Thread: Trixon Telstar
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Old 12-11-2015, 01:10 PM
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Originally Posted by johnnyringo View Post
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....
45/48 Slingerland WMP
51 Luxus WMP
56 Speedfire BDP
56 Speedfire WMP
59 Speedfire Aqua
59 Luxus BDP
60 Luxus Black Silver
61 Luxus Gold Sparkle
61 Luxus WMP
62 Telstar Blue Stripe
62 Telstar Red Croc
62 Telstar Gold Croc
62 Telstar Blue Croc
63 Luxus Gold Croc
64 Speedfire Blue Sparkle
64 Luxus Black/Gold Spots
65 Speedfire Gold Croc
66 Luxus Blue Croc
66 Vox Thunderbolt Silver Croc
67 Telstar Yellow Sparkle
67 Vox Telstar Blue Croc
67 Vox Telstar Red Sparkle

Last edited by diamond; 12-11-2015 at 01:32 PM.
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