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Guitar Bridge Hannes™ 7

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Guitar Bridge Hannes™ 7

The new Hannes™ bridge by Schaller - best of all worlds! A splendid fusion of innovation and tone in top quality - straightforward and noble.

The basic facts:
  • by far the most comfortable bridge on the market;
  • the perfect blend of the acoustic properties of all current bridge designs;
  • impresses with detailed highs, fast attack and a well-defined, powerful and harmonic sound;
  • touch-friendly material and smooth surface with no edges
  • wear-free by waiving of metallic coatings at the string contact points;
  • fresh, but unobtrusive look which gives the guitar design still a more noble apparance.
  • Supplied with accessories. We are happy to supply longer height-adjustment screws on request.
Installation guides, templates, technical drawings, further information etc. can be found directly via our front page or under Products/Product help/Hannes™-Bridge.

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. We supply the rear string anchor plate in a chrome finish as standard; however, this is available in every other finish on request at no extra cost. The pickups can be earthed via the string anchor plate if necessary.

The saddles were developed in close collaboration with Graph Tech. They are made of a special compound material. Teflon is one of the materials used in this special compound. In being a highly effective lubricant material (one of the most effective in the world), it dramatically reduces saddle-related string breakage, since no sharp edges can form on the saddles due to wear.

This patented saddle material measurably increases the instrument's sustain by up to 25% compared to brass and steel.

Your guitar will sound much more harmonious. This is characterized by singing high notes and quick response, not to mention a well-defined, powerful and even tone.

The saddles have a large surface area resting on the guitar's body, and are separated from one another by the bridge's construction. This physical difference in the saddle, compared to all other available saddles on the market manifests itself in a singificant increase in dynamic response that can be heard AND felt.

From issue 3/2010 of "Gitarre & Bass" magazine: "I certainly don't know of any bridge with such an elegant and compact construction that is so easy and comfortable to play. ... The result is a very clear, very direct tone that is unobtrusive, balanced and powerful with long, stable sustain."

Technical drawing

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User instructions

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


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).


Dimensions and adjustment options

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

Stringspacing E-eIntonation
Guitar Bridge Hannes™ 610,313,83,554,03,3
Guitar Bridge Hannes™ 6 Piezo10,313,83,554,03,3
Guitar Bridge Hannes™ 710,313,83,53,3
Guitar Bridge Hannes™ 7 Piezo10,313,83,53,3
Guitar Bridge Hannes™ 810,313,83,53,3
Guitar Bridge Hannes™ 8 Piezo10,313,83,53,3
Stop Tailpieceheight-adjustable-screw52,5
Fine Tuning Tailpieceheight-adjustable-screw53,5
3D-69,6 13,8 4,23,050,056,56,510,011,316,0
Bass Bridge 2000 4-strings11,016,26,445,565,019,515,221,712,0
Bass Bridge 2000 5-strings11,016,26,460,581,020,515,120,312,0
Bass Bridge 2000 6-strings11,016,26,476,597,521,015,319,512,0
3D-6 Piezo10,714,74,053,512,3
3D-4 Piezo9,715,15,4-18,0
GTM Piezoheight-adjustable-screw52,57,0
Bass Bridge 2000 4-strings Piezo11,016,26,445,565,019,515,221,712,0
Bass Bridge 2000 5-strings Piezo11,016,26,460,581,020,515,120,312,0
Bass Bridge 2000 6-strings Piezo11,016,26,476,597,521,015,319,512,0

Here in inch:

Stringspacing E-eIntonation
Guitar Bridge Hannes™ 60,40550,54330,13782,10630,1299
Guitar Bridge Hannes™ 6 Piezo0,40550,54330,13782,10630,1299
Guitar Bridge Hannes™ 70,40550,54330,13780,1299
Guitar Bridge Hannes™ 7 Piezo0,40550,54330,13780,1299
Guitar Bridge Hannes™ 80,40550,54330,13780,1299
Guitar Bridge Hannes™ 8 Piezo0,40550,54330,13780,1299
Stop Tailpieceheight-adjustable-screw2,0669
Fine Tuning Tailpieceheight-adjustable-screw2,1063


Bass Bridge 2000 4-strings0,4330,6380,25201,79132,55910,76770,4724
Bass Bridge 2000 5-strings0,4330,6380,25202,38193,18900,80710,4724
Bass Bridge 2000 6-strings0,4330,6380,25203,01183,83860,82680,4724
3D-6 Piezo0,4210,5790,15752,10630,4843
3D-4 Piezo0,3820,5940,2126-0,7087
GTM Piezoheight-adjustable-screw2,06690,2756
Bass Bridge 2000 4-strings Piezo0,4330,6380,25201,79132,55910,76770,4724
Bass Bridge 2000 5-strings Piezo0,4330,6380,25202,38193,18900,80710,4724
Bass Bridge 2000 6-strings Piezo0,4330,6380,25203,01183,83860,82680,4724

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™ 643,5 (1,7126)



Guitar Bridge Hannes™ 6 Piezo43,5 (1,7126)--
Guitar Bridge Hannes™ 7--
Guitar Bridge Hannes™ 7 Piezo--
Guitar Bridge Hannes™ 8--
Guitar Bridge Hannes™ 8 Piezo--
Stop Tailpiece82,0 (3,2283)11,2 (0,441)7,9 (0,311)
Fine Tuning Tailpiece82,0 (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)
3D-620,5/20,5 (0,8071)--
3D-425,5/25,5 (1,0039)



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



3D-825,5/25,5 (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)



3D-4 Piezo25,5/25,5 (1,0039)--
GTM Piezo74,5 (2,9134)

 7,2 (0,283)

 4,9 (0,193)

Bass Bridge 2000 4-strings Piezo17,5/17,5/17,5/17,5 (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 keys 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 keys should be used for each type of bridge (all measurements are stated in mm):


Allen keys (mm)







Hannes™ Bridge





























Bass Bridge 2000








BridgesHeight adjustmentString adjustmentIntonation adjustmentmaximum string gauge
Signum--80 (3,14961)
Guitar Bridge Hannes™ 62,0 (0,0787)

2,5 (0,0984)


60 (2,3622)

Guitar Bridge Hannes™ 6 Piezo2,0 (0,0787)2,5 (0,0984)-60 (2,3622)
Guitar Bridge Hannes™ 72,0 (0,0787)2,5 (0,0984) 70 (2,75591)
Guitar Bridge Hannes™ 7 Piezo2,0 (0,0787)2,5 (0,0984) 70 (2,75591)
Guitar Bridge Hannes™ 82,0 (0,0787)2,5 (0,0984)70 (2,75591)
Guitar Bridge Hannes™ 8 Piezo2,0 (0,0787)2,5 (0,0984) 70 (2,75591)
Stop Tailpiece--- -
Fine Tuning Tailpiece-



STM---52 (2,04724)
GTM--- -
3D-61,27 (0,0500)--70 (2,75591)
3D-41,5 (0,0591)



120 (4,72441)
3D-51,5 (0,0591)



 110 (4,33071)
3D-81,5 (0,0591)-- -
Bass Bridge 2000 4-strings1,5 (0,0591)

1,5 (0,0591)

3,0 (0,1181)

 120 (4,72441)
Bass Bridge 2000 5-strings1,5 (0,0591)

1,5 (0,0591)

3,0 (0,1181)

 120 (4,72441)
Bass Bridge 2000 6-strings1,5 (0,0591)

1,5 (0,0591)

3,0 (0,1181)

 120 (4,72441)
3D-6 Piezo1,27 (0,0500)



3D-4 Piezo1,5 (0,0591) 110 (4,33071)
GTM Piezo-



Bass Bridge 2000 4-strings1,5 (0,0591)1,5 (0,0591)3,0 (0,1181) 120 (4,72441)
Bass Bridge 2000 5-strings1,5 (0,0591)1,5 (0,0591)3,0 (0,1181)120 (4,72441)
Bass Bridge 2000 6-strings1,5 (0,0591)1,5 (0,0591)3,0 (0,1181) 120 (4,72441)


Measurements intonation screws

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


Which Schaller bridges can left-handed players use?

Guitar Bridge Hannes™ 6No
Guitar Bridge Hannes™ 6 PiezoNo
Guitar Bridge Hannes™ 7No
Guitar Bridge Hannes™ 7 PiezoNo
Guitar Bridge Hannes™ 8No
Guitar Bridge Hannes™ 8 PiezoNo
Stop TailpieceYes
Fine Tuning TailpieceYes
Bass Bridge 2000 4-stringsYes
Bass Bridge 2000 5-stringsYes
Bass Bridge 2000 6-stringsYes
3D-6 PiezoYes
3D-4 Piezo Yes
GTM PiezoYes
Bass Bridge 2000 4-stringsYes
Bass Bridge 2000 5-stringsYes
Bass Bridge 2000 6-stringsYes


Which radius is on my bridge?  


mm / inch

bridge / tailpiece

Guitar Bridge Hannes 6n.R.
Guitar Bridge Hannes 6 Piezon.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.
Bass Bridge 2000 4-stringsn.R.
Bass Bridge 2000 5-stringsn.R.
Bass Bridge 2000 6-stringsn.R.
3D-6 Piezo20
3D-4 Piezo12
GTM Piezo14
Bass Bridge 2000 4-strings Piezon.R.
Bass Bridge 2000 5-strings Piezon.R.
Bass Bridge 2000 6-strings Piezon.R.

n.R. = no radius  available

- adjustments more extreme are technical possible, but not to recomment because it is less comfortable to play. 



Wiring piezo-pickups 

Hannes Piezo
one cable for each single pickup that goes straight to the preamp
3D-6 Piezo
one cable for each single pickup that goes straight to the preamp
3D-4 Piezoone cable for each single pickup that goes straight to the preamp
GTM Piezo
The cables are bundled onto a circuit board with one output cable routed to the preamp
Bass Bridge 2000 4-strings Piezo
one cable for each single pickup that goes straight to the preamp
Bass Bridge 2000 5-strings Piezoone cable for each single pickup that goes straight to the preamp
Bass Bridge 2000 6-strings Piezoone cable for each single pickup that goes straight to the preamp






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.
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.

FAQ20080 The Schaller 3D-6 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.
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.

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.