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Andres
I am using the "student" rosin, when I start using the "professional" rosin, should I try to clean the bow hair or just start using the new rosin.
Andres
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Posted: August 9, 2010
Last Comment: August 10, 2010
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Anne
Posted: August 10, 2010

I am using Larson. When I asked a luthier for a recommendation, the Larson stood out because it is anti-allergic. Since I am playing a lot, I am (mildly) concerned about inhaling stuff that might not be too good for the lungs. Anyway, as a rosin, it works well for me but I am no connoisseur.

I have tried one of the Liebenzeller metallics, silver, if I remember correctly. Fell for the advertising. I was elated for a day, but then a harsh note crept into my tone, and at the next lesson my teacher became very upset with my bowing. I tried it once more a year later - same result.


jack
Posted: August 10, 2010
I've tried a few different rosins and have settled with Bernadel. The one I use is light colored, but I don't think it comes in light or medium specifically. One suggestion I'd make is to check with you local luthier and see if he/she can give you an unbiased suggestion. I found out that in some extreme climate regions (too cold, too hot, too humid) "some" rosins perform differently. So if you live in a place were it's hot and humid all the time, there might be a rosin that will perform better in those conditions.

All in all, most professional rosin should work well in most conditions, just worry about it if you're located in "extreme" weather regions.


jojo
Posted: August 10, 2010
I love liebenzeller gold, which now is known as 'larica gold'

Eileen
Posted: August 10, 2010
Any suggestions on a good brand of rosin....medium or light ?

jojo
Posted: August 9, 2010
I cleaned my hair but you really have to be careful when you do this, I used denaturated alcohol and it works wonders but you REALLY HAVE TO BE CAREFUL as you could damage the wood of the bow, apart from that if you are careful it's really easy and quick and you get squicky clean hair, just like new and then apply new rosin...

Andres
Posted: August 9, 2010
Thanks for the info Jack.

jack
Posted: August 9, 2010
I don't know if this will help, but what I did when I switched from the cheap student rosin to a more professional brand, I waited until my bow was begging for some rosin and than simply started to use the good stuff. Haven't had any problems and the new rosin is great! ;-)