Quick note on Guillaume rosin usage
Sorry if i reopen a discussion,
but tonight for the first time i rosined two bows with a fresh Guillaume rosin cake (in a tin box) that arrived today.
I can only say a word:
I'm trying to understand if i like or not an Arcus C5 bow (not Musing) that i took home from Mondomusica in Cremona for an evaluation. It was almost never played, if not briefly in the expositions.
In 2 weeks i tried with a fresh Bernardel rosin, a Melos medium (Musing's exclusive), and an Andrea Solo. And i could not make it grip in the low strings as i'd want.
Then, enters the Guillaume, and ......... :)
So, thank to who reviewed it in this forum. I decided to test it for this reason.
I’d like to try this rosin. How does it compare to the Andrea Solo?
In my opinion, using my instruments, i perceive the Andrea Solo to impart more of sound towards the higher spectrum of frequencies. Sort of more glassy sound, if you can pass the term.
I like it for viola. Sort of a heavier piacere sound.
To put this in perspective, I've been messing around with strings lately. On a semi-new Strad pattern (from a maker known on this board), Rondo ADG have worked quite well, with the PI Platinum E, especially since I went to DC this March and had the soundpost moved a bunch. Not my idea-- he caught it and was surprised it had wandered so much.
Get a medium-lighr gut G if you want a "chesty" sound. Then you can keep your high-tension E. Guillaume works well with gut, too.
Actually, I did the other tack today, of loosening up the top to make the bottom work better. I ordered a complete set of Lenzner SuperSolo, and to see what might happen, replaced the Rondo A with the plain gut. So we have Rondo DG, Eudoxa wrapped E, and the gut A. HUGE step forward, I think. Will take a little getting used to, but there is much more response from the low end.
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