- Dec 29, 2005
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Hello, I would like to know who made shells for Camco in the sixties? Did they make their own or were they made by Jasper? Thanks.
That makes sense, never really thought about L&L ever using Jasper.Another great Jasper shell made under George Way's watch was the Leedy & Ludwig,
1951 to 1955 I believe. Very precise bearing edges on a beautiful shell with a wide
tuning range. A great streamlined art-deco lug design, too.
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Jolo........Frostbite Falls, MN
Resurrecting this thread from long ago.After the 3 ply, Camco went to 4 and then 6 ply with rings. Pretty sure that all happened Oaklawn era. Camco's transition from 3 ply w/ rings happened sometime in the mid 60s, wheras Gretsch did the switch roughly 57.
I'm pretty sure mine are 6 ply, but I haven't had them apart for any length of time to really check... been too busy playing the heck out of them since I got them to check. Mine, an Oaklawn kit, does have rings and interior sealant: I'm pretty sure ALL Camcos up until the LA era that were wrapped had white interiors no matter what (painted/lacquer finish drums had clear sealed interiors). To my knowledge, until Tama took over the Camco name (easily identified by the lugs, which have a different shape), ALL Camcos also had rerings.
Another tangent regarding Camco shell construction: if Jasper was making 6 ply gum/maple shells for Gretsch as well as 6 ply shells w/ rerings for Camco... were the 6 ply Camcos gum/maple like the Gretsch shells? I've heard rumors both ways. It would have made sense for Jasper produce a single line of shells, and then add rings for the ones they sold to Camco.