Has anyone else used a Schaller bridge?

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by SullyB, Dec 8, 2005.

  1. SullyB

    SullyB Guest

    Nov 22, 2005
    Hey friends,

    I have installed a Schaller Roller Bridge on my MIM P-Bass and I have a few questions. :confused:

    When I slap my open E, I get a wierd overtone/buzzing that seems to come from the bridge itself. :help: This is puzzling, because it really is a well constructed piece of hardware. I actually think that it is comparable in quality to a Leo Quann bridge, or at least it's as sturdy as the Quann. :meh:

    I may be upset over nothing. If any of you have ever had experiance with this, please let me know what you did to remedy this I would appreciate it.

    All the best,
    Will S. :bassist:
  2. tadawson


    Aug 24, 2005
    Lewisville, TX
    Well, I can't speak to the roller, but I put a Schaller 2000 on my P (direct drop on - no drilling) and it has been wonderful. No noises, buzzes, or anything - just rock solid settings that say put.

    - Tim
  3. I get the same problem with my ATK (its still on its standard uber bridge)

    Its really annoying, it could be one of 2 things, possible one of the springs rattling behind the saddles, or one of the springs under a pickup rattling (i think its an under pickup rattle on mine, just seems like the bridge as the pup is in the middle of it), you could have the prior problem?
  4. SullyB

    SullyB Guest

    Nov 22, 2005
    Hey ya'll,

    Yeah, I think that I just have to take it into the shop and get it set-up again. :) Honestly, it really isn't much of a deal. It doesn't come though the amp or anything. I'm just anal when it comes to gear. :oops:

    Thanks for the input, guys. Where did you find that Schaller 2000, tadawson? Was it on their website? It sounds cool! :cool: And I'll check on those springs i_got_a_mohawk.

    Keep rockin'! :bassist:

    Will S.
  5. vyvyn mtl

    vyvyn mtl Guest

    Dec 26, 2005
    I had one of those for a while on a p bass. The rattling that you hear is most likely the roller itself rattling on the threaded piece it moves across. I play metal and although I try not to play too hard and use my amp I could not do anything about it. I think that it is a nice bridge for a bass with a neck that is angled back so the strings are higher off the body of the guitar so there is more tension on the saddles. I think it is overmade. Same reason I will never use a Kahler on my guitar. the least amount of parts needed to get the job done is the way to go.
  6. If it's the springs, you can kill them with a small piece of yarn. Use thin black yarn to wrap them up and isolate them from the screw. If it's too fuzzy, just slap some beeswax on it and slick 'em down.

    I've used 3 of these in my builds. For my money, they are the best value in the high mass line - and about the only thing Schaller worth using nowadays :(

    You might try checking to make sure that all of the screws are touching the base. It's easy to raise the saddle with only one screw, while the other can vibrate in it's hole.
  7. tadawson


    Aug 24, 2005
    Lewisville, TX
    Sorry about the slow reply, but yes, the 2000 is on the Schaller web page, and I got it from AllParts.

    - TIm
  8. giantjerk


    Jan 18, 2003
    Allen, TX
    I had the same problem with a Schaller I have and it drove me nuts. It sounded like one of the saddle springs was rattling. It turned out to be the string and not the bridge. The wire that wraps around the string ferrule was rattling against the bridge. I took a pair of needlenose plyers and pinched the loop closed a little and the buzz/rattle went away.