Acclaimed for their exceptional intonation, ease in response, and outstanding projection, the Renold O. Schilke designed series of Bb trumpets have set the standard for playability and build quality since their introduction in 1956.
The classic reverse main tuning slide with full radius bend, mouthpipe design and bore variation help create a responsive, open feel with an overall evenness throughout the range of the instrument at all dynamic levels. This characteristic design is streamlined, clean, and elegant.
The Schilke B model provides a balanced, comfortable playing experience with a superior tone quality
The classic medium bore trumpet, the Schilke B6 has been an extremely popular choice for the commercial player. In the studio or on stage, for lead or in the section, this model has a compact sound with superior projection and exceptional brilliance.
The "Beryllium" bell is made of extremely lightweight copper which offers more direct, compact projection.
The detachable tuning bell design is available on all Schilke Bb, C, Eb/D, and G/F custom-built trumpets. By tuning from the bell, the instrument has an improved feel and superior intonation. In general, a tuning bell instrument has a more open or "free" feeling response, mainly in the upper register. The removal of the standard "S" brace on the front section of the bell allows the instrument to resonate or "ring" with greater projection. Because the tuning bell design has less bell bracing, the general response of the instrument feels quicker.
With the lack of fixed bracing, the tuning bell design is fragile and caution should be used when carrying a tuning bell trumpet in a soft sided case such as a gig bag.
Optional gold plating is available as well as a Sterling Silver bell - please call for price.