How to get rid of rosin build up on my violin? 16:55 on Monday, August 26, 2002
Can anyone help me how to get rid of my rosin build up on my violin, fingerboard and bow stick. It`s kinda stuck right into the wood, so the duster won`t take it off. and i don`t dare use anything too strong to harm the wood.
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How to get rid of rosin build up on my violin? 14:31 on Tuesday, September 03, 2002
It probably suonds bad, but my Dad used to clean the rosin off my violin using surgical/white spiriy. I little on a duster should work wonders, or alternatively you could get some specialist varnish cleaner from a local music shop. Hope this helps, are you new to the instrument?
How to get rid of rosin build up on my violin? 17:42 on Thursday, September 05, 2002
that`s the shameful thing, I`ve been playing 11 yrs now, I never really considered the effect of rosin build up. it doesn`t affect the sound, it just looks ugly. thanks for the advice though, I`ll try and find some.
How to get rid of rosin build up on my violin? 18:24 on Saturday, January 04, 2003
I understand your problem greatly. I`ve had the same problem too and when I had it removed I accidently broke the rosin and it shattered the finish on the violin. Recently I have received a new violin.
How to get rid of rosin build up on my violin? 15:57 on Wednesday, February 26, 2003
im new to this website, and ive only been playing the violin a little while, ive read some of the replies to different questions on this site, i keep on finding sean saying not to reply to Anonymouse i was wondering why? sorry im just curious.
How to get rid of rosin build up on my violin? 15:18 on Wednesday, March 12, 2003
Errrmmmm........ My teacher recommended using old perfume/aftershave/something similar that contains alcohol (not THAT kind of alcohol!) with a duster ON THE STRINGS ONLY!!!!!!! on the body, just use ordinary furniture polish, but spray it onto the duster, not the violin!!!
How to get rid of rosin build up on my violin? 19:34 on Thursday, April 10, 2003
Don`t use household supplies... it can damage the wood and the finish of your instrument. Take it to a professional, they should only charge a small service fee to take it off and it`s quick and painless that way.
Every time after i play, i use a soft cotton towel to clean my instrument... it`s a good way to be safe
Re: How to get rid of rosin build up on my violin? 21:14 on Monday, December 22, 2003
I play the clarinet and i have a duster type thing that i run through the clarinet to get the spit out. i use this on my violin strings and it works great. It is only a couple of bucks. Also it is easy to use under the strings and very delicate as well. As far as the bow i am not to sure. Hpe it helps.