difference between a schilke 14a4 and a 14a4a

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by reedy, Feb 25, 2010.

  1. reedy

    reedy Piano User

    Jul 31, 2009
    Wiltshire, UK
    Hi all, for my normal playing im using a bobby shew jazz which is very similar to a bach 3c and ive played a schilke 14a4 for lead, but i was playing it the otherday and i lost the tone quality uptop, so im thinking about getting a 14a4a, i hear is has a tighter backbore but ive also heard it has a V shaped almoast double cup, ive never played one so dont know what its like but ive heard this will improve the sound witht he deeper 2nd cup, any ideas?

  2. rettepnoj

    rettepnoj Fortissimo User

    Feb 22, 2009
    Can't say it look like double V cup! Bowl shape, but feels bit shallower than the 14A4. And the 14A4a has a tighter backbore..:-)
  3. reedy

    reedy Piano User

    Jul 31, 2009
    Wiltshire, UK
    fair enuf then, might pick one up and give it ago anyway
  4. gbdeamer

    gbdeamer Forte User

    Oct 16, 2008
    For what it's worth I used to play a Bach 3C for regular stuff and a 14A4A for lead. I also believe that it's got a tighter backbore, and it worked very well for me.

    Doesn't have a double cup. Should be pretty much the same cup as the 14A4 if I'm not mistaken...
  5. Dave Mickley

    Dave Mickley Forte User

    Nov 11, 2005
    Do you have a local store where you can try out mouth pieces? I tend to bottom out on a 14A4a but 13A4a and 12A4a work out fine for me. Just a thought, might save you some grief if you are able to try them out.
  6. gglassmeyer

    gglassmeyer Piano User

    Apr 28, 2006
    Cincinnati, OH
    It should just be a difference in the backbore. My 14a4a doesn't have a V shaped or double cup design. Just the shallow schilke "A" cup.

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