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Upright Bass Rosin

There are many kinds of rosins now available for the upright double bass. Pop's remains the most popular brand of choice for a lot of players, both classical and jazz. Some think it too sticky and prefer the Nymans or Carlsson. It's quite common to have 2 or 3 different brands rather than just one. Oddly enough, at some point (of the year), one particular rosin might not be working well for whatever reason, while another brand, (same age) will work just fine. For me, Pop's seems to do ok all year round. Sometimes when the super cold and very dry weather comes, I'll use a little Kolstein Ultra 'Soft'. In most cases, one wouldn't use 'Soft' in the summer!

Many don't realize that the cheapest and easiest way to maintain a good sound is to keep fresh rosin. Old rosin, gets 'powdery' and tends to sound scratchy after a while. What happens is that the natural properties (resins, wax and other related natural additives) start to break down and change. If you are serious about your arco playing and sound, don't be cheap about replacing your rosin once a year. There is some folklore and anecdotes about heating Pops in the microwave oven or melting down various rosins together on the stove! Rosin is cheap, keep fresh rosin!

Fresh rosin: The turnover rate here is pretty crazy. With all the bows that we sell (and rosin) we treat bass rosin here like it's the vegetable section! Fresh makes a difference.

If you are still a little unsure about which kind or brand of bass rosin you need, there is a page that we detail and compare the different brands.  Read the upright bass rosin page.

R-100 Pop's Bass Rosin Pop's Rosin

$7.75

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R-101 Nymans Bass Rosin Nyman Bass Rosin

$12.75

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R-102 Carlsson  Bass Rosin Carlsson Bass Rosin

$11.50

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R-103 Kolstein's Ultra Bass Rosin (Soft) Kolstein's 'Ultra' Bass Rosin (Soft)

$14.85

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R-104 Kolstein's Ultra Bass Rosin (All Weather) Kolstein's 'Ultra' Bass Rosin (All Weather)

$14.85

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