Gustave Bernardel Cello or Double Bass Rosin



Gustave Bernardel Rosin is an all-purpose violin, viola, cello and bass rosin which is popular with both amateur and professional string players, but leaning towards a soloist style of play.


The Bernardel Cello or Double Bass Rosin is great for learning the slow-bowed, close to the bridge playing that Gary Karr is known for. This technique is great for solo playing, as it does a great job of cutting down the “muddiness” factor while increasing volume. The sound produced is much more pleasant (clearer, sweeter) using the Bernardel versus more traditional double bass rosins, esp in the higher register.

Bernadel is a fine rosin and has a reputation for leaving less dust than other “solo” or hard rosins and offers “just the right amount of bite”.

It is an amber rosin cake on an attractive chamois cloth in a handsome blue pouch made in France.

The Upton Bass String Instrument Co. specializes in building award-winning custom double basses and offers accessories for the double bass. Upton Bass also services all instruments and bows of the violin family with world class restoration and repair, to view our online restoration portfolio visit

Upton Bass is ready to offer advice and answer any questions regarding double basses or related bass topics. Please contact UB at or call the shop at +1 (860) 535-9399

Hours of operation Tuesday through Saturday 10am – 6pm. The Workshop (The Barn) and showroom are located in Mystic, Connecticut conveniently between Boston and NYC.


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