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"The commercially-available Loog 3-stringers have a 1" wide neck..."

Ron "Oily" Sprague replied Jun 27, 2017 to Neck width - working thinner than 1.5"

4 Jun 27, 2017
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"You betcha; lemme know how you get on."

Ron "Oily" Sprague replied Jun 27, 2017 to STILL confused about what strings are best for what.

7 Jun 27, 2017
Reply by Slow Blues Dani & Ol' Grey Bear

"It also depends which wood you use for the neck. Straight, unblemished hardwood, lik…"

Ron "Oily" Sprague replied Jun 26, 2017 to Truss rod

3 Aug 7, 2017
Reply by Don Tucker

"Start here ( http://www.daddario.com/upload/tension_chart_13934.pdf ) and also know…"

Ron "Oily" Sprague replied Jun 26, 2017 to STILL confused about what strings are best for what.

7 Jun 27, 2017
Reply by Slow Blues Dani & Ol' Grey Bear

"Stick the stick inside the can. Put a screw through the base of the can into the sti…"

Ron "Oily" Sprague replied Jun 21, 2017 to building a canjo

6 Jun 22, 2017
Reply by John Derrett

"Just to add to the Duck's quack: Try to make your box as deep as practicable for be…"

Ron "Oily" Sprague replied Jun 21, 2017 to First Build - want to make own box

18 Feb 12, 2018
Reply by Wichita Sam

"Those look like regular plastic bridge and nut. First thing I see is none of your st…"

Ron "Oily" Sprague replied Mar 17, 2017 to String Buzzz frettless cbg

7 Mar 17, 2017
Reply by Ron "Oily" Sprague

"Al, If you're using the 3-4-5 from a standard 6-string set, then ADG means you only…"

Ron "Oily" Sprague replied Jul 6, 2016 to Which 3 strings to use?

10 Jul 6, 2016
Reply by Al Wenkebach

"Ooooo, that is...elegant! Did you take pics all through design and construction? A b…"

Ron "Oily" Sprague replied Jul 6, 2016 to My First Induction Pickup.

7 Aug 1, 2016
Reply by Philip Hale

"Try fishing line; that's what they use on fretless Middle Eastern ouds and Eastern E…"

Ron "Oily" Sprague replied Jun 22, 2016 to Calculating Fret placement.

6 Jun 22, 2016
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