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What rosin to use with gut strings?

Discussion in 'Bows and Rosin [DB]' started by Nuno A., Oct 6, 2002.

  1. Nuno A.

    Nuno A. Velvet Strings Customer Service

    Jul 9, 2001
    I finally decided to start bowing again.....
    I just bought a french bow since i just got a bad german one which i could never handle right....
    Most of the time i play with my 1952 Kay M1 which has G and D plain gut and A and E velvet garbo(gut with metal wound).
    I just would like to know if theres anyone out there who bows with gut strings and what rosin you use.
    thanks in advance.


    p.s. i live in south Switzerland, warm weather , cold winter but not humid.
  2. Monte


    Jan 9, 2001
    DFW Area, Tejas
    I use Kolstein Ultra medium with my Eudoxa / Oliv set. However, the Velvets are rougher windings, so when I used Velvets I would get new hair, start a base coat of Pops, and then use Bernadel Cello rosin from then until my next rehair. Cello rosin wasn't as scratchy.

  3. Monte-
    Did you notice any shortened life in the hair after using the cello rosin?
    I would think it would be ok, but was just curious to see what you found.
    I'm thinking of changing from all steel (very very shot strings) to gut where I do equal bow and pizz.
    so this is all good to know,
  4. Monte


    Jan 9, 2001
    DFW Area, Tejas
    I didn't notice any shortness in hair life, and I would doubt using cello rosin would hurt anything.

  5. Thanks,
    I'll try that out when I get my new strings...
    Any suggestions for Cello Rosin then? Or do the Gods at Pop's make Cello Rosin aswell?
  6. Nevermind on those last questions... forgot that you had already made that suggest.
    I'll check it out.

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