Can I use bass rosin on my violin bow?
I have watched a youtube violin teacher that recommends bass rosin on the violin for more grip.
I live in a very humid country but when I go to a cold,low humidity air conditioned place i noticed that my dark rosin just doesn't grip the strings enough and it doesn't produce a big sound.
So I was wondering can or should i use bass rosin on my violin bow or should I stay away from it? Thank you for your answers.
Try cello rosin first.
I use bass rosin pretty much exclusively, but that's on plain guts.
Check to make sure you don't need a rehair. Good quality hair, good quality rosin, and good quality strings go a long way. I wrote an article not too long ago about rosin here: https://adbowsllc.com/2018/09/25/all-things-rosin/
Before rehairing look up on youtube how to .clean. your how hair with alcohol.
Thank you all a lot! I think I am gonna clean my bow hair and use Peter Infield Rosin first and if that does not do the trick, I will have my bow rehaired.
I had an issue with my bow for a few weeks and I know that it needs rehair desperately. But my luthier has tons of work at the end of the year. So I decided to wait a few weeks. But the bow hair went wrong, I was upset. So I tried to clean my bow hair. I know there are lovers of cleaning bow hair, I have a feeling I don't want to do that regularly but in that situation, holidays, bad hair, there will be a hair replacement. So I gave it a try.
I think that cleaning can help a lot, but how it can return the springiness and stretchability of the hair lost during period of stretching and forcing powers. My luthier rehaired my wife's bow a few weeks ago. She had the hair for almost 10 years. But it was not played too much, just a little. But rehair, wow, it gave the bow such a nice sound, absolutely different reaction with string and it is super cool. It sounds so good with new hair, I think that cleaning cannot give something like this.
If it’s the same YouTube instructor I’m thinking of, you can pass on most of her advice. Some of the things she says are incorrect.
Dimitri you're probably right. I also find some of her advice and tips are quite strange that i have never seen or heard before.
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