Hey, pics from Northwoods jam are great! I'm jealous since I couldn't make it across the ocean. But I'm glad to know everyone had a wonderful time! So I'm back to post my new gear pics for Jukebox. I ordered a 5-string viola that can cover the range of a violin. The first problem was that I couldn't find one around here and so I had to have it custom-made. And it was 2 months ago. Well, today she arrived finally! She's about 2 inches longer than my old axe. And she didn't have an E string but two D strings, which was intriguing. (Which is a common problem with 5 string violas. They are much longer so you cannot put a regular violin E strings on them.) So I put an old electric guitar string on her like I'd read on the web and......it worked! Check out the sound sample. The highest range is played on the guitar string... http://vylabrie.oranc.co.kr/5strings.mp3 So I'm quite happy at the moment while waiting for the string to stretch a bit. Any other fiddlers on the forum? Or just anyone who got a new musical instrument and want to share the pics with everyone and especially with Jukey? It feels home to be back... Z.