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Discussion in 'Bows and Rosin [DB]' started by dr_Fud, Jan 4, 2005.

  1. dr_Fud


    Jun 27, 2004
    is there a certain type of rosin i need for my bow? i just got my DB for christmas, and my friend who plays violin tried putting some rosin on my bow, but it never worked at all, is there a harsher type of rosin i need?
  2. Chasarms

    Chasarms Casual Observer

    May 24, 2001
    Bettendorf, IA USA
    The most common type is bass rosin.

    Pops is a cost effective alternative for the beginner. Not absolutely refined, but certainly effective.
  3. Every music store in the world carries Petz.
    Don't buy it. It sucks.
    Pops. Kolstein. Carlsson. Nyman. Any of these is significantly better. Buy online from Lemur or many other sources.
  4. bdengler


    Jan 23, 2000
    New Albany, Ohio
    Violin and cello rosin are more like powder; bass rosin is like glue! Chasarms is right, Pops is a good beginning choice. Other rosins on the "sticky" side may include Carlsons and then Nymans. Kolstein's Ultra may be another good choice. You may find that you will need a less "sticky" rosin in the summer months.