Trixon Early 1950's Solist SetSKU: 16017
This is a very early 1950's Trixon set. I believe it is a somewhat modified "Solist" model.
Beautiful thin beech shells with re-rings. Big and full sounding.
Other than the 13" tom all other drums are non-standard sizes. we were fortunate to have had some new old stock Remo Ambassadors that fit the snare top and floor tom top and bottom. The bass drum and snare bottom have store tucked calf heads, we altered and old 24" metal flesh hoop for one side and used the original wood flesh hoop to assemble the bass drum. The snare bottom has a calf head that is more of a batter weight tucked on an altered metal flesh hoop so we could get it assembled.
Although these drums are playable and sound great they are probably a special occasion studio set/show piece for the next owner.
As far as I can tell the following mods have been done:
- Bass drum cymbal mount in the center looks added later.
- The 14" (metric) tom was originally mounted on the bass drum but at some point very early in it's life original Trixon floor tom legs were added to the drum to allow a more conventional set up.
Other than the metric sizing and replaced heads the drums appear to have all parts like mufflers, slotted tension rods, spurs, legs and mounting hardware.
Floor tom has 2 small holes that might be for a muffler except the original muffler is in place and different. Each drum has an extra vent size hole that has no grommet and is possibly an owner drilled hole, maybe he had heaters in the drums at some point, hard to know.
Chrome is excellent, a few lugs have some cracks the finish is even across all drums and is a light green sparkle. The photos make the drums look less matched than they are in person.
Any questions feel free to ask.