The Amber Range helps Double Bass players find the exact combinationof stickiness, grip, traction & lyrical quality to suit their playing needs.
Receive 2 different rosin recipes in each pack
Choose two recipes from our range of recipe grades (see recipe chart below). From hard and crisp rosins to soft and sticky rosins, our recipes suit all playing styles and conditions.
These recipes do not dry out like other rosins and one recipe would last 1-2 years with intensive playing. You can also mix them on the bow for a more customised result.
For personal customer service to help choose your bass recipes, please contact our Product Representative Severiano Paoli
Use the recipe grade chart (above) to choose your desired recipes (2 per pack). They can be the same recipe or different recipes. When you receive your rosin:
- Carefully separate the walls of the rubber cup from the rosin
- Lift the rosin slightly out of the cup or peel down sides of cup
- Keep your fingers touching the sides of the cup, not the rosin
- Apply with fast and strong bow strokes, with heavy pressure on the rosin.
- Swipe towards the centre of the rosin to avoid chipping
- For best use, apply 2 - 5 swipes as required.
- To melt your rosin back into shape, just sit it in the cup on a flat surface in a warm environment or window sill and it will gradually melt back into the shape of the cup. Then allow it to cool and harden before using again
A recent trial group of professional bass players made the following general comparisons:
-35% was similar to Nymans
-45% was similar to Pops
-50% was similar to Oak
Please keep in mind that these comparisons have not been decided through any formal trial or research, and are just the collective opinion of a small group of bass players on one particular day. This group were indoors with an ambient temperature of about 23°C. All our recipes will feel different depending on the climate (temperature) they are tried in.
The higher the percentage the softer the rosin. Firstly work out what type of playing context you want the recipe for, then pick a higher grade if you are in a colder or dryer climate, or a lower grade if you are in a hotter or more humid climate. For example. In Singapore or Mexico, the 55% - 60% might be too soft in those hot climates, and these rosins may be more like a liquid, so a 40-45% recipe would be more ideal here. However in Scandinavia (very cold and dry climates) the 55% - 60% will be harder and not as soft, therefore ideal.
The rubber cup and lid will securely protect and hold your rosin quite tightly, and with normal travel and usage it won’t melt out. The Linen bag will also protect both the case and the cups from any further risks.
Yes, just sit the cup in a warm place (over 23°C) and it will gradually melt back into shape. Lower grades take longer to form back into shape.
The rosin ingredients we are use are derived from pure pine resin. They are safe for the bow. The higher the grade, the less powder rosin included.
Use a fine toothed comb or clean toothbrush to comb rosin out of the hair. If it is powdery, use a dry cotton cloth (similar to what you would use to clean the strings) to wipe excess rosin off the bow
Yes. You might find your ideal recipe is a mix of a harder and softer grade. This is why we provide 2 recipes per pack.
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Leatherwood is more than a rosin, it’s art!
I am so happy to have discovered Leatherwood rosins. Both on double bass and violin, these rosins give me great freedom in my sound research and articulation. It is a wonderful idea to allow the musician to mix different rosins to get the perfect mix, also depending on the humidity. Thank you for your support in our eternal search for the perfect sound!
Incredible! Goes to the heart of playing!
So far, Leatherwood Bespoke Rosin is quite simply the most beautiful rosin I have ever used. The tone quality is exquisite, while the articulation and tracking are equally exceptional and refined. Having the variety of formulas available is akin to having a broad palette of the finest paints, enabling one to render the most rich and colorful tones in expressive sound. Thank you very much for all the work you have done!
This is the rosin I've been waiting for, since I began playing. We all reach a point in our path to mastering the instrument when we realize what a significant role the rosin has in producing a high quality tone and the Leatherwood rosin delivers without ever failing! And the fact that anyone can choose between different degrees of hardness, adds to the efficacy of this rosin. I strongly recommend it to everyone, regardless the level of playing or musical style!
The moment I lay my bow on this magical cake of rosin, I was bewitched. I used to use minimal amounts of rosin for fear of a scratchy sound and loss of subtle control. Not with this rosin. Leatherwood Bespoke Rosin has been a game changer for me and I use it exclusively on both my double bass and cello. My bows suddenly got more expensive when I started using Leatherwood as the sound quality and playability is far beyond anything else I've tried. You can be confident your instrument will respond the way you expect it to and have a healthy sound presence to match. Thanks Leatherwood Rosin for making a great product!
Never used a rosin, that worked so fine as Leatherwood. It responds extremely well, produces a clear and clean sound and leaves hardly any traces on the top.
I love this rosin. It's very dusty but maintains a good grip even in the coldest weather.
I love the 25% rosin it does exactly what I need it to and sounds amazing on the upper end of the instrument. The 45% seems to have a hard outer shell, and because the rosin is so soft it gets pushed away from the bow hair when I try to apply it and it is hard to break through the tough outer layer.
I moved to a drier warmer climate and had troubles with the rosin I used to use. After using Leatherwood in two different mixtures, I can accurately match the bow stickiness to the weather. And no more “glassy” bow hair. And the order was quickly delivered to the USA. Brilliant.
I don’t use a lot of rosin. This rosin is even and doesn’t get too sticky