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Discussion in 'Vintage Venue' started by Rockin' Billy, Feb 27, 2019.
very cool. it does make you wonder what's still out there...unused.
How does he do it??...There are a couple more dealers out there that uncover the most beautiful gear, but we will never know their secret..lol Prices for those kits are very reasonable, im sure they will be gone very soon. IF I needed a kit, that red one would be mine.
Happy hunting Steve!
I'm lucky, I'm about 30 minutes away from their shop. Thinking about stopping by this weekend just to look at it!
I'd go red, too.....the rest are just too weird for me. And I can't wait to get to the NY store someday.....
Steve gets the REALLY GOOD stuff.
4 of my most treasured kits are from him.
Including the earliest known OBP from 1956.
This is my latest from him from 1959.
THANK YOU STEVE!!
I'd have to play them!
Champagne for me. I would totally gig that wearing an Apollo astronaut suit.
I had an elipical set (I heard them called peanut bass drums) in champagne. Steve did not point this out but they came with 2 bass drum pedals and hence the snare mounting off the bass drum you could move your left foot from the HH to left bass drum pedal with out the snare stand getting in the way. I did ordered a fiber skin 2 bass drum head for the batter side and left the calf on the front. Now opinions are like a&& holes everybody has one but I disagree with Steve on the quality and sound of the Trixons but still very neat
I was watching the Jetsons recently and got to wondering.
Did Trixon ever get around to releasing this one?
Very cool would like to know what that elliptical bass sounds like?
I had a Speedfire kit. Wasn’t bad, wasn’t the greatest not that it tells you a lot. Kit was so cool to look at, lots of compliments, but not fun to move. Rack toms great for Wipe Out.(ugh) Floor Tom was a monster at 20” open bottom. Didn’t keep it to long. I think that the Trixon snares are killer. The gray lug gaskets were hard to find if needed. Don’t know if they were ever reproduced.
That was the strange stuff back in the day especially the pink wrap. You were cutting edge. My friends would’ve kicked my ass if I showed up w that kit.
If getting a Speedfire at that price I would want the concert toms. That for me was the coolest part.
I've only ever seen one of those ellipse bass drums live once, played by the Big Six, a swing/rockabilly band from England. However, there was a Speedfire on display at a vintage guitar shop in San Francisco for a long time. I wonder if it's still there.
Back in the 70's when I was on the road, I went into a music store in a small town in Wisconsin. They had several Trixon sets. One set had the heads and hoops off for some reason, so I could look at the shells. I was very impressed with the workmanship. I think they were beechwood.
The tom mounts had the same basic design as Sonor, which made me wonder if the two companies used the same supplier in Germany.
We Americans don't know much about Trixon, but they were really big in Europe and Great Britain. A lot of British drummers used them on gigs and recordings.
Good luck finding a playable set nowadays. Replacement parts are impossible to find. Like Maxwell said, they're collector's items.
I always wanted this blue Crocodile kit but never lucky enough to find one
I've got a 1967 Trixon Telestar set. GREAT set! At gigs, its a 100% guarantee...some drummer will come up to me and ask..."WHAT are those Drums??"