I don't craft instruments myself, but usually buy them from vendors or loot slayer instruments from corpses. If I understand this correctly players can craft exceptional instruments but cannot craft slayer instruments. The problem here is that the Shame style loot will soon be spread across all of UO, both overland and in dungeons. The Shame loot does not include slayer instruments, and Bards will be left out of the loot unless we can either craft these instruments, or slayer instruments are added to the loot tables. If I've got this wrong, please enlighten me. I use these frequently and don't want to lose them forever.