Vintage Drum Forum the best vintage drum forum on the Internet - Vintage Drum History - Vintage Drum Questions

Go Back   Vintage Drum Forum > Vintage Drums

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 08-05-2020, 08:44 AM
Dan Boucher Dan Boucher is offline
Vintage Drum Guru
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 2,459
Default Return of the Vintage Companies

We have been watching Rogers come back to life lately, Slingerland is now in DW's hands and we shall see what happens with that. We did see Leedy snare drums for a while. Ludwig and Gretsch never really went away.

But of the remaining most popular American drums, Camco will probably not come back even though the were great drums and have risen to command very high price tags in the vintage market. After all, how can you resurrect Camco with lugs that look just like a DW? In the end, you Camco guys will have something very unique in vintage drums.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 08-05-2020, 08:48 AM
leedybdp leedybdp is online now
Vintage Drum Guru
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Texas
Posts: 2,086
Default Re: Return of the Vintage Companies

Camco lugs look just the DW lugs?????? That's a reversal of reality.
__________________
No matter how far you push the envelope, it is still stationery.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-05-2020, 10:36 AM
O-Lugs O-Lugs is online now
Vintage Drum Guru
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 4,574
Default Re: Return of the Vintage Companies

Don't forget about the re release of the Trixon (Vox?) Speedfire bass drum kits!
__________________
"God is dead." -Nietzsche

"Nietzsche is dead." -God
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-05-2020, 11:43 AM
kdg kdg is offline
Advanced Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: St. Petersburg, FL
Posts: 161
Default 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 of the Oaklawn/Chanute/Beckman factory documents and memoranda?)
DW would have to decide to move on from the Turret lug to something else, which I highly doubt will ever happen.
Lastly, any startup company who somehow obtains all this is faced with an uphill battle of establishing itself in a worldwide music industry. Its not 1956 anymore with Mom & Pop music shops in every town.

The most likely scenario I can envision is the DW "juggernaut" negotiating the loose-ends and consolidating the name and company, then repackaging the Camco product as a high-end boutique line with a limited annual production, designed and marketed to those willing devotees ready to drain their bank accounts.

Last edited by kdg; 08-05-2020 at 11:54 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08-05-2020, 02:20 PM
Morgatto Morgatto is offline
Contributing Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 92
Default Re: Return of the Vintage Companies

Who want Camcos when there is some neo- George H Way around?
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 08-06-2020, 08:12 AM
Dan Boucher Dan Boucher is offline
Vintage Drum Guru
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 2,459
Default Re: Return of the Vintage Companies

Quote:
Originally Posted by O-Lugs View Post
Don't forget about the re release of the Trixon (Vox?) Speedfire bass drum kits!
I did limit my comment to American drum makers. But yes, the Trixons are back too.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 08-06-2020, 08:14 AM
Dan Boucher Dan Boucher is offline
Vintage Drum Guru
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 2,459
Default Re: Return of the Vintage Companies

Ah, I forgot the George Way's. Good catch.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 08-06-2020, 08:19 AM
Dan Boucher Dan Boucher is offline
Vintage Drum Guru
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 2,459
Default Re: Return of the Vintage Companies

Speaking of Camcos and draining bank accounts, this one is pretty nice. You investor types with a pile to spare might give this one some consideration on Reverb. I've had one Camco set. It had been refinished and I got the snare separately. Same snare as this kit has. I think it may be the nicest snare drum I've had. The throw-off has to be one of the best designs ever.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Camco Purple Moire.jpg
Views:	48
Size:	112.9 KB
ID:	131896  
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 08-06-2020, 09:28 AM
O-Lugs O-Lugs is online now
Vintage Drum Guru
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 4,574
Default Re: Return of the Vintage Companies

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dan Boucher View Post
I did limit my comment to American drum makers. But yes, the Trixons are back too.
Oh....I didn't see the limitation in your initial post, but yeah I forgot that those drums were foreign. It just popped into my mind because of a recent thread that someone made about the egg shaped bass drum kit coming back. Personally, I wish that the conical shells would make a comeback. They are literally impossible to find in any kind of useable condition. Maxwell had some "time capsule" Trixon kits for sale awhile back, but even those had issues that simply couldn't be corrected without someone fabricating the replacement parts.

I'm also happy to see the Rogers kits looking good.

Camco will never come back.

As has been said before, Ludwig and Gretsch never went away.

I can't see the future music, at the moment, at all -much less the future of vintage reissue drums! But, it does give us something to talk about.
__________________
"God is dead." -Nietzsche

"Nietzsche is dead." -God
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 08-07-2020, 08:58 AM
Rob the drummer Rob the drummer is offline
Contributing Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 67
Default Re: Return of the Vintage Companies

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dan Boucher View Post
I did limit my comment to American drum makers. But yes, the Trixons are back too.
I have heard exactly ZERO good things about any of the Trixon products made here in the states.

Run, don't walk, from buying their stuff.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:09 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2009 VSDwebdesign