I know in playing classical violin pieces generally the player will stay away from the fingerboard, and in folk playing a lot of players hover right on the edge of it for a "warm tone". I noticed that on my violin, as I start to approach the finger board my pitch drops off drastically. My D string in the center between the bridge and the finger board will be right on D, but when I am at the edge of the fingerboard, it will be a C##. (I've doubled checked with a tuner and it confirms that I am 1/4 tone flat.)
Is this normal? I'm assuming no. If it is not normal, is there a way to fix this? For example, something to do with getting a new bridge?
Edit: I have played with my bridge a bit my moving it ever so slightly toward the finger board (1/16") and now it is only 20 cents flat which I seem to be able to fix with bow speed and pressure.
Question still stands though, is this normal?