@RyX, I feel ya man. My first brush was a crappy pure badger, then I got into boars. I like em, both Semogue and Omega, but I like Ford's and Chevy's now , not one or the other. I'm starting to get a feel for Badgers, and just used my Wildwest Brushworks brush with a Maggards 26mm two band fan. Not bad, just different. I don't have a T-400 though, I have enough brushes for now.