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Forum: Vintage Drums 09-19-2019, 08:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 835
Posted By Prufrock
Re: Camco vs DW lugs

Early DW lugs are very similar to Camco lugs. One of the main differences I've noticed is that the spring in the DW lugs has wider coils, wheras the Camco lugs tend to have tigher coils in the...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 11-10-2017, 01:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,725
Posted By Prufrock
Re: Camco Restoration - a labor of love.

Another vote for the Rogers mount. It was not uncommon for Camco kits to have Rogers mounts if asked for by the purchaser. There are promo photos of Camco drums featuring endorser drummers, and you...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 11-08-2017, 06:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,821
Posted By Prufrock
Re: Camco - What is this?

Keep an eye out on Ebay. They can be sort of pricey, but it's worth it when you have a drum like that. There might be some in the Camco community who could have an extra badge they would be willing...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 11-08-2017, 07:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,821
Posted By Prufrock
Re: Camco - What is this?

That's a nice drum! It isn't clear from the catalogs, but you could order a drum with a "super" parallel strainer, a wood shell, and aristocrat lugs. It would make sense that if your dad went to...
Forum: Vintage Drums 10-15-2017, 08:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,980
Posted By Prufrock
Re: Shell I.D.?? George Way?

That is a really interesting shell. As DolFan54 said, not like any George Way shell I've seen, either. A Way shell would have had horizontal grain and only 3 or 4 plies. It also looks like your...
Forum: Vintage Drums 03-18-2017, 12:10 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,988
Posted By Prufrock
Re: Happy St. Paddy's Day! Let's see your green.

Here is my only green sparkle drum, a 1961 George Way Tuxedo snare. One of my favorites.
Forum: Vintage Drums 02-14-2017, 11:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,727
Posted By Prufrock
Re: Geo Way Snare What's worth what's it's age?

These are different from many of the George Way 6-lug Studio models that you tend to see. The 1961 Studio models had:

- 4 ply Jasper shells with re-rings (earlier ones had 3 ply), so essentially...
Forum: Vintage Drums 01-09-2017, 10:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,549
Posted By Prufrock
Re: Camco BD Spurs & Mounts

Dan, those parts are all original. I have the same floor tom leg mounts and wing nuts on a couple of George Way floor toms. I also have the same round wing nuts on the spur mounts.

Saying...
Forum: Vintage Drums 01-09-2017, 10:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,549
Posted By Prufrock
Re: Camco BD Spurs & Mounts

Stedi, I don't know if the Camco curved spurs can be classified as "later" since George Way drums had curved spurs as well. The first George Way catalog has drums illustrated with straight spurs,...
Forum: Vintage Drums 12-17-2016, 11:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,314
Posted By Prufrock
Re: Famous non-drummer musicians behind the kit

When I saw this thread I immediately thought of Gary Burghoff as Radar on Mash. Even as a kid I remembered the scene where he does the drum solo, as it was so evident he KNEW how to play drums; this...
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-22-2016, 01:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,404
Posted By Prufrock
Re: A pleasant surprise with a kit or bunch of drums/parts you bought?

I bought a late 50s George Way kit and had to shell out. It was, for the most part, a "time capsule" kit, although the descriptions of the component parts were a bit scant. I took a chance, and...
Forum: Vintage Drums 06-06-2016, 11:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,594
Posted By Prufrock
Re: Camco Value

Mario, I think we are in the same ballpark and just suggesting different marketing strategies. My initial thought - due to how nice the kit looks (and I am guessing sounds) - was $1400, but then I...
Forum: Vintage Drums 06-06-2016, 08:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,594
Posted By Prufrock
Re: Camco Value

FYI, an early Camco kit (20/14/12) in silver sparkle (that had really faded and yellowed), but that appeared all-original including the tall COB hoops just sold on Ebay for a BIN of something like...
Forum: Vintage Drums 06-04-2016, 02:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,594
Posted By Prufrock
Re: Camco Value

They do look killer, and I know they must sound great!

It could be that they exceed the $1250 mark, but it is really hard to say exactly what they would bring realistically given that they...
Forum: Vintage Drums 06-04-2016, 11:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,594
Posted By Prufrock
Re: Camco Value

Boy, that's a tough one. Good looking player's kit in popular sizes, pieced together and modded, without a matching snare or the desirable tall COB Oaklawn era hoops. If these were Slingerland from...
Forum: Vintage Drums 05-29-2016, 07:36 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,277
Posted By Prufrock
Re: This is the Display Your George Way Drums Thread

Sweet looking duco kit! If I were you, Dan, I'd use an original Camco pedal with that - it is the ancestor of the DW 5000, and just looks "right" with a vintage kit like that...

I'm really glad to...
Forum: Vintage Drums 04-29-2016, 11:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,363
Posted By Prufrock
Re: Camco 1960's

Great idea, Mario! I was thinking the same thing!
Forum: Vintage Drums 03-29-2016, 11:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,744
Posted By Prufrock
Re: Totally unique "Soistman" drum set, interesting construction

I have never seen a kit like that - thanks for posting! The top hoop on the FT is a Camco COB; I can't quite tell what is on the bottom from the photos.

How do the drums sound?
Forum: Vintage Drums 03-19-2016, 05:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,649
Posted By Prufrock
Re: Need info on this George Way snare please

Ultimately something is worth what someone is willing to pay for it. It's okay to put a high value on a drum and wait for a purchaser. I still contend an Ebay value for this drum is between $350...
Forum: Vintage Drums 03-19-2016, 12:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,649
Posted By Prufrock
Re: Need info on this George Way snare please

The Way drum is a 5.5 inch shell. BDP is one of the more common of Way wraps (although all of the drums are fairly scarce). If you were going to find an Aristocrat, it would not be a surprise to...
Forum: Vintage Drums 01-29-2016, 11:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,292
Posted By Prufrock
Re: Help with camco snare

Yes, that's the original throw off, which is very good to have. The close-up picture you have posted also confirms that the bottom hoop is not original - the areas by the lug screws are too squared...
Forum: Vintage Drums 01-27-2016, 09:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,292
Posted By Prufrock
Re: Help with camco snare

The drum could very well go to $700 or beyond, if two or three people who really want it get into a competition, and yes, it looks to be in nice condition.

Saying this, if I'm seeing correctly...
Forum: Vintage Drums 01-26-2016, 11:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,292
Posted By Prufrock
Re: Help with camco snare

That is a nice and fairly scarce 6.5 inch Camco COB snare drum. Am I correct that it is the 10-lug model? They also came in an 8-lug version.

It looks to be in nice overall condition, although...
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