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Rosin brick (not puck)
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daddydaughterviolin
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December 9, 2011 - 11:24 pm
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Ok, so I went to the local musicians shop and bought some Rosin, the only kind they had other than the ultra light or smooth... whatever it's called. And it is called Sherman's Violin Rosin, it comes in the shape of a brick , and looks like Amber glued to a wedge of wood.

 

It is really hard, and I have been rubbing my bow on it forever and can't get any results, any reccommendations?

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Try roughing up the surface of the rosin cake with a knife or key to give the bow hairs something on which to gain purchase.

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December 9, 2011 - 11:40 pm
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Try roughing up the surface of the rosin cake with a knife or key to give the bow hairs something on which to gain purchase.

Done, I read that earlier, and tried it, I forgot to put that in my op. Possibility of a junk bow?

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Hmmm. Strange this is. I used 80 grit sand paper and gave my new rosin

a good sanding to start. Probably lost six months of use when I did it. facepalm

But I've had no issues yet. This sounds like an issue for the pros here on the

site. dunno

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You only really need to break through the shinny surface and you'll be good to go.

Usually if you start with a newly rehaired bow the hair won't be grabbing either making it hard to get through that smooth new surface. I need a good 10 minutes to rosin in a newly rehaired bow and I've been doing it for a while.

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