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I recently put new strings on one of my cellos, Belle. Unfortunately, none of the rosin I have worked well.
I put Pirastro Chromcore strings on my C and G strings. I put Pirastro Passione strings on my D and A strings. Pirastrol rcommended this mix for me. All purchased from Fiddlershop. All my rosins left a lot of heavy buildup on these strings. I had to keep wiping my strings down. Not fun. No, I did not have a lot on my bow. I used different bows for each rosin. I tried my Jade cello rosin, Pirastro Cherry Red Cellisto rosin, can’t remember the other two. They all had the same issue.
I emailed Pirastro and described my cello, told them about the strings that I had just put on Belle. I let them know the rosins I had tried. I asked them if they could recommend a good rosin for these strings. They suggested Evah Pirazzi(sp?) Gold. He said he would also send me a sample piece.
Well, this was Tuesday of this week, it is now Friday. I received my rosin already. I actually received it yesterday, but the FedEx person did not ring the doorbell. Since it was an out of country origin package, they could not leave it at the door. I was in the kitchen at the time the door sticker stated they were here. Why do people just knock when there is clearly a doorbell?
Well, today I received my “piece” of Evah Pirazzi Gold rosin. I was expecting a little piece of one. I was sent a full size of Evah Pirazzi Gold rosin. Nice.
I cleaned my cello bows Wednesday in anticipation of the expected Thursday delivery. I wanted to only have that rosin on the bow when trying it. It worked beautifully today. The strings sound lovely on Belle. The rosin did not cake up heavily on the strings. I played for half an hour. With the other rosins, I was wiping the strings after about 10-15 minutes. I never had to wipe my strings once, except to clean them when I was finished.
I guess rosin makes a big difference.
I do have one question. Why does it take a week to send a letter with a couple little stickers in it to my granddaughter in CA, but I received a package from Germany i two days? Go figure.
They call me, “Mellow Cello”