I started to play the violin about 3-4 years ago but had to stop because I have a problem with my arm where I cannot hold it up to play the violin for long enough. I got to about grade 2 level but didn't take the exams as I was going to start at grade 3. Anyway, I been going to the orchestra with my wife and they don't have a reliable double bass player and after a bit of a chat, I managed to get a double bass which I'm really enjoying.
On to the issue... When I played the violin I would put rosin on (Andreas solo) each time I got the violin out of its case to play and that was usually enough. With the double bass, I'm having to apply rosin about every half an hour! If I do not then it screeches if I do apply it then it sounds good. I'm using POPS' general playing bass rosin which is what my teacher uses (he is a retired bassist but wasn't a teacher. He is doing me a favour but I don't have a lesson now for a couple of weeks).
Does this sound about right?
The bass itself is an eastern European bass of not particularly high quality but perfectly good and I have no information about the strings as they were on it when I got it. If I get to grade 3 and pass I am treating myself to an upgrade