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3 out of 5 found the following review helpful
Pros: I'm a cellist who has recently taken up bass and this brand was recommended to me by a professional bass player. Cello rosin really doesn't work for bass! I like this rosin - it gives the bow plenty of grip. I'm producing a much better tone since I started using it.
Cons: It comes with instructions to store upright - apparently it's so soft that it will flow downhill otherwise. I guess that's only a really problem in places much warmer than the UK, but I'm storing it on a level bookshelf and having to remember to pick it up when I go out with the bass. It will certainly stand up to a few hours at a time at random angles in the bass case while I'm at orchestra rehearsal, so this is no great worry if you don't live in the tropics.
Other: It comes wrapped in a paper case inside a sturdy plastic tub. It took a minute on first use to carefully peel back the paper case without tearing it, but having done this I can now easily apply rosin to the bow without getting covered in it myself.
Always use fresh rosin - it's worth it.
Pros: My earlier review still covers the basics, but I was recently struck by what a huge difference it makes to have really fresh rosin - easier bowing and much better tone. I've been replacing my Pops rosin annually, but I intend to buy new rosin more often now that I have a decent instrument and the benefit of fresh rosin is more noticeable.
Cons: No cons.
0 out of 2 found the following review helpful
Pros: A good soft bass rosin with a good reputation (though not in summer weather in hot climates - doesn't apply to the UK!) However, it's not too soft and actually feels quite hard, but go easy as you may get more on the bow than you expect - or need!
Cons: None, it's fine.