Reader Spotlight: Drue Williams, Jr.

Drue Williams, Jr.Meet Drue Williams, Jr., a bassist who got his start thanks to his dad, who was a great Gospel singer and inspired him to take up the instrument. Drue not only performs, but he also started his own bass cabinet company.

Drue is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight. Here’s his story…


Drue Williams is a composer, songwriter, producer, and soloist. His credits include producing a project that was recorded at VixMix Studio in Nashville, TN that included the great Victor Wooten, Jeff Coffin, and Roy Futureman Wooten. Drue also had the pleasure of touring with Roy Futureman Wooten.


Triangle VA USA

Years experience:

I’ve been playing for over 45 years

Why I play the bass:

I wanted to play the bass for my father’s gospel quartet group which is where it all began. The desire to hold down the grooves on the bottom.


  • Paul Lairat 6 sting Stega Deluxe bass
  • My own brand bass cabinets, Boom Bass Cabinets (BBC) Tank 1012
  • Bugera Veyron Mosfet amp
  • Custom 7string Conklin bass
  • 5-sting Bass (Modded)
  • Custom 7-string Bass One

My Influences:

My dad, the late Drue Williams Sr. He never played an instrument, but he was a great gospel quartet singer and group leader. Also Stanley Clarke and Jaco Pastorius.

My bass superpower/claim to fame:

That I am able to perform on the big stages and small ones using the bass cabinets that I design and build, Boom Bass Cabinets, and many other great bass players are now using the BBC brand as well.

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