First you receive the wrath of VB, and now you want to provoke his wrath further with this question. Do you have a Death Wish, Turtle? You know, suicide is legal in Oregon, if it is for a merciful end. I think in your case, this will apply. With VB, it is less about the hardware than it is the software so to speak when it comes to Viola related angst. OK Vulgano Brother, it is now open hunting season on Turtles. Not true, I tried crunching up a whole pharmaceutical shelf of levothyroxin, stuffed them into the holes of the viola, and checked it a month later. Still a viola! Then I tried stuffing it with testosterone to try to make an upright bass out of it. A month later still a viola, but ever since, it keeps trying to mount my Olds Recording.