Selecting Rosin

Which rosin is best?

Subscribe to our channel here and click the bell to get notifications for posts on string instrument care.

The ideal answer to this question might be a counter-question: which eyeglasses are best?

It depends on the individual player and the particular instrument.

We once conducted a yearlong study, here at Robert Cauer Violins, giving a box of 20 bows for one week each to different players.

The bows were of the same type and weight but had different rosins applied, and each was coded only alphabetically.

The cost of the rosins used ranged from a few dollars to $25 per cake, but the result showed no universal preference for a particular type of rosin. Each of the rosins, regardless of price, received roughly the same acceptance.

Of course, this experiment was not perfect because no two bows can be exactly identical in their playing quality. However, the results do indicate that even though rosins are quite different from one another, the perfect choice for one player may not be right at all for another.

Click here for more string instrument care guides.

https://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js?client=ca-pub-7911307388342853 (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: