Super Sensitive Clarity Winter Double Bass Rosin for Bowing

$14.00

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Description

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

Hypo-Allergenic Bass Rosin, Super Sensitive Clarity Winter Rosin, Lemur Music A1217.

  • Clarity Winter Rosin is a softer, stickier rosin formula. Made from synthetic material it is hypo-allergenic, making it a good choice for those with plant allergies. The dust is minimal and is easily removed from the instrument’s top with a soft, dry cloth.
  • Clarity’s color is slightly frosted, almost clear, really. It is almost odorless, too.
  • Made in the USA by Super Sensitive String Company. Made from a synthetic hydrocarbon resin compound that substantially improves the properties of rosin producing a clear string response.
  • Season for use is cooler, dryer times of the year, when softer, stickier bass rosin is more effective. The hydrophobic material resists absorption of moisture making it unaffected by humidity, keeping its tack or effectiveness over time. Non-corrosive to instrument varnish. Hypo-allergenic.
  • Other names for this double bass rosin are Clarity Winter arco bowing rosin, Super Sensitive bass bow rosin, Super Sensitive Clarity Winter orchestra bass rosin, Clarity Winter rosin for bass bowing, kolophonium (in Germany), or colophonium (in France.)
  • Clarity Winter Rosin is packaged in a cardboard tube that rests in a plastic flip-top self lidded plastic container.
  • Endorsed by allergy sensitive bass players. Fresh bass rosin is a necessary Performance Accessory for Arco Bass Play.

Hypo-Allergenic Bass Rosin, Super Sensitive Clarity Summer Rosin, Lemur Music A1218.

  • Clarity Summer Rosin is in comparison to the Winter Rosin a bit harder, less sticky formula. Made from synthetic material it too, is hypo-allergenic, making it a good choice for those with plant allergies. The dust is minimal and is easily removed from the instrument’s top with a soft, dry cloth.
  • Clarity’s color is slightly frosted, almost clear, really. And it is almost odorless.
  • Made in the USA by Super Sensitive String Company. Made from a synthetic hydrocarbon resin compound that substantially improves the properties of rosin producing a clear string response.
  • Season for use is warmer, more humid times of the year, when harder, more dry bass rosin is preferred. The hydrophobic material resists absorption of moisture making it unaffected by humidity, keeping its tack or effectiveness over time. Non-corrosive to instrument varnish. Hypo-allergenic.
  • Other names for this double bass rosin are Clarity Summer arco bowing rosin, Super Sensitive bass bow rosin, Super Sensitive Clarity Summer orchestra bass rosin, Clarity Summer rosin for bass bowing, kolophonium (in Germany), or colophonium (in France.)
  • Clarity Summer Rosin is packaged in a cardboard tube that rests in a white plastic flip-top self-lidded container.
  • Endorsed by allergy sensitive bass players.Fresh bass rosin is a necessary Performance Accessory for Arco Bass Play.

How to use Super Sensitive Clarity Rosin

A cake of Clarity Bass Rosin is poured into a thin cardboard cup. Peel about a 1/4 inch of the cardboard back to expose the rosin edge, 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. Mrs. Lemur hates to find bow hair with long, red, fuzzy fibers clinging to gummy, left-over rosin.