Cello rosin by mistake, can I still use it?

January 25, 2006 at 10:22 PM · I bought a Larsen Rosin today. The guy at the store gave me a cello rosin instead of a violin one, but I didn't realize until I came home. I am pretty desperate to rosin my bow (lost old one), living far from the store, and don't have a car.

Is it a huge deal if I just use the cello rosin?

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January 25, 2006 at 10:40 PM · I'd give it a try, unless you're determined to get your money back. Who knows, you might like the cello rosin better than your regular rosin. It likely has a stronger grip than a standard violin rosin. The rosin I sell, Chimneys Premium, is for violin-cello. It has good adhesion and works equally well on violin or cello.

January 26, 2006 at 06:31 AM · You shouldn't have any problem using the cello rosin with your violin bow.

Just don't take as many swipes...


January 26, 2006 at 09:18 AM · It works but it is very sticky. Not very pleasant.

January 27, 2006 at 01:17 AM · no biggie, just use sparingly

January 27, 2006 at 04:13 AM · Greetings,

post it back and ask them to express post the one you want. Cello rosin is er, not designed for the violin,



January 27, 2006 at 04:44 AM · Ordinarilly I'd say it doesn't matter, but if you can't tell if you like it or not, you should be using 'normal' everything :)

January 30, 2006 at 05:33 PM · I typically use cello Rosin when rosining up new bows (especially if I'm doing quite a few) but I don't recommend using it for regular use. cello rosin will work fine, but is slightly grittier than Violin/Viola rosin and you'll notice more powder rsidue under your strings above the bridge. Using it regularly will slightly change the sound due to the grittier texture. If you do use it, use it sparingly.

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