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I have a fiddle I've been restoring for a client and they would like it strung with an octave string set. Not having ever set up a fiddle with these strings I'm curious as how people approach the spacing on the nut and bridge? I'm thinking that due to the larger string diameters that I'd leave the spaces in between closer to a regular string set which results in setting the notches further apart. Other thoughts or considerations?
I usually use Aubert violin bridges, but am trying out a Despiau. I noticed the Despiau is wider at the top than the Aubert of the same size. The string spacing I usually use (template) leaves a lot of "shoulder" hanging out past the strings on the Despiau. This looks odd to me. Do people use a wider string spacing? Live with it? Or... ? I seem to recall something in a previous topic, but where? Thanks in advance.