Just got a Dupont bridge for my Gitane JJ -- the guy I bought the guitar from had included one, but it was a little low, and the rosewood shims I added hurt the sound a bit. (Interesting: credit card shims sounded much better!)
Anyway, ordered a new #3 from Jacques. It arrived yesterday and I fitted it last night. Sounds good, though the action is now maybe a little too high: >= 4mm low E/3.5 high E.
Anyway...my question: these bridges come with a bottom that's pretty flat, but the very outer ends of the feet are cut a bit higher -- hard to explain, but if you sat the unfitted bridge on a flat surface, the outermost parts of the feet would not touch the surface. As you sand the bottom to fit the arch of the top, the inner parts of the feet get sanded away but these outer edges still "float" above the top. Is this by design? I have it nicely fitted so that most of each foot matches the top exactly, but the last 5mm or so of the foot isn't quite touching the top. Sound is excellent.
thanks in advance,