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Old 03-06-2021, 04:03 PM
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The 3 D finish Camco used made for an eye popping look. I've often wondered what it would look like under stage lights.
They look stunning under stage lights. In the early 1960s I went to see a band that played in the same area as our band. The drummer was playing a Camco set covered in White 3-D Moire. A couple of years later, that drummer was my replacement when I went into the army. By then he was playing some other drum set and I was playing my blue sparkle Camcos. Camco was fairly popular in our area probably because the Oaklawn factory was as close--actually closer--to where we lived and played as the Ludwig and Slingerland factories. The Gretsch warehouse was also very close to us. We were very fortunate.
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Old 03-07-2021, 01:52 AM
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Ah, and alongside the venerable Dynasonic! Great matchup of great drum makers.
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Old 03-07-2021, 02:36 AM
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Not my Camcos, but you Camco fans may enjoy this one. I'll them Everly Camcos. Everly Brothers on the Ed Sullivan show backed up by some nice sounding Camcos in a natural finish.


(Don't go getting a big head over this. I think I've seen them backed up on Rogers too.)
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Old 03-07-2021, 08:29 AM
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Ah, and alongside the venerable Dynasonic! Great matchup of great drum makers.
Dan,

I am the second owner of this players kit that was originally bought new in Anchorage, Alaska in 1965, however there are aspects of this kit which lead me to strongly believe that it was made a few years earlier.

I used my '68 Dyna because I needed to play some super soft rolls and articulation for that concert. I am VERY interested in finding a matching Aristocrat in Blue Moire or at least a 701/Super 99 that is "all there", so if anyone has one, I'm interested.

Kurt
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Old 03-07-2021, 09:15 AM
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This could be that drummer. Anybody Recognize him??
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Old 03-11-2021, 06:25 PM
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Speaking of maybe posting something earlier in this thread, I don't remember if I had posted any pictures of the Camco Tuxedo snare I acquired out of sheer coincidence after wrapping some orphan Leedy drums to make a little bop set. The Camco snare is all original.
Those are stunning. I did find an older pic of my Camco snare. Some guy did a musical in California about Dennis Wilson and wanted my Camcos. I wish he would have brought the musical to Eastern USA.
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Old 05-22-2021, 08:46 PM
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Bought today!
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Old 06-02-2021, 12:37 PM
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Here are mine after restoring/re-wrapping them. 20, 12, 12, 14, 5X14 snare. There is a fun story behind these, but when I got them they were stripped and only one bass drum hoop was left with a blue sparkle inlay. There were no badges. I always wanted a set in this white 3D finish and was fortunate to find it. I dated them to Oaklawn era by the COB hoops and Rogers collets still saying patent pending. Its a rough guess, but I am fairly confident in the date range. A few years later I came across a set of George Ways with the same bass drum hoop style, same shell construction, same COB hoops, and similar sizes (20, 12, 14, 4.5X14 snare) in blue sparkle.
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