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Orange County Drum and Percussion (OCDP)
IndustryMusical instruments
Founded1996; 26 years ago (1996)
ProductsDrum kits, snare drums
ParentGuitar Center

Orange County Drum and Percussion (abbreviated OCDP) is an American custom drum manufacturer located in Orange County, California. Since 2011, the company is owned by retail chain Guitar Center and only sells ready-made drum kits in set configurations that are mass-produced in China. Only artists endorsed by OCDP are allowed custom designed and manufactured kits, the most notable of which is former OCDP artist Travis Barker who had a signature kit available for purchase that has since been discontinued.


Snare Drums

Vented snare drums were a large part of the OCDP offering for most of the '90's, and became very popular due to their use by groups like 311, Blink 182, and No Doubt. This is a snare shell that has had a large opening cut into it. This opening allows more air and sound to escape the drum for a louder and dryer sound, popular with that genre.[1]


Drummers that use OCDP include: Travis Barker, Adrian Young, Alex Dontre and John Otto, Erik Sandin and Jaron Pearlman, touring drummer for the Indigo Girls, Abe Cunningham . Between 1996 and 2002, former Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison used OCDP, before switching to Pearl Drums. Other past endorses include Ray Luzier of Korn (who's also now coincidentally endorsing Pearl), Chad Sexton of 311, and Atom Willard.


  1. ^ Information Archived 2014-02-23 at the Wayback Machine on OCDP website