Any suggestions? Do you think this is a rosin problem, bass problem,
or bow problem? I use the same rosin, so I'm starting to think it's my
bow. It's an unbleached, real horse hair, rosewood bow.
More to the point, what is your definition of "too much rosin"? To my
way of thinking, the right amount of rosin is as much as you need to
produce a clear, articulate, quality sound, too much is the amount that
causes things to feel sticky and uncomfortable. This is all based on
feel, obviously, and thus completely subjective and personal. If you're
saying that you think you sound better when your bow feels sticky and
uncomfortable, at least on basses other than your own, I'm not sure
what to tell you - maybe this is a perceptual problem? Or a
Anyway, happy Thanksgiving, and may your tone be rich and full, no
matter how sticky your bow hair!
Thanks. (and hope you're enjoying your day too!)
My answer would be to try different strings, different rosin, and keep
experimenting with different bows and basses. A lot of the time there
is no single magic bullet, you just have to find a combination that
works through trial and error. I'm sure many bassists are much more
knowledgable about these matters than I, though, and would have more
tricks you could try.
Best of luck!