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Old 07-08-2005, 08:33 AM
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Default Re: Orange County Snare Drums?

I recently bought a cheap ass Pearl piccolo 12x3 maple shell for $100.00 and it sounds killer.
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Old 07-08-2005, 09:05 AM
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Careful there...
Piccolos are just one flavour. Great second or third choice.
If I had to buy a snare for the studio now...I'd look at drum stores for older second hand Gretch/Ludwig or Slingerland wood snares. Scratches and fading finish is OK, but it has to be solid.
Check for cracks, custom drilling, bent rims, tripped logs...etc. New heads and you are ready to go for 75 % of sessions.
I use a Slingerland Radio King. Very old and beaten. Fat, tight, resonant, snappy and tunable.
..but I'm old..

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Old 07-08-2005, 09:55 AM
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Oh, I know. Just adding to the collection.
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Old 07-08-2005, 12:15 PM
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i've got another couple of snares coming to me but currently the ones that see the most use are a ludwig black beauty, a ludwig supraphonic and a DW wood snare. i also have 3 more that need to be rebuilt-another ludwig, a sonor, and something else. cant remember right now. i think its safe to say that all of them sound incredibly different and have their places within genres or specific songs.

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Old 07-08-2005, 01:00 PM
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Must be a "MACINTOSH" tracking program that searches for the word "Dragonfly"

That Black Beauty did sound nice. I have looked for some on the ole' "ebay" but have not found one in range. May hit up Ben or Todd too? Not sure.

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Old 07-08-2005, 02:58 PM
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Doc..
I never shopped on Ebay ( ) but how can you test an instrument "virtually"
I think hitting up old music stores, checking local papers, have a peek in pawnshops will come up with some gem..eventually. Depends on where you live.

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Old 07-08-2005, 04:30 PM
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Must be a "MACINTOSH" tracking program that searches for the word "Dragonfly"

That Black Beauty did sound nice. I have looked for some on the ole' "ebay" but have not found one in range. May hit up Ben or Todd too? Not sure.

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not sure if they sell ludwig or not. i ordered mine through an artist rep and it still took 10 months.
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Old 07-08-2005, 05:27 PM
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Default Re: Orange County Snare Drums?

Now that i think about it, i think one of the best sounding drums i've used so far was a DW exotic wood (zebrawood) 14x5. It was 6 ply with reinforcement rings. It sounded awesome...quite diverse too.

You can always attempt to take the ring out of a vented OCDP snare like someone mentioned above...but one of 2 things are likely to happen:

1- since the drum is thin sounding, high pitches and doesnt resonate much because of the vents, any dampening will just make it more thin sounding.

2- try telling someone that paid $1000 for a vented snare drum that you want to use a $5 moongel fix to take that "Chad Sexton/311" ring out of it, and see how much they want to talk to you after that!

The last snare i recorded was a 30ply 7x14 OCDP snare. it was a beast, and it not only was huge and heavy, but sounded huge too. almost too huge though, atleast for the [bleep] room i was in...it was hard to capture any type of natural pop out of it from a well placed room mic because...the room sucked. i ended up cutting a lot of the lows out of it too...but id much rather cut a little than have to add a lot, as im sure most will agree. I probably tuned it too low anyhow, but I still liked it a lot.
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Old 07-08-2005, 09:37 PM
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Orange County's are VERY overrated. Save your money, get a better sounding drum (starclassic,dw,pork pie) Orange County doesn't even make they're own shells, they pretty much order what you want, put it together and make it look pretty.
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Old 07-09-2005, 02:07 AM
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Default Re: Orange County Snare Drums?

i am a massive fan of vintage snares for almost any occasion. ludwig, gretsch, premier, slingerland and sonor snares are among my favorites. the black beauty and hand hammered bronze are probably my favorite ludwigs.

i find a lot of the "new school" drums (from orange county to dw) to be lacking in tone. they work great live but in the studio always seem a little plasticy - it's all skin and no shell. some people dig this, i don't.

i have been surprised lately too by a few of the more expensive mapex kits although i'm not a fan of their snares.
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