Have anyone try this Andrea A Piacere rosin on erhu? I read some of the review saying this is the best rosin for erhu. I wanted to try it out but its very expensive so i wonder have anyone got any review on this.
Back a few years ago, when I stopped taking erhu lessons and started jinghu lessons, my teacher showed me the Andrea rosin and mentioned that it was the best he's used. Anyway, for erhu, the rosin needs to be hard and dry. Good luck!
I used several Chinese rosins before changing to Pirastro Obligato. I used that for several years, and then changed to Bernardel. So far that is my favorite. I have not tried Andrea rosin. I understand a good quality light amber violin rosin is best. Often times inexpensive erhus come with a cheap dark rosin, but these are better suited to viola or cello. They are much too sticky for erhu, at least in my climate.
Currently I'm using Leto rosin, one of the well known china made erhu rosin. Its cheap but i find the grip not enough and it have quite abit dust. Maybe next year when i change my bow i will give it a try on Andrea A Piacere. Hopefully its really that good and worth the money. One thing for sure Andrea A Piacere is the most expensive rosin i have seen.
Rosins last for years and I've wondered about Bernadel but I'm happy with my Goldflex. If your one has insufficient grip AND it's too dusty then I would change it. It's not necessary to buy the most expensive one on the market.
I have used Andrea A Piacere and now I'm using Andrea Sanctus which is even more expensive. I find that Andrea suit me well as its not too sticky and less dust. The grip is smooth and just nice for me plus I don't need to apply a lot. As such one full cake can last me 5-6 yrs but this could also due to I don't play it everyday. So if I divide by 6, it still cost me less than one erhu class that I paying.
Being very honest end of the day its still really about the skill and not the rosin, string or even erhu. Actually a lot of china professional and master player don't really use all these expensive rosin and string. But of course I don't have the skill so I use it.