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NoirVelours
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April 27, 2012 - 2:57 pm
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I just received my strings and french rosin I'm so excited! Now I have to calm down and check how to change strings tutorials again to make sure I do everything alright! and wipe the rosin off my bow too.Thanks FM

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Fiddlerman
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April 27, 2012 - 4:12 pm
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No, thank you 🙂

That rosin is really pretty. Truth is I've heard a lot of good things about it but never tested it. Maybe worth buying it just for the looks. 😉

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Your gonna love those Zyex strings NV if you haven't tried them already. One day you may want to try Dominants as well with a Pirastro gold E string, I really like those too. Of course all recommended to me by FM 😉

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great stuff... can't wait to have to get it all tuned up and send me another recording!

Should be very interesting.dancing

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Ok, changing the strings were not too hard, tuning them once more was a pain, they keep loosing their tuning but it's probably normal? It took 2 good weeks for my Preludes to stabilize so I give Zyex the same time.

First impression on L'Opéra Jade rosin: smooooth! I tried it on my old strings and it really was gliding over the strings like silk instead of trying to grip it firmly. I love this but it asks for more control of the bow which I'll work on of course. I put quite a lot of rosin and it barely made any dust and no strings caking at all.

Zyex strings: why are they so soft? heart The feeling under my fingers is very different, they are softer and the fingers stick less on them. Is it the silver? Easier to make fingers slide on them anyway. I did not noticed a super uber improvement on sound but the E was less shrill and the other strings warmer for sure. I was pleased with the sound, feels more velvety, anyway it sounded great when I was placing my fingers correctly tongue

Denny I made 3 recordings: one with preludes and old rosin, one with preludes and Opéra Jade and one with Zyex and Jade (makes a good song name no? I'll have to compose somethign romantic one day)... but! when I played them nothing was recorded facepalm I failed in my settings or something.

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 I remember You had problems with your old rosin, NV! Did Jade slove this problem? 

I'd like to try a dark D'Addario, but don't know... Though i don't feel any problem with my cheap ugly one... But so curious... duncecapdrooling

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Yes like I wrote, no more stickyness on the strings, my cheap rosin was caking them so quickly it was not even funny. Grittiness is gone also but Jade is not a dark rosin, more like an amber. Very superior to what I had for sure but it's surely no better then other good brands. I would like to try a couple brand this year so I can pinpoint my favorite. So far so good though!

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NoirVelours said
... Very superior to what I had for sure but it's surely no better then other good brands. I would like to try a couple brand this year so I can pinpoint my favorite. So far so good though!

Nice! Don't forget to tell us =) amuse

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