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Violin Bridge Template
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pgb205
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I want to attempt to make my own violin bridge for the first time. I got a few blanks from amazon. I'm pretty comfortable with the bottom part especially seeing as this is a flat electric violin. I'm more concerned about the shape of the top part. I would like to get a template so that I can measure my work against it. However, I'm having trouble finding 1:1 template on the internet, either pdf or image will suffice. 

 

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Hi mate

I have just what you want but am just about to go overseas and won't be back till about 18th June. If you don't find anything in the meantime I'll send it to you thumbs-up

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Make your own template, the radius for a standard 4/4 violin is 42mm. When you get the string height set at 5.5mm on the G string (or whatever) and the E struing set at 3.5mm (or whatever) just make a tiny mark on each side of the bridge and connect the dots using the 42 mm template arc.

Read thru the pdf I posted on making a backup bridge.

http://fiddlerman.com/forum/th.....ridge-pdf/

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Fiddlerman
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June 7, 2013 - 9:16 am
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Great advice. Both Dennis and Kevin have lot's of experience making bridges and have made great instructions for the do it yourselfer.....

Remember when cutting the hight that you can always take off more but you can never put it back on. Take it easy to avoid making mistakes.

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