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I have carved quite a few violin bridges, but a new instrument has happened upon my workbench that has very steep arching on the belly. None of the bridge blanks I can find have feet thick enough to accomodate these high arches. By the time my knife even begins to touch the heel of the bridge foot the toe is completely non existent. What is the solution to this problem? Are there bridges sold with thicker feet? Or is there some other solution I am unaware of? Attached is a photo of the arching of the violin along with the old bridge which has warped substantially and needs to be replaced. Thanks!
I was organizing my stockpile of exotic lumber today, and fueled by thoughts from this topic, https://maestronet.com/forum/index.php?/topic/338205-carbon-fibre-sound-posts/,it occurred to me: Have bridges and soundposts been made of different materials besides maple and spruce? Has anyone ever experimented with a bridge made of Pernambuco? Or a soundpost made of that same wood? How about ebony? Is there a measurable reason why maple and spruce are used for those parts, and if so, can it perhaps be improved/enhanced?
I'm thinking of upgrading the bridge of my viola to a Milo Stamm one. I'm wondering what is the difference between models A, B and K. Is it only the design that differs? Also, are Royal far better than Premium quality ones to justify the difference in price? Thank you in advance.