Dietrich Parts String Butler V3 BK

Hardware to improve the tuning stability of electric guitars and steel-string guitars

  • Designed for guitars with 3L / 3R headstock machine head configuration
  • Adjusts the position of the A, D, G, B strings to correct the string routing through the nut slots , thus preventing the guitar strings from getting stuck
  • Greatly improves the tuning stability of your guitar and increases the sustain
  • Keeps the tuning of the strings even during very intense guitar playing (also copes with extreme bends)
  • Fast and easy installation
  • Version V3 with minimum post distance 35 mm / maximum post distance 58 mm
  • Colour: Black

Note: Not compatible with machine heads with bushings

These are other customers' choices:

Customers who looked at this item have bought these:

Dietrich Parts String Butler V3 BK
38% bought this exact product
Dietrich Parts String Butler V3 BK
Available immediately
Available immediately

This item is in stock and can be dispatched immediately.

Standard Delivery Times
£34 Add to Basket
Dietrich Parts String Butler V3 Full Black
14% bought Dietrich Parts String Butler V3 Full Black £37
Dietrich Parts String Butler V3 Acryl
6% bought Dietrich Parts String Butler V3 Acryl £34
Gruvgear Fretwrap SM
6% bought Gruvgear Fretwrap SM £12.90
Heriba 172 SW String Winder BK
5% bought Heriba 172 SW String Winder BK £2.55
Our most popular Miscellaneous Guitar Accessories
40 Customer Ratings:
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
4.6 /5
  • quality
Total
quality
Saved my ES 355
HKHKHK, 16.02.2020
I have a beautiful but difficult ES355, the difficulty being the (not uncommon) lack of tuning stability of the G and D strings, particularly under bending.

I played the guitar in the shop a couple of times before buying it, but I think that since I didn't own it at the time I was a bit gentle with the bends and didn't strum so hard, so the problem only became apparent after I got the guitar home. I was pretty crushed. I'm not an advanced enough player to "play around" the tuning issues and it was distracting me.

The String Butler is amazing. By straightening the 4 inner string pulls, the tuning is much better. Gibson necks still have a fairly sharp break, but if you are only noticing the tuning problems in the D and G, it's ikely the angled pull rather than the break that's causing the problem.

I do have a slight reservation with covering over part of the beautiful mother of pearl inlay on the 355 headstock, but knowing my 355 is now as stable as my Fender is a wonderful result.
Helpful · Not helpful · Report
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
Total
quality
Does exactly what its supposed to do
Millo777, 19.06.2020
I've fitted this to a Yamaha Weddington Classic as the B and G strings had a tendency to lose tuning under heavy bending.

The string Butler has improved the situation a lot. The straight string pull over the nut seems to make a significant difference.

It's not 100% fix problem, but i suspect a set of locking tuners better prep of the nut on the next restring will get the job done.

A really simple solution that non invasive. No screw holes in the guitar so easily reversed if i want to remove it for any reason.

Impressed so far. Would recommend to anyone with an LP/Gibson style guitar.
Helpful · Not helpful · Report
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
Total
quality
Saving your Gibson!
Plexi's & gibsons, 29.11.2018
If you have a Gibson and you like to do a ton of bends this thing is a lifesaver!

Pros:
It gives your strings a straight string pull and also fixes the headstock angle slightly. I use it on a Gibson SG and the thing stays in tune for days now!

It's easy to install if you have the right tuners (with screw in bushings).

Not a permanent mod.

Cons:
The look is a little weird at first. But if you like your Gibson to stay in tune and you've got a good lubricated nut, locking tuners. This is the only thing left to do!

You'll need a Gibson with tuners with screw in bushings (Grovers, new style klusons,..). Classic klusons with push in bushings will not allow you to install this unless you screw it in.

Conclusion:
If you can dig the look and want your Gibson to stay more in tune this works great! Easy to install and play more!
Helpful · Not helpful · Report
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
Total
quality
Good product!
MarioMariano, 12.05.2020
I've been using the String Butler V3 BK for almost a year on my Les Paul Studio and so far I'm happy with it.
It's easy to install and didn't find any issues doing it. Also, it feels steady once done.
It didn't solve the g-string problem entirely, it still goes out of tune when the string is kind of old, but with new strings, it's definitely much better than without it.
If I ever get another Les Paul, I would definitely buy another String Butler right away.
Great service by Thomann.
Helpful · Not helpful · Report
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
£34
Including VAT; Excluding £8 shipping

Delivery approx. between Wed, 4. November and Thu, 5. November

Share This Product
Your Contacts
Phone: +49-9546-9223-20
FAX: +49-9546-9223-24
Online Guides
Guitar Accessories
Guitar Accessories
We investigate some of the many accessories available for both guitar and bass.
 
 
 
 
 
test results:
Offers include VAT and are valid as long as stocks last. We do not accept liability for typographical errors or inaccurate information of any kind. *RRP = manufacturer's / distributor's recommended retail price in Germany
Recently Viewed
Sennheiser HD 560S

Over-Ear Headphones Circumaural, Single-cable configuration, Lightweight design, Velour earpads, Open design, Max. SPL (sound pressure level): 110 dB (1 kHz, 1V), Impedance: 120 Ohm, Frequency response: 6-38,000 Hz, Total harmonic distortion (THD) at 1 kHz

(3)
Recently Viewed
DSM & Humboldt Simplifier Amp/Cab Simulator

DSM & Humboldt Simplifier Amp/Cab Simulator; Effects Pedal for Electric Guitar; Pre-Amp, Power-Amp and Cab-Simulator; Fully Analogue Pre-Amp with 3 Classic Voicings: AC-Brit (British Class A 2x12" Combo), American (American Blackface Combo)& MS Brit (British Stack); Zero Watt Stereo Power...

(1)
Recently Viewed
Strymon Nightsky Reverb

Effects Pedal Reverb, 3 Selectable reverb types, Mod, Voice and Tone Sections, Adjustable Shimmer, Glimmer, Morph & Pre- or Post-drive functions, Adjustable Reverb Core size, Independent Reverb and Dry Level controls, 8-Step sequencer for rhythmic pitch fluctuations of the...

Recently Viewed
Yamaha PSR-E373

Keyboard 61 Standard keys with velocity sensitivity, 622 Sounds (incl. 22 drum / SFX kits, 339 XG lite and 20 arpeggios), 205 Styles, 154 Internal songs, 48 Voice polyphony, 2 Track sequencer / 5 user songs, 1 One touch...

(2)
Recently Viewed
Behringer 182 Sequencer

Behringer 182 Sequencer; Eurorack Module; Analog Sequencer; two channels with 8 Steps each; channels can be used in series for 16 Steps; number of steps selectable from 1-8 Steps; Start/Stop switch; manual controls for Tempo, Gate time and Delay (Portamento);...

Recently Viewed
Thomann SP-120

Thomann SP-120 digital piano 73 light weighted keys, 12 sounds, 12 demo songs, 32 notes polyphony, layer mode, reverb, chorus, metronome, tempo, connection: headphone, USB Midi, USB Audio, Line Out (L/R), Sustain, incl. power supply, sustain pedal, music rest, usable...

(1)
Recently Viewed
M-Audio Keystation 88 MK3

M-Audio Keystation 88 MK3; USB-MIDI Controller; 88 semi-weighted full-size keys with velocity sensitivity;, Transport and Cursor buttons to operate a DAW; volume control slider; Pitch and Modulation wheels; Octave selection buttons; MIDI connection via USB or 5-pin MIDI port; compatible...

(1)
Recently Viewed
Native Instruments Komplete 13

Plugin Collection Consists of over 65 software instruments, software effects and 24 expansions, Over 35,000 sounds, Includes i.a. Guitar Rig 6 Pro, Super 8, Electric Sunburst, Butch Vig Drums, Cuba, Massive X, Kontakt 6, Session Strings 2, Absynth 5,...

Recently Viewed
Zoom V3

Vocal Processor 16 Creative effects for voice processing such as Harmony, Vocoder, Robot, Telephone, Beat Box or Talk Box, Selectable key for the effects Harmony, Talk Box, Vocoder and Pitch Correct, Up to 5 effects can be used at...

(3)
Recently Viewed
Harley Benton SC-Special TV Yellow

Electric Guitar AKA "The Dirty Mustard SC", Vintage Series, Body: Mahogany, Set-in mahogany neck, Fretboard: Amaranth, Fretboard inlays: Dots, Neck profile: C, Fretboard radius: 305 mm, Scale: 628 mm, Nut width: 43 mm, Graphite nut, 22 Medium jumbo frets,...

Recently Viewed
Boss GT-1000CORE

Boss GT-1000CORE; Multi Effects Pedal for Electric Guitar & Bass; powerful and ultra-versatile; a complete guitar and bass processing experience available in a single stompbox with The full DSP capacity of the flagship GT-1000 in a compact format; state of...

(1)
Recently Viewed
Mutable Instruments Veils (2020)

Mutable Instruments Veils (2020); Eurorack module; 4-channel VCA; response curve adjustable from exponential to linear for each channel; CV offset control for each channel; outputs are daisy-chained to output 4 for use as a mixer; DC-coupled inputs work for audio...

Give Feedback
Feedback Found an error or want to give us feedback about this page?

We're looking forward to hearing from you and aim to solve any problems as soon as we can.