Baker's Original is quite simply the best rosin I have ever tried. Judy didn't know it had arrived yet....and I put it on my freshly cleaned bow, started playing... and she yelled from the next room..."Did you get a new fiddle or something? It sounds better." I am a trained experimental psychologist and I am not easily swayed by subjective opinions... But that is pretty good evidence that your rosin made a big improvement. I asked her what was better about it, and she chose the exact same words as I had in my mind when I heard it..."Louder and smoother." One can't ask for more than that from a rosin.
I've used some very fine rosins, and this is far and away the best
I have only used the original for now, is absolutely incredible!!! How many times I have I heard that a new and wonderful rosin has been created, and I have become very skeptical. Although your emails and explanations reassured me that there is something very special about your rosin!! I have started by using the Original rosin first and the difference in sound was extraordinary. The previous rosin I had liked was Melos, because of the sound I could produce with it. But the Original rosin influences the sound to a degree that I did not think a rosin could influence the sound. It produces an incredibly lush and vibrant sound. Both my wonderful instrument that I am lucky to own and my bows are very much along that idea of sound anyway, so to have this supported by the rosin is an incredible find!!! I have talked mostly about the sound, because that is how I work but of course the feel of the rosin is wonderful too. It allows great contact with the string!!! Anyway, I must congratulate you and a truly extraordinary product, that one can so easily tell, is world's apart from anything available on the market today. Your rosins, have made an extraordinary difference to my playing and my sound!! They make me VERY HAPPY every time I open the box. They are just so superior in every way! I have shown them to many colleagues, and they are all very impressed. My violin makers here in Vienna, who are VERY skeptical about 'new' rosins on the market, were very surprised by your rosin and felt a real difference in comparison to the other products available. I have played in several different concert halls and different climates over the last weeks and using your rosin has been not only a great pleasure but also a great enrichment of my music making.
Hello, I got your rosin in the mail a few minutes ago, and decided to immediately put it to the test, but ended up cutting my practice short because I just had to stop & contact you guys. This rosin is unlike anything I've ever used before; the sound it produces is pure, seamless and organic. Scratchiness does not exist with it. I can't wait to show it to my teacher, who plays in the Tucson Symphony. This stuff has got to be the best kept secret there is, and I've used a lot of different rosins in my time. If there is a violin equivalent to this, it would have to be a Strad. I know I'm gushing, but thankfully there are still some craftsmen left in the world who create this type of product. Thank You very much!
I was recently visiting my friend who had just received your rosin and let my try some. It was doing wonders for both him and his sister (violin/cello). I was very impressed with the cleanliness, quality, and most importantly sound when using your rosin.
Dear Tom, I got your rosin about two hours ago and all I can say is THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart I have only tried the golden rosin on two of my bows and everything sounds so much better, in fact I can just about remember my old teacher (1963) being very particular as I thought (he always made his own rosin)now I can see the sense in it all its only taken forty years of professional playing to realize this with the help of some friends ( Hartmuth Ometzberger),still remember I'm a Viola player, all my best wishes.
I've been testing your Original formula rosin with my Passione wounded gut strings on my two 100 year old French violins. I felt it has added extra ranges to my G and D strings, softened my E string, and taken out a slight buzzing on one of my fine bows (only can be heard by player). Yes, I also felt my grip has increased slightly.
This is amazing considering the fact that I was very happy with my previous rosin and have already tested it against the "prescribed" rosin by Pirastro.
I thought I'd drop you a line. I've tried your rosins on my cello for a while now. I started with the original recipe. Then, immediately, I switched to the Citron. I can definitely hear and feel the difference - quieter and smoother.
My pianist friend could hear its effect on the sound as well while we were playing together -- more overtones she says.
I asked my violinist sister to try it -- the original recipe. She immediately noticed the difference -- easier to play and smoother. So...I am very happy with the rosins. I am certain that I will be your customer for a long time!! :)
I am telling every musician I know about your rosins. Great stuffs! Thanks and I will contact you again when it is my time to get a replacement!
Got the rosin today in the mail. Whoaa! Wonderful rosin – the best! Love the packaging also.
Thank you for providing such a wonder product. You have no idea what a pleasure it is to finally have good rosin – makes playing so much more enjoyable and easier. I have been searching and trying them all – my search is over.
I never really knew that there were major differences in rosins. I generally bought what was available at the dealer. However, I find that after a short period of time using yours, I do not get scratching or biting from my bow when I don't want it and the bow holds the string evenly. When I finish playing or practicing, there is virtually no dust on the violin of fingerboard.
Martin L. Nass
Rosin Arrived Today....Oh everything you say is true. It grabs just enough, no pull, just a nice firm feel to the bow...sounds louder when I play. Oh my goodness....I'm learning to hear much better sound already. What happens? This was the best gift I could have received for this Christmas. MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ME.
Thank you for sending me your method for cleaning the bow hair. I tried it with some trepidation and was able to clean the bow without damaging it! I am enjoying using the new rosin and am experimenting with how much to use, since I needed a ton of my old dusty rosin. I am very happy to say I seem to have no allergic reactions to your rosin at all, which was a real problem for me before. Thanks!
Just received the two rosins in today. I love it, the original rosin Baker's rosin is great please don't ever stop making them, haha. I formerly used the Andrea Bang Rosin (Solo and Orchestral). Both really good rosins too, but I like yours better. Your rosin produced more of a pure sound in my opinion, good grip, and effortless bowing. Your original is definitely "darker" sounding than the Solo Andrea Bang rosin though, I don't mind. Do you have any other formulations of your rosin other than the Citron? Anyways, consider me as a permanent supporter of your rosin in the future, please contact me when you make the next batch. Thank you so much!
I have been thinking over the years that rosin hasnt much to do with quality of playing, ease of playing etc., and then something exceptional comes along and changes my thinking back. Your product seems to be in a class by itself. Never compromise these standards. Bravo!
I received the citron and original rosin today and love both of them! They are absolutely fantastic and incomparable to anything I've used before.
However, I see that the original is a better fit for the gut-core strings I am using.