Bell info Request

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Dave in Vegas, Oct 2, 2009.

  1. Dave in Vegas

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    1. Any Schilke sterling bell reviews, specific taper observations?

    2. Bach Strad sterling bell reviews?

    Thanks
     
  2. Sterling

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    I own a Bach 43 Sterling Bell Bach which I bought in 1990 to replace my previous 43 bell Strad. The Sterling bell was markedly livelier, with more projection.
     
  3. Dave in Vegas

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    Thanks Sterling,
    So more projection when compared to same mandrel taper in brass.

    Any Schilke sterling reviews?
     
  4. Dave in Vegas

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    Giving this a bump...

    I could be that there is minimal experience with Schilke sterling at this time?
     
  5. bagmangood

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    To my knowledge, schilke does not offer any sterling silver bells (I could be wrong though)
    I believe they have either a yellow brass, a copper (on a few models), or a light-weight bronze bell
     
  6. Dave in Vegas

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    They have been listed, Sterling silver seamless,

    IAJE 04 has some on display, maybe they did nt make it to market? Thought maybe some with experience with these bells could give some input/review. I think they were offered in all or most taper sizes.
     
  7. dhbailey

    dhbailey Piano User

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    How is a seamless bell made? Molded? Very interesting.
     
  8. Jack C.

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    I read, somewhere, that the silver is electroplated onto a special bell shaped mandrel, then the mandrel is spun and the bell is shaped to desired contoures/specifications.

    Yes the Sterling Silver Bell is a custom option on Schilke trumpets. I seam to remember, (again reading) that horns so equipped have a very clear and ringing sound , with more overtones, with exceptional projection. Source: Schilke Music Products webpage. The believe the information you are seeking is in the section on trumpets and coronets.
     

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