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.
I recently bought 2 recipes ( 30 and 60 % ) and im loving them both. I think you do a really good job and im happy with your rosin. I love the soft one really and the hard one was really good on my newly put bowhair. As the summer is coming, having the 30 percent one i am not worried about messing up my bowhair. I play in Zagreb phil and i have both good bow and bass. Im really enjoying the sound. It took a while till my fresh bowhair start gripping, but now the feeling is great. Also my colleague in orchestra tried it and he really liked it as well. I like the way its packed in a bag and i like the silicon boxes. I think your rosin is great and im sure im gonna order more in the future!
Very fine, but it could be stickier
It’s like a brand New day, it helps me performing in a better way. Thanks
I orderded 40% and 50%. On pictures and YouTube video, the color of the 40% is much different, almost bluish. The cakes I got were the same color, it seemed to be both 50%, so I gave one box away to a friend. It surely is good rosin, but honestly my Pops has the same sticky qualities which I like, and Almost half of the prize. So to be honest, I will stick to my old brand…..
I orderd the 40% and 50%. Though it seemed on the photo different in color, i couldn’t see any difference between the twoo boxes, so i wonder if both is the 50%?? Futhermore, compared to pops there isn’t much difference. And leatherwood is slmost twice as expensive…. so to be honest, Next time i will stick to my pops…