Dan Needham

Michael McDonald

Dan Needham

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About

Paiste Artist Since
April 1997

Nationality
United States

Main Affiliation
Michael McDonald

Other Affiliation
Peter Cetera

Website
www.danneedhammusic.com

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„Paiste continuously makes instruments that get me excited about playing. They are musical, dynamic and seriously inspiring. I can’t imagine doing what I do without them.“

Setup

Cymbals listed from left to right

15" Formula 602 Classic Medium Hi-Hat
17" Signature Dark Energy Crash Mark I
19" Masters Dark Crash
20" Masters Dark Crash
22" Masters Dark Crisp Ride
10" Formula 602 Modern Essentials Splash
14" PST X Swiss Flanger Crash (as stack top)
16" Masters Dark Crash (as stack bottom)

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Biography

Dan Needham is a session/touring drummer and producer residing in Nashville, TN. He has played live and recorded with Michael McDonald, Peter Cetera, Amy Grant, Kenny Loggins, Josh Groban, Michael W. Smith, The Getty’s, Israel Houghton, Andraé Crouch and hundreds of other artists in pretty much every genre. He has recorded on thousands of projects and dozens of Grammy and Dove award winning albums.

Setup Cymbals

  • Details

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

    Sound character: Dark body, full frequency spectrum, brilliant highs. Very wide range, complex, pleasing musical mix. Immediate, sensitive response, strong attack, controllable spread, even, layered fade. This crash combines silky, soft qualities with energy and projection for an incredibly versatile application range. Also extremely well suited as suspended cymbals and for mallet rolls.

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    Sizes: 8", 10"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Warm, airy, snarling, silvery. Fairly wide range, complex mix. Soft feel with a very responsive, explosive splash sound. Low tuned effect cymbal for lively accents in moderate volume. Well suited for hand-playing. Vinnie Colaiuta explains: “They are sweet, they are these kind of punctuation marks in the background.”

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 20", 22"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Dark, crisp, warm, rich, open. Wide range, fairly complex mix. Very responsive feel, quick attack. A nice and crispy stick sound supported by a strong, open and dark shimmering wash. Perfect control. Well suited for all styles of music that require great dynamics and full-bodied ride sound.

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    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.

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    Sizes: 16", 17", 18", 19", 20"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Dark, warm, smoky. Medium wide range, complex mix. Buttery, soft feel with quick response. Rich, dark, mystical crash sound with tender clarity. Extremely lively cymbal for broad accents and crashes in intimate to semi-loud settings. Well suited for delicate ride patterns or mallet swells. «For those guys who really appreciate just having a cymbal that can do everything, the larger Dark Crashes can do anything. Very crash-able, and if you want to ride on them, they will give you all the ride patterns in the world.» - Gregory Hutchinson

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