Improved tuning stability for electric or western/acoustic guitars with 3L/3R machine heads on the headstock.
About this project
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.
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.
- 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.
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″).´
Caution for auto tuning system!
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.