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Old 08-05-2011, 07:33 AM
DolFan54 DolFan54 is offline
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Default Camco 6.5x14 Aristocrat - Rare Drum!

I did a straight trade recently for a 6.5x14 Camco snare. In my 15 years of collecting Camco drums I've never seen a 6.5x14. I got a call from a friend of mine that has a friend in need of a snare drum lug for a Camco drum and tells me it's a 6.5x14. So I called the guy up and told him I have a very clean part but I'm actually interested in your drum. So I met with him and brought along a 1920's Leedy 5x14 solid shell in blk lacquer (refinish), 1958 5.5x14 Leedy Shelly Manne Model in red/brown duco (old refinish), 1950's Gretsch RB 6.5x14 16 lug snare in silver sparkle and a 2008 George Way (Dunnett) 6.5x14 in BDP. He decided on the Gretsch.



Here are some quick pics. Here is the 50's Gretsch I gave aWAY in the trade....







And here's what I received....... :shock:



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Old 08-05-2011, 07:34 AM
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Default Re: Camco 6.5x14 Aristocrat - Rare Drum!

Here is the drum after my cleanup. The bottom hoop was original second generation COB hoop but the top hoop was generic. I ended up replacing both hoops with first generation COB hoops since I didn't have a second generation top hoop in my parts collection. Many of the lugs were DW replacements so I replaced those with original Camco lugs which has now exhausted my spare snare lugs!




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Old 08-05-2011, 08:11 AM
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Default Re: Camco 6.5x14 Aristocrat - Rare Drum!

Dang! That's the snare I've been looking for. It would complete my late 60's Camco kit.
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Old 08-05-2011, 08:28 AM
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Default Re: Camco 6.5x14 Aristocrat - Rare Drum!

Coolness!

I have 16" and 13" COB Camco hoops>(1 of each) if you have anything to trade.......

Old cymbals mostly wanted..........
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Old 08-05-2011, 10:18 AM
Purdie Shuffle Purdie Shuffle is offline
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Default Re: Camco 6.5x14 Aristocrat - Rare Drum!

Hey Steve, with that Rogers clock-face on there that snare drum belongs with my kit!

Sweet snare! Man, how/where do you find all this Camco stuff? I think you got the better end of the swap deal.

Is there -any- difference between the Camco and DW lugs? I used DW on my snare and I can't tell them apart from my Camco's.

Congrats on a great score!

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Old 08-05-2011, 11:57 PM
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The round circle on the face of the DW lugs are larger than the ones on Camco lugs. Can't tell from a distance but up close I can see it. The inside guts of a Camco lug are completely different than DW.

BTW the finish on my snare drum is the rare Ebony Stain. Not a very sexy color which is probably why there are so few Camco drums out there in that finish. The Rogers strainer has the same hole pattern but I put a Camco Aristocrat on it as soon as I got it home
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Old 08-06-2011, 01:43 AM
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Steve,

>The round circle on the face of the DW lugs are larger than the ones on >Camco lugs. Can't tell from a distance but up close I can see it. The inside >guts of a Camco lug are completely different than DW.

I hadn't noticed the difference in the size of the circle till you mentioned it. Yes, the guts are different. Plus the DW lugs can only take True-Pitch tension rods which have an entirely different thread pitch than anything else out there.

>probably why there are so few Camco drums out there...

How many Camco/Geo. Way snares does that make for you Steve?

Again, great score. You did great on the trade.

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Old 08-06-2011, 08:22 AM
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Steve,

Plus the DW lugs can only take True-Pitch tension rods which have an entirely different thread pitch than anything else out there.


How many Camco/Geo. Way snares does that make for you Steve?
If you have to replace a broken Camco lug with a DW lug, the inserts can be swapped out so you don't have to use True-Pitch tension rods. I have a pile of DW lugs but they are pre-True-Pitch lugs.

So far it's 8 George Way snare drums and 5 Camco snare drums. Do I have a goal? Not really, I buy them when I can but unlike before, I no longer sell once they're in my collection.
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Old 08-06-2011, 11:39 PM
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Nice restoration job! Looks like a modern day version of my 1928-34 Slingerland....

Mike Curotto
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Old 08-11-2011, 02:11 PM
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Default Re: Camco 6.5x14 Aristocrat - Rare Drum!

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BTW the finish on my snare drum is the rare Ebony Stain. Not a very sexy color which is probably why there are so few Camco drums out there in that finish.
Hey, how can you say that ( mine) Ebony Stain is not sexy????

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