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Hidersine Rosin

Discussion in 'Bows and Rosin [DB]' started by mightyd, Apr 4, 2007.

  1. mightyd


    Nov 25, 2006
    Whats the difference between the following two rosins?
    Which one's better?

    Hidersine: All Weather Double Bass Rosin

    Hidersine: Grade Two Double Bass Rosin
  2. littlekatie


    Jul 14, 2004
    London, UK
    IMHO both terrible. Get yourself some Carlsson. If I remember correctly, the hidersine all weather was just like a violin rosin.
  3. jallenbass

    jallenbass Supporting Member

    May 17, 2005
    Bend, Oregon
  4. reedo35


    Jul 29, 2000
    Colorado Springs CO
    +1 for Carlsson's, although I am currently evaluating some Oak rosin, which I am liking as well.
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  6. BelfastBass


    Sep 8, 2004
    Belfast, N.Ireland
    Carlsson's rocks - great stuff!......unfortunately had to make do with Hidersine roisin for a couple of days whilst I waited on my Carlsson's - not a good experience!
  7. Eli_Upright12


    Mar 19, 2007
    Indianapolis, IN
    Ill plug Kolstein here as everyone else is going for Carlsson
  8. Silversorcerer


    Aug 11, 2004
    Atlanta, GA USA
    I used to use the grade 2 to cut Pops. A little Pops, a little Hidersine #2. It can be used by itself but it is pretty hard stuff. The "All weather" was "no weather" for me. I'm still trying to find a violinist who'll take it. Maybe that cello player ....

    Best to me is Gaston Brohan's Oak Rosin. Similar to Carlsson in tone, but somewhat less powder and more grab on the lowest notes.
  9. reedo35


    Jul 29, 2000
    Colorado Springs CO
    This has been my experience also. The medium is VERY similar to Carlsson's but the soft is a bit gummy IMO.
  10. appler

    appler Guest

    I'm using Hidersine All-Weather right now. It's actually the only rosin I've ever had. What's the difference between Hidersine and Carlsson or Pop's?
  11. bassplayer48


    May 1, 2006
    Melbourne Australia
    I have a question about Hidersine as well i just got some number 1 for cold weather i believe, since its winter here right now thats probably fine, but its very hard? so not sure if any is getting on the bow or not?

    Sorry newbie to bowing by the way, I got this rosin for nothing cos thats all the luthier had but i know another one who i'm sure would have a larger choice.

    So how hard or soft should it be?
  12. JayR


    Nov 9, 2005
    Los Angeles, CA
    I've found the soft works good for using one or two swipes of it alongside primarily medium/hard. I was using a 20/60/20 mix of soft/medium/hard for a while before it got so damn hot (after which I had to stop using the soft) which worked great.
  13. toman


    Jun 3, 2003
    the end of the section
    For some reason I had a cake of Hindersine (All-weather, I think) some years ago, and yes, it seemed to be just like cello rosin. Hard and powdery; not much use on a bass bow. At least for usual techniques, I guess some guys like that type of rosin. Personally I like Carlson most of the year and Nyman's in hot weather, because it seems to not melt so easily and get overly sticky.
  14. Hemispheres85


    Jun 15, 2006
    I started playing with Hindershire all-weather, and didn't know what I was missing until I got a cake of Pops.

    It is possibly the worst bass rosin on the planet, in my experience. I just bought some Carlsson and my past experience with that has been great, so I'll vouch for that. Hindershire to me is like fragments of the least sticky glass in a shiny cake.

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