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Old 01-18-2013, 09:01 PM
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Happy Friday fellas. I don't post much, but I am guilty of lurking all of your threads...almost daily!

I'll try and let the pictures do the talking, but basically I stumbled on an uber-cheap ($50) OCDP snare local and jumped on it. Upon finding the CL ad and having the seller email me some pictures, I hopped on eBay and ended up finding an identical snare listed for almost $500. With this, I jumped on picking up the $50 drum and let the transformation begin. I know that OCDPs build quality has been questionable over the past few years, but I've always lusted for an Orange County snare ever since their debut...and for $50, I really couldn't help myself. After getting the snare home, I noticed some light scratches in the wrap and...well, the rest is history.

I greatly apologize for the iPhone progression pics, but as soon as the drum is complete I'll get some HQ photos. In hindsight, I wish I would've better documented this, but oh well. It's already looking remarkably better. I've ordered new heads, tension rods and a new throw off as I noticed a tiny bit of rust on the existing Trick throw off. I was able to polish off the lugs and get rid of any oxidation you may see in the first batch of pictures. I also ordered a set of die-cast rims, as I'd like to cut down on some of the ring...and I like them better. Although the ad says new snares are needed, they just weren't attached to the drum...it came with what looked like new Puresound snares.

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Got it home!




Wrap Stripped, Glue Still on Shell




Sanding Inside & Out - I didn't notice any imperfections in the build quality.




As it sits now...3 coats of Tung Oil, one more thick coat tonight and then I'm going to let it dry for a few days. All the new hardware should be in within the next week or so.


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Old 01-18-2013, 09:17 PM
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Nice find. It looks way better in re-finished wood, than the sparkle wrap.
You may find it also sounds different without a wrap.
I'm convinced that with different c/list finds, one can gradually assemble a pro level kit from pretty cheap purchases here and there.
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Old 01-19-2013, 01:08 AM
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Nice find. It looks way better in re-finished wood, than the sparkle wrap.
You may find it also sounds different without a wrap.
I'm convinced that with different c/list finds, one can gradually assemble a pro level kit from pretty cheap purchases here and there.
No joke!

You really have to look every day and not hesitate with what you find though.
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Old 01-19-2013, 02:36 AM
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Congrats. Looking forward to seeing the finished product.
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Nice find! In that last shot especially, that wood looks fantastic. Is it staying natural?
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Old 01-19-2013, 06:36 AM
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Nice find! In that last shot especially, that wood looks fantastic. Is it staying natural?
Yes. I've always had a thing for natural finished drums. Also, I have zero experience doing this, I just kind of went for it. Tung Oil works wonders in this capacity, it's very forgiving.
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Old 01-27-2013, 03:45 AM
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More to come on Tuesday when the rest of the gear comes in. I went with 2.3 Flanged hoops rather than die cast as posted above. It doesn't ring as much as I thought as it would.



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All finished...shes a beaut. Went with the new chrome trick throw off as opposed to a black one like the one that came with the snare.









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What a great job you've done there! Congratulations :) I think the chrome strainer looks way better than the black one, & you could probably sell the black strainer for close to what you paid for the snare!! Now that's a smart piece of refurb calma :)
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That is simply beautiful. It doesn't really make any sense, but my mouth started watering when I saw the finished pictures. Either I'm just hungry, or I have a drum-lust problem.
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What a great job you've done there! Congratulations :) I think the chrome strainer looks way better than the black one, & you could probably sell the black strainer for close to what you paid for the snare!! Now that's a smart piece of refurb calma :)
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That is simply beautiful. It doesn't really make any sense, but my mouth started watering when I saw the finished pictures. Either I'm just hungry, or I have a drum-lust problem.
You and me both, my friend. If I can refurb a drum, anyone can. So easy.
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