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Rosin recommendations

Discussion in 'Bows and Rosin [DB]' started by PinkHat, Dec 6, 2011.

  1. PinkHat


    Nov 8, 2011
    I have been playing upright bass in school for 4 years and teachers always used pops rosin. I have heard good things about carlsons rosin. Does any one major differences between the two.
  2. Both are quite popular. I have used Carlsson for some time in the past before discovering Kolstein soft...haven't looked back since.
  3. Stilettoprefer


    Nov 26, 2010
    I use pops. Haven tried anything else yet, so I can't judge it against anything. But so many people use it, so there must be something good about it!:p
  4. I can pull a huge sound with Pops. Only thing is that you need to play it in for about ten or fifteen minutes to get a cleaner sound. A bow freshly-rosined with Pops is like a grizzly bear, a bow with Pops melted in is like a Panda bear.
  5. Have to agree with this. Fresh pops on a bow sounds like a chain saw. Carlsson's is a bit waxier and smoother for a good sound right away. I have tried both, but now I use oak medium.
  6. DarnellBass

    DarnellBass Supporting Member

    Nov 16, 2011
    Denver, Colorado
    I use Melos dark and Dr. Thomastic soft and only need about 2 or 3 swipes every 4 hours; the purer the rosin the better. The tones you get on these are superior to Pops and Kolstein.

    MELOS ROSIN Philosophy
  7. darkocuk

    darkocuk Supporting Member

    Nov 28, 2009
    Kelowna, B.C., CANADA
    100% agree on that
  8. irbassist


    Jun 17, 2009
    OAK!!!!!!! Get it. It's life changing.
  9. DC Bass

    DC Bass

    Mar 28, 2010
    Washington DC
    Concur. Gaston Brohan Soft Plus.

  10. bassfox


    Jun 22, 2011
    Columbus, OH
    Another vote for the oak soft plus
  11. another for oak soft plus

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