Popular among jazz drummers across Europe, Trixon drums became real innovators at a time when most drums were very similar in their looks and sounds.
The Luxus set looked like many other European sets of the late 1950s and early 1960s – featuring birch/beech shells with reinforcement hoops, teardrop lugs and slot tension rods.
The mounting sockets were unlike anything else on the market, with lovely attention to detail in the design of the tension screws and kick drum rods (engraved with the Trixon logo).
The matching snare drum featured an internal parallel mechanism, with an ornate lever for throwing the wires on and off.
I have all the original calf heads except for the bass drum and snare drum batters.”The matching wood snare drum has a Way Paramount ‘beer tap’ style strainer.