Hypo-allergenic Clarity Rosin
This is a review for the Clarity rosin made by the Super-Sensitive music company. I recently wrote a review for the Original Super-sensitive rosin to tell my thoughts about it, and the Super-Sensitive music company was nice enough to send the Clarity rosin as a review sample for me to try out. Depending on where you shop, the average price for the Clarity rosin ranges anywhere between $8.00 through $17.00 USD, and can be found in most music stores and online dealers.
The Clarity rosin is made for all of the Viol family instruments- including the violin, viola, cello, and bass. The official website states that the Clarity rosin is Hypo-allergenic and made of hydrophobic material that resists moisture and humidity, and it is also non corrosive to the instruments varnish. I don’t have any allergies to rosin so I can’t personally say if it helps with allergy symptoms. However, other customers have reviewed the Clarity rosin and have reported that it helped them with their allergy symptoms while using this product.
Quality of the Clarity rosin
After I received the Clarity rosin in the mail I opened up the package to find the small round plastic container that held the cake of rosin. When I took the top lid off of the container I saw that the rosin was neatly wrapped in a blue cloth and the rosin looked a lot like a solid cake of Jelly. When you lift the rosin you will find that the bottom side of the rosin is actually stuck to the blue cloth. You can see how it looks in the provided pictures at the top of this article.
I tested this rosin out on my 4/4 violin to see if I could tell a difference between this rosin and the original Super-Sensitive rosin. I took a small paperclip and used the metal end to scratch up the top of the rosin a bit in a crosshatch pattern before I applied it to my violin bow. After I applied the Clarity rosin to the bow it never crumbled or fell apart, it held its form and stayed together perfectly. The Clarity rosin went on smooth and stuck to the bow without any problems.
I also noticed that the rosin stuck to the strings without making a huge mess. While I was playing there was a very small puff of rosin dust that came off of my bow but it wasn’t very noticeable, nor was it enough to dirty up the violin. Although the Clarity rosin is a bit more expensive than some of the other cheaper brands of rosin they actually give you a large quantity of rosin in this one container, so this cake of rosin should last me a very long time before I ever run out and have to replace it.
In my opinion, the Clarity rosin gripped the violin strings without making the violin sound rough or scratchy and it resonated loud and clear and had a beautiful sound.
Overall, if you have allergies and you are looking for an alternative, I highly recommend you give the Super-Sensitive clarity rosin a try. It has a nice sound, it sticks to the bow, and even though the price is a bit higher they give you a large amount of it to last you a good long time.
If you want to learn more about the Super-Sensitive Clarity rosin, please click on the provided link to visit the Super-Sensitive official website.