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Post Thu Mar 06, 2008 8:13 am

Hey Damian,

I thought I recognized you. I did a few shows with you when you were in Cage and I was in Voodoo Temple.
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Post Fri Mar 07, 2008 4:24 pm

I thought the name Voodoo Temple looked familiar. I hope all is well. You've got a beautiful kit. Where are you playing next?
I'd like to check you guys out again.
As far as the $17,000 on my kit, I paid a third of that and we all know that OCDP's LIST price is extremely high. With all the options (i.e. off set lugs, trick throw off, die cast hoops etc.) I ordered and paying a fee to expedite the time from 8 months to several weeks I was happy to give them my $$$ I've been really happy with my kit.

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Post Fri Mar 07, 2008 6:23 pm

Voodoo Temple split about 4 years ago. Actually Cage has contacted me a few times to audition ( I think once when you left) but I live in AZ now.

As long as you're happy with your kit, that's all that matters. :D

How's that rack workin for ya?
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Post Sat Mar 08, 2008 2:22 am

It took a little getting used to but it's really comfortable.
I heard Norm Leggio from Psychotic Waltz was playing for CAGE now.
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Post Sat Mar 08, 2008 8:40 am

Yeah Norm is playing for just about everyone in San Diego. Last I saw he was also playing for Brick Bath too. They hired Norm after they talked to me.
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Post Mon Mar 10, 2008 7:56 pm

This is a topic that no one will ever ever win. Drums are a very personal thing you cant say that OCDP is better that DW or that DW is better than OCDP because its all just your preference of what you like as a drummer.

People say that DW has way better shells.... DW use to use keller shells just like OCDP,SJC,C&C,Truth etc.... and rumor has it they still use keller shells on their bigger bass drums still.

I keep reading that DW sounds so so much better... how can you say that when sound is also a very personal preference. What may sound amazing to me may sound just ok to you...

DW makes awesome drums and I have all DW 9000 hardware and its the best! but I have OCDP drums and I love them!!!!

As far as customer service... DW will build you a kit faster they also have way way more people than OCDP. OC has about five-nine people building drums year round so the wait is longer. And OC isnt a huge company its a small shop on OC cal. I always get fast responses from Daniel and the rest of the crew and they will replace anything that goes wrong just like DW will. Both are great companies!!!!

One last thing.... alot of people say that people just play OCDP for the name and that isnt true at all. I bought my OC's because of the sound, craftsmanship, and endless possibilities. I just got something built that I knew I would love and fit my personality. And I think that is the most important part of getting a custom set. Plus they sound awesome!!!!!



<a href="http://tinypic.com" target="_blank"><img src="http://i31.tinypic.com/mj07t0.jpg" border="0" alt="Image and video hosting by TinyPic"></a> Here is my OCDP. Tangerine glass glitter - Classic OC lugs- gauger mounts - lug locks - 20x20 - 8x10 - 14x14- 14x16 - 14x3.5 side snare (tangerine glass) - 14x6 15 ply lime green glitter snare w/ four vents Trick T/O I also have a 8x8 tom but its not in the pic. listen to them @ myspace.com/cooljade
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Post Tue Mar 11, 2008 4:30 pm

drummerskyler962 wrote:This is a topic that no one will ever ever win. Drums are a very personal thing you cant say that OCDP is better that DW or that DW is better than OCDP because its all just your preference of what you like as a drummer.

People say that DW has way better shells.... DW use to use keller shells just like OCDP,SJC,C&C,Truth etc.... and rumor has it they still use keller shells on their bigger bass drums still.

I keep reading that DW sounds so so much better... how can you say that when sound is also a very personal preference. What may sound amazing to me may sound just ok to you...

DW makes awesome drums and I have all DW 9000 hardware and its the best! but I have OCDP drums and I love them!!!!

As far as customer service... DW will build you a kit faster they also have way way more people than OCDP. OC has about five-nine people building drums year round so the wait is longer. And OC isnt a huge company its a small shop on OC cal. I always get fast responses from Daniel and the rest of the crew and they will replace anything that goes wrong just like DW will. Both are great companies!!!!

One last thing.... alot of people say that people just play OCDP for the name and that isnt true at all. I bought my OC's because of the sound, craftsmanship, and endless possibilities. I just got something built that I knew I would love and fit my personality. And I think that is the most important part of getting a custom set. Plus they sound awesome!!!!!



<a href="http://tinypic.com" target="_blank"><img src="http://i31.tinypic.com/mj07t0.jpg" border="0" alt="Image and video hosting by TinyPic"></a> Here is my OCDP. Tangerine glass glitter - Classic OC lugs- gauger mounts - lug locks - 20x20 - 8x10 - 14x14- 14x16 - 14x3.5 side snare (tangerine glass) - 14x6 15
ply lime green glitter snare w/ four vents Trick T/O I also have a 8x8 tom but its not in the pic. listen to them @ myspace.com/cooljade



i own both and to me there is a very clear winner. DW > OCDP anyday
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Post Wed Mar 12, 2008 12:17 am

^^^VERY much agree with maynard. OCDP has nothing on DW.
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Post Sun Sep 14, 2008 3:08 pm

I have a set of DW's and though they may be a bit more expensive than most high end kits, I think they are totally worth it. To me its the most unique sounding set of drums out there and one reason is because they make their own shells. OCDP uses Keller shells which are high quality shells but they are also used by a number of other companies, so the unique aspect immediately goes out the door. I know different companies use different styles of bearing edges but in the end its still a Keller drum.
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Post Mon Sep 15, 2008 3:57 am

I prefer DW
OCDP is just way too overpriced
But they do sound great :D
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Post Mon Sep 15, 2008 8:14 am

Adonis2121 wrote:I have a set of DW's and though they may be a bit more expensive than most high end kits, I think they are totally worth it. To me its the most unique sounding set of drums out there and one reason is because they make their own shells. OCDP uses Keller shells which are high quality shells but they are also used by a number of other companies, so the unique aspect immediately goes out the door. I know different companies use different styles of bearing edges but in the end its still a Keller drum.


the bearing edge is sooo much of the way a drum sounds.
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Post Tue Sep 16, 2008 1:12 am

drummerskyler962 wrote:This is a topic that no one will ever ever win. Drums are a very personal thing you cant say that OCDP is better that DW or that DW is better than OCDP because its all just your preference of what you like as a drummer.

People say that DW has way better shells.... DW use to use keller shells just like OCDP,SJC,C&C,Truth etc.... and rumor has it they still use keller shells on their bigger bass drums still.

I keep reading that DW sounds so so much better... how can you say that when sound is also a very personal preference. What may sound amazing to me may sound just ok to you...

DW makes awesome drums and I have all DW 9000 hardware and its the best! but I have OCDP drums and I love them!!!!

As far as customer service... DW will build you a kit faster they also have way way more people than OCDP. OC has about five-nine people building drums year round so the wait is longer. And OC isnt a huge company its a small shop on OC cal. I always get fast responses from Daniel and the rest of the crew and they will replace anything that goes wrong just like DW will. Both are great companies!!!!

Well put. I play a DW kit and I love it. You play an OCDP and love it. There's no real winner, it's not about that it's just preference.

One last thing.... alot of people say that people just play OCDP for the name and that isnt true at all. I bought my OC's because of the sound, craftsmanship, and endless possibilities. I just got something built that I knew I would love and fit my personality. And I think that is the most important part of getting a custom set. Plus they sound awesome!!!!!



<a href="http://tinypic.com" target="_blank"><img src="http://i31.tinypic.com/mj07t0.jpg" border="0" alt="Image and video hosting by TinyPic"></a> Here is my OCDP. Tangerine glass glitter - Classic OC lugs- gauger mounts - lug locks - 20x20 - 8x10 - 14x14- 14x16 - 14x3.5 side snare (tangerine glass) - 14x6 15 ply lime green glitter snare w/ four vents Trick T/O I also have a 8x8 tom but its not in the pic. listen to them @ myspace.com/cooljade
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Post Wed Sep 24, 2008 7:06 pm

Alan_ wrote:
Adonis2121 wrote:I have a set of DW's and though they may be a bit more expensive than most high end kits, I think they are totally worth it. To me its the most unique sounding set of drums out there and one reason is because they make their own shells. OCDP uses Keller shells which are high quality shells but they are also used by a number of other companies, so the unique aspect immediately goes out the door. I know different companies use different styles of bearing edges but in the end its still a Keller drum.


the bearing edge is sooo much of the way a drum sounds.


Very true but I feel like it never really becomes unique because the shell is all made by the same company.
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Post Sat Sep 27, 2008 9:26 am

Adonis2121 wrote:I have a set of DW's and though they may be a bit more expensive than most high end kits, I think they are totally worth it. To me its the most unique sounding set of drums out there and one reason is because they make their own shells. OCDP uses Keller shells which are high quality shells but they are also used by a number of other companies, so the unique aspect immediately goes out the door. I know different companies use different styles of bearing edges but in the end its still a Keller drum.


Thats a perfect reason why dw drums are more unique sets they make all their own while OCPD use wood that
other compaines use.
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Post Sat Sep 27, 2008 3:33 pm

PDP9000 wrote:
Adonis2121 wrote:I have a set of DW's and though they may be a bit more expensive than most high end kits, I think they are totally worth it. To me its the most unique sounding set of drums out there and one reason is because they make their own shells. OCDP uses Keller shells which are high quality shells but they are also used by a number of other companies, so the unique aspect immediately goes out the door. I know different companies use different styles of bearing edges but in the end its still a Keller drum.


Thats a perfect reason why dw drums are more unique sets they make all their own while OCPD use wood that
other compaines use.


Then DW has only been unique for the past 8 years because up until 2000, they used Keller shells as well.
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