[quote="Damian_Arletto"]Most of you are basing your choices upon what you personally can afford and I didn't see anyone who actually owns an OCDP respond so I will. I don't think many of you have ever played on one either, let alone dealt with them on a customer support level. I own 2 OCDP kits and have gone through the whole process with them. Go call John at the factory. He is the president and one of the owners and he will make sure that you get what you want. No bullshit. Some of you are whining like little girls. Face it not everyone can afford an exotic kit whether it be OCDP, DW, Sonor, etc. whatever brand you like. Those who do buy these types of kits know what they want and what kind of sound they're looking for. So unless you own a top of the line DW or OCDP kit quit your snivelling. By the way I paid $5,600.00 for a $17,000.00 OC kit (Drums Only)]
Nice kit. Congrats on having a vision and the financial wherewithal to make the vision a reality. At the end of the day, it makes sitting on the set that much sweeter. If you’re digging it, rock on home-boy!
Just to have a good lay of the land, I don’t believe a lot of the members of this site are really that receptive to high end kits, and it seems to go double for drums made by boutique shops. I tend to believe even if someone brought out a high end Noble&Cooley, Craviato, or whatever and posted on DML, it would probably be pooh-poohed for reasons real and imagined. Notions of “high end” seems to be highly varied, and too often we’re simply dissed for being “elitest.”
On balance, I’m glad you spent that much money on your set so I can now have somewhere to show my wife that someone spent more on their kit than I did on mine. And, to the issue of shells, I can only offer that if Ford had talked about using Keller shells (maple, birch or their mahogany series) for my kit, I wouldn’t have spent as much as I did either on my set either. We both had a hand in getting what we want, I do hope time though proves your investment worthwhile—esp. if you ever have to sell your set. Nice set, but I tend to also think $17K for it is someone’s wet dream. God bless capitalism and marketing.
Slingerland and Ford Drums, Zildjian Cymbals,
Aquarian Heads, Vater and Vic Firth Sticks