Bill Hamm USA
Bill: "As I was setting up, the soundman looked at
them and said "Trixon ... they're not very loud."
He didn't seem too happy about that. I told him that they were loud enough, and at the first break,
he said I was right. He really liked the kick, and he said that the toms were fine."
1964 in aquamarine sparkle
>> This is a Trixon Telstar kit from 1964. Sizes are (diam1 x
diam2 x depth) 20x16x16, 14x13x8, 16x14x16, 14x13x5.5. It is nearly
identical to the very first drum set that I ever sat behind and took my
first lessons on back in 1967 (that kit was a VOX, who also distributed
Trixon to the US). I found the kit on Ebay, very dirty and missing the
tom rims and tension rods. The existing metal rims were pretty rusty.
The floor tom shell was cracked at one of the leg brackets, and the
snare throwoff was missing. The wrap luckily was faded on the side
opposite the badges, and compared to many other Trixon kits with this
wrap, is in pretty decent condition.
I replaced the rims, tension rods, and swivel nuts (lug inserts, as they were metric and fine threaded), and repainted the kick hoop. Shined them up, stuck a new decal on the kick, and there you have it.
The kit sounds nice and punchy. The birch shells (no rerings) are clear coated inside and the bearing edges are full roundover.
I put single-ply coated heads on the toms, Aquarian
Focus1 kick batter, and Aquarian coated single-ply with inside dot on
the snare. They do not "ring for days" ... nice!
Bill, you're right, great drums! Ingo
1967 in red sparkle
>> I also recently picked up a 1967 Luxus kit
that is in excellent shape: