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Old 12-11-2019, 01:10 AM
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I saw that kit on Craigslist up for trade, dumping them already?
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Old 12-11-2019, 08:33 AM
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Say it ain't so, Joe!
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Old 12-11-2019, 08:36 AM
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Old 12-11-2019, 08:41 AM
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Looks good mark, but didn't you have some silver sparkle. Camcos a couple years ago? I remember wanting to make a trade for them. Nice score snyway
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Old 12-11-2019, 08:58 AM
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Not me, this is my first Camco kit.
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Old 12-11-2019, 09:50 PM
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For what it's worth, here's my unofficial review of the kit.
They reminded me of a rb Gretsch kit I had, although the Gretsch had bigger drums, the sound and feel is very similar. I have the kit wide open, using coated Ambassadors on the batter and resonsant side, with a little tape on the batter side of kick with a Remo patch. The drums resonated like mad, especially the floor tom.
It's a totally different sound than the Ludwig, Slingerland and Rogers kits I've had, not better, just different.
I love how they look, with the chrome turret lugs against the black finish.
Btw, I ordered a Camco logo sticker for the kick.
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Old 12-12-2019, 12:05 PM
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Hi JohnnyRingo,

I am curious. Does the tom mount choke the sound of the hanging tom much?

Every kit I've played, with old style tom mounting, have, for the most part, destroyed the tone of the drum.

Nick
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Old 12-12-2019, 12:29 PM
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Hi JohnnyRingo,

I am curious. Does the tom mount choke the sound of the hanging tom much?

Every kit I've played, with old style tom mounting, have, for the most part, destroyed the tone of the drum.

Nick
Hey Nick, no, it does not choke the tom, it sounds like it should. In fact my Gretscherland kit has the same type of mount and it sounds great too. Maybe it's your head selection or tuning. I use coated Ambassadors and I generally have the batter head at a medium tuning with the resonant head slightly higher.
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Old 12-12-2019, 12:36 PM
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Drum mounting hardware that was used back when those drums were built were factored in to how the drums were designed to sound with the most commonly used drum heads at that time. So, what sounds "choked" to you is the intended sound that the drum makers built into their drums. What you want to hear is something DIFFERENT from the original sound. There is no right or wrong about this. You either like the original sound or want to change it for something different.
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Old 12-12-2019, 01:05 PM
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thanks for the replies gentlemen.

I have a Slingerland set, a Gretch set, and a Ludwig set. All have rail mounting hardware
for the hanging tom (one only). I have Ambassador heads on each. They all choke the
sound and by that I mean it is totally different than if I strike the drum while holding the tom-tom by hand. If I am doing something wrong, I'd love to understand how to remedy it!
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