Hi Dimitri,So...how do I go about finding original floor tom legs and a matching snare?
You're going to end up paying more for the matching snare than you did for the whole kit.So...how do I go about finding original floor tom legs and a matching snare?
It is relative. Location is a factor, as well. There was a red stradivarius, LA Camco near me for sale (22/12/13/16/14), on FB, for about 8 months, until it finally was gone. The guy was only asking $1200.00 CDN. Included the old school cases, to. I couldn't believe it didn't sell right away.Great points, and of course my bank account likes that response. At the end of the day, I intend to play them regularly. I'm not trying to rip anyone off, nor do I intend to buy cheap then flip. But yeah, I guess value is relative.
Wayne- LA Camco was 73-77ish so this kit is probably 73/74 as is yours. Early era.
I’m late to the party. Congrats on a beautiful LA Camco kit. There is a reason most Camco kits sit forever on Reverb/ EBay. It’s either finish, sizes, extra holes , condition or a combination of all of the above. You scored an unmolested Camco kit in almost pristine condition at an unheard of price! Your drums alone should sell quick at the $2000 mark if you were to decide to sell.Someone on the Facebook group seemed to think my number was 461, not #61. I looked closely and can see it both ways. Not that it really matters to me, but it would have helped if all the drums had the numbers.
I’m late to the party. Congrats on a beautiful LA Camco kit. There is a reason most Camco kits sit forever on Reverb/ EBay. It’s either finish, sizes, extra holes , condition or a combination of all of the above. You scored an unmolested Camco kit in almost pristine condition at an unheard of price! Your drums alone should sell quick at the $2000 mark if you were to decide to sell.
I was the one on FB that said it could be 461. I’m a Camco guy but I collect mostly Oaklawn & Chanute era, LAs I only know a little bit about. I would reach out on here to LA Camco owners. In fact do a search for Camco serial numbers. Try and find pics of early numbers versus later numbers and try to find one that matches the style of numbers on yours as there were quite a few different styles. That should help determine if that number is 461 or 61.
Also another thing is LA did two different versions of the badge. The first one is the same as the other eras. It is raised lettering and around the edge with a white enamel background ( George Way was black background). The second version is silk screened so there are no raised lettering or edge. That will also help determine if it were early or later LA.
LA era was 1973-78. I was told that they didn’t actually start building drums until 1975 and stopped in 1977. I have no idea if this is true or not and I’ve never been able to find that in writing. It may have been a rumor started because the only LA catalog in dated 1975 and Tama/ Hoshino made Camco started in 1978.
Pics or none of this happened at all .....
What a gorgeous kit. Wow.Here is the best pic I could get of the stamp inside the kick drum without having to tear apart my whole set up. Feeling a little lazy recently...lol. Definitely is a # instead of another 4. #61 it is!
Also tried to get a shot of the badges with raised lettering...and a bonus shot of the nice undersized shells!
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