Camco Experts! What exactly do I have here?

c.wulf

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Hello- picked up this early DW and am ignorant of what exactly I have here, besides a high probability of a Camco shell and hardware. I’ve never seen this throw...

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Awesomeness. That's what you have there. First generation of DW snare circa 1982. I have number 100483. Some idiot drilled holes (crookedly) and added a tone control to mine that is long gone. Camco throw converted to a butt plate, likely leftover LA era Camco lugs, and Camloc throw off that is of no relation whatsoever to Camco. Keller shell as far as I know and most were 6" deep. Lovely snare drum all around. Great find.
 

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Furthermore, if you happen to remove a lug, I would love to see the inside. Mine may have been tampered with. No springs as I recall but packed with gaffers tape. I would enjoy seeing how they are supposed to look.
 

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Awesomeness. That's what you have there. First generation of DW snare circa 1982. I have number 100483. Some idiot drilled holes (crookedly) and added a tone control to mine that is long gone. Camco throw converted to a butt plate, likely leftover LA era Camco lugs, and Camloc throw off that is of no relation whatsoever to Camco. Keller shell as far as I know and most were 6" deep. Lovely snare drum all around. Great find.
Thanks so much!!! Yep- 6”. Oh! One more thing..the rods have a square on the tip- any significance?
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Yes, very significant. If you are missing one or more you are unlikely to find them. DW has no clue. The closest match I can find are from early 80s Ludwig Rockers but the ends of their threads are tapered. I am missing 4 original rods from my snare.
 

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Yes, very significant. If you are missing one or more you are unlikely to find them. DW has no clue. The closest match I can find are from early 80s Ludwig Rockers but the ends of their threads are tapered. I am missing 4 original rods from my snare.
Luckily, I have them all. Woohoo!
I will remove a lug and take a pic for you, in the next few days. ;)
Thanks again!
 

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Glad you found one - that will go great with your Camco kit!
 


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