For the luthiers on this site, I have a question concerning bridge height. I just took a very nice old violin to have some work done. The neck angle is right, but the neck doesn't have enough wood, so the fingerboard sits too low. The string heights are almost 6mm g string to end of fingerboard and almost 5 for the e.
I am having my luthier add a splice under the fingerboard to raise the height to the correct string heights.
The fingerboard is nice dimensions, but my question is this: The current bridge is only 31mm tall. I know the standard should be more around 33. It's a very nice bridge, and I'd like to save it, but I want to know if it will make a significant tonal difference to make a new bridge at the 33 bridge height. I imagine it would make it easier to play for sure, but I suppose my main concern is whether it will make a significant difference in tone production.
I know there are many variables and that it can maybe differ instrument to instrument, but I'd at least like to know if it would be your recommendation to have the taller bridge.
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