Yumba Professional Handmade Bee Cello Rosin from Argentina!
This line was created for professional orchestra musicians and soloists. The formulas are mixed with excellent natural origin ingredients to attain extraordinary grip and sustain. This exquisite recipe contains genuine beeswax which produces beautiful sonorities with less dust and residue than traditional tree-sap rosins.
Yumba rosins are tapped from the Argentine Littoral - known as the Mesopotamian region, which is surrounded by the Iguazú, Uruguay and Paraná rivers. The tropical weather and rivers which cross the Argentine territory as well as the abundant rainfall produced in the region create excellent conditions for pine growth. The result is one of the most unique rosins in the world.
Yumba’s process of production is sheer artisanal- made from all natural ingredients from Argentina.
Yumba is a tango created by Osvaldo Pugliese in 1946 during the "Golden Age of Argentine Tango.” The term comes from the rhythmical onomatopoeia (zhoóm-ba) whose “Zhoóm” or “Yum” syllable refers to the strong beats while “Ba” refers to the weak ones.
Our intention was to unify the brand with the splendor that is Tango in Argentina
Moreover, Yumba was named to honor the Tango master Pugliese, who is considered the patron saint of musicians. Last but not least, we are convinced that to play the “yumbeado accent” you gotta rosin that bow.
Yumba is properly sticky
Very good experience
Not the best in my collection
I plated it for a half an hour or more. I applied it very heavily after wiping my bow hairs with a piece of tee shirt material. I have at least three other first rate rosins that I use. This stuff slid instead of gripping a couple of times on my D string. I wiped off as much as I could with my trusty tee shirt and reapplied a heavy coat of one of my faves and my cello was back to normal. I should add that at home I play with a mute and I really have to dig in for expressiveness and the Yumba didn’t always grip but I’m going to try it on my fiddle before I reject it completely. My cello is a Luis & Clark and my fiddle is a five string Gayford from up near Toronto. I also have wooden instruments but those are my daily’s and both are very powerful when played unmuted.
Good articulation, grips the strings in a consistent manner but....
This is a really good rosin and helps produce a very solid sound from my cello. However, one thing about this rosin drives me crazy. I practice about 2 hrs per day. I rosin about once per week... maybe more if I feel like the bow is starting to slip. I don't over rosin but it seems like after about 20 min of playing, the rosin coats the C and G strings to the point where the bow can no longer produce a good, solid sound. It mutes the sound and feels like its not gripping well. If I take a cloth and wipe the rosin off the strings, it goes back to playing and sounding normally. I will be trying a different rosin like Larica Gold III Hard cello rosin to see if that resolves the issue.
Excited to be playing my new cello with the rosin!
It’s as advertised
Overall it’s the best of my three cello rosins. I’ve used for the past six months it’s a different type of grip. It like to be played softly, I’ve noticed it really doesn’t like the c string all that much.
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