I emailed Fiddlershop and they recommend Yumba rosin as an in-between of those two, but yikes—that's $65 shipped to Canada just for a tin of rosin.
I'm thinking I will just melt them down and blend the two together. Thoughts?
Also, I tried Aquila strings. Their semi-rectified strings really are something special. It's the first A string I've ever used that hasn't frayed at all after a month of use. It's pretty much impervious to sweat. The only downside is that it inexplicably seems to stick at the nut and is a royal pain to tune. The G string is waaay too heavy, too—the medium is like a Gamut heavy+. Definitely gotta get a light next time.
Also also, I've been using my tuneable tailpiece for a while, and can conclude that tuning the afterlength does precisely nothing. As long as your afterlength generally isn't too short or too long, the sound is totally unaffected by the specific pitch of the afterlength of any given string. The tailpiece looks wicked, though, so I'm keeping it on.Tweet
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