Holstein's own premium rosin with excellent articulation and fast release. It is a great all around rosin that is a hybrid between a light and dark. This rosin comes in a box with magnetic closures that protects the rosin while in your case or on your music stand. The generous sized cake ensures a long life (dropping and shattering notwithstanding). It is mounted on natural cork to protect from the elements.
- Premium hybrid red rosin For Violin, Viola and Cello
- Excellent balance of grip and smooth release
- Designed with quality hard case and larger base for easy application
- Low dust and is non damaging to fine varnishes
I admit, I've only begun playing the violin a few months ago at age 67. The rosin that came with my violin was a "light" rosin that seems to shed copious quantities of dust and seemed a bit thin sounding, especially on my Fiddlerman carbon fiber bow. I realize this could simply be my own ineptitude, but I decided to try the Holstein Premium Rosin to see if it would make a difference. I'd have to say this rosin is definitely an improvement. The sound is richer and fuller, and there's very little dust unless I seriously overuse the rosin. On the whole, I'm happy with this rosin (good thing, because rosin tends to last a long time). My only complaint is with the packaging. the plastic case with magnetic closure is a nice touch, but the rosin cake is glued to the case with a dollop of hot melt glue which doesn't really bond with the plastic. The cake had broken loose from the case during shipping and was rattling around inside when opened. Fortunately, there were only a few chips missing from the edge, and I was able to reattach the rosin with "super glue." Perhaps in the future, you might consider a different adhesive with better hold.
The moment I scratched the surface a huge chunk fell off the edge. I continued to scratch it and then applied to the bow. There was a marked difference in the feel and sound of my bow. I will be buying this rosin again, it just hurts a little worse when something that you really like is falling apart.
Hi Kenneth! We are so sorry, you must have received a rosin with a fracture. Sometimes this happens during shipping. We will be happy to send you another rosin - it will be shipped today! Thanks for the great review, by the way!! Happy you noticed a difference while playing.
Fiddler Shop is fantastic! We are repeat customers and we love working with all the great folks at the Fiddler Shop! We HEART Fiddler Shop!!!!!!!
I've been using the same brand of rosin (Jade) for over four years now and got this Holstein Premium Rosin included with another purchase from Fiddlershop. I tried it for the first time today and I am converted. It gave my fiddle a brighter and clearer sound and I didn't even know I'd been looking for that. I didn't expect such a drastic difference since I haven't previously had very strong opinions about one rosin over another... they were all sufficient. This one's just better.
This is the best rosin I have used, with better grip and articulation than Jade, for example, when paired with the Fiddlerman Yellow Sandalwood bow and the Fiddlerman hybrid bow, and with different strings. Well worth the price. Thanks, Fiddlerman.
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