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    Someone has waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay toooooooooooooo much time on their hands.

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    That is a very rare violin. I'd like to loin how to play it. Work on my chops....
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    That was exactly my thought. There's someone with more time to waste than me. That's saying something.
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    Beefy tone, I guess. The next step will be unavoidable, though: torrefaction!
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    And I thought I butched songs on wooden instruments. But, I bet Wagu Wheel would sound good on that.

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    It's what's just below the Raw Hide.
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    Meat me in St. Louis Louis...
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    There's a lot at steak when you do something like that to a fiddle.
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    I wouldn't have a beef with anyone playing that instrument, as long as they had the chops to go along with it. I like my strings medium, so a set of those would be real tasty on that fiddle. I'd bet it would sound pretty fat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Ostrander View Post
    That is a very rare violin. I'd like to loin how to play it. Work on my chops....
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    Default Re: It's all about the grain, but this is ridiculous!

    With this subject, the obligatory YouTube short ("They're made of meat"):



    It's only appropriate that meat plays a meat instrument.

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    There's a complementary part of this - can we make both ends meat?

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    We often talk about wood grain, but never marbling.
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    Mmm.... That looks really good...

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    I wonder if it was ever owned by someone with the last name of either Walker or Burnett?
    Was it Bluegrass fed?

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