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Old 12-07-2015, 04:13 PM
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Hi all...
Thought I would share the latest addition to my Trixon family..
1962 Gold Croc with the rare 6 lug bottom rack tom ..
It has the original Telstar set up of the 16" floor going conical to 20" which they only did for a year before changing it to the 16x14
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61 Trixon Aqua Sparkle
62 Telstar Blue Stripe
62 Telstar Red Croc
62 Telstar Red Pearl
62 Telstar Gold Croc
62 Telstar Blue Croc
62 Trixon Red Stripe
63 Speedfire Aqua
63 Trixon White Stripe
63 Trixon Gold Croc
64 Trixon Red Croc
66 Trixon Blue Croc
66 Trixon Silver Croc
67 Vox Purple Sparkle
67 Vox Telstar Blue Croc
67 Vox Telstar Red Sparkle
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Old 12-07-2015, 04:21 PM
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Default Re: Trixon Telstar

Nice one Dave, beautiful example. I really like the look of the 16 to 20 floor tom. No cymbal arm mount on the bass either.
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Old 12-08-2015, 04:34 AM
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Nice one Dave, beautiful example. I really like the look of the 16 to 20 floor tom. No cymbal arm mount on the bass either.
Cheers Fayray...
appreciate that mate...not seen a gold croc telstar in this early formation mate.....yep just the rack tom center mount on the bass drum...
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51 Trixon WMP
59 Trixon BDP
56 Speedfire Grey Pearl
56 Speedfire Red Pearl
56 Speedfire WMP
60 Trixon Black Silver spot
61 Trixon Aqua Sparkle
62 Telstar Blue Stripe
62 Telstar Red Croc
62 Telstar Red Pearl
62 Telstar Gold Croc
62 Telstar Blue Croc
62 Trixon Red Stripe
63 Speedfire Aqua
63 Trixon White Stripe
63 Trixon Gold Croc
64 Trixon Red Croc
66 Trixon Blue Croc
66 Trixon Silver Croc
67 Vox Purple Sparkle
67 Vox Telstar Blue Croc
67 Vox Telstar Red Sparkle

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Old 12-07-2015, 08:32 PM
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Was just looking at very OLD receipts the other day...15-20 years old...

I bought a Trixon conical kit out of my newspaper wanted ad for....$100!

Had Speed King too..I wrote down...KINDA remember a Acro coming with it...but too long ago....

Flipped it same day for $700..to a guy in Fla.....
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Old 12-08-2015, 04:35 AM
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Was just looking at very OLD receipts the other day...15-20 years old...

I bought a Trixon conical kit out of my newspaper wanted ad for....$100!

Had Speed King too..I wrote down...KINDA remember a Acro coming with it...but too long ago....

Flipped it same day for $700..to a guy in Fla.....
Wow!!! Blairndrums...that was a score mate...bet you would love to grab another
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51 Trixon WMP
59 Trixon BDP
56 Speedfire Grey Pearl
56 Speedfire Red Pearl
56 Speedfire WMP
60 Trixon Black Silver spot
61 Trixon Aqua Sparkle
62 Telstar Blue Stripe
62 Telstar Red Croc
62 Telstar Red Pearl
62 Telstar Gold Croc
62 Telstar Blue Croc
62 Trixon Red Stripe
63 Speedfire Aqua
63 Trixon White Stripe
63 Trixon Gold Croc
64 Trixon Red Croc
66 Trixon Blue Croc
66 Trixon Silver Croc
67 Vox Purple Sparkle
67 Vox Telstar Blue Croc
67 Vox Telstar Red Sparkle
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Old 12-08-2015, 04:17 PM
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Ok gang...here's the update on my new set...

new heads all round, missing tension screws now fitted to floor and rack tom, floor tom now has the Trixon badge and also the correct leg tightening black tensioner with new grey inserts, Bass drum has the Trixon Logo now and a good polish with Novus...
Just need to finish off the rear of the bass drum and the t-rods then all done...
Well pleased how it has come out....
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51 Trixon WMP
59 Trixon BDP
56 Speedfire Grey Pearl
56 Speedfire Red Pearl
56 Speedfire WMP
60 Trixon Black Silver spot
61 Trixon Aqua Sparkle
62 Telstar Blue Stripe
62 Telstar Red Croc
62 Telstar Red Pearl
62 Telstar Gold Croc
62 Telstar Blue Croc
62 Trixon Red Stripe
63 Speedfire Aqua
63 Trixon White Stripe
63 Trixon Gold Croc
64 Trixon Red Croc
66 Trixon Blue Croc
66 Trixon Silver Croc
67 Vox Purple Sparkle
67 Vox Telstar Blue Croc
67 Vox Telstar Red Sparkle

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Old 12-10-2015, 02:40 PM
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whoa ... nicely done!
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Old 12-10-2015, 05:56 PM
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whoa ... nicely done!
Many thanks agogobil...glad you like it too-really pleased with the finished result and the wrap looks awesome..
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51 Trixon WMP
59 Trixon BDP
56 Speedfire Grey Pearl
56 Speedfire Red Pearl
56 Speedfire WMP
60 Trixon Black Silver spot
61 Trixon Aqua Sparkle
62 Telstar Blue Stripe
62 Telstar Red Croc
62 Telstar Red Pearl
62 Telstar Gold Croc
62 Telstar Blue Croc
62 Trixon Red Stripe
63 Speedfire Aqua
63 Trixon White Stripe
63 Trixon Gold Croc
64 Trixon Red Croc
66 Trixon Blue Croc
66 Trixon Silver Croc
67 Vox Purple Sparkle
67 Vox Telstar Blue Croc
67 Vox Telstar Red Sparkle
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Old 12-10-2015, 08:24 PM
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I had my first Trixon Luxos kit a few months ago, I thought it was one of the coolest kits ever and started researching the Trixon history. Unfortunately, after gigging with it several times, I started to see why they aren't so popular. They have the mystique with the weird size drums, nice finishes and intersting hardware design, but they just didn't sound good, especially the kick. I just could not get any punch out of it. Luckily for me, I was able to trade it, although it did take some time.
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Old 12-11-2015, 01:10 PM
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I had my first Trixon Luxos kit a few months ago, I thought it was one of the coolest kits ever and started researching the Trixon history. Unfortunately, after gigging with it several times, I started to see why they aren't so popular. They have the mystique with the weird size drums, nice finishes and intersting hardware design, but they just didn't sound good, especially the kick. I just could not get any punch out of it. Luckily for me, I was able to trade it, although it did take some time.
Johnny Ringo-shame about that...sounds like you were unlucky mate...all my Luxus kits sound great and the bass drum never causes me any problems even when they are miked up and sound really full...
Would agree that the conical bass drums sound not very full but both the Luxus and Speedfire kits sound fab....did your kit have a damper on it?

How much did you tighten the t-rods on the bass drum head-if you over-tightened them then the sound would be a lot less and not as full mate.

....Back to the gold croc Telstar...pleased to say that as yet there is not another from this year that I have found .. so really pleased to have added this one to my ever growing collection....
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51 Trixon WMP
59 Trixon BDP
56 Speedfire Grey Pearl
56 Speedfire Red Pearl
56 Speedfire WMP
60 Trixon Black Silver spot
61 Trixon Aqua Sparkle
62 Telstar Blue Stripe
62 Telstar Red Croc
62 Telstar Red Pearl
62 Telstar Gold Croc
62 Telstar Blue Croc
62 Trixon Red Stripe
63 Speedfire Aqua
63 Trixon White Stripe
63 Trixon Gold Croc
64 Trixon Red Croc
66 Trixon Blue Croc
66 Trixon Silver Croc
67 Vox Purple Sparkle
67 Vox Telstar Blue Croc
67 Vox Telstar Red Sparkle

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