Over the past several months, I have been experimenting with a different brand of rosin. Aside from the attractive and unusual, rich green color and the raving customer reviews, it was on sale, so I thought I’d give it a go. Using it with my set of Pirastro Evah Pirazzi Violin Strings (including my wonderful little E.P. Gold E), I can say now that I’m very much impressed with Jade Rosin. [Update: after much experimenting, I have now settled on using Obligato strings, for now. But Jade rosin is still my favorite! ;)] There truly is a difference in the smoothness of my bowstroke (as compared to the performance of my old amber rosin); the texture of the bow’s feel across the strings is less rocky, more like silk.
As one customer, Jessica Fu, has said, “It is the absolute smoothest rosin EVER . . . [my bow] glides so effortlessly over my strings.” Jessica found that the increased smoothness “puts a good challenge to controlling my bow and I’m more attentive to detail now.”
Through the use of this quality product, I not only find my general tone much improved, but the high responsiveness of JADE Rosin has encouraged me to be even more creative and discerning with my technique and control.