Standard Series

For more than 60 years, Schilke Music Products has been a leader in brass mouthpiece design and manufacturing. Many of our mouthpieces are classic, unique and have become industry standards.

Renold Schilke and William Scarlett, a Schilke employee and student of Renold O. Schilke before his appointment as 4th trumpet in the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in 1964, developed the Schilke mouthpiece labeling system. The labeling system we still use today for the Standard Series allows a player to quickly understand how one model relates to another within the mouthpiece line. These mouthpieces were a collaboration with trumpet artists and colleagues of Renold Schilke from 1950’s and early 1960’s.

Model mm inches throat Description
5A4a 15.84 .624 27 Small cup diameter with tighter “A” backbore and semi-flat rim offers comfort and resistance in the upper register.
5A4 15.84 .624 26 Same as the 5A4a but with a standard “c” backbore and larger throat, which offers less resistance.
6A4a 15.99 .630 27 A shallow ‘A” cup with cushion #4 rim for extreme high register work.
7B4 16.08 .633 26 Excellent for the player with thin lips. A #4 rim provides good endurance with a brilliant tone.
8A4 16.25 .640 26 The slightly funnel-shaped cup at the entrance to the throat provides a good tone and the #4 semi-flat rim gives superior endurance.
8E2 16.15 .636 26 The deep funnel-shaped cup provides a smooth tone and is very flexible in all registers. Recommended for cornet players.
9 16.33 .643 26 Standard characteristics allow for a full penetrating tone quality.
9C4 16.36 .644 26 Like the #9, however the #4 semi-flat rim provides excellent endurance.
10A4a 16.43 .647 27 The combination of the shallow “A” cup, semi-flat #4 rim and tight “a” backbore assists with upper register work.
10A4 16.43 .647 27 Same as the 10A4a but with a standard “c” backbore, which offers less resistance.
10B4 16.43 .643 26 A medium-small funnel-shaped “B” cup offers both a quality sound and support in the register
11A 16.51 .650 26 This rim size and contour is similar to the #11 but with a shallower “A” cup.
11AX 16.51 .650 27 This model was developed for the Schilke piccolo trumpets. The “x’ backbore improves the ease of playing and opens up the sound on the piccolo.
11C2 16.51 .650 26 Similar to the #11 featuring a slightly rounded #2 rim countour.
11 16.53 .653 26 A superior mouthpiece with standard characteristics for a free blowing mouthpiece.
11D4 16.58 .653 26 Slightly deeper than the #11 with a #4 semi-flat rim, which provides a definate cushion feel for endurance.
11E 16.58 .653 26 The large funnel-shaped cup encourages a big round tone, ideal for cornet.
12A4a 16.71 .658 27 Similar to the 12B4 but with a shallow “A” cup, tight “a” backbore which adds both endurance and range.
12A4 16.71 .658 27 This mouthpiece is the same as a 12A4a but with a standard “c” backbore.
12B4 16.71 .658 26 This medium-small conical “B” cup provides a full tone and the #4 semi-flat rim allows for more endurance.
12 16.69 .657 26 A traditional medium size mouthpiece that includes a #3 standard rim and “c” backbore allows the player a full spectrum of sound.
13A4a 16.76 .660 27 The shallow “A” cup, semi-flat #4 rim and tight “a” backbore creates an ideal lead mouthpiece.
13A4 16.76 .660 27 Same as the 13A4a but with the standard “c” backbore which allows a freer blowing feel.
13B 16.77 .660 26 This mouthpiece has a “B” cup that is slightly deeper than the 13A4 and also offers a narrower, round rim.
13 16.89 .665 26 Ideal choice for a student or developing player with standard #3 rim contour. Rounder rim provides increased flexibility and quick response. “C” cup offers volume for tone.
13C4 16.89 .665 26 A somewhat sharp inner-edge combined with a funnel-shaped “C” cup offers a clear tone. The #4 semi-flat rim adds increased endurance.
13D4 16.89 .665 27 Best option for a player looking for a thick, rich, weighted sound. Medium large ‘D’ cup offers a tone that is colorful with depth. #4 semi-flat rim affords comfort with sharper bite for superior articulation clarity. Diameter ideal for all players from student to professional.
14A4a 17.09 .673 27 One of our most popular mouthpieces, the 14A4a offers a shallow “A” cup, semi-flat #4 rim and tight “a” backbore allows a player a strong upper register without sacrificing tonal production.
14A4 17.09 .673 27 Same as the 14A4a but with a standard “c” backbore which offers a more “open” feel.
14A4x 17.09 .673 27 Based on the popular 14A4a, this mouthpiece creates a very open blowing feel with the large “x” backbore. This backbore improves the ease of playing and opens up the sound of our piccolo trumpet. Also ideal for Eb soprano cornet.
14B 17.02 .670 26 Similar to the #14 but with a “B” (medium-small) cup size.
14C2 17.02 .670 26 This “C” cup and #2 semi-rounded rim produces a rather large tone and good center.
14 17.02 .670 26 With a standard rim, cup and backbore, the 14 is an excellent choice for all around playing.
14C4 17.09 .673 26 Offering the same rim contour and diameter as the 14A4a, with the standard “C” cup and backbore for a full, rich tone.
15A4a 17.14 .675 27 A larger diameter mouthpiece with a shallow “A” cup and tight “a” backbore for upper register playing. #4 semi-flat rim offers comfort in upper register.
15A4 17.14 .675 27 Same as the 15A4a but with a larger “c” backbore for an open feel.
15B 17.12 .674 26 With the same diameter as the #15, this mouthpiece includes “B” style cup which produces a more brilliant sound than the standard #15 mouthpiece.
15 17.12 .674 26 An excellent all-around mouthpiece which offers a free blowing, clear sound.
15C4 17.14 .675 26 This mouthpiece is similar to the #15 but with the #4 semi-flat rim for increased endurance.
16B4 17.2 .677 26 Same as the #16C4 except the shallower, medium-small “B” cup offers more resistance, providing a brighter quality of sound.
16C4 17.2 .677 26 Similar to the 16 in dimensions, this mouthpiece offers our #4 semi-flat rim for a more traditional feel and increased endurance.
16 17.2 .677 26 With all the standard Schilke charactistics, this medium-large diameter mouthpiece produces a full, free blowing quality.
16C2 17.2 .677 26 This model offers the same options as the 16, but instead offers a #2 rim for increased flexibility.
17B4 17.33 .682 26 Well suited for the player looking for a shallower cup in a larger diameter. Medium-small “B” cup offers more brilliance for projection with #4 semi-flat rim for comfort.
17 17.33 .682 26 A compromise of all the medium characteristics, this mouthpiece is an excellent medium to large diameter mouthpiece.
17D4 17.33 .682 26 This mouthpiece includes a deeper “D” cup and #4 semi-flat rim for improved endurance.
17D4d 17.33 .682 26 A larger blowing mouthpiece than the 17D4 because of the increase “d” backbore.
18B4 17.52 .690 26 Ideal for a classical player looking for a commercial sound, the medium shallow cup and semi-flat rim provide resistance and comfort for upper register playing. Cup shape offers some sparkle in the sound with enough volume for tone.
18 17.52 .690 26 The high point being nearer to the center makes this mouthpiece feel smaller than it is. The standard characteristics produce a rich, brilliant tone
18C3d 17.52 .690 26 Similar in dimension to the 18 but with a larger “d” backbore producing a large, teutonic tone.
19 17.65 .695 26 The “C” cup, #3 rim and standard “c” backbore are similar to the #20 but with a slightly smaller diameter
20 17.78 .700 26 This large diameter is for the robust embouchure. Original mouthpiece of choice for Renold O. Schilke.
20D2d 17.73 .698 26 Similar to the #20 in diameter but includes a larger “D” style cup, #2 semi-round rim and larger “d” backbore.
22 18.03 .710 26 Similar to the #20 but with a larger inside dimeter.
24 18.29 .720 26 Our largest cup diameter offered. This mouthpiece provides a huge volume of sound.

Concert Cornet Series

Based in design on several of our best selling rim sizes, these Concert Cornet Series mouthpieces offer a deeper traditional British style cup, which is ‘V’ shaped. Available in 6E4, 13E4, 14E4, 15E, 16E4, 17E, 18E and 20E rim sizes, these models offer a warm, rich, true cornet sound with a balanced resistance while maintaining articulation clarity.


Model mm inches throat Description
6E4 15.99 .630 18 Compares to 6A4A rim in diameter.
13E4 16.76 .660 18 Compares to 13A4A rim in diameter.
14E4 17.09 .673 18 Compares to 14A4A rim in diameter.
15E 17.12 .674 18 Compares to 15 rim in diameter.
16E4 17.20 .677 18 Compares to 16C4 rim in diameter.
17E 17.33 .682 18 Compares to 17 rim in diameter.
18E 17.52 .690 18 Compares to 18 rim in diameter.
20E 17.78 .700 18 Compares to 20 rim in diameter.

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V Series

A deep traditional “V” shaped cup along with a larger rim diameter, V Series cornet mouthpieces are intended for the player looking for the customary warm, rich cornet sound in the British band style while providing the required resistance and focus when playing fortissimo in the upper register.

Model throat Description
V1 18 Rim Comparison = Schilke 19/20 or 1C.
V150 18 Rim Comparison = Schilke 18 or 1.25C.
V2 18 Rim Comparison = Schilke 16C4/17 or 1.5C.
V3 18 Rim Comparison = Schilke 15/14 or 3C.

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P Series

Expanding options for piccolo trumpet, the P Series matches the Symphony Series rim shape with our shallow ‘A’ cup and Schilke ‘x’ backbore to provide a comfortable, responsive mouthpiece choice for piccolo trumpet that is balanced through the range of the piccolo with a clear, resonate sound. P Series mouthpieces are also a great option for Eb Soprano Cornet.

Available in three rim sizes in cornet shank or trumpet shank.

Model throat Description
P7 27 Rim Comparison = Schilke 11 or 7C
P6 27 Rim Comparison = Schilke 12 or 6C
P5 27 Rim Comparison = Schilke 13 or 5C


Signature Series


Marc Geujon ‘MG1V Soloiste’ Mouthpiece

Marc Geujon was instrumental in the design of the SB4-MG and SC4-MG Soloiste Series Bb & C Trumpets. Following the introduction of those models, Mr. Geujon was once again a driving force in design, this time on mouthpieces. We are proud to introduce the new MG1V Soloiste Signature Series Cornet Mouthpiece. A new rim contour and exterior profile make this mouthpiece a unique addition to the Schilke catalog.

Model mm inches throat Description

MG1V Soloiste

17.43 .686 18 A large sized cornet mouthpiece, the MG1V Soloiste offers a unique tone that is full of warmth and color. Ideal for solo, chamber and orchestral cornet literature, this mouthpiece offers a very open feel due to the throat size and backbore.

This mouthpieces features a rim contour that was developed specifically for Mr. Geujon. Semi-round and with a high inside bite, this unique rim shape offers comfort and flexibility without feeling overly large for the player.

MOST Series

MOST Series trumpet mouthpieces were developed working with Schilke Artists Osamu TakahashiToshio Tanaka and are played by members of the renowned trumpet ensemble, The MOST. This series features a rim shape that was designed for Messrs. Takahashi &  Tanaka, and falls between our #3 standard rim and #4 semi-flat rim in terms of contour and bite.

Model mm inches throat Description


17.43 .686 22 The MOST 1-CR Signature Series Trumpet Mouthpiece offers a rich & pure tone with outstanding evenness throughout all ranges & dynamics. Designed with a standard cup depth and MOST-A1 Signature backbore.

MOST Series trumpet mouthpieces feature a rim shape that was designed for Messrs. Takahashi and Tanaka, and falls between our #3 standard rim and #4 semi-flat rim in terms of contour and bite.

MOST 1S-CR 17.43 .686 22 Similar to MOST 1-CR, with more efficient throat. With MOST-A2 Signature backbore.

Model mm inches throat Description
MOST 5P 17.13 .674 22 A medium sized piccolo trumpet mouthpiece with a wide & round rim contour. With MOST-X Signature backbore.

Available in cornet shank or trumpet shank.

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