Hello all, I must first say how deeply grateful I am to have found you all...it seems as if I have found family. I have read, for many days now, a wide variety of posts on so many subjects. I must compliment you all on your maturity, and your respectfull manners toward each other! I am a recording engineer at a small analog/digital studio in East Texas, and I play guitar and keyboard, but now I am shopping around for a violin. (Thank you all for the wisdom and experience so freely shared here, on the matter) I have been smitten, I have found such aural romance in strings...cellos, violas, violins. Oh the depth of emotion! I have a newfound love and passion for strings. Do any of you feel that way?, or am I weird?