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Monday, 27 November 2017

1952-1966 Trixon/Vox Drums


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 Ireland
 To 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:
TRIXON/VOX-ITIS !!

HERE'S MY COLLECTION


1964 Trixon Speedfire in Blue Sparkle




                                          TRIXON SHOWSTAR



 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



The 1956 Set with the Floor tom



1952 Trixon Luxus with Lightbulbs




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




1966/67 Vox Telstar in Blue Croco



See this kit in The Arctic Monkeys Video below at 2:30 






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

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 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 Trixon/Vox at U.K. Drum Fair 2012 



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





Blue Croco with late badges 




1963/64  Luxus in Red Stripes






1964 in rare yellow sparkle 22" bass drum



 Some of my Trixon/Vox Snare Drums!




Rare 1949/51 in Black Diamond Pearl



1952 Old Badge White Marine Pearl


Early 50's Old Badge Sinfonie 


Mid 1950's  Bop Snare


Mid 1950's Bop Snare



More of my Snare Collection 






' Jellybean' kit ! ...a jellybean kit is the same make of drum but each drum is in a different wrap (colour)



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!!! 














1952-1966 Trixon/Vox Drums

TRIXON:A BRIEF INTRODUCTION Trixon was founded in 1947 on September 18, by Karl-Heinz Weimer (born April 4th 1917) in Hamburg-Germany  ...