Dennis Leeflang

Independent

Dennis Leeflang

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About

Paiste Artist Since
January 2011

Nationality
United States

Main Affiliations
Independent
Liam Mogan

Other Affiliation
Bumblefoot

Website
dennisleeflang.com

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„I have been a Paiste fan and player from the day I started playing the drums. Paiste is part of my DNA. Nothing else sounds right. My Paistes go where I go.“

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Biography

Dennis was born and raised in The Netherlands where he was a founding member of bands like Within Temptation and Epica. He became the European touring drummer for Guns N' Roses lead guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal in 2002, just before relocating to New York City. Once in NYC, Dennis became Bumblefoot's full-time drummer, recording three studio albums and touring the world between 2004 and 2015. In 2009, Dennis toured the US and Europe with hard rock queen Lita Ford on her 2009 come-back tour while also keeping steady international fly dates with Danger Danger's Ted Poley. When not on the road, Dennis kept busy in New York as an in-demand session drummer, working with legendary producers such as PJ Bianco (Jonas Brothers, Demi Lovato), Nick Sansano (Sonic Youth, Galactic) and Easy Mo Bee (Miles Davis, Wu Tang Clan, 2Pac), as well as tracking drums for people all over the world from his private recording studio in Queens. After relocating to Los Angeles in 2015 and building yet another recording studio, he has been doing regular sessions with famed producers Mikal Blue (Colbie Caillat, Jason Mraz) and Ken Caillat (Fleetwood Mac). Since his arrival in LA, he has toured with Rockstar Supernova finalist Dilana and has been the drummer for up and coming country star Liam Mogan.

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

    Sound character: Rich, warm, lush, deep. Wide range, complex mix. Giving and responsive feel. Broad, warm open sound. Compact, lush chick sound. Extremely versatile hi-hat, perfectly suited for dynamic, articulated playing in a wide range of styles. “They are just chunky enough, but not overpowering. They are a little more chocolaty than the classic 602s”, describes Vinnie Colaiuta.

  • Sounds
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    Sizes: 24"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Heavy

    Sound character: Full, rich, powerful, energetic. Fairly wide range, fairly clean mix. Very controllable and responsive feel. A clean, glassy stick over a big, deep layered wash with a touch of darkness. This is a big cymbal for big beats. Developed in co-operation with session great John "JR" Robinson.

  • Sounds
  • Details

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

    Sound character: Full, rich, energetic with a definite dark side. Crunchy, with a meaty bite. Very wide range, very complex mix. Extremely balanced, very responsive feel. Full dark, rich, shimmering, biting open/closed sound. Beautiful, fat, meaty, crisp, cutting chick sound. Fast, responsive, articulate with excellent feel and playability. An immensely versatile hi-hat that combines finesse and articulation with raw energy and cutting power.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 16", 17", 18", 19"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Medium bright, full, silvery, breathy. Wide range, slightly complex, dense mix. Soft, giving, very responsive feel. A sturdy thin crash with a rich, cutting character. Perfect for patterned playing and filling sound spaces in minimal instrumentation.

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