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Forum: Vintage Drums Today, 10:13 AM
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Posted By kdg
Re: Hello......Is This Thing Working?

I would say that there is always more to learn. It's still almost impossible to date a Camco kit accurately, let alone their catalogs. And yes, most of the big questions in the drum business have...
Forum: Vintage Drums Yesterday, 04:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 213
Posted By kdg
Re: Hello......Is This Thing Working?

Hello, it's me.....
I've thought about us for a long, long time.
Maybe I think too much but something's wrong
There's something here that doesn't last too long....

(T. Rundgren)
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 09-20-2020, 09:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 654
Posted By kdg
Re: Camco experts!

Thanks Amosguy,

The pad seems very tight and solid and the only sad thing is the felt has petrified somewhat over the 55 plus years of service. I suspect that the felt is glued to the circular...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 09-19-2020, 07:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 654
Posted By kdg
Re: Camco experts!

OK. I finally have pics of the muffler in question. Upon inspecting it, I don't see any way a rubber band or floss will work. Has anybody been able to adjust these to keep them from buzzing?
Forum: General Drum Questions 09-17-2020, 08:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 503
Posted By kdg
Re: Where is Johnny Ringo?

I am very sorry to hear this. I wish you both well and I hope for a speedy recovery for her.

Kurt
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 09-15-2020, 01:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 88
Posted By kdg
Re: UV damaged Satin FLame/Moire?

This is the last drum to be detailed and painted. I've finished cleaning and polishing all the hardware down to the washers and inserts and springs. It's a long job, but they sure do pop now.
I...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 09-15-2020, 12:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 88
Posted By kdg
Re: UV damaged Satin FLame/Moire?

Thanks Mark!

Your drums look a lot better than this one. This was a players kit that was nested between gigs IN THE BACK OF A PICKUP TRUCK IN ALASKA!!!!
So, I'm happy to have a 20-12-14 Camco...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 09-15-2020, 11:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 88
Posted By kdg
UV damaged Satin FLame/Moire?

Is there any way to bring back a 60's Satin Flame/Moire wrap that has been faded by sunlight? I've cleaned with "Scrubbing Bubbles" which lifted dust and dirt pretty well, but the Blue Moire is on...
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-08-2020, 01:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 121
Posted By kdg
Re: Camco Lug questions....

It doesn't look to be part of the casting. It has a copper-ish tint to it that stands out from the rest of the lug. If I had to guess, I would say it was soldered in place, but I really don't know....
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-08-2020, 12:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 121
Posted By kdg
Camco Lug questions....

I am almost done cleaning and polishing the metal pieces for my Oaklawn kit.
I would like to know if anybody can tell me the purpose of the metal strip inside the lugs? (Chroming process related?)...
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-08-2020, 11:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 175
Posted By kdg
Re: Labor Day is a real holiday.

Leedybdp,

So, in your first two sentences, you are referring to the late-60's?
Your tenure there must have been a tumultuous period. Wow.
I recall (reading or hearing) that Rogers was begging...
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-07-2020, 08:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 175
Posted By kdg
Re: Labor Day is a real holiday.

I am away from my Rogers book during the pandemic, but this makes me wonder what the impetus was for CBS to move operations from Covington, OH to Fullerton, CA. in 1969, where Fender was based (also...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 08-26-2020, 04:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 252
Posted By kdg
Re: Vistalite bongos any thoughts?

Cool! I have never seen those before. Who were they made by?
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 08-23-2020, 08:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 273
Posted By kdg
Re: Hollywood conga

Hollywood Meazzi:

http://www.vintagedrumguide.com/meazzi_history.html

I found the congas in the catalogs (drumarchive.com)
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-21-2020, 08:38 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,408
Posted By kdg
Re: Beginner kit score

It never hurts to search for a "Weather King drum"
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-18-2020, 09:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 527
Posted By kdg
Re: Cleveland Powertone COB date?

I've also got a COB Powertone that I bought to cover until I found this Blue Glass Glitter for the matching Rogers kit I had acquired a few years before. Green Sparkle or Green Glass Glitter is...
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-18-2020, 04:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 527
Posted By kdg
Re: Cleveland Powertone COB date?

The top hoop is not a Rogers, but the bottom could be.
Here is a pic of my Powertone (#14664) from 1966:
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-17-2020, 07:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 527
Posted By kdg
Re: Cleveland Powertone COB date?

Butt plate is the new re-issue version. Not sure about the rims as the pics are too close. Rogers rims had ears that were sharply down-turned. My dating chart says around 1965.
Great drum though....
Forum: Vintage Cymbals 08-13-2020, 07:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 235
Posted By kdg
Re: Four Ks and an A

+ Marimba and Vibraphone!!
Nice Cymbals. I liked the 1st and 3rd best.
Forum: General Drum Questions 08-10-2020, 03:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 707
Posted By kdg
Re: Paul McCartney was right...

This starts to ring truer everyday!
Forum: General Drum Questions 08-10-2020, 12:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 707
Posted By kdg
Re: Paul McCartney was right...

I guess the "Will you still need me" question has been answered.
Congratulations!!
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 08-09-2020, 07:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 537
Posted By kdg
Re: Ludwig Rail Arm Help-Am I doing something wrong?

I think it may be a combination of the L-arm serrated teeth being worn down over the decades and metal fatigue of the clamp. I would try adding a thin piece of Aluminum tubing that would fit snug...
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-07-2020, 09:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 605
Posted By kdg
Re: Return of the Vintage Companies

I've been admiring that set for some time now. Absolutely gorgeous. Unfortunately, I am busy restoring my own Camco and I wish to remain married!
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-05-2020, 11:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 605
Posted By kdg
Re: Return of the Vintage Companies

I sincerely doubt that "Camco" will ever return to it's former glory.
Hoshino would have to relinquish the trademark name and whatever else they have.
(Interesting question here: who has ownership...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 08-01-2020, 12:47 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 241
Posted By kdg
Yes, It's a bit OCD....

But I have three of my SS cases done up this way.
This is the 6.5x14 early 60's COB. A professional case company CAD designed the interior on an Enduro case I provided. For those so inclined, it...
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