I don't know if I should direct this question at Michael and Josh, but I have been fitting a new bridge to one of my Selmers and noticed that the one's avaliable for sale on this site are slightly different. In particular, on each of the feet I noticed there is a small section of wood missing and/or cut out on the ends of said feet. Is there a reason for this? Does it reduce the amount of total area that the feet come in contact with the top and thus project more tone or volume? Is it just a rough guide that implies a distinguishing factor that one should not "file down beyond this point"?
I guess what I'm getting at is...should I file down a bit of wood on the sides of the feet or is it purely used for cosmetic or other purposes?
Does anything I just said even make sense? :?