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This is the dearest rosin I've ever bought! And the swival bar came off yesterday by itself so the whole rosin came off and dropped on the floor and smashed! What a shame! I spent big money on the swivel trick but it failed a few months later even though I used it very few times. Won't buy it again.
As a violist who plays with a carbon fiber bow and a 4k viola. It's meh. I bought a cheap viola years ago and that rosin works like a charm. This one is really hard to use because its not roughed out and I don't have sand paper at home. So I tried different ways of making it rough and ended up chipping it. But when it finally worked, it was okay. Meh tone and I feel like its not sticky enough. It give you sound, just doesn't give u the rich tone and sound a different type of rosin would give. [Bought this cuzz I was outta rosin and I needed it for a online comp]. Buy it if u need it badly.
Das Kolophonium ist wirklich sehr weich und staubt schnell den ganzen Spielbereich auf der Saite ein. Es braucht etwa eine halbe Stunde Spielzeit, bis der Ton wieder ungedämpft klingt. Die Dose als Schutz ist dafür sehr praktisch und hübsch.
As other reviewers have said, only thing unusual about this is is smallish size. It's about 1/3 the size of other "round" cello rosin cakes I've used. The plastic case requires one to be very careful while applying (don't want to drag the hair across hard plastic). This will do for now and will likely last me for months... but next time I will likely go with a plain cake in a cloth holder. Can't speak for the quality of the rosin as I haven't used it enough. But D'Addrio is one of my favorite brands (thus the purchase) and I trust their overall quality. In this case I would have appreciated a more traditional approach to both packaging (cloth wrapped) and size. Such will definitely be the deciding factors in my next rosin purchase. That said... probably worth the relatively low cost. Hey, pull the cake, wrap it in cloth, good to go. ;D