Kolstein Ultra Rosin for Upright Bass
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Kolstein's exacting research and development has brought us their Ultra Formulation Supreme rosin. Well-known for its low powdering and smooth, easy bowing. Now all Kolstein Ultra Rosin is encased in a special silicone "wrap" which keeps the rosin fresh longer - which is, in turn, inside a cardboard storage container with lid.
We have All Weather/Regular, Soft, and Hard formulations available, so you can tailor your choice to your preference and/or climate.
Rosin is key in getting a good bowed sound, so don't cheap out on this key ingredient to success, it can last a long time - and isn't very expensive. In fact, some bassists carry two or three different cakes just in case the environment makes another consistency better for that particular situation. When the humidity is high, the more powdery, harder rosin is usually best, and during very dry periods some stickier stuff may be needed.
New players: I include my tip sheet covering the care and usage of rosin.
When the conditions aren't perfect, I've found this rosin to be the most consistently usable compared to other brands. Right amount of "sticky" - not too much or too little. Recommend!
The soft version is a great rosin for people like me who find Pops just a touch too gummy but still want a soft rosin. I live in a variable climate but still use the soft rosin all year round.
Kolstein's Soft blend rosin has been my go-to for several years now. It holds up extremely well through vastly different climates on the road, and just feels great to use.