0984
0,1181

Tremolo 2000

1,27

2,5

3,0

0,0500

0,0984

0,1181

Les Paul-
-
-
-
-
-
Les Paul Lefthand
-
-
-

-
-
-

 

Dimensions and adjustment options

Here, you can find an overview of the three-dimensional adjustment options for our Schaller tremolos.
Specifics in mm:
HeightStringspacing E-eIntonation
minmaxSlidewaySlideway
LockMeister™

53,5

8,5
Schaller
53,58,5
Schaller Lefthand



53,58,5
Vintage4,553,512,0
Vintage Lefthand
4,553,512,0
Tremolo 20005,353,53,5
Les Paul52,55,5
Les Paul Lefthand

52,55,5

 Here in inch:

HeightStringspacing E-eIntonation
minmaxSlidewaySlideway
LockMeister™

21,06

0,3346
Schaller
21,060,3346
Schaller Lefthand


21,060,3346
Vintage0,177221,060,4724
Vintage Lefthand0,177221,060,4724
Tremolo 20000,208721,060,1378
Les Paul20,670,2165
Les Paul Lefthand
20,670,2165

 

String lock inserts

The back of the string lock inserts is numbered with 0,1 and 2.

What do these mean?

The numbers are used to ensure that the string lock inserts are mounted to the tremolo base plate in the right order.
0 is for the D and G strings, 1 is for the A and B strings and the number 2 is for both E strings.

Spare Parts for Schaller Tremolo (Download)

 Schaller Spare Parts for Schaller Tremolos

Here you can find a list of all spare parts for Schaller's tremolos.
ArtNo. Model Surface
ArtNo. Model Surface
390007 Fine tuner screw M5x8 BlackChrome
377032 Tremolo block Gr. 32mm Nickel
386000 String lock screw BlackChrome
377037 Tremolo block Gr. 37mm Nickel
388000 Mounting screw for Tremolo block, M5x12 BlackChrome
377042 Tremolo block Gr. 42mm Nickel
374113 String lock insert 4x4 BlackChrome
378000 Tremolo spring Nirosta
387000 Saddle mounting screw M3x8 BlackChrome
383000 screw for spring claw 4,2x45 Nickel
374000 Saddle no. #0, cpl. mounted Nickel
376000 Spring claw, Nickel Nickel
374100 Saddle no. #1, cpl. mounted Nickel
372000 Stringretainer Nickel
374200 Saddle no. #2, cpl. mounted Nickel
372001 Stringretainer Chrome
374001 Saddle no. #0, cpl. mounted Chrome
372004 Stringretainer SatinChrome
374101 Saddle no. #1, cpl. mounted Chrome
372003 Stringretainer BlackChrome
374201 Saddle no. #2, cpl. mounted Chrome
372002 Stringretainer Gold
374004 Saddle no. #0, cpl. mounted SatinChrome
372005 Stringretainer Ruthenium
374104 Saddle no. #1, cpl. mounted SatinChrome
372007 Stringretainer SatinPearl
374204 Saddle no. #2, cpl. mounted SatinChrome
372008 Stringretainer VintageCopper
374003 Saddle no. #0, cpl. mounted BlackChrome
372100 Stringretainer screws 2,5x16 Nickel
374103 Saddle no. #1, cpl. mounted BlackChrome
372101 Stringretainer screws 2,5x16 Chrome
374203 Saddle no. #2, cpl. mounted BlackChrome
372104 Stringretainer screws 2,5x16 SatinChrome
374002 Saddle no. #0, cpl. mounted Gold
372103 Stringretainer screws 2,5x16 BlackChrome
374102 Saddle no. #1, cpl. mounted Gold
372102 Stringretainer screws 2,5x16 Gold
374202 Saddle no. #2, cpl. mounted Gold
372105 Stringretainer screws 2,5x16 Ruthenium
374005 Saddle no. #0, cpl. mounted Ruthenium
372107 Stringretainer screws 2,5x16 SatinPearl
374105 Saddle no. #1, cpl. mounted Ruthenium
372108 Stringretainer screws 2,5x16 VintageCopper
374205 Saddle no. #2, cpl. mounted Ruthenium
390110 Nut mounting screw, M4x18 BlackChrome
374007 Saddle no. #0, cpl. mounted SatinPearl
390004 Washer Blank
374107 Saddle no. #1, cpl. mounted SatinPearl
381010 Nut shim 0,1mm Nirosta
374207 Saddle no. #2, cpl. mounted SatinPearl
381020 Nut shim 0,2mm Nirosta
374008 Saddle no. #0, cpl. mounted VintageCopper
381030 Nut shim 0,3mm Nirosta
374108 Saddle no. #1, cpl. mounted VintageCopper
390010 Nut cap Nickel
374208 Saddle no. #2, cpl. mounted VintageCopper
390001 Nut cap Chrome
389000 Woodscrew (pivot screw), adjustable Nickel
390040 Nut cap SatinChrome
389001 Woodscrew (pivot screw), adjustable Chrome
390003 Nut cap BlackChrome
389004 Woodscrew (pivot screw), adjustable SatinChrome
390002 Nut cap Gold
389003 Woodscrew (pivot screw), adjustable BlackChrome
390050 Nut cap Ruthenium
389002 Woodscrew (pivot screw), adjustable Gold
390009 Nut cap SatinPearl
389005 Woodscrew (pivot screw), adjustable Ruthenium
390008 Nut cap VintageCopper
389007 Woodscrew (pivot screw), adjustable SatinPearl
390013 Nut clamping screws, M4x8, allen head screw BlackChrome
389008 Woodscrew (pivot screw), adjustable VintageCopper
382200 Hasp socket screw  M4x8 BlackChrome
388010 Pivot stud Nickel
380001 Pressure bushing f. Arm BlackChrome
388001 Pivot stud Chrome
382000 Hasp socket BlackChrome
388004 Pivot stud SatinChrome
373110 Baseplate with knife edge Nickel
388003 Pivot stud BlackChrome
373011 Baseplate with knife edge Chrome
388002 Pivot stud Gold
373014 Baseplate with knife edge SatinChrome
388005 Pivot stud Ruthenium
373013 Baseplate with knife edge BlackChrome
388007 Pivot stud SatinPearl
373012 Baseplate with knife edge Gold
388008 Pivot stud VintageCopper
373015 Baseplate with knife edge Ruthenium
388013 Insert BlackChrome
373017 Baseplate with knife edge SatinPearl
388010/1 Pivot stud with insert Nickel
373018 Baseplate with knife edge VintageCopper
388001/1 Pivot stud with insert Chrome
362007 Tremolo arm cpl. Nickel
388004/1 Pivot stud with insert SatinChrome
362001 Tremolo arm cpl. Chrome
388003/1 Pivot stud with insert BlackChrome
362004 Tremolo arm cpl. SatinChrome
388002/1 Pivot stud with insert Gold
362003 Tremolo arm cpl. BlackChrome
388005/1 Pivot stud with insert Ruthenium
362002 Tremolo arm cpl. Gold
388007/1 Pivot stud with insert SatinPearl
362005 Tremolo arm cpl. Ruthenium
388008/1 Pivot stud with insert VintageCopper
362006 Tremolo arm cpl. SatinPearl
375001 Bronce spring, chrome chrome
362008 Tremolo arm cpl. VintageCopper
375011 Shim for Bronze spring Nickel



 Installation Instructions for LP Tremolo (Download)
 

Schaller Installation Instructions for LP Tremolo

 

Overview used screws

Download list as pdf.

Schaller Screw List Tremolo

 

Using the product catalog

Please change your print settings to landscape before printing these pages so that the guidelines are complete and readable.

 

 

FAQ

FAQ30010 Do Schaller also produce tremolos for left-handed people?

Yes, our Schaller tremolo can also be ordered as left-handed versions. However, the "original Floyd Rose tremolo" we produce must be ordered directly from Floyd Rose (www.floydrose.com).

Our high-end Schaller LockMeister® tremolo, with its steel base plate and screws finished in black zinc, is not yet available in a left-handed version.
The same for Vintage tremolo, tremolo 2000 and Low Profile tremolo.

FAQ30020 Do Schaller produce Floyd Rose tremolos for 7-string guitars?

Yes, we also produce the original Floyd Rose tremolo for 7-string guitars; however, these have to be ordered directly from Floyd Rose (www.floydrose.com).

FAQ30030 Can I order the original Floyd Rose tremolo from Schaller?

No, we do produce the tremolo for Floyd Rose, but you will have to order the original via www.floydrose.com. Of course, our recommendation is to buy the Schaller tremolos, which are identical except for the base plate.

Our high-end Schaller LockMeister® tremolo, with its steel base plate and screws finished in black zinc, is available through our distribution channels.

FAQ30040 I have an original Floyd Rose tremolo, but I would like to replace it with a Schaller tremolo now. Is this possible?

Yes, of course. Our tremolo is identical to the original concerning the measurements. You may also use our Schaller spare parts for the Floyd Rose tremolo produced by us.

FAQ30050 What is the radius of the Schaller and Floyd Rose tremolo?

The tremolo radius measures 12 inches and the nut measures 10 inches with the standard R2 and R3 nuts (see technical drawings in the product catalog under "Nuts"). You can find a list of all nuts and dimensions under "Guidelines".

FAQ30060 What is the difference between the R3 and R4 nuts?

Some nuts have the same width dimensions but different designations. The different designations are useful because, although the width dimensions are the same, the pitch is different (see Technical Drawings in the product catalog under Nuts). Please see for further information under "guidelines".

FAQ30070 How can I move the bridge saddles on a Schaller tremolo in order to set the intonation?
We supply the appropriate Allen key, which can be used to easily adjust the back parts on the nut.
FAQ30080 How do I need to install a Schaller Sure Claw?

This is very simple: screw the Schaller Sure Claw into the guitar body in place of the spring claw, then re-attach the springs. You can then adjust the spring tension as you want it through a small hole in the cover plate (please drill this yourself) without having to take the cover off every time. Also refer to the illustration on page 25 of the catalog under "target="_blank">Service/Catalog".

Further images can be found in the product catalog "Sure Claw" under "Pictures"

FAQ30100 How can I tighten the Schaller clamp saddles / nuts for the tremolo? Which screws are supplied with it?
Along with the tremolos and nuts, we supply wood screws and steel screws / Allen screws, so you can choose how to attach the nuts yourself i.e. either from the top or from underneath. The nuts are also specially designed so that you can use wood or steel screws without carrying out any modifications whatsoever.
FAQ30110 How can I attach a Schaller tremolo? Which screws are supplied with it?
Essentially, special studs are used to attach the tremolo, together with their own inserts. These have a fine thread. For special applications, we also supply studs with threads which can be screwed directly into the wooden body (i.e. without inserts).
FAQ30120 Are different spring sizes used in Schaller tremolos?
No. The spring sizes on our tremolo systems are optimized and, in general, fit precisely. Please vary the number of springs used in order to obtain the required spring tension.
FAQ30130 Are the same knife edges used for different Schaller tremolos?
Yes. The only difference is between left and right knife edges.
FAQ30140 What is the Schaller spring tensioner (Sure Claw) made of?

Our Schaller spring tensioner (Sure Claw) is made mostly out of zinc, the worm gears are made of brass, and the claw of steel (see NEWS for more).

FAQ30160 The Schaller tremolos have a 12" radius, and the locking nuts a 10" radius. Is it the same for the Floyd Rose tremolos that Schaller also produces?
This is related to the taper of the fingerboard and has, in all previous experience, resulted in optimal playing properties. 12" and 10" measurements are the most frequently used sizes in the guitar industry.
FAQ30170 The Schaller tremolos have a 12" radius, and the locking nuts a 10" radius. Is it the same for the Floyd Rose tremolos that Schaller also produces?
Yes, that is exactly right, the radii are the same. These measurements are the ones most frequently used in the guitar industry, and are proven to be effective.
FAQ30180 Do you also manufacture the R8, R9, and R10 nuts?

Yes, these can be ordered via our standard distribution channels. A detailed list of all locking nuts can be found under "Guidelines".

FAQ30200 I bought the Schaller LP tremolo and found out that the pitch is too high. What do I need to do?

This tremolo is a little more difficult to use due to its missing tremolo block and the fact that the springs can not be adjusted. Therefore please use the tremolo slowly only. To change the pitch please turn down the height adjustment screws as far as possible. If the string tension is not sufficient to balance the tremolo, you might try to remove or replace the middle tension spring. Everything depends on the string thickness, as well (ask guitar maker).

A detailed installation drawing can be found under "Guidelines".

FAQ30210 All of the drive-in sleeves on my Schaller LP Tremolo are too small. What can I do?

The drive-in sleeves for our Schaller LP Tremolo have a diameter of 10mm. Unfortunately, we cannot provide an appropriate sleeve for every imaginable size, and have thus decided to use only one size, i.e. the size that is used most frequently in the guitar industry. In these special cases, you should therefore contact a guitar maker who can work either with changes to the guitar body or with spacer sleeves.

A detailed installation drawing can be found under "Guidelines".

FAQ30215 Does the Schaller LP tremolo travel in both directions (up and down)?
Yes, it does. Our Schaller Assembly Tremolo LP was specially developed for simple replacement of the original bridge on Les Paul guitars. Please use this tremolo in accorance with the design i.e. carefully. Incidentally, all Schaller tremolos travel in both directions.
FAQ30220 What is the base plate supplied with the Schaller LP-Tremolo used for?

The base plate is used to earth the tremolo, i.e. to avoid disturbing interference. If you are making the change from a combination such as our Schaller stop-tailpiece and a GTM bridge to the LP tremolo, please proceeed as follows: Place the LP tremolo in place of GTM bridge and connect it together with the base plate to the stop-tailpiece.

A detailed installation drawing can be found under "Guidelines".

FAQ30225 Are there different spring sizes for the Schaller LP Tremolo and if so, how can I change them?

There is just one spring size. We established this after an extensive testing phase. With this spring size, the LP tremolo remains in position, stable and level, when the tremolo is used normally.

FAQ30226 What is the spring strength of the Schaller LP tremolo?

The strength of the spring is 1mm.

FAQ30230 Is there a difference in the baseplate between the Schaller tremolo and the Floyd Rose II tremolo?
No, the dimensions and the material are identical.
FAQ30240 What material do you use to make the Schaller tremolo blocks?

Schaller's "Original", "Floyd Rose" and "Low Profile" tremolo blocks are made of brass, and the "Vintage" and "2000" blocks are made of zinc.

FAQ30250 How can I remove the knife edges on my guitar to replace them with new ones, when fitting a Schaller tremolo?

When fitting the "Schaller Tremolo" or the "Schaller Low Profile" to your guitar, you can simply pull out the knife edges with a pliers and push the new ones into the insertion slot.

FAQ30260 The back of the string lock inserts is numbered with 0,1 and 2.
What do these mean?

The numbers are used to ensure that the string lock inserts are mounted to the tremolo base plate in the right order. 0 is for the D and G strings, 1 is for the A and B strings and the number 2 is for both E strings.

FAQ30270 I need a new tremolo arm for a really old Schaller tremolo. Can I replace my old tremolo arm with one of the current models?

Yes. No problem at all! Our new tremolo arms fit all of our old Schaller tremolos.