Frequently Asked Questions
Rockin’ Rosin is an out-of-the-box kind of idea. We seem to attract (and enjoy) all sorts of rosin-related questions. Below are some of the most common.
Do you ship internationally?
Yes. If your country is not in our database just send us an email and we’ll setup new shipping calculator for your country. If you are ordering more than 5 pieces check with us for shipping discounts.
Do you sell wholesale?
Yes. Retailers, distributors and non-profits should contact Met Music for pricing.
What is Rosin made of?
Rosin is tree sap. If you heat sap for an extended period of time then cool it the rosin will have the firm texture that we are accustomed to. Rockin’ Rosin’s raw materials are sustainably harvested in the USA and add locally collected beeswax to make it more stable. Some other rosin companies add oils, waxes or precious metals and others keep their recipe completely secret. We keep it simple and natural.
How do you shape your rosin?
Our patent-pending process involves making molds and pouring molten rosin into them to shape.
Can you make me ______ shaped rosin?
If we can, we’d love to. Many of our shapes are results of suggestions from players. Making a successful shape is tricky! Keep in mind that an elephant’s trunk or spider legs will break easily. A tennis ball in just two dimensions looks just like other rosins. Worst all of all, our favorite superheros are copyrighted. It never hurts to toss an idea out there!
Can rosin be bad for you?
Anything can be bad for you but, generally speaking, rosin isn’t dangerous. Rosin is primarily tree sap so, sniff a tree and you’re doing just about the same thing. However, some people have allergic reactions to rosin dust. If you heat or burn rosin prolonged exposure to smoke can cause asthma. Don’t eat rosin. Supposedly people used to fry potatoes in rosin but we’ve never tried it and don’t suggest it. For starters, the rosin would have to be over 280 degrees. If you really want to eat tree sap then try Maple Syrup. Yum.
How big is each piece of Rockin’ Rosin?
Our sizes vary depending on the shape, between .4oz and .6oz. Generally speaking, Rockin’ Rosin shapes contain more rosin that the typical “block” of rosin. Below are the weights (in ounces) of each piece of rosin, excluding any fabric or wood packaging.
.5oz the typical cylinder-shaped rosin
.4oz the typical wood-protected “block”
.2oz the typical “mini-block”
Do you make different rosin for violin and cello, a light and dark?
Not currently. We’re planning to split into two recipes but we haven’t made the switch yet.