The Amber Range helps Double Bass players find the exact combinationof stickiness, grip, traction & lyrical quality to suit their playing needs.
Receive 2 different rosin recipes in each pack
Choose two recipes from our range of recipe grades (see recipe chart below). From hard and crisp rosins to soft and sticky rosins, our recipes suit all playing styles and conditions.
These recipes do not dry out like other rosins and one recipe would last 1-2 years with intensive playing. You can also mix them on the bow for a more customised result.
Use the recipe grade chart (above) to choose your desired recipes (2 per pack). They can be the same recipe or different recipes. When you receive your rosin:
- Carefully separate the walls of the rubber cup from the rosin
- Lift the rosin slightly out of the cup or peel down sides of cup
- Keep your fingers touching the sides of the cup, not the rosin
- Apply with fast and strong bow strokes, with heavy pressure on the rosin.
- Swipe towards the centre of the rosin to avoid chipping
- For best use, apply 2 - 5 swipes as required.
- To melt your rosin back into shape, just sit it in the cup on a flat surface in a warm environment or window sill and it will gradually melt back into the shape of the cup. Then allow it to cool and harden before using again
A recent trial group of professional bass players made the following general comparisons:
The higher the percentage the softer the rosin. Firstly work out what type of playing context you want the recipe for, then pick a higher grade if you are in a colder or dryer climate, or a lower grade if you are in a hotter or more humid climate. For example. In Singapore or Mexico, the 55% - 60% might be too soft in those hot climates, and these rosins may be more like a liquid, so a 40-45% recipe would be more ideal here. However in Scandinavia (very cold and dry climates) the 55% - 60% will be harder and not as soft, therefore ideal.
The rubber cup and lid will securely protect and hold your rosin quite tightly, and with normal travel and usage it won’t melt out. The Linen bag will also protect both the case and the cups from any further risks.
Yes, just sit the cup in a warm place (over 23°C) and it will gradually melt back into shape. Lower grades take longer to form back into shape.
The rosin ingredients we are use are derived from pure pine resin. They are safe for the bow. The higher the grade, the less powder rosin included.
Use a fine toothed comb or clean toothbrush to comb rosin out of the hair. If it is powdery, use a dry cotton cloth (similar to what you would use to clean the strings) to wipe excess rosin off the bow
Yes. You might find your ideal recipe is a mix of a harder and softer grade. This is why we provide 2 recipes per pack.