Schilke Symphony Series Mouthpieces

Discussion in 'Horns' started by DrunkIQ, Feb 15, 2004.

  1. DrunkIQ

    DrunkIQ Pianissimo User

    Nov 21, 2003
    Austin, Texas
    Karl Hammond was present at TMEA this year and I got to check out the Symphony Series mouthpiece lineup.

    These Mouthpieces where developed for the Legit player and tend to be one the bigger end (smallest diameter is around a Schilke 14-15). Karl has come up with the most comfortable rims designs on the market. When I first saw them I ran my fingers over the rims and noticed how different they where compared to what I normally use and what I have used in the past. When I buzzed on them I knew I was going to end up getting one to replace my legit piece.

    They come in 3 different diameters with a choice of 3 different cup depths. The Symphony line is also shorter than a normal Schilke trumpet mouthpiece but longer than a Bach, which in turn provides a better universal fit. The most unique one out of the bunch is the F cup. Its nick name is “fluffyâ€. It utilizes a flugel style cup which is designed to give a deep warm sound, closer to that of a cornet, I really liked it.

    Here is a responce from Schilke explaining the varioius models:

    Is anyone playing on these :?:


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