Vader VB4, butt lips

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GuitFiddle
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Vader VB4, butt lips

Postby GuitFiddle » Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:27 am

:mrgreen: All about butt lips, but a serious question. The gallery shows VB4s with a 'butt shelf', others without. What is the current/finalized design, butt lips or no?

Butt lip:
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No butt lip:
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Or, for an outlined perspective....butt lip:
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No butt lip:
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Thanks for answering a serious question, and simultaneously tolerating my incredibly immature sense of humor. 8)
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Re: Vader VB4, butt lips

Postby spudmunkey » Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:10 pm

The shorter scale have the butt lip.

BTW, don't google "butt lip" on a work computer. ;)

That lip let's them offer a shorter scale, and still use the same body size, and the same number of frets with the same accessibility to the highest frets. Otherwise, if you want the bridge to stay in the same place when you shrink the scale, your highest fret gets closer to the bridge, so you'd either need to change the shape of the body to increase the cutaway, or reduce the number of frets.

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Re: Vader VB4, butt lips

Postby GuitFiddle » Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:40 am

Ah, yes...had I been more astute, I would have seen that was the cause of the difference. It's actually easily apparent when I look at those photos next to each other again. Thanks Spud!
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