Holton Galaxy?

Discussion in 'Vintage Trumpets / Cornets' started by Rev. Muddy, Jul 1, 2011.

  1. MFfan

    MFfan Fortissimo User

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    Hey, it's the attitude that counts! I think the heading for the Holton ad I posted said 1961. Mine was made after LeBlanc took over, according to the serial. I have photos on Flickr, but can't figure out how to get them here, yet.
     
  2. coolerdave

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    I know a gal in San Franciso who is selling one but it is a '73 and she is asking quite a bit.. $400 with a Protech case ...
    The Nickel finish and that big bell has a wonderful tone...
     
  3. MFfan

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    duplicate post --- so I deleted it
     
  6. MFfan

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    I note that the bell diameter is about the same as my Besson 2-20, but the Besson's pipe bore is larger and does produce a large tone, also. Requires a bit of taping the corks to allow a cup mute to stick.
     
  7. joe1joey

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    Like Cicadas or such...7 years after posting...of the Holton Galaxy mouthpieces for cornet AND trumpet...if you liked the Heim, these are them with a name change. Obviously not early shank model for those beautiful Revelations of '20s , ...built for today's. Recent chat from another Holton collector erevealed to me that there are older Collegiates using the same blanks. Not for those that need LaCosta over Izod I suppose
     
  8. King Leopardi

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    I just purchased a Holton Galaxy cornet from about 1961. I am looking forward to trying my Holton 71A mouthpiece in it. The 1947-48 catalogues refer to the 71A as a medium large cup and bore with a wide rim. After a few years of playing on shallow mouthpieces, this deeper one is a lot of fun.
     
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