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New Rosin - Holstein Premium Rosin
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Fiddlerman
Fort Lauderdale
July 14, 2016 - 12:00 am
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Help wanted.

We can't sell our new rosin without some startup reviews. Hopefully 5 star reviews. Help us and we'll help you. 🙂

https://www.amazon.com/Holstein-Premium-Violin-Viola-Cello/dp/B01CITWZGM

The first 20 people to use this code will get 99% off the price of the rosin. You'll get a rosin for 15 cents if you have Amazon prime. Otherwise you'll get a rosin for the price of the shipping. 🙂 Here is the code that you need to enter in the payment method box: DL7HY5IF

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but the one who needs the least."

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Jacques
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July 14, 2016 - 4:43 am
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I do encourage you all to wipe clean your bow hair before applying the new stuff. Just how one would wipe the bow stick - use a thumb and two fingers and run up and down both sides of the hair until the bow is completely clean. By having an unresponsive bow - you'll know that you've successfully removed the old rosin.

By following the steps : you will nullify a placebo effect. 

Happy fiddling y'all!

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Not to hijack the thread but I was told by Suzuki Teach to NEVER touch the bow hair with my fingers.  Something about oils from your hands and the rosin not sticking.  But then this summer I took Irish fiddle lessons and Irish Teach had her hands all over the bow hairs.

What is the real scoop?

Violinist start date -  May 2013  

Fiddler start date - May 2014

FIDDLE- Gift from a dear friend. A 1930-40 german copy, of a french copy of a Stradivarius.  BOW - $50 carbon fiber. Strings - Dominants with E Pirastro Gold string.

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OldOgre
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Just ordered this rosin, I have an unused bow that came with the 600 that I will try it with.

*** Spoiler Alert *** If you are NOT I Amazon Prime member do not use code.. This will cost you $99.

With violins there is no fretting over the music.

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Jacques
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Schaick said
Not to hijack the thread but I was told by Suzuki Teach to NEVER touch the bow hair with my fingers.  Something about oils from your hands and the rosin not sticking.  But then this summer I took Irish fiddle lessons and Irish Teach had her hands all over the bow hairs.

What is the real scoop?  

The scoop is you must use a cloth and not your bare hands.

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damfino
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Awesome 🙂 Excited to give this a try! While I'm happy with the rosin I've been using, as a newbie I don't want to settle and need to keep trying new things out 🙂

~ I'm not torturing cats... I'm learning to play violin! ~

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Fiddlerman
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July 14, 2016 - 1:00 pm
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Great!!! I look forward to the verdicts.
The magnet thing needs to be understood. If you put the top on at the wrong radius it doesn't stick. 🙂

"The richest person is not the one who has the most,
but the one who needs the least."

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Charles
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I ordered one. Now somebody needs to tell me how one tells good rosin from bad...

I've tried several different kinds (without going to any great lengths to remove other stuff first), and so far I haven't seen a significant change of any kind.

 

Re the rosin-removal - my luthier says denatured (i.e. water free) ethyl alcohol (the drinkable kind) is the best for dissolving old rosin. I asked, and methyl alcohol (aka wood alcohol) will not work and is bad for your bow hairs. (The cloth is still recommended.)

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Fiddlerman
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July 15, 2016 - 2:05 pm
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Charles, in case you can't tell the difference, this is a 5 star rosin. 😉

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but the one who needs the least."

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