Kolstein Ultra Bass Rosin, All Weather Double Bass Rosin

$16.50

Shipments Arrive Every Three Weeks.

Description

Fresh bass rosin is a necessary Performance Accessory for Arco Bass Play

 

Kolstein Ultra Rosin All Weather, Lemur Music A1207

  • Kolstein All Weather Bass Rosin is a Medium Hard formula. The consistency is much firmer than the Kolstein Soft. (When we push our fingernails into All Weather, the little scratch is harder to make. Not very scientific, we agree. But the fingernail dent is a quick way to make your own test.)
  • Its color is a very dark amber brown.
  • Made in the USA.
  • Season for use is also year round. It is labeled as a All Weather rosin due to the Medium hardness, lack of stickiness, and low dust production as the rosin dries. Use Kolstein Cleaner to remove excess rosin from the instrument.
  • Other names for this double bass rosin are Kolstein Ultra Bass Rosin, Kolstein arco bowing rosin, Kolstein bass bow rosin, Kolstein and Son orchestra bass rosin, Ultra All Weather Rosin by Kolstein, kolophonium (in Germany), or colophonium (in France.)
  • The packaging is unique. The rosin comes in a silicone rubber cup that rolls down to reveal the cake of rosin, so there are no sharp edges to cut the bow hair. Nice feature! The flexible rubber cup is packed into a gold-foil paper tube for extra protection.
  • Endorsed by orchestra professionals, teachers, and students worldwide.
  • We order Kolstein’s Rosins 13 times each year to insure Lemur has the freshest cakes from the most recent batch at all times!

Kolstein Ultra Rosin Soft, Lemur Music A1204

  • Kolstein Soft Bass Rosin is not the stickiest of the soft rosins. The consistency is much firmer than Pop’s Bass Rosin.
  • Its color is a very dark, amber brown.
  • Made in the USA in small batches.
  • Season for use is year round. It is labeled as a soft rosin, but that designation is relative to the harder Kolstein rosins. This is a just on the softer side of Medium.
  • Other names for this double bass rosin are Kolstein Ultra Bass Rosin, Kolstein arco bowing rosin, Kolstein bass bow rosin, Kolstein and Son orchestra bass rosin, Ultra Soft Rosin by Kolstein, kolophonium (in Germany), or colophonium (in France.)
  • The packaging is unique. The rosin comes in a silicone rubber cup that rolls down to reveal the cake of rosin, so there are no sharp edges to cut the bow hair. Nice feature! The flexible rubber cup is packed into a gold-foil paper tube for extra protection.
  • Endorsed by orchestra professionals, teachers, and students worldwide.
  • We order Kolstein’s Rosins 13 times each year to insure Lemur has the freshest cakes from the most recent batch at all times!

How to use Kolstein Ultra Bass Rosin

Kolstein marks his All Weather rosin containers with the small letters “A W” in the gold spot marked “Grade. ” (somewhat) shown at right ..>

A cake of Kolstein’s Rosin is packaged in a soft silicone rubber cup. Just roll the side down to reveal the rosin surface then …

Draw the bow across the surface of the cake with long downward strokes. The bow hair should be tensioned. Do not “scrub” the hair back and forth across the cake, which can damage bow hair. Draw the bow across the cake three or four times to apply the rosin.

Remember, new bow hair will absorb a surprisingly large amount of rosin. The first time application of rosin will take much more effort than subsequent applications. During extended periods of play, re-application of rosin may be necessary.

The purpose of bass bow rosin is to increase traction of bow hair on the string. The choice of how much rosin is needed to get a good grip is very much a players preference, but keep in mind that too much rosin will slow the bow stroke and dampen tone. Too little rosin will result in the bow ‘sliding’ too much to properly start (and control) the string’s vibration.

Softer rosin goes on more quickly than harder rosin. Softer rosin builds up more quickly also, so take care not to over apply. Warmer weather and higher humidity make harder rosin easier to apply. Hard rosin does not produce as much dry rosin debris, nor does it gum up the bow hair as quickly as softer rosin.

Store rosin in a cool, dark place so it does not get runny and lose its shape. Use the container it comes in. Rosins packaged in cloth wraps must be kept cool, or they will run. Foil containers, cardboard or plastic tubs offer the most protection for retaining the rosin’s form. Do not store rosin in a hot car, on a windowsill, or near other heat sources.

After play, allow rosin to dry in the bow hair, then tap the hair gently to shake the ‘dust’ out of the bow hair. Wipe the hair-side of the stick with a soft cloth to eliminate rosin build-up on the wood. Ditto, wipe the frog down after play. The oils and perspiration on hands can discolor the frog, wire wrapping, and especially pearl or shell trim.

FYI- Lemur’s Cappuccino, Green Tea, and Pocket bow cases are lined in neutral colored ultra-suede cloth which has almost no fiber shedding. This factor keeps fibers from sticking to the rosined bow during storage.