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What's Best Rosin?

Instruments: As in, the best in the world!

From Jake F.
Posted July 16, 2008 at 04:56 PM

What is the best violin Rosin in the world today?

From Larry Brandt
Posted on July 16, 2008 at 08:33 PM
You can only buy it at the best music store in the world, sadly...
From Todd Carlsen
Posted on July 16, 2008 at 10:07 PM
Consider the rosins by Andrea Bang.
From Anthony Chi
Posted on July 16, 2008 at 11:41 PM
Salchow rosin rulz
From Tasha Miner
Posted on July 16, 2008 at 11:50 PM
Melos
From Michael Schallock
Posted on July 17, 2008 at 12:06 AM
It depends on what you mean by best.
From Rob Olsen
Posted on July 17, 2008 at 12:09 AM
I never rosin my violin, only the bow
From John Blakely
Posted on July 17, 2008 at 09:38 AM
Not sure this question has a single answer. For instance, I believe the best rosin for Dominant strings is ... you guessed it, Dominant rosin.

Rob raises an interesting point. Might there be some way of treating the strings which has the same effect as rosining the bow hair...!!??

From Willemijn Zwikstra
Posted on July 17, 2008 at 09:39 AM
Salchow is also my favourite.
From Ray Randall
Posted on July 17, 2008 at 02:16 PM
Superb in all respects.
http://www.bakersrosin.com/
From Alayna Faulkenberg
Posted on July 17, 2008 at 02:23 PM
another vote for melos, love the grip, i use dark. smells funky though.
From Marc Bettis
Posted on July 17, 2008 at 02:37 PM
Kaplan Dark #7.


MMmmmmm.....

From Fareeh Jallel
Posted on July 28, 2008 at 02:58 PM
Liebenzeller GOLD II

Simply phenomenal

From Joe Pasillas
Posted on July 28, 2008 at 03:53 PM
Yes that was the best - it is no longer made as I understand it. I will EDIT if I am wrong. There is almost no stock remaining at various stores. But I loved that rosin - it was awesome.

"Liebenzeller GOLD II

Simply phenomenal"

From Paul; G.
Posted on July 29, 2008 at 06:26 PM
Definately Andrea Bang Paganini Soloist Rosin. It will bring the quality of your sound up alot. I use Pirastro Oliv Strings.
From Emmanuel Borowsky
Posted on July 30, 2008 at 10:48 PM
I've only tried Bernardel, Tartini, and Salchow but Salchow is by far the best for me. I sold mine to someone that really wanted it unfortunately and have to make do with Bernardel again until my new cake of Salchow comes in the mail. With some luck IUStrings.com may soon be offering some types of rosins in addition to strings.
-Emmanuel
From Christopher Ciampoli
Posted on July 31, 2008 at 12:00 AM
Really Emmanuel? That's great news!
From Anthony Barletta
Posted on July 31, 2008 at 12:14 AM
Ditto!

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