TRIXON:A BRIEF INTRODUCTION
Trixon was founded in 1947 on September 18, by Karl-Heinz Weimer (born April 4th 1917) in Hamburg-Germany and the first Drums being made from 1948 and the first exhibition being in the same year at Bavaria in the South of Germany.Trixon drums are amazing for their innovations in drum design and construction, including the Trixon Speedfire ellipsoidal shaped shell and also the Trixon Telstar conical shell.
Originally hand built by Weimer in his Germany workshop in Hamburg from 1949-1956, Trixon drums were very popular in Europe with the Jazz drummers of the day. In 1953 Mr Weimer finally got the patent.. Next a new factory in Hamburg/Maimoorweg , which produced the drums from 1956 until 1965 and also from 1967 manufacturing and distribution was also at Shannon Airport - Ireland and mainly distributed to U.S.A
Ivor Arbiter took over control of Trixon Drums distribution in the U.K. in the late 1950's and gained lots of interest from the jazz drummers of the day and this popularity continued in the U.K right through to the mid 60's with many endoresees of the brand...The most popular wrap back then was the blue stripes finish. Trixon quickly gained massive interest with American drummers of the 1950's/60'S and had several major artist endorsements including Lionel Hampton and Buddy Rich in 1967....In approximately late March of 1967 Trixon Drumsets were offered in the USA for only a year and a half, but were offered under the Vox Brand and the models were changed...
TRIXON KITS WERE ORIGINALLY.. LUXUS, TELSTAR AND THE SPEEDFIRE
VOX KITS WERE RE-NAMED .. THUNDERBOLT,. FANJET ..AND THE.. TELSTAR
Early 1970 production ceased due to the Rippen company finishing in IrelandTo date Trixon / Vox Drums are still in demand, due to the crazy unique shape of the Bass Drums and the rarity of the Vox kits ... I seriously have:
HERE'S MY COLLECTION
1964 Trixon Speedfire in Blue Sparkle
Matching a Red Pearl Trixon Speedfire and a Trixon Telstar
1956 Trixon Speedfire in Grey Pearl
Picture 1 Daniel Huys in 1956
Myself Picture 2 in 2018
1959 Trixon Luxus in Aqua Sparkle
1962/63 Trixon Telstar in Red Croco
1956/58 Trixon Speedfire in Aqua Sparkle
SPEEDFIRE & LIGHTS !!
Playing Live with THE VOO-DOOMS !!
Video of the Speedfire in action with Marti Brom and Miika on the kit in 2004 !
1966/67 Vox Telstar in Red Sparkle
See this kit in The Arctic Monkeys Video below at 2:13
1962/63 Trixon Telstar in Blue Stripes
1962/63 Trixon Telstar in Blue Croco
1962/63 Trixon Telstar in Gold Croco
|Live with Norm & The Nightmarez|
1959 Trixon Luxus with matching Bongos
1959 Trixon Luxus in Grey Pearl
1959 Trixon Luxus in Grey Pearl
Early 1960'S Luxus in White Marine Pearl
1963/64 Luxus in White Stripes
1956/58 Trixon Speedfire in White Marine Pearl with Snare attached to the Bass Drum !
1966/67 Trixon Luxus in Grey Stripes
1966/67 Vox Thunderbolt in Silver Croco
1956/58 Trixon Speedfire in Red Pearl with Custom made Large Rack Tom
1960 Trixon Luxus in Black with small Silver Dots...Custom made Bass drum 20 x14, rack tom 9 ¼ x 9 and floor tom is 14 x 14
A Stack of Trixon's and Vox Sets
My Trixons at U.K. Drum Fair 2013
Vox Telstar at Simon John U.K.Show 2017
Trixon Telstar's at Simon Johns U.K.Show
Early 1960's Trixon Luxus in Gold Croco
Live at The Isle of Man T.T. Races 2013
JIMMY KAVANAGH ORIGINAL 1950'S DRUM SKIN
Early1960's Trixon Luxus in Red Pearl
1966/67 Vox Thunderbolt in Pink Sparkle
RHYTHM MAGAZINE VINTAGE VAULT- TRIXON DRUMS
TRXION LUXUS AQUA SPARKLE
TRIXON TELSTAR BLUE STRIPES
VOX TELSTAR IN RED SPARKLE
SPEEDFIRE IN WHITE MARINE PEARL
TRIXON LUXUS IN RED STRIPES
TRIXON LUXUS IN WHITE MARINE PEARL
TRIXON SPEEDFIRE IN BLUE SPARKLE
LUXUS BLACK WITH SLVER DOTS
TRIXON TELSTAR IN GOLD CROCO
MORE TRIXON'S COMING SOON!!!