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Guitar bridge 3D-6

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Guitar bridge 3D-6

Flatmount bridge with adjustable height, intonation and string spacing (roller bridge saddles). The roller bridge saddles reliably minimize string breakage while maintaining intonation and tuning stability.

  • 3-dimensional adjustment of string height, intonation and string spacing (with roller bridge saddles).
  • The individual string intonation is set by adjusting the string saddles.
  • Heavy and precise construction for extra long sustain.
  • Variable overall height with spacer (3mm or 4mm).
  • You can use the screw on the treble side to fix the string saddles in place so that they don't knock together and rattle when aggressive playing techniques are used.
  • The guitar or bass strings lie on low-friction roller saddles which prevent the strings from breaking.
  • This means the string spacing can be adjusted flexibly.

All bridges are supplied with a 3mm baseplate and screws as standard; alternatively, they can also be ordered with a 4mm baseplate.

Optionally, two rollers can be mounted per string ferrule for double string guiding.

Our Schaller eggheads have now come up with yet another new version, to allow the 3D-6 to be adapted even more specifically to our musicians' needs. The new, additional string anchoring from underneath provides the ambitious guitarist with an even higher pressure on the string saddles.

  • This version can be ordered from us trouble-free. You can decide at any time whether you want to thread the strings through the baseplate from the rear (as before) or from underneath.This version can only be used with a baseplate, to allow the ball-ends of the strings to be anchored without requiring any routing work on the guitar body.
  • Go to the "Pictures" tab for more details, and check out the corresponding news under News/Schaller news/News archive.
  • The standard string anchoring method can still be used as an alternative.

Images

Technical drawing

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Technical drawing

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

Surface finishing

This Schaller Bridge "Hannes" is an example of the subtle differences between various surface finishes.

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

 SP-SatinPearl

 VC-VintageCopper

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.

Ruthenium

In addition to information about ruthenium you will also find further coating options consisting of a gold/ruthenium combination. You will find more information about the metal Ruthenium under News, class="undefined">Press and Service/Lexicon.

Stop Saitenhalter RutheniumGoldRutheniumGold

  

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.

Technical Drawings Schaller Bridge Hannes

 

String retainers

You can use string retainers from your general guitar parts supplier as an alternative to our string ferrules.

String Retainers

 

 

Dimensions and adjustment options

Here, you can find an overview of the three-dimensional adjustment options for our Schaller bridges.
Specifics in mm:

HeightSingle-
slide
Stringspacing E-e
Intonation
minmaxSlide-
way
Slide-
way
fix
minmaxSlide-
way
min
Single
max
Single
Slide-
way
Guitar Bridge Hannes 6
10,313,83,553,5
3,3
Guitar Bridge Hannes 6 Piezo
10,313,83,553,53,3
Guitar Bridge Hannes 7
Guitar Bridge Hannes 7 Piezo
Guitar Bridge Hannes 8
Guitar Bridge Hannes 8 Piezo
Stop Tailpiece
height-adjustable-screw
52,5
Fine Tuning Tailpiece
height-adjustable-screw
53,5



STMheight-adjustable-screw4,052,548,557,59,09,7
11,5
7,0
GTM
52,5
7,5

Bridge-Tailpiece-Combination 455

height-adjustable-screw52,5
7,5
3D-6
9,6 13,8 4,23,050,056,56,510,0
11,3
16,0
3D-49,715,15,44,753,462,89,417,8
20,9
18,0
3D-59,715,45,72,565,070,05,016,3
17,5
19,7
3D-8
10,4
15,4
5,0
-
-
-
-
19,7
Bass Bridge 2000 4-strings9,816,26,445,565,019,515,221,7
12,0
Bass Bridge 2000 5-strings9,816,26,460,581,020,515,120,3
12,0
Bass Bridge 2000 6-strings9,816,26,476,597,521,015,319,5
12,0
3D-6 Piezo10,714,74,053,5
12,3
GTM Piezoheight-adjustable-screw52,5
7,0
Bass Bridge 2000 4-strings Piezo
9,816,26,445,565,019,515,221,712,0
Bass Bridge 2000 5-strings Piezo
9,816,26,460,581,020,515,120,312,0
Bass Bridge 2000 6-strings Piezo9,816,26,476,597,521,015,319,512,0

Here in inch:

HeightSingle-
slide
Stringspacing E-e
Intonation
minmaxSlide-
way
Slide-
way
fix
minmaxSlide-
way
Slide-
way
Guitar Bridge Hannes 6
0,40550,54330,13782,1063
0,1299
Guitar Bridge Hannes 6 Piezo
0,40550,54330,13782,10630,1299
Guitar Bridge Hannes 7
Guitar Bridge Hannes 7 Piezo
Guitar Bridge Hannes 8
Guitar Bridge Hannes 8 Piezo
Stop Tailpiece
height-adjustable-screw2,0669
Fine Tuning Tailpieceheight-adjustable-screw2,1063
STMheight-adjustable-screw0,15751,90942,26380,3543
GTMheight-adjustable-screw2,06690,2756

Bridge-Tailpiece-Combination 455

height-adjustable-screw2,0669
0,2953
3D-60,3780,54330,16540,11811,96852,22440,25590,6299
3D-40,382

0,594

0,21260,18502,10242,47240,37010,7087
3D-50,3820,6060,22440,09842,55912,75590,19690,7756
3D-80,40940,6063
0,1969
-
-
-
-
0,7756
Bass Bridge 2000 4-strings0,3860,6380,25201,79132,55910,76770,4724
Bass Bridge 2000 5-strings0,3860,6380,25202,38193,18900,80710,4724
Bass Bridge 2000 6-strings0,3860,6380,25203,01183,83860,82680,4724
3D-6 Piezo0,4210,5790,15752,1063
0,4843
GTM Piezoheight-adjustable-screw2,0669
0,2756
Bass Bridge 2000 4-strings Piezo
0,3860,6380,25201,79132,55910,76770,4724
Bass Bridge 2000 5-strings Piezo0,3860,6380,25202,38193,18900,80710,4724
Bass Bridge 2000 6-strings Piezo0,3860,6380,25203,01183,83860,82680,4724

GTM and 3D-8 bridges have individual grooves, which means that the adjustment options can vary individually. 

 

Bolt- and Screwdistance

Specifics of distance and size in mm (inch):

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

BridgeBolt-/ScrewdistanceSleeve gaugeBolt gauge
Guitar Bridge Hannes 6
43,5 (1,7126)

 -

 -

Guitar Bridge Hannes 6 Piezo
43,5 (1,7126)--
Guitar Bridge Hannes 7
Guitar Bridge Hannes 7 Piezo
Guitar Bridge Hannes 8
Guitar Bridge Hannes 8 Piezo
Stop Tailpiece
82,0 (3,2283)11,2 (0,441)7,9 (0,311)
Fine Tuning Tailpiece
82,0 (3,2283)

 11,2 (0,441)

7,9 (0,311)

STM74,0 (2,9134)7,2 (0,283)4,9 (0,193)
GTM74,5 (2,9134) 7,2 (0,283)4,9 (0,193)
Bridge-Tailpiece-Combination 455
82,5 (3,2480)

  11,2 (0,441)

7,9 (0,311)

3D-620,5/20,5 (0,8071)-
-
3D-425,5/25,5 (1,0039)

-

 -

3D-533,0/33,0 (1,2992)

-

-

3D-8
25,5/25,5 (1,0039)-
-
Bass Bridge 2000 4-strings17,5/17,5/17,5/17,5 (0,6890)

-

-

Bass Bridge 2000 5-strings17,5/17,5/17,5/17,5 (0,6890)

-

-

Bass Bridge 2000 6-strings17,5/17,5/17,5/17,5/17,5 (0,6890)

-

-

3D-6 Piezo25,5/25,5 (1,0039)

-

-

GTM Piezo74,5 (2,9134)

 7,2 (0,283)

 4,9 (0,193)

Bass Bridge 2000 4-strings Piezo
17,5/17,5/17,5/17,5 (0,6890)--
Bass Bridge 2000 5-strings Piezo17,5/17,5/17,5/17,5 (0,6890)--
Bass Bridge 2000 6-strings Piezo17,5/17,5/17,5/17,5/17,5 (0,6890)--

  

Allen Key

We use six different Allen wrenches to adjust the various screws on our bridges. The sizes for these are 1.27mm, 1.5mm, 2.0mm, 2.5mm, 3.0mm and 3.5mm. The following table shows which Allen wrenches should be used for each type of bridge (all measurements are stated in mm):

Article

Allen keys (mm)

mm

mm

inch

inch

inch 

Hannes Bridge

2,0

2,5

3,0

0,0787

0,0984

0,1181 

3D-4

1,5

 

 

0,0591

 

 

3D-5

1,5

 

 

0,0591

 

 

3D-6

1,27

 

 

0,0500

 

 

3D-8
1,5


0,0591

Bass Steg 2000

1,5

3,0

 

0,0591

0,1181

 

 

BridgesHeight adjustmentString adjustmentIntonation adjustment
Guitar Bridge Hannes 6
2,0 (0,0787)

2,5 (0,0984)

-

Guitar Bridge Hannes 6 Piezo
2,0 (0,0787)2,5 (0,0984)-
Guitar Bridge Hannes 7
Guitar Bridge Hannes 7 Piezo
Guitar Bridge Hannes 8
Guitar Bridge Hannes 8 Piezo
Stop Tailpiece
-
-
-
Fine Tuning Tailpiece-

-

-

STM-
-
-
GTM-
-
-
Bridge-Tailpiece-Combination 455-

-

-

3D-61,27 (0,0500)
-
-
3D-41,5 (0,0591)

-

-

3D-51,5 (0,0591)

-

-

3D-81,5 (0,0591)-
-
Bass Bridge 2000 4-strings1,5 (0,0591)

1,5 (0,0591)

3,0 (0,1181)

Bass Bridge 2000 5-strings1,5 (0,0591)

1,5 (0,0591)

3,0 (0,1181)

Bass Bridge 2000 6-strings1,5 (0,0591)

1,5 (0,0591)

3,0 (0,1181)

3D-6 Piezo1,27 (0,0500)

-

-

GTM Piezo-

-

-

Bass Bridge 2000 4-strings1,5 (0,0591)1,5 (0,0591)3,0 (0,1181)
Bass Bridge 2000 5-strings1,5 (0,0591)1,5 (0,0591)3,0 (0,1181)
Bass Bridge 2000 6-strings1,5 (0,0591)1,5 (0,0591)3,0 (0,1181)
 

Measurements intonation screws

Bridges
Measurements
3D-4
M3,5x23, M3,5x28
3D-5M3,5x23, M3,5x28
3D-6M3x20, M3x25
3D-8M3x20, M3x25

 

Which Schaller bridges can left-handed players use?

BridgesLefthanded?
Guitar Bridge Hannes 6
No
Guitar Bridge Hannes 6 Piezo
No
Guitar Bridge Hannes 7No
Guitar Bridge Hannes 7 PiezoNo
Guitar Bridge Hannes 8No
Guitar Bridge Hannes 8 PiezoNo
Stop Tailpiece
Yes
Fine Tuning TailpieceYes
STMNo
GTMYes
Bridge-Tailpiece-Combination 455Yes
3D-6Yes
3D-4Yes
3D-5Yes
3D-8
Yes
Bass Bridge 2000 4-stringsYes
Bass Bridge 2000 5-stringsYes
Bass Bridge 2000 6-stringsYes
3D-6 PiezoYes
GTM PiezoYes
Bass Bridge 2000 4-stringsYes
Bass Bridge 2000 5-stringsYes
Bass Bridge 2000 6-stringsYes

 

Which radius is on my bridge?  

 

Radius
mm / inch
Guitar Bridge Hannes 6
n.R.
Guitar Bridge Hannes 6 Piezo
n.R.
Guitar Bridge Hannes 7n.R.
Guitar Bridge Hannes 7 Piezon.R.
Guitar Bridge Hannes 8n.R.
Guitar Bridge Hannes 8 Piezon.R.
Stop Tailpiecen.R.
Fine-Tuning Tailpiecen.R.
STM356 / 14
GTM356 / 14
Bridge-Tailpiece-Combination 455356 / 14
3D-6n.R.
3D-4356 / 14
3D-5356 / 14
3D-8356 / 14
Bass Bridge 2000 4-stringsn.R.
Bass Bridge 2000 5-stringsn.R.
Bass Bridge 2000 6-stringsn.R.
3D-6 Piezon.R.
GTM Piezo356 / 14
Bass Bridge 2000 4-strings Piezo
n.R.
Bass Bridge 2000 5-strings Piezo
n.R.
Bass Bridge 2000 6-strings Piezo
n.R.

n.R. = no radius  available

 

 

Wiring piezo-pickups 

model
wiringsocket
Hannes Piezo
one cable for each single pickup that goes straight to the preamp
no socket
3D-6 Piezo
one cable for each single pickup that goes straight to the preamp
no socket
GTM Piezo
The cables are bundled onto a circuit board with one output cable routed to the preamp3.5mm jack socket at the cable end
Bass Bridge 2000 4-strings Piezo
one cable for each single pickup that goes straight to the preampno socket
Bass Bridge 2000 5-strings Piezoone cable for each single pickup that goes straight to the preampno socket
Bass Bridge 2000 6-strings Piezoone cable for each single pickup that goes straight to the preampno socket

 

Overview used screws

Download list as pdf.

 Schaller Screw List Bridges

Using the product catalog

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

 

 

FAQ

FAQ20010 I am a left-handed person, what do I need to consider with regard to Schaller bridges? Are they all suitable for left-handers without restrictions?

All Schaller bridges are suitable for left-handed guitars, with the exception of the "Hannes" and "STM". This is due to the diagonal arrangement of parts/saddles, which unfortunately cannot be altered.

FAQ20020 What do I need to do if I install a new bridge on my guitar and the existing drill holes are too large for the bushings included with the bridge?
We recommend filling in the drill holes and then re-drilling them - this also prevents unwanted resonance and movement. Any guitar maker should be able to do this for you.
FAQ20030 I would like to exchange my old bridge for a new one from Schaller. Unfortunately there will be unsightly holes from the old bridge. What can I do?
We include e.g. two blind screws with an LP tremolo, which cover the existing bore holes neatly and professionally. With other bridges and the same dimensions, changing or replacing is no problem at all.
FAQ20040 Do you also make bridges for 12-string guitars??

Unfortunately, we don't produce 7-string or 12-string bridges. The Schaller 3D-8 bass bridge is available for 8-string guitars.

FAQ20050 Do you also make bridges with brass saddles?

No, we don't - or rather, only in part. These have not proven their worth in our experience. The roller saddles on our 3D-4, 3D-5, 3D-6, 3D-8 and STM bridges are made of brass.

FAQ20060 How does the Schaller fine-tuner (the tailpiece with the additional screws) work?

When stringing the guitar, please tune it as usual using the machine heads. Loosen the screws on the fine-tuner to the half-way point (or to the 3/4 point). When the guitar has been tuned using the machine heads, they can be more finely adusted as follows: Tightening the screw raises the pitch; loosening it lowers the pitch.

When making the initial adjustment, please allow the screws to protrude a little more than necessary (but not far enough to allow them fall out). This means they can be tightened accordingly during playing.

If this tightening results in the screws being tightened to the limit, please loosen them again and re-tune the string using the machine heads as usual. Then fine-tune again by tightening the screws once this has been done.

FAQ20070 I've heard that the Schaller bridges (e.g. GTM or STM), as with other manufacturers, only have one size of drive-in sleeves. What can I do?
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.
FAQ20080 The Schaller 3D6 bridge has a screw on the treble side - what is this for?
You can use this screw to fix the string saddles in place so that they don't knock together and rattle when aggressive playing techniques are used.
FAQ20085 On a 3D-6 bridge, the distance of the Rollen varies, as soon as there is no string pressure on them. This changes the string distances when the strings are being changed, when the fingerboard is cleaned, etc. What can I do about this?

A solution is 'squaring the circle' so-to-speak. On the one hand we have complete flexibility of movement so the string distances can be varied at will, and on the other, static rollers, which makes the problem almost technically impossible to solve.

As a rule, we use rollers with minimal tolerances. This means that, although the rollers provide mechanical resistance, they can be turned. This redueces the movement of the rollers when they are touched gently.

Another possibility is to secure the screws additionally by applying a little glue to them. This makes the rollers tight. They can be loosened again by applying a little strength.

There is no 'lever' on the rollers located on the bridge to enable significant torque to be applied to them. For this reason, it is important that the glue applied for added security of the screw that has low viscosity, i.e. a glue that has enough adhesiveness to secure the rollers but still allows them to be loosened by hand afterwards. Try it!

FAQ20090 Can I fit Schaller's new "Hannes" bridge to any guitar?

Our Schaller "Hannes" bridge can be fitted to any guitar, provided that the body is flat at the point where the bridge is to be placed. Please find under Products/Product help/Hannes-Bridge. All information concerning Hannes-Bridge available.

FAQ20100 How is switching done on the pickups on the Schaller Piezo bridges?
There are no specific instructions for these Schaller bridges because the connection is in fact very simple.

You need to bring each of the 6 wires together in just one cable soldered with a jack socket or plug. (6x hosts and 6x cores together):

These cables can be fed directly into an amplifier or via an internal preamp.
There is also the option of feeding and switching the wires individually. This does make the whole thing more complicated, however, and is not necessary for "normal" use.
FAQ20110 Are the sounds individually picked up per saddle with the Schaller piezo bridges?
Yes, but normally they are combined to one line in a type-related way. If required, discuss other possibilities with a guitar maker or electrician.
FAQ20115 Are there jack plugs fitted to the cable ends of the Schaller piezo bridges?

Our GTM piezo bridge has a socket. Our other piezo bridge models do not.

FAQ20120 I would like to change the bridge on my guitar to a Schaller bridge, but I would like to re-use the existing screw sleeves if possible. How do I know whether or not the height adjustment screws of the Schaller bridge will fit the original sleeves?

Please take a look at our website under Products/Guideline/Bridges; here you can find a table listing the dimensions of the height adjusting screws.

All dimensions are given in our technical drawings, which can be found in the catalog and under Downloads.

FAQ20130 Would it cause problems if I were to fit a Schaller STM or GTM bridge (which has a 14" fretboard radius) to a Les Paul that has a 12" fretboard radius?

No, that will not cause any problems. In relation to the narrow width of the fretboard, the difference between the 12" and the 14" radius is so small that there is no discernible difference.

FAQ20140 Can I simply replace an STM bridge with a GTM bridge?

It isn't possible to change these two bridges around without making changes to the instrument, as the distance between the height adjustment screws differs by 0.5 mm.

If necessary, we recommend sealing up the screw holes and then drilling new ones.

FAQ20150 Can I file small grooves for the strings into the saddle of my 3D-6 Piezo bridge?

The Piezo elements are approximately 1.5 mm under the saddle. This means you can file in small grooves for the strings, but please do so with extreme care, in order to avoid damage to the piezos. Please also be aware that this modification may mean that not all piezo crystals are at the same distance from the respective string, which in turn may alter the sound of the instrument.