How does he do it??...There are a couple more dealers out there that uncover the most beautiful gear, but we will never know their secret..lol Prices for those kits are very reasonable, im sure they will be gone very soon. IF I needed a kit, that red one would be mine.
Happy hunting Steve!
I had an elipical set (I heard them called peanut bass drums) in champagne. Steve did not point this out but they came with 2 bass drum pedals and hence the snare mounting off the bass drum you could move your left foot from the HH to left bass drum pedal with out the snare stand getting in the way. I did ordered a fiber skin 2 bass drum head for the batter side and left the calf on the front. Now opinions are like a&& holes everybody has one but I disagree with Steve on the quality and sound of the Trixons but still very neat
I had a Speedfire kit. Wasn’t bad, wasn’t the greatest not that it tells you a lot. Kit was so cool to look at, lots of compliments, but not fun to move. Rack toms great for Wipe Out.(ugh) Floor Tom was a monster at 20” open bottom. Didn’t keep it to long. I think that the Trixon snares are killer. The gray lug gaskets were hard to find if needed. Don’t know if they were ever reproduced.
I've only ever seen one of those ellipse bass drums live once, played by the Big Six, a swing/rockabilly band from England. However, there was a Speedfire on display at a vintage guitar shop in San Francisco for a long time. I wonder if it's still there.
Back in the 70's when I was on the road, I went into a music store in a small town in Wisconsin. They had several Trixon sets. One set had the heads and hoops off for some reason, so I could look at the shells. I was very impressed with the workmanship. I think they were beechwood.
The tom mounts had the same basic design as Sonor, which made me wonder if the two companies used the same supplier in Germany.
We Americans don't know much about Trixon, but they were really big in Europe and Great Britain. A lot of British drummers used them on gigs and recordings.
Good luck finding a playable set nowadays. Replacement parts are impossible to find. Like Maxwell said, they're collector's items.