D'Addario Kaplan Premium Rosin Light

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D'Addario Kaplan Premium Rosin with Case Is Really Great-DARK (A review of the DARK, not light)

First, as always, this order went through Fiddlershop very efficiently, and with a friendly staff. It arrived securely packaged and in perfect shape. D'Addario Kaplan Premium Rosin with Case-DARK: This rosin was purchased for use with my professional use cello, I, however, am not a professional. The cello currently has Spirocore C and G, Larsen D and A strings. They were fighting me. It was like my bow was grabbing the strings too tightly and would not let go. When it finally did, the sound was like sandpaper. This was the same rosin that I used when testing the cello at the shop I purchased it at. I used my bow when testing the cello. At home, it did not matter what I did, after a couple days of the cello being in my house. The result was the same. None of my rosins worked. I believe it has to do with the weather and window AC unit in my house, as opposed to the more regulated air in the violin shop. I read about the D'Addario Kaplan Premium Rosin with Case-Light, but was not sure. I had a couple reasons in mind why my other rosins were no longer working. I emailed D’Addario’s customer support. The response from them was quick, informative and very friendly. I gave them all the information they would need: cello size, professional,use, I am a student, Spirocore C and G, Larsen A and D, the type of bow I was using, I am a student, my areas conditions (hot, humid, but have window AC units), and my issues. I had been thinking the light (hard) would solve my issue due to some circumstances. My thinking was that if it was hard, it would grip less. They recommended I use the D'Addario Kaplan Premium Rosin with Case-DARK. I ordered it from Fiddlershop. I received it about 4 days later. I gently cleaned off my bow because I only wanted minimal of the other rosins on my bow. The difference was immediately noticed. My cello produces great sound on all my strings. I am not a fan of Larsen D and A. This rosin warmed down that harsh brashness I always hear from those strings. They are tolerable enough now to be left on my cello until they wear out. The bowing action has improved significantly. There is no fighting with the bow, but it is gripping the strings just right to produce a beautiful sound. The cello has greater projection and a much warmer sound, which I like. I no longer hear the sandpaper scratching. It now sounds like it did at the violin shop. The upper registers are beautiful and sweet, great projection and full low registers. It sounds like it did when I fell in love with it at the violin shop. Dust: There is no dust, or just a trace on my instrument when I am done playing! Fantastic. The case: I love the case the rosin comes in. It is very easy to use. I tried it with my viola and violin, with the same result. I highly recommend this rosin for bows. I highly recommend Fiddlershop to do your strings shopping. Great service and a friendly, knowledgable staff. I highly recommend D’Addario for string instrument supplies. This is the third product of theirs that I have been impressed with. Their customer service is also top notch.

Kristine B.
United States United States
Love the Kaplan rosin

The rosin is easy to apply to the bow and creates the sound I was looking for to make the Irish music I'm learning light and crisp.

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