Just thought I would talk about my violin bridge making I did over the last few days , I was experimenting with three violin bridges I had laying around , so I sanded them down to violin specs , carved out the kidney holes , I carved all of them for low string height for easy play , and one of them actually worked better than my original that came with my violin , more volume , easier double stops , better balance all around , However , Now all mistakes are amplified , cause twice as sensitive to the touch of the bow , at the same time easier to play , So I carved the other two bridges as close to the successful bridge as I could to the eye and they both turned out great too so now I have backup bridges for my main violin , Anyway the tone is richer than ever and twice as loud , My violin played well before , But better now , So now I am the proud Papa of a new and improved same old violin ! It really is crazy what a bridge can do for a violins tone , volume , and ease of playing all notes and the good ole double stops ! I had made lots of bridges over the last two years , that were just ok but not special and no real improvements in sound , So I had given up on making violin bridges till now , goes to show , if you don't succeed the first 10 times try and try again ! So great Christmas present to Me ! now I will embark on my other three violins I own to see if I can make the magic work on them as well ! I have not tried to record anything yet with the new sound so that's next to post before Christmas to show and tell ! Wish me luck !