The Amber Range for Double Bass

The Amber Range for Double Bass


Premium, hand-crafted & beautiful Sustainably sourced materials Customisation options 2-5 years high frequency use

The Amber Range helps Double Bass players find the exact combinationof stickiness, grip, traction & lyrical quality to suit their playing needs.

Receive 2 different rosin recipes in each pack

Choose two recipes from our range of recipe grades (see recipe chart below). From hard and crisp rosins to soft and sticky rosins, our recipes suit all playing styles and conditions.

These recipes do not dry out like other rosins and one recipe would last 1-2 years with intensive playing. You can also mix them on the bow for a more customised result.


Use the recipe grade chart (above) to choose your desired recipes (2 per pack). They can be the same recipe or different recipes. When you receive your rosin:

    - Carefully separate the walls of the rubber cup from the rosin

    - Lift the rosin slightly out of the cup or peel down sides of cup

    - Keep your fingers touching the sides of the cup, not the rosin

    - Apply with fast and strong bow strokes, with heavy pressure on the rosin.

    - Swipe towards the centre of the rosin to avoid chipping

    - For best use, apply 2 - 5 swipes as required.

    - To melt your rosin back into shape, just sit it in the cup on a flat surface in a warm environment or window sill and it will gradually melt back into the shape of the cup. Then allow it to cool and harden before using again

A recent trial group of professional bass players made the following general comparisons:

    -35% was similar to Nymans

    -45% was similar to Pops

    -50% was similar to Oak

Please keep in mind that these comparisons have not been decided through any formal trial or research, and are just the collective opinion of a small group of bass players on one particular day. This group were indoors with an ambient temperature of about 23°C. All our recipes will feel different depending on the climate (temperature) they are tried in.

The higher the percentage the softer the rosin. Firstly work out what type of playing context you want the recipe for, then pick a higher grade if you are in a colder or dryer climate, or a lower grade if you are in a hotter or more humid climate. For example. In Singapore or Mexico, the 55% - 60% might be too soft in those hot climates, and these rosins may be more like a liquid, so a 40-45% recipe would be more ideal here. However in Scandinavia (very cold and dry climates) the 55% - 60% will be harder and not as soft, therefore ideal.

The rubber cup and lid will securely protect and hold your rosin quite tightly, and with normal travel and usage it won’t melt out. The Linen bag will also protect both the case and the cups from any further risks.

Yes, just sit the cup in a warm place (over 23°C) and it will gradually melt back into shape. Lower grades take longer to form back into shape.

The rosin ingredients we are use are derived from pure pine resin. They are safe for the bow. The higher the grade, the less powder rosin included.

Use a fine toothed comb or clean toothbrush to comb rosin out of the hair. If it is powdery, use a dry cotton cloth (similar to what you would use to clean the strings) to wipe excess rosin off the bow

Yes. You might find your ideal recipe is a mix of a harder and softer grade. This is why we provide 2 recipes per pack.

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mitsuteru k.
Japan Japan
Excellent sound from my usual bass

I've never heared such rich and brilliant sound from my usual contrabass through my all musical life. Thanks Andrew!

Francesco S.
Italy Italy

The best I have ever used. I will never leave it! Francesco Siragusa Principal Double Bass Teatro alla Scala Milan

Didier M.
France France
Colophane contrebasse 40 et 60%

Impossible pour l'instant de donner un avis significatif à cause du covid-19, aucun concert en orchestre symphonique depuis mars dernier !! Cependant il me semble que je préférerais un dosage à 80%, voir plus....

Elizabeth H.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

I love the stickiness and the clear focused sound it allows me to produce but it's surprisingly dusty which is the only thing I don't like about it.

will B.
Australia Australia

I have been enjoying this 2nd Generation Bass Rosin for a year now, and I truly find these rosins to be exceptional. Below is MY view and MY experience on MY bow and bass (see end of review): The beauty of these rosins is simply the variety. Whilst there are many consistencies, the fact that the rosin is derived from the same recipe means that there are no nasty surprises on the bow. I have mixed them, and have never experienced any "clumping" on the hair. Originally I used Pops' and Nyman. If you like Pops', but want something that speaks more and somewhat brighter, then anything from 40 to 50 will do you well in normal conditions. In warmer temps I have used 35 and found it to be soft enough. For me, these softer rosins have been excellent. Unlike similar "soft" rosins there is none of the cracking, crystalising or crumbling experienced after a few months (or even weeks). I also find it outlasts similar softer rosins on the bow. An issue I always had before. I live in Sydney and I do find that the "harder" Amber Range Rosins to be quite soft enough, If I were after a "Nyman" feel, I would probably go lower than suggested here - perhaps even 25-30. If you have tried the 1st generation, I can say that this 2nd is a definitely a superior blend - it feels much smoother and there is far less powder. Price: Well, It IS expensive for a Bass Rosin (well, ok, it is to me), but look at what I get: TWO Rosins that can be mixed, in any style I want. And HAND MADE? It wasn't a trivial decision to buy, but I am so glad I did. William B. Bass: Gliga III Bow: Arry mid price. White hair Strings: Velvet Compass 180