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Sonordude14





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No. 1 Posted on Nov 30, 2013 4:45 PM Profile | PM | Quote | Search | Copy | Favorite
I have a Sonor Force 2003 now. I want to expand a little bit. I know OCDP isn't very popular with older guys but I really like the way they look and I figure I might as well get better shells if I'm getting a new set. The Newport series is 100% maple shells. Here's what I'm eyeing. http://www.guitarcenter.com/In-Store-Used-USED-OCDP-OCN4022-PBC-4PC-NEWPORT-KIT-PIANO-BLACK-G212-107889220-i2514693.gc?esid=107889220_U or there's the Avalon series.

I can't really find any specs on the number plys for shells on mine or the Avalon/Newport kit... I think I have 7 ply with 2 being maple, the rest basswood. (that could be completely wrong though) What do you guys think? Would it be a good move?


Sonordude14 edited on Nov 30, 2013 4:52 PM

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No. 2 Posted on Dec 1, 2013 1:15 AM Profile | PM | Email | Quote | Search | Copy | Favorite
Your link now shows the kit as sold-out.


Sonordude14





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No. 3 Posted on Dec 1, 2013 8:10 AM Profile | PM | Quote | Search | Copy | Favorite
Oh haha. Well there's plenty of Newport and Avalon series kits on guitar centers website.


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No. 4 Posted on Dec 1, 2013 12:15 PM Profile | PM | Email | Quote | Search | Copy | Favorite
I don't know the drums, so can't help, but I thought you'd like to know about your link.


Andy





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No. 5 Posted on Dec 1, 2013 4:27 PM Profile | PM | Quote | Search | Copy | Favorite
Wish I could help you but I know very little about both Sonar and OCDP drums. Sad I can personally vouch for Pearl, Tama, Yamaha and Gretsch though! Smile



Sonordude14





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No. 6 Posted on Dec 2, 2013 6:45 PM Profile | PM | Quote | Search | Copy | Favorite
If I could find starclassics with a virgin bass drum for a good price, I'd be ok with that. I almost got the sparkle turquoise set. I have nothing aginst Pearl Session or Masters, it's just EVERYONE has a pearl set. Yamaha and Grestch are good, no doubt, just don't generally have the style I'm after. Anyone know about ddrum? I like the deep virgin bass drum with virgin bass drums... Theres a sweet SJC I found used but $1k is a little steep for 3 drums. I could get a brand new 4 piece ODCP Newport for nearly that. I just don't know anyone that has experience with OCDP since they started mass producing kits.

Sonordude14 edited on Dec 2, 2013 6:49 PM

Sonordude14





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No. 7 Posted on Dec 3, 2013 10:34 AM Profile | PM | Quote | Search | Copy | Favorite
Anyone know anything about SJC or Sonor Ascent? Each are sparkle finish, 22(diameter) x 20(depth) virgin bass drum with similar size toms. Sonor is $50 more but comes with a matching snare.


Andy





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No. 8 Posted on Dec 4, 2013 4:13 PM Profile | PM | Quote | Search | Copy | Favorite
Here's a crazy idea: instead of spending money for an entire kit, why not do like me and just buy one drum at a time? I couldn't care less what the color or brand is. My favorite kit consists of:

18x22 Gretsch Renown Bass drum
9x12 Tama B/B tom
16x16 Pearl MCX floor tom
6.5x14 Pearl sensitone steel elite snare

Orphaned drums can be had pretty cheap sometimes compared to matching kits.

I'm so pleased with my current deal that I'm going to list my last matching kit in January once the Christmas rush dies down.





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