Differences between Schilke trumpets
- Bb – The Bb is the most popular trumpet and ranges from beginner, to intermediate, professional and marching levels
- Bass – The bass trumpet is pitched the same as a trombone and is mostly played by trombonists
- C – Not as widely used as the Bb, the C trumpet is commonly played in orchestras. It is tuned one tone higher than the Bb
- E – The E trumpet is a specialised model that is mostly played in orchestras
- Piccolo – The piccolo trumpet is tuned one octave above the Bb, and is reserved for playing high-pitched parts
How to choose the right Schilke trumpet for you
Trumpets, like most wind instruments, fall into 3 different instrument quality levels – student, intermediate and professional:
- Student – Trumpets that fall into this category are suitable for beginners.
- Intermediate – Diligent beginners will eventually progress to the intermediate level trumpet.
- Professional – The finest materials are used to make the professional level trumpet. These trumpets offer the best in tone and responsiveness.
Different types of Schilke trumpet
- Piccolo – The piccolo trumpet is ideal for musicians who tend to play high-pitched parts. The trumpet is usually supplied with an additional leadpipe (mouthpiece) and includes a fourth valve.
- Bb – The most common instrument in the trumpet family is the Bb. The Bb trumpet has a warm tonal quality that is suitable for a wide range of musical styles. This trumpet is a great beginner’s instrument.
- HC1 – The HC is a handcrafted series that offers a unique playing experience.
- E3L – E trumpets offer outstanding intonation and balanced resistance. The E3L is considered to be the benchmark in Eb/D trumpets.
- Mouthpiece – Trumpet mouthpieces are traditionally made from sterling silver, yellow or red brass. They are also known as leadpipes.