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Proper height for a viola is 4.5 mm for the A string and 6.5mm for the C string. Check it first. Could be that the violin height is too high. If you need to raise the strings up, it's just a mater of new different bridge. Let me know what the measurement of the string height is on the viola. Violin standard height is 3.5mm and 5.5mm. As long as your viola doesn't buzz it will be fine. Play the note C string as agressively as you can and if no buzz you're fine.
The measurement is taken at the end of the fingerboard nearest the bridge. the measurment is the distance from the fingerboard to the bottom of the string, the clearence. This is how you go about fitting a new bridge but just take your old bridge and reshape it if it's too high. http://fiddlerman.com/2011/11/.....n-m-healy/
With Gut or perlon strings 5.5mm and 8mm
With Steel 4.0mm and 6.5mm
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