Leatherwood Bespoke Violin Rosin comes in two set, Crisp and Supple recipes and offer very distinct sound and response characteristics.
Leatherwood Bespoke Violin Rosin Supple Recipe offers a warm and softer sound, consistent traction that feels velvety and rich; this recipe maintains a reliably sharp attack on the string. The supple blend can help generate a more powerful and focused sound from a softer and lighter bow with less ‘bite’.
Supple can also enhance the sounds of a deep / warm sounding instrument by making it sound more resonant. Supple can also ‘soften’ an instrument which is too loud, bright or one-dimensional in sound.
I could not manage to use the skinny holder. Bow hair continually falling outside it. Not getting rosin all the way to edge of bow hair. I finally melted it down and put it in two wider holders, and lost a lot of this over priced rosin in the process. Once in better holders, I find the rosin is quite good and works as advertised. But I do not have much of it left. Unless you have money to burn, go with something like Melos instead.
After being told to draw my bow more vigorously by my instructor I was searching for a warm, soft grippy rosin that wouldn’t produce raspy or gritty sound. The feel of the supple recipe is rich and grabs the strings without so much as a squeak or scratch. I may be a fairly new player but after asking several longtime violinists to try it the consensus was “superb”. I can feel the resonance with my entire body. This is great stuff.
This rosin really brings out the resonance of your violin! It is smooth, yet still has perfect "grip". It is expensive, but you need very little, so it should last a long time. As always, great service from all the folks at Fiddlershop!
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