#1.Kolstein Bass Ultra All-Weather Rosin
If you want the best bass rosin, you should seriously take a look at the Kolstein Bass Ultra All-Weather. This bass rosin is very easy to use and gives you an incredible performance boost, especially on lower strings. We really like that you don’t need to rub a whole lot in order to get a great grip.
Best Bass Rosin
- #1.Kolstein Bass Ultra All-Weather Rosin
- #2.Hidersine All Weather Bow Rosin
- #3.Carlsson Bass Rosin
- #4.Nyman Bass Rosin
- #5.Pop’s Upright Bass Rosin
#1.Kolstein Bass Ultra All-Weather Rosin
When it comes to the best bass rosin, we have to give it to the Kolstein Bass Ultra All-Weather Rosin. We can honestly say that it is some of the stickest and longest lasting rosin we have ever used.Additionally, the rubber casing is incredibly convenient and easy to use. It has a very good grip and will make lows much easier. And it works well right out of the package.
In general, we found that the articulation is pretty much instant and the pitch is extremely clear. All you need to do is to rub it on your G and D strings and get some extra grip on lower strings.And you don’t need to rub a lot in order to get excellent grip and a quick response with consistent sustain. It is suitable for both amateurs and veterans alike.
#2.Hidersine All Weather Bow Rosin
Next, we have the Hidersine All Weather, which is the best bass rosin for those who want a soft consistency that will brings out the fullest bass tones.It is good to know that this is made in England and used by professionals all over the world. The brand is very well known and is famous for its consistency.
Hidersine also produces a separate bass rosin for cold weather, one for moderate weather, and one of warm to hot weather. However, we still prefer the all weather one because it is simply the most versatile one.Finally, while we do admit there are some players who strongly hate this rosin, we strongly urge you to give it a shot and come to your own conclusion before listening to negative opinions.
#3.Carlsson Bass Rosin
We cannot create a list of the best bass rosin without at least mentioning Carlsson. This rosin has amazing grab on the lower notes and somewhat less powder than the other brands.In fact, we should even have to introduce it or even mention it since it is just so famous in the music community. It is known by jazz and classical players around the world.
This is a dark rosin that has much better grip than other rosins as well as lasting much longer than most. And we would go as far as to say that it is the best all round rosin out there. We also like it because it does not coat your bow strings with residue unlike some other brands. With this, your instrument will really live up to its full potential.
#4.Nyman Bass Rosin
Another great option if you are searching for a great bass rosin is the Nyman Bass Rosin. This rosin is not a whole lot of powder and it grabs the string well with the tone being very nice. This is a hard rosin in a foil metal cup and when applied it will give you just the right amount of stickiness. And because of its superior gripping power, you won’t need to apply much of it.
Unfortunately, this bass rosin does has a few drawbacks. For one, it does leave a powdery residue that will take a lot of effort to clean off. Also, it only lasts about one year, so not as long as we would like.As long as you are willing to deal with this minor issues, then we think by all means the Nyman is completely worth it despite all this problems.
#5.Pop’s Upright Bass Rosin
Lastly, we have Pop’s Upright Bass Rosin, which is soft and sticky in the summer or pretty much in any hot environment. It is used by players of all skills levels from amateurs to professionals alike.Perhaps its greatest selling points is that it is one of the cheapest bass rosins out there, yet it is still one of the most popular due to the fact that it is quality for those on a budget.
Also, it is a bit tricky to use and it definitely gets gooey and messy. But for the great majority of people, this is the rosin to get and sort of a gold standard in the industry in terms of value for your money.The only thing we would just caution you on is to not leave it in the sun for too long or ripping off the paper because you will pretty much have to buy a new one.