For more than 60 years the Schilke Music Products has been a leader in brass mouthpiece design and manufacturing. Many of our mouthpiece models 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.
|5A4||15.84||.624||26||Small cup diameter which aids upper register. This is a popular piccolo mouthpiece.|
|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.|
|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.
|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.|
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.
|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.|
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.
|P7||27||Rim Comparison = Schilke 11 or 7C|
|P6||27||Rim Comparison = Schilke 12 or 6C|
|P5||27||Rim Comparison = Schilke 13 or 5C|
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.
|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 trumpet mouthpieces were developed working with Schilke Artists Osamu Takahashi & Toshio 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.
|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.|
|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.