can you bow without rosin?

Discussion in 'Bows and Rosin [DB]' started by bassplayer48, Jun 23, 2008.

  1. Hi guys,
    i'm a newbie to bowing, i got mine today but havent had a chance to buy any rosin yet, anyway i want to try it out but i thought i better ask if it stuff the bow if i try using it without rosin.
  2. Evan_S._Brown


    Jan 10, 2008
    you can....but it will sound like poo

    rosin provides a surface on the hairs of the bow suitable for the string to grip on and vibrate the string.
    with a brand new bow with a brand new bass it probably wont work too well without rosin.
    make sure you buy double bass rosin and not cello or violin rosin.
    good lukc
  3. cheers thanks for that i'll call into my local workshop and pick some up.