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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Machette View Post
    I've actually been on the lookout for one for a while! (I grew up playing violin, but the little #$&%#@$ don't fit my big, ungainly frame anymore.)

    Haven't seen ant killer deals yet though. Mostly sub-4/4 size violins.

    I'm also on the hunt for an inexpensive saxophone (not so easy to find...). I just want to do my best Tim Capello imitation, once before I croak.

    Also have an ongoing project to build an electric 3/4 Contra Bass out of mostly found materials. That one is taking a while...
    I think I'm now inspired; I was planning to buy a new lower from dwkfym, but now I'm scoping ebay for a starter violin. Aww, who am I kidding? I can (and probably will) do both. There's a boatload of sub-$40 violins on ebay, I assume they are crap - can anyone recommend a decent sub-$200 instrument?

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    Quote Originally Posted by submessenger View Post
    I think I'm now inspired; I was planning to buy a new lower from dwkfym, but now I'm scoping ebay for a starter violin. Aww, who am I kidding? I can (and probably will) do both. There's a boatload of sub-$40 violins on ebay, I assume they are crap - can anyone recommend a decent sub-$200 instrument?
    For starting out, a crap violin isn't as bad as having a crap bow. The cheap student instruments are serviceable, but those plastic bows and fake rosin that come with them are for $%&*.

    Make sure you get a real horse hair bow and real rosin. The plastic ones won't even squeak out a note.

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    My brother was a kick ass progressive guitar player for many years. He taught me to play bass to bands like King Crimson, Gentle Giant, Genesis, Tool, and Pink Floyd. I had a great time learning how to play. I feel that I have become very solid at long last.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Machette View Post
    For starting out, a crap violin isn't as bad as having a crap bow. The cheap student instruments are serviceable, but those plastic bows and fake rosin that come with them are for $%&*.

    Make sure you get a real horse hair bow and real rosin. The plastic ones won't even squeak out a note.

    Lots of new things, here. I'm working without a script, which is why I sound so much like Obama. This was take 7 or so. Forgot to make the damned thing make noise in this take, but the wine was getting to me.


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    Drums FTW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Combatives training log.

    Gezere: paraphrase from Bas Rutten, Never escalate the level of violence in fight you are losing. :D

    Drum thread

    Pavel Tsatsouline: kettlebell workouts give you “cardio without the dishonour of aerobics”.

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    Guitar, Mandolin, Jaw Harp. Uncle's a bluegrass musician and singer and plays the banjo, he gets me into weird instruments.

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    Learning Banjo is definitely on my to do list. And Christina Hendricks.
    Train hard, fight easy.

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    Learning Banjo is definitely on my to do list. And Christina Hendricks.
    The former will surely lead to the latter.

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    The former will surely lead to the latter.
    Really hoping so. If it turns out she's into bass players, I'll go mad.
    Train hard, fight easy.

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    I used to play the harp. Yes, the upright instrument played by Harpo Marx.

    I played for several years in elementary school and picked it up again in high school for fun. When I was attending U.T. Austin, I somehow persuaded the harp teacher there to let me take her class despite not being a music major. It was the only thing I got a A in that year.

    Someday when I have $1,500 to $3000 to throw away, I will buy a used Troubador harp and pick it up again.

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    Grand harps are just too damn expensive.

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