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1-Year Limited Warranty
This item comes with SHAR's 1 year warranty covering defects of workmanship or materials. General wear and tear or mis-use are not covered. Non-transferable.
30-Day Rosin Return Policy
Unopened and unused rosin may be returned within 30 days for any reason. We will not accept rosin back that has been used or damaged in anyway.
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Based on 8 Reviews
Reviewed On: 04/30/2018
This seems to sound better on my violin than the dark rosins I have used. It's not too sticky, and not too slippery.
Yes | 92 people found this review helpful
Reviewed On: 10/19/2017
I was using another far more expensive rosin when I visited a local luthier for a rehair. My bow came back sounding AMAZING, better than it's ever sounded after a rehair. I asked him what rosin he used and he handed me a cake of this. I tried it on my backup wooden and carbon fiber bows and again noticed a significant improvement in sound. I couldn't be happier!!!
Yes | 116 people found this review helpful
Reviewed On: 12/31/2014
My teacher gave me some because I was looking for a better rosin than what I had. During the humid summers around here, the rosin is okay, but consistently delivers a relatively weak sound. During the dry winters, this rosin is somewhat aggravating to use because it quite literally loses traction on the strings whenever you try to play with any kind of speed. Imagine tires slipping on patches of ice. Rosin was used on Larsen A and D strings, Permanent Pirastro G and C. However, I have had some violinist friends use it, and absolutely love it. I would not recommend this rosin for a cellist.
Yes | 832 people found this review helpful
Reviewed On: 04/19/2014
I've had two of this, and also had a friend with this rosin, and what I've found over time was that the rosin is actually fairly inconsistent in color, and can be light and dark. Several years back, they used to only be dark, and the cloth case was also noticeably thicker. The tone is generally good, but the dark and light do sound different.
Yes | 825 people found this review helpful
Reviewed On: 06/06/2013
I bought this rosin about a month ago. It is a nice quality but I was disappointed when I saw its color. I know that the item description says it is an Amber color, but I thought what I was getting would be the same color as the product pictured on the page. The rosin I got is much darker in color and I think this picture is a bit deceptive. Yes, the color of the rosin DOES matter in what sound you get out of the violin. Darker rosins are more sticky on your strings and cause a slightly scratchier sound than Light rosins, which have an appropriately lighter, smoother sound quality when in contact with the strings. At least, this is what my research has told me is true. Bernadel is a good label for any level players and I am overall glad to have bought the item. But please, at least show the real picture of what you are selling to people. I am a bit disappointed in Shar over this.
Yes | 891 people found this review helpful
Reviewed On: 05/26/2010
I gave this rosin a try. And it is not for dry climates. I live in Wyoming, and if the humidity gets higher than 20% it's concidered a monsoon! I tried it with Passione, Passione-Solo, Visione, Dominat, Larsen, strings and the sound & tone was weak, hollow, very airy & scratchy. Dark rosins work great here but this didn't! I will say that it is virtualy dustless, and very consistant and in the heat it remained very stable! Would I recomend this rosin? YES! For someone in more humid climates!
Yes | 968 people found this review helpful
Reviewed On: 10/05/2008
I have been experimenting with many different rosins since acquiring a new bow. This is rosin works very well, and is nicely packaged. It has the added benefit of being easy to clean off your instrument and bow.
Yes | 878 people found this review helpful
Reviewed On: 09/13/2008
Gives a nice bite without buildup. known alot of pros who used it. Dont let the look deceive you.
Yes | 868 people found this review helpful
Asked On: 06/21/2016
Dark rosin is generally stickier than light rosin, so this is one of the factors to consider when choosing a rosin. In a more humid climate, the rosin gets stickier, so this might be a reason to choose a lighter rosin (especially here in Michigan in the summer!). Generally, if you live in a dry climate, you might choose a darker rosin. These are just guidelines though; it’s usually a matter of personal preference.
Yes | 274 people found this question helpful