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Scott Adams
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I use Jade rosin as well. For a long time I used Pirastro Oliv rosin. It’s a dark one that was fairly sticky, which was good for my larger viola. Since picking up an instrument again (different size/type), I’ve used both the basic light rosin, as well as Jade. I do like the Jade a bit better. It still allows for a strong tone, but I’m noticing the hair gliding smoother across the strings that with others. Most likely, your violin shop recommends other rosins based on familiarity and traditional rosin-making techniques. Jade is, in no way, a traditional rosin. Also, from what I understand, Jade has the tendency to gum up strings and the instrument top if it isn’t cleaned regularly and thoroughly. I’ve never had that problem because I take care of my things. 🙂