Dan O'Neill

Independent

Dan O'Neill

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About

Paiste Artist Since
October 2013

Nationality
United States

Main Affiliation
Independent

„Paiste cymbals have always been with every kit I’ve had since I was 13 and will continue to play them for a lifetime. I’m definitely a believer and player of Paiste.“

Setup

Biography

Dan O'Neill is a session and touring drummer. He moved to Nashville in '98 played around town with some people quickly getting session work and touring under his belt then in Los Angeles. After spending several years on the road and in the studio for Columbia Records recording artists, Wilshire and recording for Sony/Phonogenic Records recording artist/songwriter/producer, Ross Copperman. Fast forward he received a call from one of his lifelong friends asking him to play The Voice season 3 winner, Cassadee Pope. Dan wound up being her drummer soon after she won The Voice and toured extensively with her for a couple years. Now Dan is independently recording and doing shows with multiple artists and bands.

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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  • Details

    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
  • Details

    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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