Freelance

Bob Leatherbarrow

About

Paiste Artist Since
February 1997

Nationality
United States

Main Affiliation
Freelance

Website
www.bobleatherbarrow.com

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Setup

Bob Leatherbarrow

Cymbals listed from left to right

14" Formula 602 Classic Medium Hi-Hat
20" Masters Dark Crash Ride
22" Masters Dark Ride
20" 2002 Flat Ride (discontinued)

Biography

Bob Leatherbarrow has been a top musician for both studio and live performances ever since he moved to Los Angeles from Buffalo, New York. A working professional since the age of 14, Bob has been playing with top musicians in all-different musical settings for most of his life. He plays with jazz and rock/pop artists, has worked on Grammy Award-winning albums, and you’ve heard him on a million film and television soundtracks as well. You can hear Bob play on the 20th Century Fox fanfare playing the snare drum every minute of the day somewhere in a movie theatre or DVD, for example. He has also played around the world at most major jazz festivals and toured with many top performers. In addition, Bob’s compositions have been recorded by many other jazz and pop artists. They have also been featured in films and TV, and he has produced for other artists as well.

Setup Cymbals

  • Details

    Sizes: 20", 22"
    Volume: Soft
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Dark, warm, smoky, breathy. Fairly wide range, complex mix. Soft feel with a quick response. Very well crashable. Controllable, peppery stick sound over a dark layered oriental, smoky wash. A ride cymbal that can easily be used in a small jazz club setting and flourish in other styles such as blues or country music.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 20", 22"
    Volume: Soft
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Dark, trashy, papery, low. Wide range, complex and moody mix. Soft and buttery feel with a very wobbly and vibrant response. Fairly defined stick sound over a dark and cloudy wash. Perfectly suited for quieter musical settings such as blues, jazz and acoustic styles. Very user-friendly for percussive use and classical mallet application.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 14", 15"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Rich, warm, full, silvery with a light touch. Wide range, fairly complex mix. Soft feel, easy to control. Lively, responsive and warm open sound. Full, precise chick sound. Versatile hi-hat for medium loud settings, perfectly suited for studio applications.

  • Sounds