My violin bridge is slightly too short; if I place it between the f-hole notches as it should be, action becomes too low. I normally use heavy gauge strings to partially compensate for lost tension.
However, if I move the bridge slightly closer to the fingerboard, such that its tip is barely touching the furthest of the two f-hole notches (the one closest to the fingerboard), I regain a lot of the action.
The only trade-off I see is the slightly decreased clearance between the fingerboard and the bridge.
I can't notice any appreciable loss in sound (due to the increased distance to the sound post) or any change in finger spacing.
Is this a generally accepted solution? Or should I go to a Luthier and have them fit a new bridge?
I mostly play classical music.