One of the best things of touring/road trippin is all the music you listen to and, Blake and I have tons! I just feel like it’s a special, small part of the tour, that’ll I’ll remember all the great albums (on cassette 📼) we played!
I was going to leave it awhile to post about the new rosin and see a bit longer term. But as is the case with most things, when it's right, YOU KNOW. Period. Well, it's right. I have finally completed my instrument's sound and sound production. It's that simple. This rosin choice completed it. The Laubach Violins gold rosin is a 100% perfect violin rosin. It gets a crystal clear sound with zero background noise, it's totally reliable where the sound doesn't morph and deteriorate after extended playing, it gets a full color and depth to partner with the clarity and ring, and it doesn't leave the sound at all lacking in power. All-in-all, I couldn't ask for anything else. By itself, I find violin rosin, even the Laubach gold, incapable of getting the solidity, core, focus, and power I require out of a G string and even a D string. Per advice I found on YouTube, I am now coating my G string with a modest bit of Kolstein Ultra All-Weather bass rosin and do the same with the D string but to a slightly lesser degree. Mind you, you have to be careful. Use too much, and it gives a plastic and tight quality to the sound. But a conservative amount, applied directly to G and D, I find, gets me a perfect power and focus on the low end of the instrument to match the ring of the upper end without sacrificing the sound and color achieved with the violin rosin. I think I can finally put an end to my searching. It is abundantly clear I have finally found my rosin solution. Laubach's gold violin rosin is even mixed with authentic, pure gold, and the result is flawless. Try it. Please! It could change your playing forever!