Issues with Vienna's Best Rosin
I have been using Vienna"s Best for a year now. I have purchased my second one. The disc, both of them, started out fine. When it gets warm, here on California, the disc changes from smooth to rough, like it melted and got hard again. I also have Hill Dark, Bernardel, and a brand X that was given to me at a Violin shop. All are stored in the same box. All but the Vienna's Best remain smooth. Is this normal? The bumps on the surface are so large, it will take months to get it smooth again. Does anyone have an opinion?
How well controlled is your temperature and humidity?
Guess it wasn't really their best rosin... :)
Move to Canada.
As a Canadian, not anymore!
"Back when I wuz a kid, it snowed sideways as I walked uphill to school in my bare feet!....not like you young whipper snappers today!"
I thought about moving to Canada about twenty years ago. What stopped me was that they only had three seasons. July, August, and Winter!
I have had the problem with the rosin becoming bumpy. When you close the fabric around the rosin it takes the shape of the fabric. I laid the rosin on a flat surface, fabric folded over flat, and put a heavy book on top. It became smooth again.
I don't know where you live A.O, but we still get 2 foot snowfalls in New Brunswick on the regular in winter....
Cannot one rosin one's bow just as effectively with rough-surfaced rosin? Some folks use sandpaper to roughen the stuff that comes factory-smooth.
@Leon: Lol, there were always 4 season, just that winter is 5 months, spring is two and autumn is 1 (still is, as it was 15 years ago). :)
Hi Michael--where are you in New Brunswick?
Hi Ron, Fredericton! I think we have met in passing.
So, do I have this right--"climate change" is responsible for not only melting the polar ice caps, but also melting Vienna's 2nd best rosin as well?
Don't forget open seams, Craig! It's taking our instruments away too!
And gut strings go out of tune when the temperature changes.
And those slipping pegs, I mean the horror...
Hah! Try using fresh but crappy plain gut Chordas in a room where the instrument needs 15 min to settle...
@Craig: Now, how to get Vienna's ACTUAL best rosin... we may never know... but I bet it involves raiding the company owner's nighstand vault. :D
Bah! All you whippersnappers with your fancy pre-packaged rosins and draw strings and such... Why, back when I was a youngin I had to make my own rosin after splitting rails. I also lived in a log cabin and had to walk 10 miles to school - barefoot in the snow and had to fight off wolves, bears and violists! But then I grew up to be 16th President of these here United States!
Chuck Norris doesn't even have to make rosin; he just rubs the split trunk on his bow hair.
Recent climate study voyage to study the effects of the melting ice caps cancelled due to too much summer ice:
We used to only be the somewhat less cold south (low -30 vs -45 way up north) up to about 5 years ago, then winter gave up after hundreds of years of overtime with nothing but a mix of Canadian hate and love to show for it. :D