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New Fiddlerman Rosin
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OldOgre
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My new FM rosin just arrived today this what I got when I opened the box.

As you can see AMAZON shipped it a box 20x bigger then needed, with no packing inside. The result as you see was expected.

First impression is the color makes it light rosin, But its very sticky to the touch. So next I have to apply it to my Bow.

will comment soon as I get to play it,

With violins there is no fretting over the music.

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With violins there is no fretting over the music.

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Ok I just finished testing the new rosin on a virgin brazilwood bow.

1. It went on easily and took to the bow hair fast, less the 5min of applying and it was ready.

2. Grip is great from going from whisper quiet bowing to really attacking the strings.

3. Dander. I didn't snow all over, very little buildup on the string.

I played this bow on 3 of my violins and liked it on all 3.

Would I recommend this rosin, ABSOLUTELY.

With violins there is no fretting over the music.

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Fiddlerman
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July 18, 2016 - 1:24 pm
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Great news with your review.

You can get a new rosin from Amazon. Just ask for a return based on packaging. It's Amazons fault. They will probably even pay for it.

Thanks

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Mine came packed the same way, but was undamaged. I'm sure Amazon will replace yours no problem. 

Still trying mine out, but I like it so far.

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July 18, 2016 - 10:03 pm
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🙂 Glad that yours arrived alive.

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Mine arrived in the same packaging, with one end completely opened. Not sure how the rosin didn't fall out, but it wasn't damaged in any way. I was going to give it a try last night, but then unexpected guests came over and I had to put it down. I'll try to get in some playing time this week and give a review after a few days playing with it.

Thanks, Fiddlerman!

Let the bow flow.

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I'm still in the process of reviewing the rosin. I do like it so far. I suppose I am comparing this rosin to English Hidersine 1V and the Peter Infeld rosin. So far this Holstein has been superior. I'll formulate a more elaborate review within the week.

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July 20, 2016 - 10:27 am
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Yeeee Haaaa, Thanks guys and thanks Jacques for the great review so far. 🙂
We appreciate it.

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Pros

This premium rosin provides a light abrasive feel to right hand movements . I find that each bow movement with this rosin is equally responsive ; even directional changes lack an obnoxious bite that other rosins create. Thus you will be rewarded with a nice textured feel to your movements with seamless bow strokes. Cohesively , the rosin is very responsive - exactly as you'd expect from this price range .  

Cons

The single flaw from this rosin is its magnetically sealed and rubber coated container is a bit bulky for my fiddle case . Inside of this container is a lovely full cake of ' PREMIUM HOLSTEIN ROSIN ' . However , if you need something that provides an accentuated bite effect you would pay this same price for a half cake of such a rosin. 

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I take it, it is not available in the UK ( like via Amazon ? ) - international shipping costs more than the rosin... LOL  - guess I'll just have to live without it....  grrrrr....  (or maybe add it to a future order, that's a possibility of course.... )

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  Or, I could emigrate to the USA - hmmm - dunno if you lot would have me there though... roflol

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Or, I could emigrate to the USA - hmmm - dunno if you lot would have me there though... roflol

Bill,

I have a couple of spare bed rooms and bath rooms your always welcome to stay in, the wife cooks like she's feeding an army so your always welcome here if you become a refuge.

 

Mark

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ROFL @Mark - sounds like a plan ! laughlaughlaugh    During my time in active employment, I've had the opportunity to visit the USA 3 times - and 3 quite different areas.   Always wanted to go back and spend more time exploring.....  so you never know !  Hahaha....

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Jacques said

Pros

This premium rosin provides a light abrasive feel to right hand movements . I find that each bow movement with this rosin is equally responsive ; even directional changes lack an obnoxious bite that other rosins create. Thus you will be rewarded with a nice textured feel to your movements with seamless bow strokes. Cohesively , the rosin is very responsive - exactly as you'd expect from this price range .  

Cons

The single flaw from this rosin is its magnetically sealed and rubber coated container is a bit bulky for my fiddle case . Inside of this container is a lovely full cake of ' PREMIUM HOLSTEIN ROSIN ' . However , if you need something that provides an accentuated bite effect you would pay this same price for a half cake of such a rosin.   

Thanks for the great review Jacques 🙂

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but the one who needs the least."

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BillyG said
I take it, it is not available in the UK ( like via Amazon ? ) - international shipping costs more than the rosin... LOL  - guess I'll just have to live without it....  grrrrr....  (or maybe add it to a future order, that's a possibility of course.... )

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  Or, I could emigrate to the USA - hmmm - dunno if you lot would have me there though... roflol  

We would welcome you here with open arms 🙂

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but the one who needs the least."

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Fiddlerman said

Thanks for the great review Jacques 🙂  

There is one more thing that I love about this rosin. The octogon shaped base plate from which the rosin is mounted - is this remarkable design because one can evenly apply the rosin by rotating the cake 360 degrees each time one rosin's their bow. Other rosin's I've used lack a base plate so the rosin is attached to a mere cloth making it rather difficult to apply the rosin.

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LOL @Mark and @Fiddlerman - you guys are too kind !

Talking of international-friendships - a few days ago I had the pleasure to meet up with @gwscheer and his wife Karen who spent part of their vacation in Scotland - we had a few hours together - and we even played my FM Concert out of doors (first time she's been played outside!)

Video coming in a couple of days once I tidy up the outside sounds of seagulls and wind noise... roflol

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Fantastic Bill. I am looking forward to seeing that video.

Jacques, you noticed. 🙂 Turn it 8 times and you've rotated it completely. great for even wear. Thanks

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I submitted my Amazon review, just waiting for it to post 🙂 

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Sounds great!!! Look forward to reading it!

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