I just bought a nice adjustable 3/4 bridge from International Violin and have my dremel tool ready to go to fit and install the bridge. I assumed I would be cutting the bridge down, since my existing bridge is only 6" off the top (1929 American Standard plywood.) So I assumed that I would be doing some sanding to bring the tickness down to what it was before I cut it down. However, I was shocked at the amount of meat on this Palatino french bridge! The feet are a full inch, and at the top it is almost 7/16 (compared to 3/16 on my present warped bridge). Even leaving just 1/8 of meat on the foot, when cut down I will have about an inch above the heart. Is this all normal, or should I return this bridge for something else? What is the maximum amount of thickness at the top of the bridge, and the minimum above the heart? And do you agree with the specs described at this site: http://www.violins.on.ca/luthier/bassbrdg.html ?