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    A couple years ago I went to the local GC to pick up a new kit, intending to get a 4pc Pearl Masters w/a 24" kick. While noodling around on it, making sure it was what I really wanted, I also played the OCDP Avalon kit they had sitting out. I was impressed, and the fact that I got three more drums for about $300 less, I got the OC kit. Tom sizes are 10-12-14-16, and the kick is 22x20, along w/a matching 14x6-1/2 snare. It's my first maple kit, and it's been the best kit I've ever owned. Not only do I love the sound, I've gotten compliments at every show and in every studio on how good they sound, and how easy it is to get a great sound out of them.

    As far as the skins I use on them, I've used Evans Gplus and EC2 on the toms (currently using the EC2's) and EMAD on the kick, w/the smaller muffling ring, and a 4" hole for a mic in the resonant head. That's the only muffling I use on the kick, and the 'boom' I get from it is amazing. The only times I've ever muffled the toms is in low-volume gigs, where I would use moongel on the floor toms.

    The only drawback I've experienced so far is that, as far as I know, you can't get other toms--I'd love to have an 18" tom with this.

    I've heard some people crack on the Avalon b/c it's "stock" instead of custom, but I've had nothing but compliments everywhere I take this kit, and that's what really matters.
    OCDP Avalon - Red Sparkle
    10-12-14-16-22
    Crush Chameleon Birch - White-on-white
    10-12-14-16-22
    Pearl Session Elite - red lacquer
    10-12-13-14-16-22
    Pearl Export EXR - Orange Swirl
    12-14-16-24

    Pearl Joey Jordison Sig Snare
    Ludwig 14x5 1963 Acrolite Snare
    Ludwig 14x5 Standard Snare
    OCDP 14x7 Microvent Snare
    OCDP 14x6 Avalon Snare
    Crush 14x6 Chameleon Snare
    Mapex 13x3 Piccolo Snare

    Sabian Cymbals
    14" AAXplosion Hats
    14" HHX Evolution Hats
    14" AA Med Hats
    22" AAX Metal Ride
    20" AA Medium Ride
    20" Pro Ride
    17" AAXplosion Crash
    18" AAXplosion Crash
    19" AAXplosion Crash (2)
    20" AAXplosion Crash
    19" Vault Crash (2)
    19" AAXtreme China
    10" HHX Splash

    Wuhan Cymbals
    12", 16" & 18" Chinas
    15", 17", 18" Crashes
    8" & 12" splashes

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    Welcome to Drum Chat tadly!

    Glad to hear you love your kit, and for those that bash it, you can just ignore them. If you have a picture of it, besure and post it on the "Shown Us Your Drums" thread: http://www.drumchat.com/showthread.p...-drums-26.html

    here is a link that can help you post the pic: http://www.drumchat.com/showthread.p...ures-7721.html

    Again, welcome!
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    Welcome to Drumchat tadly

    yes send some pic to see it

    enjoy your stay

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    how to attach an image http://www.drumchat.com/showthread.p...ures-7721.html

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    Welcome to DC! And i too have been impressed with the Avalon series from OCDP despite what other people say.
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    see if this works...this was from October, before I had the JJ & DeGrasso snares & 22" ride...

    OCDP Avalon - Red Sparkle
    10-12-14-16-22
    Crush Chameleon Birch - White-on-white
    10-12-14-16-22
    Pearl Session Elite - red lacquer
    10-12-13-14-16-22
    Pearl Export EXR - Orange Swirl
    12-14-16-24

    Pearl Joey Jordison Sig Snare
    Ludwig 14x5 1963 Acrolite Snare
    Ludwig 14x5 Standard Snare
    OCDP 14x7 Microvent Snare
    OCDP 14x6 Avalon Snare
    Crush 14x6 Chameleon Snare
    Mapex 13x3 Piccolo Snare

    Sabian Cymbals
    14" AAXplosion Hats
    14" HHX Evolution Hats
    14" AA Med Hats
    22" AAX Metal Ride
    20" AA Medium Ride
    20" Pro Ride
    17" AAXplosion Crash
    18" AAXplosion Crash
    19" AAXplosion Crash (2)
    20" AAXplosion Crash
    19" Vault Crash (2)
    19" AAXtreme China
    10" HHX Splash

    Wuhan Cymbals
    12", 16" & 18" Chinas
    15", 17", 18" Crashes
    8" & 12" splashes

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    i've been eye balling that kit for a long time, they never have it at any store around here, so my only resource is the internet to look for reveiws, and theyre either really good, or really bad. but its hard to find a kick thats 20x22, and the pictures look really good. thank you for posting this reveiw!! i think you helped me make up my mind! and welcome to drum chat!
    12x5 Pork Pie Lil Squeeler Snare
    Ddrum Reflex
    22x20 kick
    10x7 rack tom
    12x8 rack tom
    16x14 floor tom

    14" Sabian B8 Hi Hats
    17" Alpha Metal Crash
    19" Alpha Metal Crash
    20" B8 Ride

    Pearl Powershifter Eliminator Double Pedal w/red offset cam

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    An 18" floor tom is a monster and is difficult to tune. Save your money and get another snare instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greenmonster206 View Post
    An 18" floor tom is a monster and is difficult to tune. Save your money and get another snare instead.
    Thanks for the welcome, everyone! Should have a pic up soon...

    greenmonster...yeah, 18's are tough to tune, but worth it IMO. And I have enough snares. At least that's what I tell myself when I see a new one I want...so hard not to have a shed full of snares...
    OCDP Avalon - Red Sparkle
    10-12-14-16-22
    Crush Chameleon Birch - White-on-white
    10-12-14-16-22
    Pearl Session Elite - red lacquer
    10-12-13-14-16-22
    Pearl Export EXR - Orange Swirl
    12-14-16-24

    Pearl Joey Jordison Sig Snare
    Ludwig 14x5 1963 Acrolite Snare
    Ludwig 14x5 Standard Snare
    OCDP 14x7 Microvent Snare
    OCDP 14x6 Avalon Snare
    Crush 14x6 Chameleon Snare
    Mapex 13x3 Piccolo Snare

    Sabian Cymbals
    14" AAXplosion Hats
    14" HHX Evolution Hats
    14" AA Med Hats
    22" AAX Metal Ride
    20" AA Medium Ride
    20" Pro Ride
    17" AAXplosion Crash
    18" AAXplosion Crash
    19" AAXplosion Crash (2)
    20" AAXplosion Crash
    19" Vault Crash (2)
    19" AAXtreme China
    10" HHX Splash

    Wuhan Cymbals
    12", 16" & 18" Chinas
    15", 17", 18" Crashes
    8" & 12" splashes

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    Welcome to DC Tadly, nice review.
    ~BWB~

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