Leatherwood Bespoke Rosin currently offer two blends for bass:
Crisp - Solo & recital bass
This blend offers a smooth and consistent traction which enhances the sound and overtones in melodic playing. The initial attack is clean, crisp and offers plenty of bite on 4-string basses for solo, recital and chamber music settings. This rosin is stable in a range of temperatures, maintaining its shape and texture in a normal range of temperatures. It will only start to soften in exposed to direct sunlight or ambient temperature above 35 degrees celsius.
Supple - Baroque & soft string bass
This softer blend has a slightly reduced initial stickiness so the vibration of a gut or softer string is not inhibited. It offers a consistent and warm traction and is stable in a range of temperatures, maintaining its shape and texture in a normal range of temperatures. It will only start to soften in exposed to direct sunlight or ambient temperature above 35 degrees celsius.
Orchestral Bass Rosins
We are currently working with around 60 orchestral bass players from around the world to develop bass rosin suitable for heavy orchestral playing. More information will be released at the end of the trial.
Orazio Ferrari - Double Bass Soloist, Italy
“I have had the pleasure of trying the solo double-bass recipe from Leatherwood bespoke Rosin. I love the total absence of dust which enhances the sound of my Bass and removes unnecessary noises. The rosin makes you feel he string “under the bow” much more easily, which results in a feeling of better control over the sound. I particularly love the incredible control in piano dynamics! This rosin allows you to feel the difference between ‘ppp’ and ‘mp’ while maintaining control and traction...you can play without any weight and the horsehair grabs the strings easily!”