Founded in Chicago when Frank Holton opened a small instrument shop in 1898, The Frank Holton & Co. grew to one of the most influential instrument manufacturers in the first half of the twentieth century in the US. Today, the tradition continues with high quality trumpets, flugelhorns, and trombones being hand-crafted in Elkhart, Indiana, and in Eastlake, Ohio.
The Holton TR181 inline independent double rotor bass trombone has the reputation of having established the true bass trombone sound. The 10" red brass bell has been styled to maintain a consistent, warm timbre at low and high dynamic levels. The unique G/Gb attachment can be reconfigured to the player's taste for setting up low C and B natural when desired. The bore design assures proper reinforcement of the lower partials. The chrome plated nickel silver inner handslide tubes provide the ideal surface for smooth and quick handslide action. The clear lacquer finish adds a subtle warmth to the sound overall. The Holton TR181 professional bass trombone is ideal for both symphonic and solo performance. Available in silver-plate finish as model TR181S.
Key of Bb/F/Gb/D, G/Eb
10" rose brass bell
Double in-line independent rotor
Traditional wrap valve sections with traditional rotors