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Kevin, How is this done?
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screeeech
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I bought a Viola and the strings are alot closer to the fingerboard than on the violin. I prefer the way the viola plays. Is this a trim the bridge or new finger board go see luthier take first born project?

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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.

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Where do I take the measurement? At then end if the fingerboard??

I actually want the violin strings closer to the finger board. The Viola does not buzz. 

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hey kevin, do you know what the height is for a cello too? just curious without going thru google and reading for an afternoon

"If you practice with your hands you must practice all day. Practice with your mind and you can accomplish the same amount in minutes." Nathan Milstein

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@screeeech

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/

 

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With Gut or perlon strings 5.5mm and 8mm

With Steel 4.0mm and 6.5mm

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Thanks for your help!thumbs-up

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