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Old 01-17-2020, 09:18 PM
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Like i said though...think some of the unusual rare drums should be left as such and not made again as a repro's...
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Old 01-17-2020, 09:58 PM
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Well, I'm good with it.

Reproduce them all. Some guys want new drums, and they don't care about anything vintage and the problems that can come with them. Especially a brand like Trixon drums, which are really rare, expensive and hard to come by. So what's the problem?
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Old 01-17-2020, 10:45 PM
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I'd like to see some of these kits onstage. I think they are visually stunning. I have been SO curious to try a Trixon Speedfire or a Telstar kit....but, again, they are extremely rare in ANY kind of condition. As I recall, there were some plastic parts that have come to be notorious for being broken and cracked...replacements being impossible to find...(maybe a 3D printer could repro some?) Anyway, I am encouraged by the news that they have decided to retry some of that Jetsons-esque looking stuff. Maybe they will repro some of the old plastic parts so that more of the original kits can be fully restored.

Personally, I gravitate towards the conical Telstar kits -because they look so jazzy! Blue Croco? Come on, man! That's Aqua Velva cool! But I'm not gonna lie...I want to experience that Speedfire bass drum!
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Old 01-18-2020, 12:09 PM
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This is a true story; when I interviewed Kenney Jones for my book, he told me he bought a Trixon Speedfire set ("It had a bass drum like a tank wheel") after he got in the Small Faces, and within weeks, major parts starting breaking, so he tossed the drums in the trash and bought a used black Ludwig set from Brian Bennett of The Shadows. At that point, Kenney still owned those Ludwig drums and he said they were in great condition.
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Old 01-18-2020, 01:06 PM
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Not for nothing, but if Kenny Jones let's his lady friends sit on his floor tom, then of course it's going to fall apart!

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Old 01-18-2020, 04:06 PM
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Not for nothing, but if Kenny Jones let's his lady friends sit on his floor tom, then of course it's going to fall apart!

Did you ever see the photo of Bill Haley and his drummer and the Trixon set? The drummer has the same odd setup and both are wearing a king's crown.
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Old 01-18-2020, 05:43 PM
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They are odd for sure, but in a good way. I like them. The bass drum is obviously cool as heck and the set up of the toms is as well, however, they look hard to play laying so flat like that.

Hey, is Trixon actually a company or just a name? Are they actually building these new drums or did somebody by the rights to the name?
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Old 01-18-2020, 08:29 PM
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https://trixondrumsusa.com/

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https://reverb.com/marketplace/drums...on?make=trixon
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Old 01-18-2020, 09:57 PM
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So, there is only one US dealer who owns the company, and most of what they offer are budget priced kits and so forth. Some of the sets feature outmoded, elongated power rack toms that went out of fashion in the 90's. Color me unimpressed. Aren''t there enough cheapo drumsets out there? The market is already too crowded with entry and mid level product.

I can't help but think of the mockery Brooks-Mays made of the Rogers name years ago. Maybe Trixon drums should have stayed a piece of history.
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Old 01-18-2020, 11:19 PM
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