Shane Williams

Neal McCoy

Shane Williams

About

Paiste Artist Since
August 2018

Nationality
United States

Main Affiliation
Neal McCoy

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Biography

Shane Williams has been playing the drums for over 30 years. It all started when he was five years old playing in the church band. His love for music and drumming kept growing and after playing in the school band from fifth grade through senior year, Shane found himself at the University of Kansas. He enrolled at KU as a music education student and was the center snare on the University of Kansas Drumline for 3 years. His dream was to become a band teacher, but life took a different turn when he decided to move to Nashville, TN in 2008. Leaving the band teacher dream behind for the time being, Shane was now on a new path to becoming one of Nashville's top country music drummers. He has played with various artists over the years and is currently with country Legend Neal McCoy. Shane has called Nashville home now for 12 years. Typical to most musicians who move to Nashville to "make it", success didn't happen overnight. It took Shane over 6 years to land a national touring gig. The dues he had to pay were worth it, however. For the last 6 years, he has been on the road playing drums for country music legend, Neal McCoy. Shane's musical influences aren't just specific to country. He loves all different genres of music and enjoys listening to most. Make sure you try and catch Shane on the road with Neal.

Setup Cymbals

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    Sizes: 18", 20"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Aggressive, bright, energetic, trashy. Medium range, complex mix. Responsive feel, explosive attack. Powerful, cutting effect cymbal for exotic accents. A good cymbal for noisy crash riding at higher volume levels.

  • Sounds
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    Sizes: 20", 22"
    Volume: Soft
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Dark, warm, smoky, breathy. Fairly wide range, complex mix. Soft feel with a quick response. Very well crashable. Controllable, peppery stick sound over a dark layered oriental, smoky wash. A ride cymbal that can easily be used in a small jazz club setting and flourish in other styles such as blues or country music.

  • Sounds
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    Sizes: 14"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Earthy, warm, dry, washy. Fairly narrow range, complex mix. Soft, giving and responsive feel. Depending on how aggressively you tighten the pair, they offer a range from dry, trashy hi-hat sounds to shattering, noisy-washy crash effects.

  • 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

  • Sounds
  • Details

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

    Sound character: Dark, full, soft, multi-layered. Medium wide range, complex mix. Soft, responsive feel. Velvety sizzling open sound. Rich, dark chick sound. A sensitive hi-hat perfectly suited for light to medium heavy use within Jazz, Blues, Country and other acoustic music styles.

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