You probably think of violins as a luxury item. But violins actually cost more each than other musical instruments, because in order to make a great violin worth buying, a builder is required to spend at least $20,000 for a wooden violin frame, $35,000 for wood, and $15,000 for a bow.
A wooden violin frame takes up a lot of space that could be used for other things, such as tables and shelving. For this reason, some violins are designed to look pretty much exactly like a regular violin, but others, if they are meant to be played outside the home, typically don’t have the necessary frame for play (although violins designed for other uses are not uncommon).
If a violin isn’t intended for home use, it will need to be repaired if it should ever suffer a mishap like a break or a bad string, and you should definitely make sure that all other parts of the instrument are in working order. Here are some tools that will help you do this if you don’t have time to put in more time than necessary.
The New England Patriots’ defensive front is as good as anybody in the NFL right now, but it’s an attack that gets the ball.
“I’m just like the rest of us,” defensive end Jabaal Sheard said. “I’m just trying to win the game for the team, and we’re out there to try and do that.”
Sheard and head coach Bill Belichick both agreed the Patriots have the best defensive front in football.
“They’ve got a great front,” Belichick said. “They have the best DL in the league. They’ve got a very good DE corps and you know they’re going to have an incredible ability to play man on the line of scrimmage. You see some of the stuff they do to blitz the quarterback and throw players off the edge and that’s important for a defensive front to have. They’ve got guys that can come out and rush the passer and they’ll do a great job of getting after the quarterback.”
One of the areas where Sheard feels he’s helped the Patriots is through the use of more 3-4 defensive tackles.
“I can be a good run-stuffer,” Sheard said. “I can get after the quarterback and I can set the edge and help run the DL.”
So far this year, the Patriots have been good at doing that. And that’s where Sheard