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Bobby started playing drums when he was 11 years old. Bobby joined a band called The Wanders at 13 and they played school dances and fraternity parties. Later in his teens, Bobby and his brother Teddy started their first band Tusk. "I was in a band called Samantha when Ritchie Blackmore asked me to join Rainbow". BOBBY RONDINELLI, who is currently with THE LIZARDS, is one of the most noted drummers in the industry today. He is a drummer's drummer, whose resume includes, RAINBOW, BLACK SABBATH, BLUE OYSTER CULT, DORO, QUIET RIOT, THE LIZARDS, THE SCORPIONS, SUN RED SUN, RONDINELLI, RIOT, PYRAMID, THE SIGN, ZEBRA, DANIEL WENTWORTH. In addition to critically acclaimed solo projects, Bobby has recorded with the SCORPIONS on their multi-platinum "LOVE AT FIRST STING", and toured with AEROSMITH & ZEBRA when their drummers were ill. Bobby is also the author of "The Encyclopedia of Double Bass Drumming", co-ritten with Michael Lauren. It features hundreds of innovative warm up, beat and fill exercises, tips for getting started, a discography of important double bass recordings, plus a timeline of the most important double bass drummers in history.
Sizes: 18", 19", 20", 21", 22", 24"
Sound character: Warm, deep, brilliant, lush. Medium wide range, complex mix. Responsive, giving feel. Warm luscious crashes with swift fade. Airy, defined ping over wide multi-layered wash. Broad, musical, integrated bells. Multifunctional design to work well as both crashes and rides in medium low to loud settings.
Sizes: 13", 14", 15", 17"
Sound character: Medium bright, full, warm, brilliant. Wide range, fairly complex mix. Fast, responsive feel. Full, bright, energetic open sound. Sharp, full chick sound. The original, once patented, wavy bottom hi-hat design. The 17" version adds extraordinary boost, low end and crisp projection.