We love these little things: fiddles, fiddle tubs, and fiddle boxes.
But sometimes, they can seem a bit overused, like when the band of brothers from Beady Eye took over the studio for the album, The Last of the Band.
“I wanted to have a lot of fun, and then I realized that it was a lot harder to do the same with a fiddle than it is with a guitar,” bassist Josh Davis tells Billboard.
“So I made up the fiddle tuner, which I had to put into the fiddling section.
And that really helped me out a lot.
The only other fiddle that I have is my wife’s fiddle.
But I was so focused on making a good record, and it didn’t matter if I was playing my wife a fiddler, or a violin, or my own fiddle, or anything else, because I felt like that was the way I was supposed to play.”