A prototype is a preliminary model of something. Projects that offer physical products need to show backers documentation of a working prototype. This gallery features photos, videos, and other visual documentation that will give backers a sense of what’s been accomplished so far and what’s left to do. Though the development process can vary for each project, these are the stages we typically see:
Proof of Concept
Explorations that test ideas and functionality.
Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.
Looks like the final product, but is not functional.
Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.
Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.
Special thanks to Darrell Braun for the video link!
Improved tuning stability for electric or western/acoustic guitars with 3L/3R machine heads on the headstock.
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.
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.
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. 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").´
String Butler acrylic (only available in 03. 2017!)