Which rosin should I choose? Good bowing rosin must pull very well without scratching and should not be applied too thickly. In general, violinists and violists use a harder, drier rosin, cellists a medium-strength rosin and bassists a softer rosin. In addition, the choice of the right rosin is influenced by the type of string. Steel strings are more playable with a harder rosin, while plastic and gut strings require a softer rosin. In addition, experienced players choose a softer rosin for studio recording and a harder one for the concert hall. Harder rosin is best suited to tropical climates, softer rosin to cold climates.
- suitable for gut and gold gut strings