Carlsson Double Bass Rosin is a great standard medium-soft double bass rosin made in Sweden. It is often the top choice of orchestral professionals. Carlsson rosin comes in a foil cylindrical shaped cake and is stored in a flip-top plastic container.
“I, as well as a bunch of other orchestra players I know, like to use Carlsson
double bass rosin most of the year and switch to Nyman in the summer months. I find it just too hard in the winter. I do sometimes like to use the Nyman’s for solo or chamber work though, because it seems to give a little bit quicker response and it doesn’t get gritty like the Carlsson
“I’m not sure how people can say Carlsson and Nyman double bass rosin are the same –
or even similar!
Nyman’s is quite a bit harder, and kind of more sticky to the touch. Carlsson is soft, and gets sticky when it’s warm. Carlsson will melt and leave a gooey mess in your bag, while Nyman’s usually won’t
unless it’s super hot out.”
Upton Bass is a double bass specialty company located in Mystic, Connecticut. We are ready to offer advice and answer any questions you have regarding your double bass, strings for your double bass, or related topics. Any questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call our shop at (860) 535-9399. Our hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday 10 am – 6 pm.
Scott Smith (verified owner) –
Quality rosin, and about $5 cheaper than you’re local stringed instrument store. Can’t beat the value.
Robert Yong –
coming from a freebie student rosin from the violin store, Carlsson gives the bow great traction that far exceeds student rosin. But, sometimes it does get very gritty