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Eventually, all the dust, rosin dust, bits of bow hair etc will begin to gather into a clump, getting bigger as it gathers more. Over time they form a ball which can look like felt. They are very common.

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Good one! Give it more time to get even bigger and you'll have a house hippo nest!

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The legendary acoustic ball !!!

Don't take it off your violin absolutely or it won't sound good anymore !

I'm just kidding, but some are really convinced of this, coming even to ask to keep it and put it back in their violin after a restoration, ask Bruce ....:D

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1 hour ago, stringcheese said:

I keep those in the same box as the rattlesnake rattles.

Does that box also contain teeth and missing socks?

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I am not sure where I picked up the term, "dust bunny" for these "creatures".   The  round ones can really pick up some speed inside a violin.    The first time I caught a brief glimpse through the f-hole of this furry object zipping around, I thought it was alive.  

I feel obliged to admire the perfectly round ones.    .Lint,  dust, hair, fabric threads and who knows what else, all coalesced into perfect spheres reminds me of the formation of planetary spheres.

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5 hours ago, Brad H said:

I am not sure where I picked up the term, "dust bunny" for these "creatures".   The  round ones can really pick up some speed inside a violin.    The first time I caught a brief glimpse through the f-hole of this furry object zipping around, I thought it was alive.  

I feel obliged to admire the perfectly round ones.    .Lint,  dust, hair, fabric threads and who knows what else, all coalesced into perfect spheres reminds me of the formation of planetary spheres.

Perhaps the parallels here are more than coincidental.  Consider the multiverse as a vast instrument.....probably sitting in God's attic............  :ph34r::lol:

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