Itzahk Perlman's Bridge Shape

August 11, 2019, 9:16 AM · I was watching some videos and realized his bridge doesn't have the same radius as his fingerboard, it appears to be almost flat and high above the G and D strings then slopes off into what looks like a standard radius over the A and E strings. Is this common among soloists or is it probably just his preference?

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August 11, 2019, 9:53 AM · His bridge looks perfectly standard to me.

A violin bridge should not match the curvature of the fingerboard; the lower two strings need a higher action. Plus, it's just more comfortable for your right arm.

August 11, 2019, 9:59 AM · I have seen some bridges that are symmetrical, but I think what I'm referring to is more common than I first thought.
August 11, 2019, 4:28 PM · Violin bridges are lower on the E string side than on the G string side. Perlman's bridge is completely standard.

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