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I've made a half-dozen bridges for Strads, but now I'm making a bridge for my first Guarneri, and I'm wondering whether I should do anything different for the Guarneri. Do people usually use the same blanks for both? Should I change any of the specs for say string height, foot thickness, bridge thickness, angle with the belly, etc.? I'm not looking for perfection or extreme optimization---just ordinary, accepted practice. Please advise.
One of the techniques I'd like to improve on is the proper fitting of bridge feet. I get the theory of a perfect fit, what I'm having trouble with is the technique to accurately hold the bridge in place during the fine fitting process. I find I rock the bridge which leads to inaccurate markings during fitting (i use graphite on paper to transfer the high spots). Any advice, tools, fixtures and techniques you can share would be helpful!! Best, Chris