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Old 11-20-2014, 11:03 PM
Sanityclause Sanityclause is offline
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Default Oaklawn Camco in need...

I sure would like to get this beauty back up and running.

Missing parts: Strainer, butt, Trods, hoops...

The edges are perfect and the drum is in round.

... the excitement of the hunt.

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Old 11-21-2014, 10:19 AM
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That will be a cool drum to own and play. I'm betting you have a long hunt ahead of you as you don't see an abundance of Camco parts popping up. GREAT challenge!!
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Old 11-21-2014, 05:20 PM
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Default Re: Oaklawn Camco in need...

Congratulations, a beautiful drum.
Good luck on the hunt. The Aristocrat strainer will be the hardest to find. I’m aware of at least 5 Camco players/collectors that are searching for one or more to complete their drums. If you already want to play it, try some generic 1,6mm steel hoops and a Rogers Clockface strainer.
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Old 11-21-2014, 05:55 PM
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Congratulations, a beautiful drum.
Good luck on the hunt. The Aristocrat strainer will be the hardest to find. Iím aware of at least 5 Camco players/collectors that are searching for one or more to complete their drums. If you already want to play it, try some generic 1,6mm steel hoops and a Rogers Clockface strainer.
Does the Rogers clock face strainer have the exact same hole to hole distance as the Camco Aristocrat?
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Old 11-21-2014, 06:27 PM
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Default Re: Oaklawn Camco in need...

Doh! Never mind. Not complete, but the strainer was in a pile of parts that my brother packed up. I also found the butt and a bunch of trods that I believe are Camco. Now I'll grab some generic hoops, and look for a plate for the strainer...

Man I can't wait to hear this drum!

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Old 11-21-2014, 06:40 PM
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Default Re: Oaklawn Camco in need...

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Now I'll grab some generic hoops, ...
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Try the new DW True Hoop, it's their version of Camco's original with the folded over edge!
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Old 11-21-2014, 07:14 PM
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Try the new DW True Hoop, it's their version of Camco's original with the folded over edge!
Thanks. They seem to be thicker hoops though correct? 3mm?
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Old 11-21-2014, 07:22 PM
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Default Re: Oaklawn Camco in need...

DW True Hoops are not based on a Camco hoop at all. They are much heavier. I'd opt for some lighter gauge triple flange for the best tone out of the Camco until you can find original hoops.
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Old 11-22-2014, 06:11 AM
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Doh! Never mind. Not complete, but the strainer was in a pile of parts that my brother packed up. I also found the butt and a bunch of trods that I believe are Camco. Now I'll grab some generic hoops, and look for a plate for the strainer...

Man I can't wait to hear this drum!

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Wow,... buy your brother a beer,... that’s a $150,00 find !

Mario is correct, you will get a good tone out of a lighter triple flange hoop. The earlier Camco drums came with the typical tall COB hoops. Your drum appears to be a later 6-ply drum. By that time, many drums came with more generic Asian hoops. Something with a more-rounded shoulder part will practically make it look like original.

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Old 11-22-2014, 02:12 PM
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I scrambled to throw some parts on this shell so I could get it up on a stand to hear it. Wow, it has every frequency I like to hear in a snare and more importantly, every frequency that I think a mic will smile upon. Body, crack, mids, this thing sounds really beautiful.

I will continue to search for Camco parts, but for now its playable which was my aim.

Oh course its a personal taste , but I don't know why other companies didn't follow suit in using undersized shells and similar bearing edge profiles. This drum is impressive.

The ranting of the newly converted...

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