Since nearly 40 years ago it has been produced in the Tycho–Brahe-Laboratory in Unterlengenhardt in the northern Black Forest. Following a suggestion of Rudolf Steiner the formula was created in an intensive research process in Dr. Franz Thomastik’s violin workshop in Vienna together with Ludwig Kremling. This work has been continued since 1972 by Renate Schmidt in collaboration with many musicians and has formed the basis for the production of Liebenzeller Metal Rosin.
In autumn 2009, Renate Schmidt passed her enterprise on to Hansguenter Kraushaar who was thoroughly introduced by her to her special production process. Based on the transferred knowledge and the sharing of her personal experience, he is now producing it with devotion and profound mindfulness.
In this way the worldwide cherished Rosin continues to be available in its approved quality.
The distinct properties of the Liebenzeller Metal Rosin are characterized by:
- easy and consistent articulation
- reduction of background noise
- relative tolerance towards humidity and temperature fluctuations, low formation of dust
- very economical use
- good tolerability at rosin allergy
Musically, it facilitates an intense relationship to the instrument. The improved tone of the instrument enhances the artist’s joy whilst playing music and also greatly benefits beginners. Long-standing and proficient musicians experience an unexpected richness of tone of their instrument and even discover hitherto unimagined facets of their instrument.
The Liebenzeller Metal Rosin is currently manufactured with the following metal additions: Gold, Silver, Meteoric Iron, Copper.