Jade Rosin with Gut strings
Hello, I was wondering if it is ok to use jade rosin with gut strings and if it wont saw through the string.
Hi Wlliam. I've read (not sure if here in violinist.com) a discussion regarding a characteristic of rosins. It has to do with melting point I think. The person explained that Jade has a lower point compared with others like Andrea Solo and Melos dark and that's the reason you need to rosin your bow more frequently with Jade than with the others.
Hill light is also good. :)
I have used Jade in the past for several years. Very sticky rosin.
Does jade contain metal?
Should say on the website, but not that I'm aware of. :)
Should be fine, but I've only ever used it with wound gut.
Do not believe that Jade has metal, nor do Millant dark and light. The same manufacturer, Millant, does make a metal rosin - Silver & Gold.
It may be worth considering a dark cello rosin. I've been using a cake of this (left over from my cello days) for years on the violin with no problems, and that's on plain gut.
See Tom Quinn's post here: http://www.violinist.com/discussion/archive/25924/
I've used plain gut on and off for many years, and never noticed that rosin made much of a difference. Light in the summer and dark in the winter works great. Many traditional brands (Hill, AB, Salchow, Hidersine, Bernadel, are fine. Don't obsess over it!! I do NOT think you need am especially sticky rosin for plain gut strings.
You do if you are a smaller guy with light arms who emphasizes bow speed somewhat over pressure... unlike beefy Oistrakh... :D
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