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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.

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Posted: August 9, 2010
Last Comment: August 10, 2010

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.

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

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

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...

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