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For a musician, there is probably nothing worse than having to play on a detuned instrument. Many guitarists have this problem, when they bend the guitar strings. Constantly you must tune the guitar again or if you play on a stage you have to chance your guitar. I've thought about a long time about this problem and why this effect only appears on certain Guitars with 3L / 3R guitar machineheads. For years I've wondered why this is so and why this effect appears only in certain Guitars 3L / 3R machineheads. This happens when the guitar machineheads are in a specific arrangement positioned. Because of that, the strings kinking behind the nut. Because of the kink, the bent string is pulled into the nut and stuck there until it's drawn by moving the tuner again from the nut. If you tune now your guitar, you can hear the "Pling Effect". The "STRING BUTLER" takes the guitar string over wheels to the guitar machineheads and because of that, the strings can not kink behind the nut.

Without & with the STRING BUTLER
Without & with the STRING BUTLER

 It does not matter how expensive machine heads a guitar are. It is important how the movement from the strings of a guitar nut are.

 The "STRING BUTLER" has been designed exclusively for guitars, which are fitted on the headstock with a 3L / 3R tuning machine heads . A good example are Les Paul guitar models.

Another advantage of the "STRING BUTLER" is, that you can perform the installation by your self. It is recommended, after mounting the "STRING BUTLER" to use a new set of guitar strings. Your old strings may have already been damaged.

visually beautiful or discreet functional
visually beautiful or discreet functional

 

"STRING BUTLER" gold
"STRING BUTLER" gold
  • When assembling the "STRING BUTLER", it is important to pull the old set of guitar strings off and clean the nut well.
  • next, use your 10 mm or 0,39" wrench to unscrew the machine heads
  • there are tuners with those one the washer must leave out.
  • if the nuts long enough, you can continue to use the washers of the tuning machines to secure the "STRING BUTLER".
  • you have to be carefull, because the threads are very sensitive, you should not draw the thread nuts too firmly. to prevent damage.
it could sometimes tight
it could sometimes tight

 

compatibility test
compatibility test

 

In this variant, it is impossible to avoid interfering with the substance of the guitar itself.
In this variant, it is impossible to avoid interfering with the substance of the guitar itself.
  • If the "STRING BUTLER" is installed, one can raise the new guitar strings. It is important to ensure that the strings are on the wheels of the "STRING BUTLER".
  • One/ two turns of the string on the  machine heads  is sufficient so that the string holds. Too many wraps are disadvantage.

The "STRING BUTLER" is manufactured with outmost care and precision only in German factorys and guaranteeing very high quality and durability of the product.

Locking at the Factory
Locking at the Factory

The "STRING BUTLER" is made out of coated aluminium and is safe from oxydation. The roles and bolts are made of stainless steel and remain very resistant and free of rust. The two additional holes in the base plate serve to attach the "STRING BUTLER" directly on the top plate, if it is not possible to be used to fix the guitar machineheads.

The "String Butler" colors
The "String Butler" colors

 

available now
available now

Important! Guitar Machine Type "Locking Heads" can't be used if the distance from the top plate throu the hole for the guitar strings insertion is 19.5 mm (0,76") or less. Optimal are 21.5 mm (0,84") ( without flat washer ) to 24,0mm (0,94") ( with flat washer ) when the top plate is not more than 15.0mm (0,59").

Standard Tuning Machins is working
Standard Tuning Machins is working

 

Locking  Machine Heads !
Locking Machine Heads !

 

Timeline
Timeline

 

Risks and challenges

Important! Guitar Machine Heads Type "Locking" can't be used if the distance from the top plate throu the hole for the guitar strings insertion is 19.5 mm (0,76") or less. Optimal are 21.5 mm (0,84") ( without flat washer ) to 24,0mm (0,94") ( with flat washer ) when the top plate is not more than 15.0mm (0,59"). You can mount the "STRING BUTLER" with screws.

The risk for the supporters is relatively low, since the product has already reached the industrial maturity and can be reproduced in large units at short time.
As challenge I see the quality of the product to maintain in the future and prevent substandard robbery copies.

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