Cone or cup?

Edited: April 2, 2019, 6:30 AM · I recently redressed my fingerboard. The lower three strings had an obnoxious double-bassey buzz about them. I only took a little material off and then polished and sealed and yadda yadda. It's fine now.
When I read the triangle strings article on it later, though, it recommended I remove the height of the G string from the bass side of the fingerboard. I thought that was funny, since my violin is perfectly fine with a lot less and my action is on the lower side.

How much scoop is standard on new violins? I never paid attention before.

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Edited: April 2, 2019, 8:59 PM · 1.0mm in the centre under the G string and 0.5mm under the centre on the e string side, but as usual I assume you're not looking for expert opinions. The expert in this case would be Hans Weisshaar's book.
April 2, 2019, 9:09 PM · Who said I don't want expert advice? I'm asking for it...
April 2, 2019, 9:58 PM · My expert advice would be to refer it to a competent luthier, its not the sort of thing an amateur can do properly without lots of experience.


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