Trumpet/Holton T 401 trumpet


Joe wrote at 2014-04-12 20:12:51
The T-401 is the number that had been assigned to the Holton Galaxy.  When Holton reintroduced the Galaxy they did so under its alpha numeric name only, the T-401. Upon its entrance there were a number of the first batch which had problems in production, causing braces to release from their soldered position.  Holton took back those hose horns, had custom repairs done (which included a cryogenic treatment) but replaced them with their now workable T-401's.  The Galaxy and later T-401 were cosmetically different in the cosmetic values of the valve bodies and trim choices, but at heart the same trumpet. They are far from being a "mid-grade intermediate" (which sounds sort of like "redundant over and over", but were very much at the cusp of being a pro horn and were and are played by pros yet.  They are in themselves no darker playing than a Conn22b,  the choice is in the mouth piece and the player MUCH more than the horn.

BTW, where the Galaxy/T-401 is a very fine trumpet, for those that play the cornet, it's brethren, the GALAXY cornet is a oner.


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Mike Pawul


I am familiar with most trumpets, cornets, and flugelhorns. I can answer most questions about playing and musicality. Best of all, if I can't answer it directly I play regularly in several bands and have many "old timers" that are familiar with most things that I am not. I collect, repair, and refinish old and new horns and have sold over 1700 with more than 900 on ebay


I have played since 1965 and studied with many directors and trumpeters. I have been collecting since 2002 and have over 150 horns in my personal collection. I have done repair and refinsh since 2003 and have done work on over 2500 horns.

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