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Gold colors. A slightly harder rosin mixed with gold dust; for general use.
Which Rosin should I use?
High quality rosin allows for perfect bowing without scratchy sounds, especially if only a thin layer of rosin is applied. The general rule is:
- Violinists and violists use a harder, dryer rosin
- Cellists use a medium strong rosin
- Bassists a softer rosin
Another important aspect for choosing the right rosin is the core material of the string that are being used:
- Steel strings are easier played if you use a hard, dry rosin
- For synthetic, gut and gut wound strings use a softer rosin
Moreover, experienced players prefer softer rosin when playing in a studio and harder rosin in a concert hall. Hard rosin works best in tropical climates while soft rosin is good for cold climates.
Pirastro develops its own specific rosin and designs it according the technical requirements of its different string lines. That is also the reason why Piratro names its rosin after the brand names of its violin and viola string lines.
Each cake of rosin is glued onto a soft cloth which then is attached to a hard plastic grip. This prevents the fingers of the musician to get exposed to rosin dust and also makes it easier to apply the rosin.
Why Buy from Stringers?
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Stringers has been supplying instruments, bows and accessories to students, parents and professional musicians since 1992. We're proud of our commitment to providing the very best service and offering the best quality, carefully chosen products, for our customers.
All Stringers instruments are set up expertly by our luthiers in our Edinburgh workshop and checked by our playing staff. This is a stand-out difference from instruments bought from non-specialist suppliers, and shops who simply import and sell instruments. Our setups really make the world of difference. Just take a look at our reviews to see how.
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We offer a part-exchange upgrade pathway for all Stringers brand instruments and outfits bought, with the exception of Standard and Pre-Owned Instruments.
Instruments, bows and cases must be in resaleable condition.
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