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Old 08-25-2019, 08:05 PM
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Default Gretsch tension rods=Camcos??

I have read that in the late 50's/early 60's Camco had made products for Rogers and that they also produced the "Floating Action" pedal for Gretsch which was practically the same as the Camco "Deluxe" pedal except for the foot board.
However, I'm hoping some experts out there might be able to shed some light on their tension rods, which look pretty identical.
Perhaps Camco was also machining these for Gretsch as well?
They both share the similar taper just under the collar.
Camco on left, Gretsch on right.
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Old 09-08-2019, 10:31 PM
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Default Re: Gretsch tension rods=Camcos??

I will accept "you're out of your mind" comments...….
Just wondering if anybody has noticed this. (Not my mind, the question!)

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Old 09-11-2019, 11:26 AM
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Default Re: Gretsch tension rods=Camcos??

50s Kent rods and late 50s-60s Slingerland rods are also nearly identical to those. I have noticed differences in plating quality, but otherwise they're all pretty indistinguishable across four US brands.

Then I've noticed that later Camco rods are just like Ludwigs. I too have wondered who was making these things.
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