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I have to say that your rosins (I use them together), are extremely long-lasting (I only rosin my bow once every few days now), and I feel as though I am hearing the instrument, not the rosin. If there ever were an "egoless" rosin, this is it. It possesses all the best qualities of many far more expensive rosins, but yours "stays out of the way" of the purity of the sound of the instrument and helps realize more depth and bite without hearing any kind of crunch that one often encounters. And believe me, I have tried them all. My wife can attest to tripping over them all over the house.

Yours is the Emperor of rosins, Mr. Baker.

Another loyal customer and believer,
Robert deMaine
Principal Cello, Los Angeles Philharmonic
Soloist, recitalist, teacher.

Robert deMaine

A few minutes before performing recently a chamber concert with my colleague violinist Martin Beaver, he offered me to try the Baker rosin he owns, as my bow was acting funny with uneven response due to new hair and capricious weather.
After just 2-3 swipes I noticed a clear difference in contact and immediate response in my D.Pecatte bow, which gave me tremendous sonorous and projective quality of sound in my performance. Of course I am eager to receive my own Baker rosin and perhaps in the near future help another violinist just like Martin helped me with his magic (BAKER) rosin.

Sergiu Schwartz

Exceptional! I have been looking for years for something which could grip and make my pure gut G {2.7 mm} on my Baroque Cello with heavy Italian set-up speak better and I found it in the Baker's Original. I was using before "Andrea" Rosin {former "Tartini"}, but now when I discovered Baker's Original blend, I stopped using anything else! I am using it with my modern cello, my baroque cello, my viola da gamba, all my bows and instruments. It is the best rosin I have come across. Particularly very helpful with the gut strings on my baroque instruments, where it eliminates the possibility of squeaking to the minimum and makes the thickest gut strings speak with ease due to its exceptional grip!

Nikolay Ginov

I never thought that rosin is so important for a string player. I tried several different brands of high-end rosins in my 27 year career (so far) and nothing satisfied me enough. Some of them made the sound scratchy, others powerful and other soft, but none of them was so versatile and with such a broad palette of dynamics. In short, you cannot go wrong with Baker's Rosin. I used it even on my Coda GX Diamond and my Luis and Clark Carbon Cello and it vibrates and sounds like a charm! The perfect blend of fine tradition and advanced technology work great together! Chapeau for Baker's Rosin!

Mladen Spasinovici

I find both of Mr. Baker's rosins to be great products. Personally I like the original more, but the Vuillaume Citron is good as well, I find it perhaps produces a brighter and more "treble" sound.

I read all the reviews before I got myself on the list and I agree it produces excellent friction between the hair of the bow and the string, but what impressed me the most was the ability to "grab" the string and produce a gut string like "snap" articulation! I've tested numerous synthetic strings trying to get this effect with varying success, but guess what - with this rosin it works!

I also applaud Mr. Baker for keeping this a small operation instead of trying to make lots of money and compromising the quality of his product. A staple of an artist! So please keep me on your list, as I plan to enjoy your rosin for years to come!

Domagoj Ivanovic, DMA
Violinist, Vancouver Opera Orchestra

Domagoj Ivanovic

Just as playing an instrument is an art, so too is Baker's Rosin. I first learned of Baker's in my search for a rosin that was more responsive than the expensive, well known rosin I had been using for years. I added my name to the email list and promptly forgot about signing up. When my 'invitation to order' arrived, I quickly placed my order for the Original with hopes that the fresh, handmade, small batch rosin would be some measure better than what I used. From the first draw across the cake, I could immediately tell the difference. My issues with grip and responsiveness disappeared. It truly enhanced different bow strokes with a minimum of dust. LOVE. A word must be said about the rosin's presentation - think Old World, attention to detail and beauty. Thank you Baker family.

Sumiko

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