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Trumpet

Standard Series

For 60 years the Schilke Music Products has been a leader in trumpet mouthpiece design and manufacturing in the world. Many of our trumpets 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.

Model mm inches throat Description
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. Also available in a trumpet shank.
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. The 16B4 is an excellent choice for Eb trumpet when a player requires a bigger rim diameter.
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.


Heavyweight Series

The Heavyweight Series is available in the following best selling models. The additional mass provides a darker and subtly more focused sound, with more secure slotting and increased projection at louder dynamic levels.

Model mm inches throat Description
6A4a HVY 15.99 .630 27 “Heavyweight” Profile. A shallow ‘A” cup with cushion #4 rim for extreme high register work.
12A4a HVY 16.71 .658 27 “Heavyweight” Profile. Similar to the 12B4 but with a shallow “A” cup, tight “a” backbore which adds both endurance and range.
13A4a HVY 16.76 .660 27 “Heavyweight” Profile. The shallow “A” cup, semi-flat #4 rim and tight “a” backbore creates an ideal lead mouthpiece.
13 HVY 16.89 .665 26 “Heavyweight” Profile. 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.
14A4a HVY 17.09 .673 27 “Heavyweight” Profile. 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.
14 HVY 17.02 .670 26 “Heavyweight” Profile. With a standard rim, cup and backbore, the 14 is an excellent choice for all around playing.
15A4a HVY 17.14 .675 27 “Heavyweight” Profile. 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.
15 HVY 17.12 .674 26 “Heavyweight” Profile. An excellent all-around mouthpiece which offers a free blowing, clear sound.
16C4 HVY 17.20 .677 26 “Heavyweight” Profile. Similar to the 16 in dimensions, this mouthpiece offers our #4 semi-flat rim for a more traditional feel and increased endurance.
17 HVY 17.33 .682 26 “Heavyweight” Profile. A compromise of all the medium characteristics, this mouthpiece is an excellent medium to large diameter mouthpiece.
18 HVY 17.52 .690 26 “Heavyweight” Profile. The high point being nearer to the center makes this mouthpiece feel smaller than it is. The standard characteristics produce a rich, brilliant tone.
20 HVY 17.78 .700 26 “Heavyweight” Profile. This large diameter is for the robust embouchure. Original mouthpiece of choice for Renold O. Schilke.


Z Series

The Z Series trumpet mouthpieces feature a contour exterior profile which is lighter in mass for faster response. Also featured is a extra tight Z backbore than our standard ‘A’ backbore for slightly more resistance. “Tighter and brighter.”

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Model mm inches throat Description
6A4Z 15.99 .630 27 CONTOUR PROFILE – A shallow ‘A” cup with cushion #4 rim for extreme high register work with tight ‘Z” backbore.
13A4Z 16.76 .660 27 CONTOUR PROFILE – The shallow “A” cup, semi-flat #4 rim and extra tight “Z” backbore creates an ideal lead mouthpiece with quick response and more resistance than standard model.
14A4Z 17.09 .673 27 CONTOUR PROFILE – Based our most popular 14A4A, offers a shallow “A” cup, semi-flat #4 rim and extra tight “Z” backbore.



Symphony Series

An evolution in mouthpiece design utilizing several concepts from the standard Schilke line, the Symphony Series models are on the larger side of the mouthpiece spectrum creating a deep, vibrant sound with a well-focused center and conceptually developed to meet the demands of the modern orchestral player. They have comfortable rim shapes that provide a clean, crisp attack. They are offered with a standard cup depth or a deep bowl shape.

The 150 Series and “C” option for the Symphony Series (M1C, M150C, etc.) were developed working with Jack Sutte, trumpet player with the Cleveland Orchestra. The F cup models were originally developed for the Houston Ballet Orchestra trumpet section. The mouthpiece originally known as the “fluffy” has a flugel style cup and trumpet stem with the same rim contour and feel as the other models in this series. This has been a very popular custom choice for quieter passages where a cornet sound is desired without losing the control and focus of the sound.

Model throat Description
M1 24 Standard bowl shape “C” cup with a 24 throat and Schmidt backbore. Excellent all around mouthpiece for both C and Bb trumpet.
M1C 27 Standard bowl shape “C” cup with tighter 27 throat and Schilke C backbore. A wonderful option for the player that desires a balanced, compact feel with more resistance than the M1 model.
M1D 24 Standard bowl cup with 24 throat and TIGHTER Schmidt backbore. Very good option for either Bb or Eb trumpet playing.
M1* 24 The “*” models share same rim and cup as the ‘M’ and “MD” models. They have a LARGER Schmidt backbore with a shorter throat that creates less resistance and a more open feel.
D1 24 Deeper bowl shape cup that still provides feedback for control. The ‘D’ cups have a smaller version of the Schmidt backbore, tighter to balance the deeper cup.
F1 20 The ‘F’ models offer a deep “V” shape cup that provides darker, warmer, more conical color allowing one to project at full capacity but maintain a soft mellow sound. These models utilize a shorter shank to compensate for cup volume plus a larger throat size & backbore taper.



Model throat Description
M150 24 Slightly smaller ‘150’ Rim diameter, standard bowl shape “C” cup, 24 throat and Schmidt backbore.
M150C 27 Slightly smaller ‘150’ Rim diameter, standard bowl shape “C” cup with tighter 27 throat and Schilke C backbore.
M150D 24 Slightly smaller ‘150’ Rim diameter, standard bowl shape “C” cup, 24 throat and TIGHTER Schmidt backbore.
M150* 24 LARGER Schmidt backbore with a shorter throat in a 150 rim diameter. More open feel.
D150 24 Deeper bowl shape cup in ‘150’ rim diameter.
F150 20 ‘F’ cup model with shorter shank in ‘150’ diameter. Offers a dark, mellow sound.



Model throat Description
M2 24 Slightly smaller ‘2’ Rim diameter, standard bowl shape “C” cup, 24 throat and Schmidt backbore.
M2C 27 Slightly smaller ‘2’ Rim diameter, standard bowl shape “C” cup with tighter 27 throat and Schilke C backbore.
M2D 24 Slightly smaller ‘2’ Rim diameter, standard bowl shape “C” cup, 24 throat and TIGHTER Schmidt backbore.
M2* 24 LARGER Schmidt backbore with a shorter throat in a 2 rim diameter. More open feel.
M2X 24 This model has the rim, throat, and backbore of a M2 but the cup shape of the M1 for slightly more cup volume.
D2 24 Deeper bowl shape cup in ‘2’ rim diameter.
F2 20 ‘F’ cup model with shorter shank in ‘2’ diameter. Offers a dark, mellow sound.



Model throat Description
M3 24 Slightly smaller ‘3’ Rim diameter, standard bowl shape “C” cup, 24 throat and Schmidt backbore.
M3C 27 Slightly smaller ‘3’ Rim diameter, standard bowl shape “C” cup with tighter 27 throat and Schilke C backbore.
M3D 24 Slightly smaller ‘3’ Rim diameter, standard bowl shape “C” cup, 24 throat and TIGHTER Schmidt backbore.
M3* 24 LARGER Schmidt backbore with a shorter throat in a 3 rim diameter. More open feel.
D3 24 Deeper bowl shape cup in ‘3’ rim diameter.
F3 20 ‘F’ cup model with shorter shank in ‘3’ diameter. Offers a dark, mellow sound.



Model throat Description
M4C 27 The M4C ‘Symphony Series’ trumpet mouthpiece offers a comfortable rim profile and provides a full, vibrant sound! Created to meet the demands of an aspiring student or professional requiring a smaller inside rim diameter between M3C and M5C models. It futures a standard bowl shape “C” cup with tighter #27 throat and Schilke C backbore.



Model throat Description
M5C 27 Slightly smaller ‘5’ Rim diameter, standard bowl shape “C” cup with tighter 27 throat and Schilke C backbore.



S Series

Working on custom mouthpieces with American Jazz trumpeter Ryan Kisor, lead trumpet with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, we developed the S Series lead mouthpieces. Utilizing the rim shape of Symphony Series line with the Faddis cup, throat and backbore, we created a new line of high compression lead mouthpieces that provide a very comfortable, balanced mouthpiece with the resistance critical to playing in the extreme upper register with depth and resonance. Ideal for commercial lead trumpet playing.

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Model throat Description
S5 28 Rim Comparison = Schilke M5C or 13
S4 28 Rim Comparison = Schilke M4C or 14
S3 28 Rim Comparison = Schilke M3C or 15



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. The P Series offer slightly less brilliance and more warmth than the traditional 11Ax and 14A4x piccolo trumpet mouthpieces. 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

Jon Faddis XL Heavyweight Mouthpiece

In collaboration with Jazz Trumpet Legend Jon Faddis, this unique mouthpiece features a XL heavyweight blank profile which enhances projection and focus as well a rim profile, cup, and backbore preferred by Mr. Faddis.

Model throat Description
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Faddis XL

28 An extra large “Heavyweight” trumpet mouthpiece, this model’s design is based on the mouthpiece used by legendary jazz artist, musician, conductor, composer and educator Jon Faddis for his S43HDL-F set-up.

Faddis XL inner rim equivalent = Schilke 11 with an extra shallow cup.


Marc Geujon ‘MG1 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 MG1 Soloiste Signature Series Trumpet Mouthpiece. A new rim contour, backbore design and exterior profile make this mouthpiece an exciting addition to the Schilke catalog.

Model mm inches throat Description

MG1 Soloiste
17.43 .686 25 A large sized trumpet mouthpiece, the MG1 Soloiste offers a unique tone that is full of warmth and color. Ideal for solo, chamber and orchestral literature, this mouthpiece is truly versatile. The MG1 Soloiste offers a fairly open feel due to the throat size and Geujon Signature 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 Takahashi and 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 and Tanaka, and falls between our #3 standard rim and #4 semi-flat rim in terms of contour and bite.

Model mm inches throat Description

MOST 1

17.43 .686 22 The MOST 1 Signature Series Trumpet Mouthpiece offers a rich & pure tone with outstanding evenness throughout all ranges & dynamics. Designed with a standard cup depth and MOST-C 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 1M 17.43 .686 24 Similar to MOST 1, with more efficient throat. With MOST-C Signature backbore.
MOST 1S 17.43 .686 23 Similar to MOST 1, but with slightly deeper, more funnel-like cup shape. Offers a subtly darker and richer tone than the MOST 1. With MOST-C Signature backbore.
MOST 2 17.37 .684 24 Similar to MOST 1M, with slightly smaller inner cup diameter and slightly shallower cup. With MOST-C Signature backbore.
MOST 3 17.18 .676 25 With a smaller inner cup diameter than the MOST 1 or MOST 2, and a semi-shallow cup. With MOST-C Signature backbore.
MOST 4 16.94 .666 25 The smallest inner cup diameter of any MOST mouthpiece, with semi-shallow cup and MOST-B2 Signature backbore.

Model mm inches throat Description
MOST 1-RT 17.43 .686 22 The MOST 1 Signature Series Trumpet Mouthpiece offers a rich & pure tone with outstanding evenness throughout all ranges & dynamics. Designed with a standard cup depth and MOST-C Signature backbore.

Designed for use with traditional rotary trumpets.

MOST 1S-RT 17.43 .686 23 Similar to MOST 1, but with slightly deeper, more funnel-like cup shape. With MOST-C Signature backbore.

Designed for use with traditional rotary trumpets.

MOST 2-RT 17.33 .682 24 Similar to MOST 1, with slightly smaller inner cup diameter. With MOST-C Signature backbore.

Designed for use with traditional rotary trumpets.

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 only.

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