Ingo Winterberg Germany
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Please have a break, come in, take place and enjoy the Trixon drums 
of my collection that I have built up since the year 2000!

Most of the photos are taken from my second Trixon book -The Trixon collection

 
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These Bongos are very unusual and perhaps not original made by Trixon. The wooden shell is without any covering. 
Never seen Trixon Bongos made of real wood!
Also the connection between the shells is unusual for Trixon. 
The sizes of the shell are regular Trixon: 20,5 cm  x 16,5 cm & 16cm x 14,5 cm

Another unique Trixon drum:
A Floor Tom 16" x 16" but with a finish I have never seen on Trixon drums or in a catalogue. First I thought it was a cheap dc-fix-foil to cover faded original finish - but no, it is a real thick drum covering. And if you notice the edges and holes and so on you can be sure it is professionell made. So why not made by Trixon in the early 70s?
Has anyone the other drums of this set?




in blue croco - late 1960s

Zusammenstellung | Compilation
Bass-Drum 1/100 - 20" x 16"

Snare-Drum 1/400 - 14" x 6"
Tom-Tom 2/200 -  13" x 8"
Floor-Tom 2/500 - 16" x 16"


with additional floor tom
in white marine pearl 
late 1950s

Zusammenstellung | Compilation
Bass-Drum 1/110 - 22" x 15"

Snare-Drum 1/440 - 14" x 5"
Tom-Tom 2/200 -  13" x 8"
Tom-Tom 2/300 -  14" x 11"
Floor-Tom 2/500 - 16" x 16"
!!! all metric sizes !!!


Here we have a very rare finish of the late 60s, early 70s 
which appeared only in the Action Line Catalog of 1967!

 


VOX made by Trixon Snare Drum 1/440 in gold croco - 1967


Very nice Bongos with a beautiful case which is not original Trixon but very unique and handmade!


in dark red with sparkle TX24 
- late 1960s

Zusammenstellung | Compilation
Bass-Drum 1/100 20" x 16"
Tom-Tom 2/200 13" x 8"
   
   

Extreme rare colour!
With original sticker of Music City, 
the music store of Mr. Weimer,
 the head of Trixon!

 




in black - 1962

Zusammenstellung | Compilation
Bass-Drum 1/100 20" x 16"
Snare-Drum 1/440Z 14" x 5"
Tom-Tom 2/200 13" x 8"
Floor-Tom 2/500 16" x 16"

 


in aquamarine moirée - late 1960s

Zusammenstellung | Compilation
Bass-Drum 1/100 20" x 16"
Snare-Drum 1/440Z 14" x 5"
Tom-Tom 2/200 13" x 8"
Floor-Tom 2/500 16" x 16"

 



in white marine pearl
1959

Zusammenstellung | Compilation

Bass-Drum 

50 x 30 cm

 

Snare-Drum 

13" x 4 1/2"

Tom-Tom 

24 x 20cm

Very rare kit!


in blue moireé
late 1960s

Zusammenstellung | Compilation

Bass-Drum 1/110

20" x 16"

The Snare-Drum is at your choice:

Snare-Drum 1/440

14" x 6 ¼"

Snare-Drum 1/440S   metal chromed shell

14" x 6 ¼"

Tom-Tom 2/200

13" x 8"

Tom-Tom 2/300

14" x 11"

This finish is also a very rare and nice one!
The overall condition is excellent!


in black with gold spots
1965/66
left hand outfit

Zusammenstellung | Compilation
Bass-Drum 1/110 20" x 16"
Snare-Drum 1/400 14" x 6 ¼"
Tom-Tom 2/200 13" x 8"
Tom-Tom 2/300 14" x 11"
Profi Hardware 

This finish is a very rare and nice one!
The overall condition is excellent!


Trixon 1/400 363mm x 160mm | 14 1/4" x 6 1/4" in gold sparkle 1955



Trixon 1/600 348mm x 240mm | 13 3/4" x 9 1/2" in white marine pearl 1950

A very interesting project wat to build up the 
Trixon/VOX drum setup the fabulous Buddy Rich played in 1967!


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At the right you see Karl-Heinz Weimer, head of Trixon.

On March 29th 1967 Buddy Rich visited the Trixon plant in Hamburg-Reinbek to inspect his set, specially combined for him. On this day he flew in from London between two concerts.

 

Buddy Rich, who played several other brands before (Slingerland, WFL/Ludwig, and Rogers) could be recruited as an endorser for Trixon for about half a year in 1967. 
His set was prepared as a VOX-set.
Buddy Rich got a 22" bass drum, 13" rack tom, 2 x 16" stand toms and a 14"x 5" snare drum.

 

 

 


Buddy Rich promotion photo 1967


Buddy Rich at the Newport Jazz Festival 1967

 


in white marine pearl
1967

Zusammenstellung | Compilation
Bass-Drum 1/100 22" x 15"
Snare-Drum 1/440S
belongs Martin Grimsel
14" x 5"
Tom-Tom 2/200 13" x 8"
2 x Stand-Tom 2/500 16" x 16"
Profi Hardware 

Cymbals only Zildjian 
with Trixon stamp

This set could be as it Buddy was 
presented in Hamburg.
The front head is reprinted with the logo of BR and VOX like the original of 1967!

Martin Grimsel has lent me the snare
for the
photo session - Many thanks!!!

 

Let's make a journey from the early 70s back in the late 40s.


 

 

Think about the design of my car (I had it from 2000 to 2010) and the speedfire bassdrum ... The car isn't by TRIXON, it's a Citroen DS 21! The DS and the Speedfire set are from the same period ending 60's and beginning 70's. The time I started making music. 2000 was the year I realised two fantastic dreams, as you see.
The beginning of an unusual passion ...

Left is a catalog shot of 1961. 
In 2001 I have made the same photo 
with my daughter Alina!

 


in red croco - late 1960's

Zusammenstellung | Compilation
Bass-Drum 0/701 elliptical
Snare-Drum 1/900S

14" x 6"

Attraction-Tom 2/800

20" x 16"

5 Concert-Toms    13"-9"-8"-8"-6"


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I have also a 13" tom to get a set up like this! 
in red croco - late 1960's

Sorry, I have sold this set but without the snare drum!


in red croco - late 1960's

Zusammenstellung | Compilation
Bass-Drum 1/1100k 20" x 16" x 16"
Snare-Drum 1/900S 14" x 6"
Tom-Tom 2/200k 14" x 13" x 8"
Floor-Tom 2/500k 16" x 14" x 16"

All shells conical but the snare drum

 
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If you have also a Telstar set in red croco you can built this set up:


Steve Karnavas - drummer of the Chaparrals - 
playing at Wisc a Go Go in Dallas.
Notice the same front head design as mine right.
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in blue croco - 1965

Zusammenstellung | Compilation
Bass-Drum 1/110k 20" x 16" x 16"
Snare-Drum 1/440k 14" x 13" x 5"
2x Tom-Tom 2/200k 14" x 13" x 8"
Floor-Tom 2/500k 16" x 14" x 16"

The design paper at the front head is an original of the 60's!


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in pink sparkle - late 1960s

Zusammenstellung | Compilation
Bass-Drum 1/110 20" x 14"
Tom-Tom 2/200 13" x 8"
Snare-Drum 1/440S 14" x 5"

Ok, this is a finish to love or hate, but it is so unique and rare - I love it! Many thanks to Peter Seidel to purchase bass drum and tom to me!!!

I'm very happy to get these drums from Markus for a fair price. But it was a lot of work to put the drums in this condition you see it now!


in white stripes - 1967/68

Zusammenstellung | Compilation
Bass-Drum 1/110 20" x 14"
Tom-Tom 2/200 13" x 8"
Tom-Tom 2/300 14" x 10"
Floor-Tom 2/500 16" x 16"
Snare-Drum 1/440 14" x 5"


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in red moiré pearl - 1967/68

Zusammenstellung | Compilation
Bass-Drum 1/110 20" x 14"
Snare-Drum 1/440 14" x 5"
2x Tom-Tom 2/200 13" x 8"
Floor-Tom 2/500 16" x 16"

The finish is one of the rare! Unfortunately the tom holders and floor tom legs have been completed rebuilt to Premier. 
The resonant head of the bass drum with the letterin Trixon Cortina Combi comes from Italy.


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in red sparkle - 1967/68

Zusammenstellung | Compilation
Bass-Drum 1/100 22" x 15"
Snare-Drum 1/900S 14" x 6"
Tom-Tom 2/100 9" x 8"
Tom-Tom 2/200 13" x 8"
Tom-Tom 2/300 14" x 11"
Floor-Tom 2/500 16" x 16"
Floor-Tom 2/600 20" x 16"

Microphones Sennheiser MD412N


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in gold croco - 1965/66

Zusammenstellung | Compilation
Bass-Drum 1/100 22" x 16"
Snare-Drum 1/440Z 14" x 5"
Tom-Tom 2/200 13" x 8"
Floor-Tom 2/500 16" x 16"


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in red sparkle - 1965

Zusammenstellung | Compilation
Bass-Drum 1/110 20" x 16"
Snare-Drum 1/440Z 14" x 5"
Tom-Tom 2/200 13" x 8"
Floor-Tom 2/500 16" x 16"


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in red stripes - 1965/66

Zusammenstellung | Compilation
Bass-Drum 1/100 22" x 16"
Snare-Drum 1/440 14" x 5"
Tom-Tom 2/200 13" x 8"

 


in silver sparkle - 1965/66

Zusammenstellung | Compilation
Bass-Drum 1/110 20" x 16"
Snare-Drum 1/800 14" x 4"
Tom-Tom 2/200 13" x 8"
The finish silver sparkle is very rare and not catalogued!




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Very popular in England in the 1960's!
I am proud of this drums: The finish is very rare and the square lugs have the black plastic bases. They were used for only 2 years in 1963/64. And I have the matching snare drum!


in blue stripes - 1963/64

Zusammenstellung | Compilation
Bass-Drum 1/110 20" x 16"
Snare-Drum 1/440 14" x 5"
Tom-Tom 2/200 13" x 8"
Floor-Tom 2/500 16" x 16"

New, rectangular lugs, yet with black plastic gaskets, color blue stripes, midel Luxus 0/200: This is the typical Trixon set in England in the 1960's. Even Alan Ganley has played such a set like this!

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in green sparkle
1963

Zusammenstellung | Compilation
Bass-Drum 1/110 20" x 16"
Snare-Drum 1/440 14" x 5"
Tom-Tom 2/200 13" x 8"
2 x Stand-Tom 2/500 16" x 16"

Very interesting set: Older teardrop lugs but inch-sizes shells!

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in aquamarine sparkle - 1963

Zusammenstellung Compilation
Bass-Drum 1/110
20" x 16" - Snare-Drum 1/400 36,3cm x 6" ~14" x 6 - Tom-Tom 2/200 13" x 8" - Floor-Tom 2/500 16" x 16"


in red croco - 1962

Zusammenstellung | Compilation
Bass-Drum 1/1100k 20" x 16" x 16"
Snare-Drum 1/440k 14" x 13" x 6"
Tom-Tom 2/200k 13" x 14" x 8"
Floor-Tom 2/500k 16" x 20" x 16"

All shells are conical !!!

Here's another highlight! This Telstar set is a very early one. Only the very early had 6 lugs at the bottom of snare and rack tom.

 

 


in red stripes - 1962

Zusammenstellung | Compilation

Bass-Drum 1/110 50cm x 40cm
~20" x ~16"
Snare-Drum 1/200
                   Sinfonie
14" x 6"
Tom-Tom 2/200 13" x 8"

Hi-hat quick-clutch: By lifting the outer metal case three metal balls inside are released that otherwise grip into a nick of the pull-rod. Thus the top cymbal is fixed to or released from the rod.


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In May 2011 at our holidays in Hungary we met Attila Ronai and I traded a snare drum shell with him. Back home I built up this snare  matching to my red stripes set!   

I bought these drums in the USA in 2005.


in blue stripes - 1963/64

Zusammenstellung | Compilation
Bass-Drum 1/110 50cm x 40cm
~20" x 16"
Snare-Drum 1/440 36,3cm x 5"
~14" x 5"
Tom-Tom 2/200 13" x 8"
Floor-Tom 2/500 41,8cm x 16"
~16" x 16"


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in aquamarine sparkle
1962

Zusammenstellung | Compilation
Bass-Drum 1/110 50cm x 33cm
~20" x 13"
Snare-Drum 1/440 36,3cm x 5"
~14" x 5"
Tom-Tom 2/200 13" x 8"

A very special set because of the single lug mounted tom, the small bass drum and the snare with the simple snare throw off mechanism!


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in white marine pearl - early 1960's
with additional 20"-Floor-Tom

Zusammenstellung | Compilation
Bass-Drum 1/000 60cm x 14"
~24" x 14"
Snare-Drum 1/500 36,3cm x 8"
~14" x 8"
Tom-Tom 2/200 13" x 8"
Tom-Tom 2/300 36,3cm x 11"
~ 14" x 11"
Floor-Tom 2/600 50cm x 16"
~20" x 16"

Foot Pedal Exquisit


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in white marine pearl - 1958
in best condition

Zusammenstellung | Compilation
Bass-Drum 1/110 50cm x 16"
~20" x 16"
Snare-Drum 1/440 36,3cm x 5"
~14" x 5"
Tom-Tom 2/200 13" x 8"
Floor-Tom 2/500 41,8cm x 16"
~16" x 16"

Timbales Model FUNK 10/360

The bass drum is illuminated!


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in white marine pearl 
late 1950's

Zusammenstellung | Compilation
Bass-Drum 1/110 50cm x 16"
~20" x 16"
Bass-Drum 1/100 55cm x 15"
~22" x 15"
Snare-Drum 1/500 36,3cm x 8"
~14" x 8"
Tom-Tom 2/000 ~6" x 6"
Tom-Tom 2/050 ~8" x 6"
Tom-Tom 2/200 13" x 8"
Floor-Tom 2/500 41,8cm x 16"
~16" x 16"


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in white marine pearl 
1954

Zusammenstellung | Compilation
Bass-Drum 1/100 55cm x 15"
~22" x 15"
Snare-Drum 1/400 36,3cm x 6"
~14" x 6"
Tom-Tom 2/100 ~9" x 9"
Floor-Tom 2/401 36,3cm x 17"
~14" x 17"
 

 


in red pearl - early 1950's
Export model with chromed lugs
and original 'Trixon Export'
natural front head!

Zusammenstellung | Compilation
Bass-Drum 1/100 60cm (~24") x 14"
Snare-Drum 1/440 36,3cm x 5"
~14" x 5"


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I have the Radio Combi Rack and a matching 9" Tom and 13"-Tom to build up this set up.


in white marine pearl 
1951/52

Zusammenstellung | Compilation
Bass-Drum 1/100 55cm x 15"
~22" x 15"
Snare-Drum 1/600 36,3cm x 10"
~14" x 10"
Tom-Tom 2/200 13" x 10"
Tom-Tom 2/300 36,3cm x 12
~14" x 12"
Floor-Tom 2/600 41,8cm x 23"
~16" x 23"

Radio Combi rack 11/070


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in white marine pearl 
1949/1950
Sold in 2013 to Volker Drees!

Zusammenstellung | Compilation
Bass-Drum 1155 55cm x 14"
~22" x 14"
Snare-Drum 1555 34,8cm x 8"
~14" x 8"
Tom-Tom 2255 13" x 8"
Tom-Tom 2355 34,8cm x 8"
~14" x 12"


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in red pearl 
1949/1950

Zusammenstellung | Compilation
Bass-Drum 1055 62cm x 14"
~24" x 14"
Snare-Drum 1555 34,8cm x 8"
~14" x 8"
Tom-Tom 2155 23cm x 9"
~11" x 9"
Tom-Tom 2255 13" x 11"
Tom-Tom 2655 41cm x 16"
~16" x 16"

 

Ok. thanks for looking! Now have a break and go to the bar for a beer - as we have done here ...

and then go   for part II  ...                     09-2011

Will be continued in the next weeks with all my stuff .........