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Used in bluegrass,
no woodwind, no brass;
but have some class,
don't rhyme me with gas.

Anglers I face,
in ocean's embrace;
but in this case,
don't rhyme me with space.

Who or what am I?

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This deep, fishy riddle sounds like

bass

Used in bluegrass, no woodwind, no brass;

the stringed instrument which emits low-pitched sounds

but have some class, don't rhyme me with gas.

in this case it rhymes with base/space.

Anglers I face, in ocean's embrace;

bass - various species of fish, such as the sea bass.

but in this case, don't rhyme me with space

here pronounced to rhyme with class/gas.

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    $\begingroup$ A rafe is a diacritic, which is not safe to rhyme with jafe; it makes Pe be pronounced as fey, which rhymes with café but not jafe. $\endgroup$ – Tom Mar 18 at 8:01
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    $\begingroup$ And rot13(gur gvgyr ersref gb "qebc gur onff") $\endgroup$ – Annosz Mar 18 at 9:36
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    $\begingroup$ Bonus question: How is the user's name pronounced? The first way? The second way? Or (gasp) a third way? $\endgroup$ – jafe Mar 18 at 9:47
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    $\begingroup$ @jafe, My gamble is gaff/e. I'm hooked by this, and if a blunder, hope don't get criticism, being caught by a trick. $\endgroup$ – Tom Mar 18 at 11:21
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    $\begingroup$ I cheated and looked at OP's profile jafe $\endgroup$ – Tom Mar 18 at 11:43

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