The rosin is very popular worldwide because it has unique qualities that enable the bow to really “grab” the string and make a very pleasing sound. So many of the players — particularly symphony, ensemble, and solo artists — use Pops’ for this reason. Of course, the exact ingredients and the “recipe” are Top Secret.
Players report that it takes only a small amount of Pops’ rosin on the bow — only two or three swipes for every few hours of playing. Too much spoils the effect! The label reminds players to “Use Sparingly.” Therefore, rarely does a player use the whole cake before replacing it with a fresh cake.