Melos Dark Greek Double Bass Rosin for Bowing

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Description

Greek Bass Rosin – Melos Greek Dark Rosin, Lemur A1232

  • Melos Bass Rosin is a hard bass rosin.
  • Its color is dark, like the name implies.
  • Made in Greece.
  • Season for use is good in summer when temperatures & humidity are higher. It can also be used year round by those looking for a harder bass rosin. Clean the instrument top often when using this dry, dustier bass rosin.
  • Other names for this double bass rosin are Melos Greek Kolophonium, Melos Colophonium arco bowing rosin, Melos made in Greece bass bow rosin, Greek orchestra bass rosin, Hard Rosin by Melos.
  • Melos is packaged in a mini-cake size in a wrapped in a soft, knit fabric square. Comes with ultra-suede cloth outer pouch.. The size of this rosin is quite small (1 7/8 inches diameter x 3/8 inches thick) compared to other rosins. This insures the player always has a fresh cake.
  • Endorsed by orchestra professionals. Fresh bass rosin is a necessary Performance Accessory for Arco Bass Play

Greek Bass Rosin – Melos Greek Light Rosin, Lemur A1231

  • Melos Bass Rosin is a Medium hard bass rosin.
  • Its color is a light amber brown, like the name implies.
  • Made in Greece.
  • Season for use is more in higher temperatures (spring or summer), for “smooth” playing or for solo work in chamber music. Melos is alos an All Weather Rosin for bass players looking for a softer bass rosin than the Dark formula. Clean the instrument top often when using this softer, stickier bass rosin. Melos rosin melts at a surprisingly low temperature, so take care when storing it. The cloth will not protect the rosin from spreading out in a puddle.
  • Other names for this double bass rosin are Melos Greek Kolophonium, Melos Colophonium arco bowing rosin, Melos made in Greece bass bow rosin, Greek orchestra bass rosin, Soft Rosin by Melos, kolophonium (in Germany), or colophonium (in France.)
  • Melos is packaged in a mini-cake size in a wrapped in a soft, knit fabric square. Comes with ultra-suede cloth outer pouch.. The size of this rosin is quite small (1 7/8 inches diameter x 3/8 inches thick) compared to other rosins. This insures the player always has a fresh cake.
  • Endorsed by orchestra professionals. Fresh bass rosin is a necessary Performance Accessory for Arco Bass Play

How to use Melos Greek Bass Rosin

A cake of Melos Rosin is loosely wrapped in a soft cloth. It is so easy to use. Just unwrap the cake and …

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.