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I purchased these for a violin student who had completely run out of rosin. These arrived in perfect condition, no cracked or broken rosin. My student is very happy with these and I can attest they work extremely well. And, with 2 of them, these will last a very long time! I would recommend these to any string player who needs reliable rosin for insuring excellent resonance of the strings on their instrument. The plastic surrounding 3 sides keeps your fingers away from the rosin, too. Superb!
Cons: * Rough sound quality. Techniques like ricochet and staccato don't come easily with this rosin, and your legato notes risk becoming scratchy or whispery. * Shatters very easily and makes a huge mess. * Plastic case means you can't fix cracks using the oven trick.
If you're a student this rosin might be acceptable for you, but if you're serious about your violin playing I recommend investing a bit more on something like Pirastro Gold rosin (~$15 a cake if you know where to look; I drop mine all the time and it hasn't broken yet, unlike these).
I should have known better before ordering when the rosin wasn't in a round shape, but I saw the reviews and took a gamble. I used it on my bow and the sound quality was absolutely horrendous for my violin and doesn't compare at all to my previous rosin. The rosin isn't sticky and just does not perform the way it should.
This is the type of rosin you give to beginners or children. I do not recommend it for anyone that is not within that category. You can't just get any rosin, there is a difference, and unfortunately this rosin does not meet any good quality standards.
I live in Florida and I keep my house at 80 degrees and the humidity is typically above 50%. You would think I would be happy with a lite rosin, but this stuff is hard as a rock. now in all fairness I am a new player, but then again I'm not a kid, and I play other instruments, and I've done a bit of ready about rosins, and well, I pitched this in the waste can and bought a product from Tomastic and it's way better.