Black. A dark, hard rosin suited for steel strings.
High quality rosin allows for perfect bowing without scratchy sounds, especially if only a thin layer of rosin is applied. The general rule is:
- violinists and violists use a harder, dryer rosin
- cellists use a medium strong rosin
- bassists a softer rosin
Another important aspect for choosing the right rosin is the core material of the string that are being used:
- steel strings are easier played if you use a hard, dry rosin
- for synthetic, gut and gut wound strings use a softer rosin