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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 and in 1971 the remaining machinery and stock were transferred to Hamburg and stored their for more than 25 years There was talk of Tama a Japanese company buying up Trixon... but Karl -Heinz held back and in 1996 Mr Arthur Oeschger (an aquantee of Karl-Heinz) and in 1996 he bought the whole stock and machinery and all licences for Trixon Brand..
Arthur Oeschger in 1997 had a booth at the Frankfurt Music Fair and he also spread the word that Trixon Drums were back in production and taking orders and enquiries.!!
Unfortunately in 1998 a fire destroyed the production warehouse and hall and all the machinery within it and all stock was destroyed..
Mr Arthur Oeschger sadly died on 2 years later in 2000.

I own his original business card !



 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:


BUDDY RICH-TRIXON/VOX-ITIS !!


1967 Catalogue with a Trixon 1440's



My rare 1967 BUDDY RICH Metal Shell


HERE'S MY COLLECTION PAST AND PRESENT DAY

RHYTHM MAGAZINE: ISSUE 299
Guest Editor:TAYLOR HAWKINS of 
THE FOO FIGHTERS 
order link coming soon!



Trixon Speedfire 0/700 in gold croco


VERY SPECIAL:
On the 20" floortom is fit a plastic head with a hole in the center to fit a tube. So you´re able to change the mood when you blow into it.


A video for The Lockdown Blues 30.03.20


Here in a Lexus Car advert at 25 secs!
With KYLIE MINOGUE




1966 Vox Telstar & 1956 Trixon Speedfire



1964 Trixon Speedfire in Blue Sparkle


16 & The Sidewinders 2016


                                          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



 Live with The Hi~Fi's 2018



Promo Video- The Escapees



1952 Trixon Luxus with Lightbulbs


Feb 2014 Serious Charge at Crondall Rock n Roll Club 




1961 Luxus in rare Yellow/Gold Sparkle


 Bongo's with original heads and stand






                                           Played live in 2018



1959 Trixon Luxus in Aqua Sparkle



     Pete Hutton & The
 Beyonders 2012




1962/63 Trixon Telstar in Red Croco


Played Live with:Timebomb Allstars 2019


1956/58 Trixon Speedfire in Aqua Sparkle


SPEEDFIRE & LIGHTS !!


Live withThe Voo-Dooms 2018



Used on Album Recording 2018



Video of the Speedfire in action with Marti Brom and Miika on the kit in 2004 !


1966/67 Vox Telstar in Red Sparkle




 THE ARCTIC MONKEYS at 2:13



STILL PHOTO FROM THE VIDEO



Corrup-TED at Wildest Cats 2010



Surecan Rock at Westward Ho! 2013



1962/63 Trixon Telstar in Blue Stripes



Pete Hutton & The Beyonders 2012



1962/63 Trixon Telstar in Blue Croco



1962/63 Trixon Telstar in Gold Croco


USED ON ALBUM RECORDING AUGUST 2020
                       



Played live: Timebomb Allstars 2020




1966/67 Vox Telstar in Blue Croco




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



STILL PHOTO FROM THE VIDEO






 Norm & The Nightmarez 2017

Lancashire Bombers





 Furious at Skegness Stomp 2015



1959 Trixon Luxus with matching Bongos


1959 Trixon Luxus in Grey Pearl



Here being played live 2016 




Early 1960'S Luxus in White Marine Pearl


 1963/64 Luxus in White Stripes


Corrup-TED live at Wildest Cats 2010


 1956/58 Trixon Speedfire in White Marine Pearl with Snare attached to the Bass Drum !





 The Hi~Fi's at Skegness Stomp 2019 




1966/67 Trixon Luxus in Grey Stripes


1966/67 Vox Thunderbolt in Silver Croco



July 2016 live at Skegness Stomp 

1956/58 Trixon Speedfire in Red Pearl with Custom made Large Rack Tom


Played live here in 2016







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 



                  1961 Trixon Luxus in Red Pearl 
Owned 2011-2016 






Now owned by ROGER TAYLOR of QUEEN and my Floor tom circled in yellow!















     

UK Vintage Drum Show


 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   





1961 Trixon Luxus in Red Pearl



1963/64 Luxus In Blue Stripes


1963/64 Luxus In Green Sparkle




Christmas Present 2019

1964 Luxus in Black with Gold Spots


1963/4 Luxus in Red Pearl July 2020



Very Late 1960's Luxus in Blue Croco


Used on Album Recording 2020



Played live: October 2019 The Hi~Fi's  


 57' Restored back to green sparkle




Late 60's Telstar-one of the last ones made








1963 Trixon Speedfire in Copper Sparkle



Double Trouble




LATE 1940'S RARE SNARE DRUMS


 Original 1965  'never used' Trixon wires


Early 1950's Trixon Conga's



MY TRIXON MEMORABILIA


My Trixon Tattoo 2018



Caricature playing my Trixon Speedfire





My Bespoke Trixon Shirt and Shorts




AND A MASK TOO!!


TRIXON WATCH TOO!


TRIXON TIE CLIP!!



TRIXON CUFFLINKS TOO!



TRIXON & VOX DRUMS FACEBOOK PAGE


TRIXON PATCH BY J.HAROIAN



1965 U.S.A.TRIXON HERALD NEWSPAPER!









1950's RECORD CASE 






ORIGINAL TRIXON DRUM CASES



MORE ORIGINAL CASES




MORE ORIGINAL CASES




TRIXON AND RARE VOX DRUM KEYS



MY ORIGINAL TRIXON DRUM STIX











ORIGINAL TRIXON BRUSHES












EARLY 1950'S ORIGINAL BADGES


VERY RARE EARLY 1950'S MUSIC STAND



VERY RARE EARLY 1960'S MIC STAND






TRIXON STOOLS 1950-1962








Very rare original Vox set Late 1960's








YOUTUBE VIDEO SHOWCASING COLLECTION

TRIXON/VOX DRUMSETS


SNARE DRUMS PART 1




SNARE DRUMS PART 2



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       


RHYTHM MAGAZINE SPECIAL
 TRIXON EDITION MARCH 2021





THE UNLEASHED MAGAZINE
 INTERVIEW -APRIL 2021



HAPPY BIRTHDAY 2021
red croco from the mid 60's!


Christmas present 2021
Mid 60's Cow Bell foot pedal 10/665




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  and...