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Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 12-10-2015, 02:40 PM
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Posted By agogobil
Re: Trixon Telstar

whoa ... nicely done!
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 09-21-2015, 08:21 AM
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Posted By agogobil
Re: This is the Display Your Trixon Drums Thread

The Telstar kit was a 4-pc. The dimensions for the '64 version were:

Kick - 16x16x20
Floor - 14x16x16
Rack - 13x8x14
Snare- 13x5.5x14

The toms look like they were cut from the same "tube"...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 09-19-2015, 08:45 AM
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Posted By agogobil
Re: This is the Display Your Trixon Drums Thread

ok, I'll bite ...

'67 Luxus and '64 Telstar ... the Telstar kit is identical to the first "real" set of drums that I ever played. I found them in bad shape, but they cleaned up nicely.
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-04-2015, 08:13 AM
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Posted By agogobil
Re: Check This Out

no, mine's from '67 ...
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-28-2015, 08:52 AM
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Posted By agogobil
Re: My New Trixon

Trixon aqua glitter - can't go wrong. The glass in their glitter wraps is finer than most; those will really light up under lights.

Beautiful kit.
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-13-2015, 08:30 AM
Replies: 10
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Posted By agogobil
Re: More Trixon

I have them on mine too. The only thing I could figure was that it was to hold the 13" tom inside when transporting - Trixon did a lot things such as the disappearing cymbal mount and tom mount...
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-10-2015, 06:18 PM
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Posted By agogobil
Re: Trixon

one nice thing about their glitter is that it is glass, but finer particles than most ... they will really light up under stage lighting
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-10-2015, 08:50 AM
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Posted By agogobil
Re: Trixon

The tension rods will be OK, as far as stripping ... that's a short tension rod in the cymbal arm bracket base, you can tighten it pretty good.

But the others will be fine if you don't back them...
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-06-2015, 09:37 AM
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Posted By agogobil
Re: Trixon

nice!

one thing to be careful with is not to overtighten the kick spurs or the rack tom mount; the ends will mushroom and you won't be able to back them fully out without stripping the inside of...
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-30-2015, 11:12 PM
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Posted By agogobil
Re: Trixon Drums

I paid $800 for a '67 Luxus ... non-faded red glitter, great chrome, a few scratches, no cymbal tilter, Trixon cymbal and hihat stands, snare w/strainer mechanism intact.

In that regard, he's high.
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-30-2015, 06:12 PM
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Posted By agogobil
Re: Trixon Drums

ask him, not me!
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-29-2015, 07:56 AM
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Posted By agogobil
Re: Trixon Drums

He isn't too far out of bounds with his prices, perhaps a tad high. Luxus are the "normal" Trixon drums, otherwise those would be great prices if they were Speedfire or Telstar. They're both best...
Forum: Vintage Drums 05-26-2015, 09:27 AM
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Posted By agogobil
Re: List your biggest Snare Drum disappointments

Gretsch COB 4160, drop-G badge, it came with a kit that I bought new in '82.

For some reason, it has an over-sized diameter; normal heads (Aquarian, Remo, Evans) are a struggle to put on. Its...
Forum: Vintage Drums 05-05-2015, 09:08 AM
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Posted By agogobil
Re: Alternate Strainer for Gretsch 4160 Lightning Throw?

adapter plate ... put whatever strainer you want on there, no new holes, no problem
Forum: Vintage Drums 05-04-2015, 08:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,367
Posted By agogobil
Re: Fitting heads to gretsch round badge

have you tried Attack heads?

I went through this a with a couple of 14" oversized drums, and found that different brands vary.

Aquarian being the tightest, just a hair less than 14"
Remo,...
Forum: Vintage Drums 01-10-2015, 10:58 AM
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Views: 7,219
Posted By agogobil
Re: Show off your gigging kits

red vistas (or, vista + goldntimes DIY to be precise)
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 12-20-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,320
Posted By agogobil
Re: Greetings from a Trixon noob!

I fit some little pieces of 1/16" soft plastic shim in there. I imagine you could use a strip cut off of an old credit card, etc ...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 12-20-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,320
Posted By agogobil
Re: Greetings from a Trixon noob!

those cymbal tilters seem to be as rare as ...

my '67 Luxus kit has the arm, but it came with a flimsy non-Trixon tilter ... Gibralter makes a tilter that will fit on the arm, albeit a bit...
Forum: Vintage Drums 12-14-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,950
Posted By agogobil
Re: 70s Gretsch

The worst part of that Gretsch ball mount was that it would never clamp down tight enough to hold, even after bottoming out. (I bought mine new in '82; a mix of stopsign badges and paper tags)

I...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 10-13-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,547
Posted By agogobil
Re: Tricky Trixon Project

the geometric object is a frustum, the wrap would be like taking a piece from concentric circles and then joining it back together

Trixon applied the wrap in two equal sheets/halves with a slight...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 10-11-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,320
Posted By agogobil
Re: Greetings from a Trixon noob!

regular coated single ply work for me ('67 Luxus), with the exception of an Aquarian Focus kick batter
Forum: Vintage Drums 06-04-2014, 11:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,253
Posted By agogobil
Re: Favorite heads?

coated single-ply

gaffer tape to taste
Forum: Vintage Drums 06-04-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,449
Posted By agogobil
Re: Trixon Speedfire

according to Trix on Trixon:

"The earliest bass drum were a little bit bigger than the later ones.

High x Length
1958: 20 1/4" x 28 3/4"
1959: 18 3/4 x 26"

depth of shell 12 1/2 - 13...
Forum: Vintage Drums 01-07-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,377
Posted By agogobil
Re: 1969 Ludwig Downbeat... Oyster Black... value?

Transitional? I'd bet that's "bowling ball" finish alright ... it just hasn't faded yet. Wow. The silver and gray will eventually fade to dark, which is what so many people see.

My kit is from...
Forum: Vintage Drums 06-16-2013, 03:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,319
Posted By agogobil
Re: anyone know about Deri snare drums?

http://www.vintagedrumforum.com/showthread.php?t=23130
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