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  • I tried the Baker's Citron just to see what properties it had, and to my amazement, it produced a smooth bow flow over each string with a rich color, and without string hiss. It seemed to focus the instrument, and I felt freer to produce the sound i need. It is a very different experience from the known popular rosins. Kudos to Mr Baker.

    Ron OaklandConcertmaster of the American Ballet Theatre
  • I'm a violinist in the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and have experimented with a variety of rosins that can stand up to the wear and tear of everyday orchestral playing, and by far, Baker's rosin blows everything else away. It doesn't leave a gunky residue that builds up on the fingerboard, strings and instrument, it's durable and long-lasting, so that I never feel that I'm playing on an un-rosined bow in the middle of a Brahms symphony, and most importantly, the cake is enclosed in a metal tin that saves rosin and doesn't force to you create grooves in the cake. I feel as if I'm playing on a freshly rehaired bow! It's amazing the kind of difference Baker's rosin makes. I'm sure I'll be using it for the rest of my career.

    Robert Vijay GuptaSection 1st violin, Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Y'all have a such a fine product. I read what you said about your packaging and cake size decisions. After using the Citron rosin consistently I see that it will last plenty long enough to get me to the next 'crop'. You have my undying loyalty. Your rosin made a huge difference in my sound and in my appreciation of my own instrument. I'm just finishing an intensive week of daily lessons including my first introduction to Puccini's music and new bowing skills that make the music beautiful. Your Citron rosin has played no small part in making the week a joyful experience.

    Ted Roszkiewicz
  • It is hard for me add anything to the praise that so many others have given your rosin. All I can say is that it fully lives up to the very high expectations generated by reading all the comments on your website. There is an immediate tangible improvement in sound, particularly in double stopped passages, which are made much clearer and cleaner.
    Thank you once again, and I look forward to many years playing with Bakers

    Hugh Crosthwait
  • It is hard for me add anything to the praise that so many others have given your rosin. All I can say is that it fully lives up to the very high expectations generated by reading all the comments on your website. There is an immediate tangible improvement in sound, particularly in double stopped passages, which are made much clearer and cleaner.
    Thank you once again, and I look forward to many years playing with Bakers

    Hugh Crosthwait
  • I just wanted to let you know that after spending a week with your Vuillaume Citron, I have concluded that it not only lives up to the hype, it surpasses it. This is by far the best rosin I've ever seen, and I've experimented with nearly ever brand on the market. I plan to spend the next week with your original formula and see how it compares. I suspect that in the near future you will become the unofficial rosin sponsor of the Illinois Symphony Orchestra. Everyone who tried it was blown away.

    Nathan Banks
  • Hi TC, The rosin arrived yesterday and it is the best I have ever used , thanks for what you do. It seems to have made my bow respond better and improved the tone of my violin. Your rosin really is a superior product. Even the way it is taken up by the bow hair, no need to use an abrasive to start the process I could feel the grip with the first pull across it. Excellent work.

    Michael Ranft
  • Mr. Baker, Your rosin has left me with a dilemma ... half of me wants to run shouting about it to everyone I know, the other half wants to keep it as a secret weapon for my playing only. It has unbelievable grip -- it's like the Audi Quattro of rosin. At the same time, it changes the sound in a positive way. It reminds me of the silky midrange sheen that a high-end tube microphone, like a Telefunken 251, puts on a sound. The Telefunken 251 is magical -- and so is this rosin. I feel misled by other companies -- it's like someone has been selling me cheap milk chocolate bars while telling me that it is the best fine Belgian chocolate.

    Doug
  • I got it today! and it's just unbelievable! 3 cheers for you!
    And I also let my best friend at school try it, (he's a violinist), and he agreed that it was amazing.

    Frank Lin
  • First of all, I would like to let you know how happy I am with my first supply of Baker's Rosin. It is superior to any rosin I have tried, and I have tried many. Thank you for continuing the tradition of making great rosin.

    Richard Leppert
  • When I received your rosin, I rehaired my favorite bow with my best fresh Mongolian hair, applied your Original rosin and started playing. I wholeheartedly agree with everything you describe about your rosin! I know you can't vouch for it's quality for cello use based on your personal experience, but I can. I had the best time- my cello has never produced a more full and pure tone, I had more control of all articulations and types of strokes, I found a new level of control of the entire envelope of each note, and the smoothness and purity of tone on the upper strings was absolutely seductive. Sharon was absolutely right, so I must write her a thank you note, but you deserve my praise for the contribution this great product has undoubtedly made to the artistry of so many. Contributing to musical culture is why I try to do my best work as an instrument technician, and so I now consider you a kindred spirit. On top of that, you have made my own playing more rewarding, too. Thank you!

    Leslie Moye
  • I just received your rosin today, and it's terrific. Thanks so much for making such a wonderful product. I hope to be a customer for many years to come.

    Ken Kocienda
  • Like others, I was skeptical that any rosin would make a difference in my playing but was willing to experiment. Well, from the first moment of playing with your rosin on my bow, it was magical. It felt like bowing on velvet and the sound was very rich. I thought it possible it was just wishful thinking but after playing with my various groups shortly thereafter, many people commented on how improved my sound was - so it was really true! Even my violin teacher commented on my sound. So please keep making your rosin!

    Judy Wong
  • I received your rosin, it's absolutely fantastic. I showed it to two of my colleagues at the University of Houston and they both loved it. Your rosin is undoubtedly the best I've ever used (and I've tried at least a dozen different brands), it produces a resonant, deep, and clear sound.

    Dr. Sean Wang
  • I have not used anything that even comes close to your rosin.
    The bow almost played without my assistance the notes were so clear, especially the double stops I could not feel the rosin at all it just did it's job. As you know I am really allergic to rosin, but I had no nose running or eyes watering, I have not been this free of symptoms ever.
    You are my God.

    Rich B.