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Orange County Drum & Percussion Maple Snare  

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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 for maximum resonance. The edges are also sanded sm... Click To Read More About This Product

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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 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
 
4.7

(based on 69 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (53)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great sound (19)
  • Responsive (18)
  • Versatile (14)
  • Huge tone (11)
  • Sensitive (11)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Small venues (7)
  • Soundtracks (5)
  • Accompaniment (3)
  • Jazz clubs (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (14), Professional musician (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Arguably the best snare out there right now...

This Orange County 7x13 Natural Ash Maple Snare has one of the loudest snare cracks out there. I also own a Pearl Masters 6.5x14 All Maple Shell Snare and this Orange County sound so...Read complete review

This Orange County 7x13 Natural Ash Maple Snare has one of the loudest snare cracks out there. I also own a Pearl Masters 6.5x14 All Maple Shell Snare and this Orange County sound so much deeper, tighter, and louder. When I play live with this snare, its the first thing that everyone notices. Perfect for small church playing, concert playing and recording. I've personally heard the Ludwig Black Beauty Snare and still i love this Orange County so much better. Plus, the aluminum/zinc alloy on this snare makes for an ear popping rim shot. The other thing I'm very impressed with is the trick throw-off. Never have I felt such a smooth and easy to adjust throw-off. I haven't found one negative thing about this snare. I'm hoping I won't ever, because this snare so far has been very reliable. And all this not to mention on how beautiful the snare looks. The craftsmanship is genius and this snare isn't too heavy or too light. If you're looking for some of the tightest and loudest snare playing, the Orange County 7x13 Natural Ash Snare is the best out there.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not as good as my Pork Pie

Don't get me wrong this is a beautiful snare drum, BUT it lacks one thing. BODY. I am currently using this as a side snare for a "reggae" sounding...Read complete review

Don't get me wrong this is a beautiful snare drum, BUT it lacks one thing. BODY. I am currently using this as a side snare for a "reggae" sounding snare. But it doesn't even come close to sounding as good to my Pork Pie Vented Maple snare. But I got this for a good deal so i'm not complaining. Overall it's a descent buy if you looking for a cost efficient snare to add to your kit.

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4.0

Waiting on my fourth drum

By jon

from stevenson ranch

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Great Sound
  • Responsive
  • Sensitive
  • Versatile

Cons

  • quality control needs to be improved fit&finish

Best Uses

  • good all around sounding snare

Comments about Orange County Drum & Percussion Maple Snare:

This is a review for the 7x13 maple snare. I am waiting on the 4th drum to come in. The 1st drum had scratches (they were straight made by a tool)underneath the clear finish and one of the lugs the finish was rubbed off. 2nd drum the bearing edge had dips in it. The finish was the same way had straight scratches in it. When I tuned it, every other lug the pitch was high, low, high, low. 3rd drum was the cleanest, bearing edges were ok. But there is a good size drip in the clear coat. Now I am waiting for the 4th drum to see if it is any better, if not I will keep the 3rd drum. After all of this I am going to keep one of the drums because it is a good sounding drum. OCDP hopefully this is just a bad batch. Please work on your fit and finish of your drums, you do make good drums with good features at a good price point!

 
5.0

Great snare!!

By kev82668

from Monessen, PA

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Great Sound
  • Responsive
  • Sensitive
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Orange County Drum & Percussion Maple Snare:

      An amazing maple snare drum from a reputable company. I have the 14" x 6" in natural finish. I replaced the heads with an Evans Genera HD Dry on the batter side and an Evans Clear Snare Reso on the snare side, nothing against the Remo stock heads....but I'm an Evans guy. This snare has an INCREDIBLE pop to it & you can't beat the price!

       
      3.0

      Great snare, until one of the screws snapped. 7x13 Nat. Ash

      By Jaykat

      from Seattle, WA.

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Poorly Made

      Best Uses

        Comments about Orange County Drum & Percussion Maple Snare:

        I originally bought this snare because I moved to Australia to go to school for music, and my 8x14 13ply G-maple Starclassic was too big and heavy. After changing out the heads and replacing the snares with pure sounds, I fell in love with this snare. Nice crack to it, good body tones, and she's beaut. For the price, you can't really beat this snare. The only major problem I had with this at first, is that the snare throw 's screws mount horizontally to each other, rather than vertically. This means that the snare throw will flex down when armed, making me have to constantly adjust the snare tension.

        I eventually did a little tightening of the screws to make it flex less, which worked for a good 3-4 months. However, just recently while practicing, one of the screws holding the throw snapped, rendering it useless. I am not able to get the other half out of the throw, so there is little to no hope of fixing that.

        I did send a part replacement form to OCDP. I will update this when I get a response from them.

        Would I recommend this to someone? Probably. She's pretty, she sounds incredible, she's affordable. BUT! OCDP needs to work on the hardware quality, despite it looking fancy and fine.

         
        4.0

        Absolutely love this snare!!!!!!!!

        By Child of God

        from Tamps,Fl

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Great Sound
        • Huge Tone
        • Responsive
        • Sensitive

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Orange County Drum & Percussion Maple Snare:

            This is a pretty good snare for the price!!

             
            5.0

            No Complaints.

            By The Punk

            from Grand Marsh, WI

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Great Sound
            • Huge Tone
            • Responsive
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jazz Clubs
              • Small Venues
              • Soundtracks

              Comments about Orange County Drum & Percussion Maple Snare:

              O.K. after reading all the reviews, I still could not turn away from a maple shell snare at 14x7 size for this price. I chose the silver sparkle, (well because I play drums for "The Silvers"). The shell finish was perfect, the overall fit and finish of the lugs/snares/rims was also spot on. It has a very good snap, that finishes warm, (for you wine folk)...lol. All kidding aside I can't think of as nice of a snare drum, for the discount price I paid, any where. Period...! It was shipped in 3 days to my region. I've paid more, for less. I would recommend this to anyone wanting true bang for their buck! I think it would make a very nice Christmas Present!

              (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Quality & Cost Advantage

              By Garry

              from Bristol Tn.

              Site Member

              Comments about Orange County Drum & Percussion Maple Snare:

              I admit I bought this snare as an impulse buy. I choose the 14"x 6" natural finished. For the purposes of this review we will assume the other offering are matched in quality. The look of the snare was appealing, but we all know looks can be deceiving. I wanted a low cost snare to carry around anywhere I might want to go and not be overly concerned about it's care. Well, on a cost vs quality scale this snare is a winner. Looks great, sounds very good, and not at all expensive. Of course the heads and snare strainer are mid-range quality, but those will be replace over time just like tires on a car. The point is this. If you are cost particular and want a great snare drum to add to everything you have already accumulated, you will probably be completely satisfied with this purchase.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Quality & Cost Advantage

              By Garry

              from Bristol Tn.

              Site Member

              Comments about Orange County Drum & Percussion Maple Snare:

              I admit I bought this snare as an impulse buy. I choose the 14""x 6"" natural finished. For the purposes of this review we will assume the other offering are matched in quality. The look of the snare was appealing, but we all know looks can be deceiving. I wanted a low cost snare to carry around anywhere I might want to go and not be overly concerned about it's care. Well, on a cost vs quality scale this snare is a winner. Looks great, sounds very good, and not at all expensive. Of course the heads and snare strainer are mid-range quality, but those will be replace over time just like tires on a car. The point is this. If you are cost particular and want a great snare drum to add to everything you have already accumulated, you will probably be completely satisfied with this purchase.

              (2 of 2 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

              About Me Professional Musician

              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.

               
              2.0

              probably got a dud

              By Kevin Chung

              from orange county, ca

              Comments about Orange County Drum & Percussion Maple Snare:

              i tuned this up and all i got was a flat, dead, and not good sounding drum. the guy at guitar center tuned it up and it still sounded bad. lots of other drums that were cheaper even sounded better. i think i got one of the drums that did not meet quality control, or i have a untunable drum

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