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About Us

About me....

I have been playing drums since the early 80's in many different bands playing the music from the 1950's until the 1960's.


I have been an avid collector of snare drums since the mid 1990's which range from the 1930's-mid 60's and specialize in collecting Trixon Drums.


I also have a rare 1966 Meazzi Hollywood, Top Hat & Cane 90th Ludwig Anniversary Special, a 1946 Slingerland Radio King, a rare Deri model Dixi with the complete elliptical bass drum and a very rare Tromsa from early 1960


All things drums...

Bringing together all things Vintage to the drum community.


Showcasing my Trixon collection of over 27 drum kits and 30 snare drums collected in the past 25 years and also showing them being played live..


I have had the proud honor and showcased my Drums in Rhythm Magazine on 6 separate occasions, been asked to exhibit some of my collection at the U.K. National Drum Fair and twice atSimon Johns Vintage Drum Show!


September 2018 Featured in Nick Hopkins Vintage Drums Legendary Sounds Issue 5  with a 4 page spread on my vintage collection.

Drum Hire Royalty....

I hire out my Vintage Drums for Film/TV or  Band Video Shoots so do not hesitate to get into contact. 


The next section shows many Drums from the 1940's-late 1960's that are available. 


So if you want to HIRE the 'Jewel in the Crown,' then 'Prince Drums' is the place for you!!!


....Cos, if you can't trust a fellow tub thumper then who can you trust!!!


Arctic Monkeys Video with 2 Rare Prince Drums  Trixon/Vox sets featured!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71Es-8FfATo&feature=youtu.be

CUSTOMER COMMENTS

1964 Grey Pearl Luxus

Very good communication and very well packaged..just as described,  at last I have got to own a Trixon Drum-set.

Thank you for everything Prince Drums.

Lee from Oz 

1962/63 Trixon Telstar

I bought this red pearl Vintage Drum kits and snare drums Trixon 62/63 Tele from Dave to go with my Speedfire. Vintage Drums Hire and Sales aftercare was Incredible, the service and his excellent advice really helped me so much and was so unexpected, I have made a friend for life. Dave Prince is honest, reliable, and knowledgable. Your drumming friend from Turlock, California. (Cali) Dave Takvorian 


1953 Radio King

Very pleased with my radio king,  The picture on the website was just how it looks in real life and just what I was looking for, as I also have the matching kit to go with it. I was so pleased I have since bought another snare drum too! Thanks again for a top service.  Steve U.K.

1966/67 Meazzi Hollywood President

I had been after this drum kit since I first saw it on Facebook, after keeping in touch with Prince Drums I bought it and it is now pride of place in my collection. Walter Adelaide South Australia

Early 60's Trixon Blue Croco Snare Drum

Saw this advertised and contacted Dave, fantastic service, arrived just as described, great stuff. For sure will be back again soon! Marc Hamburg Gerrmany

Vox Trixon Parts

I contacted Dave on Facebook after seeing his great collection to ask if he also sold parts. I have bought a Trixon cymbal arm, original Trixon snare wires, and Vox T-Rods, without his help I would never had been able to refurbish my kit. A real nice guy with great communication. Glen Calgary, Canada.

Drums For Sale/Sold.....

1959 RARE VINTAGE TRIXON LUXUS

 1959 Trixon luxus with teardrop lugs in stunning white marine pearl, matching snare drum included in the sale.

Cymbal arm is not included...

Grab a bargain

  • £800 O.V.N.O

TRIXON LUXUS 1964 (SOLD 10 NOV 2018)

 A 1964 Luxus in stunning 

  • Red Stripes Wrap 

Rectangular lugs yet with Black plastic gaskets.
Ready to play, top skins good condition (pics)

  • Bass-Drum 1/100 - 20x16 both dampers in pace
  • Tom Tom 2/200 - 13x8 1 damper in place-
  • Floor Tom 2/500 - 16x16 has 1 damper   

  Some pitting on the chrome (nearly 60 years old( but still shines) 

  • Cymbal arm not included!!

   

1963 TRIXON LUXUS NOW SOLD! OCT 2018

A Luxus in red pearl with matching snare drum!
Notice the:
original front calf skin head!

Cymbal arm is not included

FLOOR TOM LEGS NOT ORIGINAL!

Ready to play:

Bass-Drum 1/100 - 20x16



1950-'52 Super Gene Krupa "SOLD!!!"

Small Oval Badge

In fab White Marine Pearl:


Top hoop has engraved: 

  • slingerland radio king

Throw has the slingerland on the side and on one corner of the shell it has 3 holes in the shape of a triangle for tom mounting as per the  "Combo-Bebop" set  and i was also used to 'hang' a bongo from the snare drum:



1950's DERI SNARE DRUM

1950's Very Rare Deri Snare Drum in original black wrap early model.

Everything is present on this snare drum made in Germany from a brand not as well known as Ludwig, Sonor, Trixon..

Haven't seen many of these around so grab a piece of history from Prince Drums.


  • £250


1961 62 RARE TRIXON CONICAL SNARE DRUM

A chance to own this very rare conical snare drum that was only produced for 2 years....

14" Top and 13" Bottom head!!

No wrap as someone has stripped it back.

Generic throw off, both top and bottom hoops are original and in good condition. All lugs are present and original Trixon Badge present.


  •                     £250 O.V.N.O.

1960's SNARE DRUM NOW SOLD NOV 2018!!

Stunning Grey Marine Pearl snare drum...chrome is of expected for a 60 year old drum, wrap is excellent

 


1962/63 Trixon "SOLD!!!"

Very rare in blue croco wrap and with the teardrop lugs.

Throw off arm is missing but everything else is in place and the parallel action works fine



Circa 1959 Dallas Gigster pancake

Very rare dallas pancake in eye catching turquoise glass glitter finish.

Chromium plated tension fitting and counter hoops.

14" by 2" with 6 lugs  .

dated from 1957-1958

  •             £100

Watch this space.....

Snare drums and Kits being added daily....

'JUST IN' RARE DERI SNARE DRUM NOVEMBER 2018!

1950's DERI in white marine pearl.

From Germany..The drum is all original with die cast hoops, slot tension rods. The lever for the snare throw is present (they are often missing) and it is in good working order.

cast aluminum with direct chrome plated lugs. 

NOT MANY OF THESE AROUND!!! 

  • £250 

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