William Granville Taylor

Independent

William Granville Taylor

About

Paiste Artist Since
November 2008

Nationality
United Kingdom

Main Affiliations
Independent
Meg Cavanaugh Band
Incoherence

Other Affiliation
Spy Catcher

„Paiste are simply the best cymbals to play, the feel and sounds on offer never fail to inspire when i'm behind the kit and make me want to push harder in search of new ideas.“

Setup

William Granville Taylor

Cymbals listed from left to right

20" Twenty China (discontinued)
15" Twenty Hi-Hat (discontinued)
8" 2002 Accent Cymbal
8" Alpha Splash (discontinued)
20" Twenty Crash (discontinued)
21" Twenty Ride (discontinued)
19" Twenty Crash (discontinued)

Biography

I've played with many different bands/artists Meg Cavanaugh, Pixie Gelfdof, Moones, Spycatcher, Incoherence, Gary Go, The NEW 1920, Am the head of Beefeaters College Drumline and Tutor at LCCM London as well as my own private teaching practice. Having started on snare in Marching Band at the same time as I started drum set when I was 14 has helped me on path of a love of music and playing as well as teaching and passing on the knowledge I’ve acquired over 20 odd years of playing. Author of Modern Hands Vol.1

Setup Cymbals

  • Details

    Sizes: 20", 21", 22"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: A fusion of darkness, energy, projection and brilliance. Very wide range, complex, musical mix. Responsive feel, extremely controllable. Woody, silvery, spanky ping over crunchy, thriving wash. Extremely versatile, flexible ride for wide ranging application in modern blended music styles. Mark II: Tends to be a bit livelier and brighter. This manifests itself in the overall sound character and in particular in the bell and ping sound. Mark II also has a bit more volume potential due to its more open character.

  • Sounds
  • 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: 18", 22"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Dark, warm, strong, exotic, sizzling, earthy. Wide range, slightly complex and dense mix. Fairly soft, responsive feel. Great for explosive, strong, dark accents. Complex, washy ride sound. A modern China cymbal with a wide spectrum for various musical applications. “The China is nearly smooth”, states Vinnie Colaiuta.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    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.

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  • Details

    Sizes: 4", 6", 8"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Heavy

    Sound character: Bright, brilliant, warm. Narrow range, clean mix. Very responsive feel. Slightly shattering, explosive attack with warm, mellow bell-like fade. Features an exotic feeling, very dominant center tone with soft, swirling over- and undertones. Available individually, as pairs with straps, or strung up pairs. Could also be used as very unusual mini hats or mounted upside down over a ride bell.

  • Sounds