I used to own a "Razorback" snare. The former co-owner of "Razorback"
Drums in Nashville claimed to have bought a number of left over shells
from Jeff Ocheltree. I bought it off Ebay. Mine looked just like the
one in the pic with exception of the badge and lugs, Mine came with no
badge, but had the triangular 3 hole configuration on opposite sides of
the snare for the "dangerous ocheltree type" badges. Mine also had the
hex machined brass lugs instead of steel.The shell was very close to if
not 1/4" thick and weighed over 20 lbs. The snare beds were maybe 1/8",
or 1/16" deep and Brass-Plated? Die cast hoops. I didn't care much for
it's tone, regardless of tuning or head selection. I found it
one-dimensional and lacking in dynamic nuance. Not my cup of tea. I
sold it. Good Riddance.
I actually had some email correspondence with Jeff Ocheltree regarding
my Carbon Steel "Razorback" snare. In an attempt to verify the
authenticity of the claims made by the seller whom I purchased it from.
If anyone is interested in the dialog, I still have the email--- I
could post it, if there's no legal repercussions to posting email
Post by firstname.lastname@example.org
the badge certainly looks like an Ocheltree.
Post by Robert Schuh
Isn't that an Ocheltree?
"Everything that elevates an individual above the herd and
intimidates the neighbour is henceforth called evil; and
the fair, modest, submissive and conforming mentality,
the mediocrity of desires attains moral designations and honors"