Rosin

【Cello Factory】How to choose rosin?

Rosin is an essential accessory to provide grip on strings and it comes in dark, amber, and light color.  Usually dark (or ‘winter’) rosins have more grip and are particularly useful in areas that have prolonged, extreme cold weather conditions, and generally produces a darker tone.  Light (or ‘summer’) rosins work better in warmer environments…

【Cello Factory】How often do I apply?

When you play your cello and find that you begin to struggle with bow control, start to apply force on the strings in playing and then sound starts to become dull, it’s the time to check if you have enough rosin. The bow consumption of rosin depends on how often you play. In general, students…

【Cello Factory】The characteristics of a good bow

A good bow for string instrument has several characteristics: Balanced weightUneven weight distribution will create difficulty in playing and in control of the bow. Sensitive to control“Stiff, soft, flexible” are common words to describe how the bow reacts to a player’s maneuvers.No matter which word you use, we want a bow that can respond quickly…

【Cello Factory】How to use rosin remover?

Rosin remover can clean and wax. Before you use it to clean your string instrument, you should gently use cloth to wipe and brush away most of the rosin dust. Prepare 1 – 2 pieces of dry and soft wiping cloth. Never use a cloth that can shine or scrub. Slowly shake the rosin remover…

【Cello Factory】How to apply rosin?

All string players know they need to apply rosin on their bow regularly but not all know the correct way to do so and how much is good enough. There are 4 points to remember: 1. Never less than more Over-applied rosin will be removed during playing. Insufficient rosin will encourage the player to apply…

【Cello Factory】Why need rosin?

If you are playing a string instrument but forget to bring rosin, you will soon be in big trouble! As time goes by, you will find your bow sliding off your strings and you are loosing control of it. Also, the sound quality starts to deteriorate. Rosin is essential in playing any string instruments because…