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Refresh, revive, resurrect your old bass rosin.

Discussion in 'Bows and Rosin [DB]' started by DMcNutt, Jul 4, 2017.

  1. DMcNutt


    Dec 7, 2005
    Southern California
    Inventor, McNutt Bass Cradles
    Over time my bass rosins lose their grip because their volatile oils evaporate. I have tried various methods of reviving the rosin, but I don't find any of them completely satisfactory.

    Here is another method. Using a guide board I strike the top 1/4" of the rosin cake with a table knife. This causes the hard top surface to break away, revealing the still fresh rosin in the middle. Hope this works for you!

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  2. Don Kasper

    Don Kasper Supporting Member

    Another method is to freeze the cake, (about 30 min.?), at which time you can accurately scrape off the top layer with a (very) sharp knife.
    But the best approach I've found is to also "cook" (melt) old cakes - the results are very good, IMO.

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