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Orange County Drum & Percussion Maple Snare  7 x 13, Natural Ash

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The insides of Orange County's drums are hand-sanded and then sealed to a satin finish. The edges always have a ply of flatness for a true sound and ...Click To Read More About This Product

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Huge, warm sound with premium features.

The insides of Orange County's drums are hand-sanded and then sealed to a satin finish. The edges always have a ply of flatness for a true sound and for maximum resonance. The edges are also sanded smooth for a very finished feel. All of OCDP's logo badges are engraved aluminum for a custom look.

Offset lugs
The lugs are made from an aluminum/zinc alloy that is far stronger than the zinc #3 that virtually all other drum lugs are made of.

Offset lugs are lugs that are not directly in line with each other and they are staggered either 50% or 7/8". This does nothing for the sound of the drum, but it gives the drum a more custom look which some people prefer.

Die Cast hoops
These hoops are a thicker-style hoop than the standard 2.3mm hoops used on the toms. They are used on the thicker ply snare drums and the vented drums as these tend to have a lot of ring and the die-cast hoops will help control this.

Trick Throw Off
The Trick throw-off has become the industry standard for throw-offs and is one of the strongest throws off on the market.


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Orange County Drum & PercussionMaple Snare
 
4.6

(based on 33 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

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86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great sound (18)
  • Responsive (18)
  • Versatile (12)
  • Huge tone (11)
  • Sensitive (11)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Small venues (8)
  • Accompaniment (5)
  • Soundtracks (5)
  • Jazz clubs (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (11), Professional musician (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

One of the Best I Have Played

I am someone who has started somewhat of a snare drum collection, and this involves a lot of research and a lot of testing of different snare drums. I was really looking for a...Read complete review

I am someone who has started somewhat of a snare drum collection, and this involves a lot of research and a lot of testing of different snare drums. I was really looking for a wood snare (preferably maple) with some serious warmth and depth. I absolutely found what I was looking for. I purchased the 6 x 14 Black Burst model - it looks gorgeous and sounds even better. It is a beautifully made snare that is easy to tune to get the sound that you want. I replaced the snare side head but have been using the stock Remo batter head it came with, and it's holding up really nicely. Despite being mocked by the guys at Guitar Center for picking OCDP out of all my brand options, I definitely made the right choice. Super sensitive, and great for hard hitters as well.

I attached my own picture of it.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

OK Sound, but needs updates!

So far, I'm not as pleased as I hoped to be after reading the other reviews. Came with a broken snare-side-resonator head (hoop was way too loose, which allowed it to beat the...Read complete review

So far, I'm not as pleased as I hoped to be after reading the other reviews. Came with a broken snare-side-resonator head (hoop was way too loose, which allowed it to beat the flimsy head and shred it to pieces.) I was planning on replacing the heads so it wasn't a real big deal. I had an extra Remo Ambassador to use for the snare side, which is too thick to get that sizzle from the snare wires. I will be trying some other heads, searching for a better balance to the sound.
The die cast hoops are excellent, as well as the shell and the Trick throw-off. It has potential, just haven't found the sweet sound from it yet.
I'm taking it into the studio this evening to give it a real work-out... so maybe I'll have more to say afterwards.
I'm hoping by changing heads, possibly the snare wires, I'll be able to get a nice deep pop from this snare.
Orange County Drum needs to take a little more effort into their packaging... I don't mind it being sent in a plastic bag, inside a box, but don't leave the hoops so loose they beat up whatever is in the way. It could have damaged the shell!

As of right now, I would NOT recommend this snare to others... but I might change my mind after having more time with it. Needs some customizing.

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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Sound

By Clacount

from Montpelier, VT

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Great Sound
  • Huge Tone
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Blues
    • Funk
    • Hip hop
    • Jazz
    • R and B
    • Rock

    Comments about Orange County Drum & Percussion Maple Snare:

    To be honest, I was very surprised by this drum. I was originally interested in the Tama SLP 13x7, but this drum had a better price point. I had never heard this drum in person before buying it and was pretty skeptical at the [$] price tag. Don't let that fool you though, this snare has everything. The shell is a 20 ply all maple shell with a finishing layer of ash, which looks even better than the pictures. The hoops are black nickel plated die cast metal, which is different than the pictures, but didn't bother me. The throw off is made by trick and again is plated in black nickel. I can't tell you how it sounds straight out of the box with stock heads, because I replaced them immediately with an Evans HD Dry and a Hazy 300. This drum honestly is close to perfect for me. I play almost every style of music. I can crank it up and it's perfect for Hip Hop, R&B, and Gospel, or I can lower it for when I play Rock, Jazz, and Latin. This drum can blend into almost any musical situation that I throw at it. Pick one up and try it out, you won't be sorry.

    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Could not Ask for more!

    By William Krause

    from Oregon

    Comments about Orange County Drum & Percussion Maple Snare:

    Like the title says what more could you ask for?!
    I just got the 7X13 ash today after snapping a lug on my origianl artist birch. (My own fault for not de tuning before storage.) This snare is AMAZING. I was originally looking at a PorkPie for about twice the cost. I then took a look at the OCP and fell in love. I swapped out the batter head with a Evans HD Dry 13. This thing has 0 over tone and has a very nice pop. I honestly dont think I have played a beeter snare for the money.
    For the price of this snare compared to some of the higher end PorkPies and Perls it's a serious contender.

    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Looks and sounds incredible!

    By Trevor Laporte

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Orange County Drum & Percussion Maple Snare:

    As you can tell already I'm ecstatic. I still have the stock heads and wires on this drum and have only slightly tightened the heads from the in-store tuning but this drum sounds beautifull, really sensitive but you don't get a lot of buzz from hitting other drums. I can't wait to use this for solo auditions.
    Offset lugs make this drum look sexy. Put that with the beautifull finish and this drum is pure eye candy. Even people who arent musicians compliment this drum. When people see it in person their first reaction is WOW!
    My set is in my basement (makes me sad). But I'm taking this drum upstairs everytime I get done playing. I don't want this thing getting scratched or rusted or detuned due to moisture. I'm not gonna throw this thing down the stairs to see if it holds up. Couldn't tell you how well built it is, I just know it looks and sounds amazing.
    I have a story exactly the same as another review. I went in to the local store to buy a Pork Pie. I saw the brass patina, but my eye was immediately drawn to the OCDP out of all the snare on the wall. I hit it a few times and fell in love with it. I put it on the kit that was in the store and messed around with it and ended up buying it. I never even got around to looking at the Pork Pie. The Pork Pie was notably more expensive but I will go to say if you know what your doing you can get this drum to sound just as good if not better than the high dollar snares out there.

    (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    I Love This Thing

    By TNPdrummer

    from Undisclosed

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    Pros

    • Awesome Looks
    • Easy to tune
    • Great Sound
    • Responsive
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • None That I Can Think Of

    Best Uses

    • Maybe Recording
    • Practice
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Orange County Drum & Percussion Maple Snare:

    This snare is incredible. I bought it because my Tama Metalworks snare was wearing out on me and just decided to go with this one. I made a good decision, too. This snare has an incredible pop (the sound I like) and is like a gunshot when you put a rimshot on it. The sparkle and off-set lugs are just an added bonus that make the snare drum look cool. I would totally recommend this to another drummer looking for a new snare drum, this one is amazing for the price.

    Note: Review written on the 14x7 silver sparkle snare. Evans Genera HD Dry batter and Hazy 300 reso.

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Drum!!!

    By Drumma Boy-g.hb0

    from California

    Comments about Orange County Drum & Percussion Maple Snare:

    Great bang for your buck! BUT... to get it sound good, you have to switch out heads, and snares. Definitely go with a single ply batter head so the drum can breathe a little!

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Very Pleased

    By Gcort49

    from Atlanta, GA

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Great Sound
    • Responsive
    • Well Built Attractive

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Jazz Clubs
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Orange County Drum & Percussion Maple Snare:

    I have had this for about 3 years, I have the 6x13 Natural. A bit large for my jazz genre, but that is my problem, not the drums..It has served me well over time. My ONLY issue is that after 3 years of daily playing, the snare throw off broke, but that was my fault. The problem is, a replacement can only be ordered thru Orange County. Yes, I could put any throw on it, but I would have to drill holes to fit. I want to avoid that, tried a couple of throws, and all require new holes. The easy way, so I thought, would be to order from local GC, who I believe now owns a stake in OC. However, it must be ordered directly from OC..which makes no sense, because OC told me, "it is proprietary"..I believe the design should be adaptable for standard throws.
    All that being said, the snare has served me well. I have a new throw on the way, and will continue to use. I replaced the heads with Evans 300 and HD Dry..the only heads used...also swapped out the snare wires with GroovePro...snare is perfect, and for the money, you can't go wrong

    (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Overpriced for an average sound

    By EMan

    from NC, USA

    About Me Professional Musician

    See all my reviews

    Pros

    • Sounds Good Enough
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • Flat Sound
    • Not Sensitive
    • Poorly Made

    Best Uses

    • General Use Rock

    Comments about Orange County Drum & Percussion Maple Snare:

    I got the 6"x14". Sounds average to slightly above average IMHO. The wood appears to be and sounds like Ash all the way through, not Maple. Therefore, not sensitive with a natural muting that some might consider a good thing. But to me, the sound is flat like Ash, not warm like Maple. I have had several OCDP wooden snares and every one had "dents" (for lack of a better description) in the bearing edges instead of a crisp, clean edge. One of my Evans batter heads would not fit inside the die cast hoop. Overpriced IMHO. Sold mine at a 70% loss. These comments come from someone who has had 30+ snares in the past 10 years and has been playing for 50 years.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Incredible Snare!

    By Hotchops

    from Sacramento, CA.

    About Me Professional Musician

    See all my reviews

    Pros

    • Excellent Crack
    • Great Sound
    • Huge Tone
    • Responsive
    • Sensitive
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Accompaniment
      • Arenas
      • Concerts
      • Jazz Clubs
      • Soundtracks

      Comments about Orange County Drum & Percussion Maple Snare:

      I bought this snare as a replacement for my 1965 Gretsch snare that was stolen by some low lifes! I was a little leary at first but after putting a Remo Fiberskyn 3FA on it (my preference), there was no stopping it! It actually has a warmer and stronger sound than my old snare! Fit and finnish is inpecable (I have silver sparkle) and the price is great! I have dw and Tama snares in my line up and I have to say they don't hold up as well as my OCDP snare and it costa 70% less!

      (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      I love the look.

      By drmrboi927

      from Washington, DC

      About Me Experienced

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Accompaniment
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Orange County Drum & Percussion Maple Snare:

        I needed another "swing" snare. I mean i needed a snare that could be tuned any type of way depending on that night's performance. You must change to your preferred heads.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        One of the Best I Have Played

        By nickdolan13

        from Brooklyn, NY

        Pros

        • Great Sound
        • Responsive
        • Sensitive

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Orange County Drum & Percussion Maple Snare:

            I am someone who has started somewhat of a snare drum collection, and this involves a lot of research and a lot of testing of different snare drums. I was really looking for a wood snare (preferably maple) with some serious warmth and depth. I absolutely found what I was looking for. I purchased the 6 x 14 Black Burst model - it looks gorgeous and sounds even better. It is a beautifully made snare that is easy to tune to get the sound that you want. I replaced the snare side head but have been using the stock Remo batter head it came with, and it's holding up really nicely. Despite being mocked by the guys at Guitar Center for picking OCDP out of all my brand options, I definitely made the right choice. Super sensitive, and great for hard hitters as well.

            I attached my own picture of it.

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