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I bought a relatively inexpensive electric violin with a cutout body from Amazon not too long ago. (I ordered black and got purple, but that isn't germane to the issue.) Everything on it works all right, including the built-in, battery-operated amplifier in the back of the instrument. However, they sent a standard low bridge for a curved body with the violin. I tried shaving and sandpapering the bridge feet, and that worked for awhile, but even after that, lately every time I try to tighten the strings and get in tune, the bridge pops out. It is supposed to stand right next to the bar pickup on the belly, but it keeps slipping. I thought about using peg dope on it, but I wasn't sure whether that would worsen the slippage. I've considered getting a Glaesel adjustable bridge, but even on those, the feet look slightly curved. I'm to the point where I'm considering buying a piece of flat maple wood and learning how to carve a bridge, but in the meantime, if you have any suggestions on how I can keep the current bridge from snapping out from under the strings, I'd appreciate it. Thanks! Manystrings