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Old 04-11-2021, 11:15 PM
DolFan54 DolFan54 is offline
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Default Repairing a Camco Aristocrat Strainer.

I made this video the other day. I hope it helps!

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Old 04-12-2021, 12:37 AM
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Default Re: Repairing a Camco Aristocrat Strainer.

Great video Steve. Gorgeous snare drum too. I've had one wood shell Aristocrat and I always remember the strainer as being the best I'd ever experienced. I must have gotten a good one from the factory or one that was in your hands at some juncture.
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Old 04-12-2021, 06:56 AM
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Default Re: Repairing a Camco Aristocrat Strainer.

Steve,
Thank you for the video on this much needed topic! Hopefully, when I eventually find a snare for my Camco kit, it won't have this issue, but in the meantime it certainly helps to have a better understanding of the possible problems.
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Old 04-12-2021, 08:55 AM
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Default Re: Repairing a Camco Aristocrat Strainer.

The only Camco drum in my collection has the simplest throw off that is one of the most reliable to use. I can't remember if my set of Aristocrats in the mid-1960s had that round throw off housing on the matching snare drum or some other type.
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Old 04-13-2021, 12:03 AM
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Default Re: Repairing a Camco Aristocrat Strainer.

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The only Camco drum in my collection has the simplest throw off that is one of the most reliable to use. I can't remember if my set of Aristocrats in the mid-1960s had that round throw off housing on the matching snare drum or some other type.
The Economy strainer works! Simple is usually the best!
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1959 George Way BDP 22/12/16 w/ 5.5x14
1959 George Way Green Sparkle 22/12/16 w/5.5x14
1961 George Way Blue Sparkle 20/12/15
1961 George Way Jelly Bean 20/12/14 w/4.5x14
1960ís Camco Oaklawn Champagne 20/12/14/16w/5x14
1971-73 Camco Chanute Walnut 24/14/18 w/5x14 COB
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Old 04-13-2021, 07:45 AM
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Default Re: Repairing a Camco Aristocrat Strainer.

If my mid 60s Aristocrat snare drum did not have the round strainer housing as the one on DolFan's drum, what might have been the factory-installed strainer?
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Old 04-16-2021, 07:09 AM
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If my mid 60s Aristocrat snare drum did not have the round strainer housing as the one on DolFan's drum, what might have been the factory-installed strainer?
The Tuxedo strainer was used in the early 60ís. It has a trapezoid casing with Camco stamped in big letters on the front of the casing. Internally it works similar to the Aristocrat but the parts are not interchangeable. It actually works better.
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1959 George Way BDP 22/12/16 w/ 5.5x14
1959 George Way Green Sparkle 22/12/16 w/5.5x14
1961 George Way Blue Sparkle 20/12/15
1961 George Way Jelly Bean 20/12/14 w/4.5x14
1960ís Camco Oaklawn Champagne 20/12/14/16w/5x14
1971-73 Camco Chanute Walnut 24/14/18 w/5x14 COB
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Old 04-16-2021, 07:41 AM
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Default Re: Repairing a Camco Aristocrat Strainer.

Thanks, Dolfan. I think that the strainer did have that trapezoid-shaped cover plate. I don't recall ever having problems with the snare drum hardware.
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