PIRASTRO TONICA ROSIN
Metallic orange. Medium hardness and grip. Developed for our Tonica 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
Moreover, experienced players prefer softer rosin when playing in a studio and harder rosin in a concert hall. Hard rosin works best in tropical climates while soft rosin is good for cold climates.
We develop our own specific rosin and design it according the technical requirements of our different string lines. That is also the reason why we name our rosin after the brand names of our violin and viola string lines.