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Old 01-15-2020, 10:36 PM
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Default Oh No...Trixon Is Back From The Dead

Everything old and weird is new again, it seems. To be displayed at NAMM 2020. I'm astounded. I know at least one member here who will be ecstatic. Whatever. To each his own.

The MI industry is reissuing everything from the golden days of the 50's and 60's. Ovation solidbody guitars have even made a comeback. I don't know why, as they were flops in their day and have very little collector value.
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Old 01-16-2020, 03:01 AM
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ve it! I might have to look into a Trixon kit.
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Old 01-16-2020, 04:44 AM
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Everything old and weird is new again, it seems. To be displayed at NAMM 2020. I'm astounded. I know at least one member here who will be ecstatic. Whatever. To each his own.

The MI industry is reissuing everything from the golden days of the 50's and 60's. Ovation solidbody guitars have even made a comeback. I don't know why, as they were flops in their day and have very little collector value.
Ermmm...we are all a family of vintage drum lovers on this forum...
I do agree and also I'm not to keen on repro drums as I always like to see the originals but then everything nowadays seems to be getting reproduced but using different parts, interiors, and thus not made to spec of the originals...
The Trixon's were very unique at their time back in 1956 when they were first introduced and ran for just over 10 years!!...the first model with the bigger sized bass drum only ran for 2 years so is very collectible indeed..
The Trixon Vox however only ran for 1 1/2 years and is very rare indeed so they do have a collectors value...not sure where you got your information from?
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Old 01-16-2020, 10:03 AM
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I shudder to think about what the costs will be for replacements of each of the bass drum heads.
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Old 01-16-2020, 10:03 AM
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Everything old and weird is new again, it seems. To be displayed at NAMM 2020. I'm astounded. I know at least one member here who will be ecstatic. Whatever. To each his own.
From the title of the thread and the wording in your post, you seem to dislike this revival, yet weren't you all for the Slingerland revival deal with DW?

What's the difference?
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Old 01-16-2020, 10:04 AM
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You misread my post, sorry to say. I clearly said Ovation electric guitars have very little collector value, not Trixon/Vox drums, which obviously have their fans. But, in terms of overall appeal to the general collective of drummers. I don't think these reissues will fly at all. They're just too unusual looking, and drummers are, by nature, rather conservative. They want drums that look like drums, not like empty thread spools, donuts, trumpet bells, pancakes, or someone's shorts (Peavey, Whitney, North, Flat Jacks, etc).

Fans such as yourself, will probably like these new Vox drums, and maybe some young drummers looking for something very different might too, but the average drummer? I don't think so, but I could be wrong.
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Old 01-16-2020, 10:05 AM
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From the title of the thread and the wording in your post, you seem to dislike this revival, yet weren't you all for the Slingerland revival deal with DW?

What's the difference?
Jim, read the post below yours. These reissues are too unusual for the average drummer to embrace, as they were years ago, here in the USA.
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Old 01-16-2020, 10:13 AM
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I played a lot of gigs on these Flat Jacks in the mid- 1960's. The only picture I can find of my Flat Jacks was taken with the band's girl sitting behind them with the guitar player's back in view.
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Jim, read the post below yours. These reissues are too unusual for the average drummer to embrace, as they were years ago, here in the USA.
You are probably correct, these are a niche market kind of drum set and always were. But even the niche market can be profitable.

I don't see it as a bad thing, just another choice to consider.
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I shudder to think about what the costs will be for replacements of each of the bass drum heads.
...USUALLY BETWEEN 150-200... But that's for the original ones...
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