Renowned drum visionary and drum tech Jeff Ocheltree has once again stormed the world with the Ocheltree Carbon Steel Snare Drum. Having worked with some of the greatest drummers in history - John Bon... Read More
Renowned drum visionary and drum tech Jeff Ocheltree has once again stormed the world with the Ocheltree Carbon Steel Snare Drum. Having worked with some of the greatest drummers in history - John Bonham, Billy Cobham, Steve Smith and Danny Carey - Jeff harnessed his multiple experiences to design this impressive drum. The carbon steel shell has carefully machined bearing edges and die-cast hoops that set this drum apart from any on the market today. Visually these drums are beautiful; sonically they are dazzling. The unique properties of the carbon steel create an incredibly versatile drum that's as as loud as you could hope for, with articulation that would inspire seasoned jazz veterans.
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Playing this snare is addictive! Lay into it and it Screams! Sounds like a cannon on steroids! At low volumes it is extremely sensitive, great for buzz rolls and ghost notes. I unveiled this snare at rehearsal last month and my band mates were blown away! No easy task as I have a sizeable arsenal of snares. This is currently one of my favorite snares. Great sound, visual appeal, versatility and all at a killer price! Try it, you'll Love it!
I've used this snare both in a studio and live setting and WOW!, I can't believe the crack and tone this baby delivers. It "opens up tonally" more with a two-ply Evans G2 head IMO, so upgrade it with a 2ply batter if you plan on wailin' this thing. Sensitivity, body, warmth, and crack all in one unit!
In my opinion the best snare's ever made have been the original Slingerland and Ludwig Black Beauty's but John Ocheltree comes very close with this badboy. I was turned on to these after seeing Steve Smith play one at an MD Festival. I actually own a custom black beauty copy of one of these in addition to the 5.5 steel and let me tell you they are worth EVERY penny! This is not a hobby snare. You get what you put into it...heavy heads-warm tones, thin heads-loud penetrating power! Hit it hard it'll crack like a gunshot. Brush it and it'll give you a silky smooth touch. I was surprised to find it so cheap. Worth every penny and more! And the previous guy isn't kidding....these weigh almost as much as a bass drum!
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