i need a rosin that allows me to play smoother. i have tried the cheapo stuff, Super Sensitive, and Pirastro Black. The problem is the SuperSensitive makes it sound scratchy, like ive got fine sand on my bow. the pirastro sounds a lot better but it seems to have TOO much "bite"- when playing slowly or holding a long note, it "catches", and then sounds scratchy until i am playing faster and louder again. every rosin ive tried also seems to make it not sound so great when playing a faster piece such as cotton eyed joe. any suggestions? i was thinking of trying pirastro gold but with the cost, i cant just keep trying different kinds without knowing, and i have no more new bows to start fresh on. (i dont mix rosins because then i wont know which is making what sound)
Re: best rosin? 12:38 on Monday, November 21, 2016
also, is there a way to remove most of the rosin from a bow? i wont touch the horsehair with my hands as i know better than that, and i doubt trying to wipe it with a cloth will have a good outcome. anyone ever done this? and how? i feel like ive "ruined" a couple of bows with these rosins and dont know what to do about it.