Retaining the same response and excellent intonation that is characteristic of the “B” and “X” series models, the "S" series Schilke trumpets play with a compact, focused, and resonant center to the sound. Distinguished by the bell construction, bracing, and different mouth pipe and tuning slide design, the “S” series instruments emphasize the sound core and are ideal for both classical and commercial performance.
All “S” series Schilke trumpet models share the same bell, which is referred to as a ML bell or a #2 bell. This bell has the same taper as the bell of the B5, but is made with yellow brass and a soldered bell bead. This feature helps with the sound focus and emphasizes the resonant core of the sound at the louder dynamic levels. The “S” series Main Tuning Slide has a semi-square shaped bow with a brace providing additional resistance and sound focus rather than the rounded “brace-less” slide on the “B” and “X” series models.