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Schilke B1 Traditional Custom Series Bb Trumpet

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Product Description:

The B1 Traditional Custom Series trumpet was the preferred Bb trumpet of Renold O. Schilke, and the basis in design for all other B series instruments. Introduced in 1956, the B1 trumpet is among the most popular models, distinguished by its free and open feel from the reverse leadpipe and rounded full radius bend tuning slide. With the combination...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

The B1 Traditional Custom Series trumpet was the preferred Bb trumpet of Renold O. Schilke, and the basis in design for all other B series instruments. Introduced in 1956, the B1 trumpet is among the most popular models, distinguished by its free and open feel from the reverse leadpipe and rounded full radius bend tuning slide. With the combination of a medium-large bore and a large throat bell, this design allows the player the diversity in sound color from a rich, full bodied dark sound to a brilliant ringing tone when desired, making the B1 a versatile, all-around instrument.

The B1 trumpet is available in four variations—a fixed yellow brass bell, a fixed beryllium copper bell, a tunable yellow brass bell, and a tunable beryllium copper bell—each designed to customize the instrument performance to the player.

Features

  • Available versions: B1, B1B, B1L, B1LB
  • B1 – Yellow brass fixed bell. A large throat #1 bell with a taper graduated for even and full-bodied tone.
  • B1B – Beryllium copper fixed bell. Large throat #1 bell made from an extremely lightweight copper, this bell offers a more direct, compact projection.
  • B1L – Tunable yellow brass bell. The detachable bell design allows tuning from the bell, to offer a more open, free feeling in the upper register. With less bracing, the response feels quicker by allowing the bell to resonate more to improve projection.
  • B1LB – Tunable beryllium copper bell. The combination of direct projection and quicker response, this version is the most free-blowing and resonant available. 
  • Medium-large bore 
  • Large throat bell
Specifications
  • Key: Bb Bore: .460-inch (11.68mm)
  • Leadpipe: Reverse taper
  • Leadpipe Material: Yellow brass
  • Bell: 5-inch (127mm) large throat with #1 taper in fixed or tunable design
  • Bell Material: Yellow brass or Beryllium copper
  • Valves: Monel
  • 1st Valve Slide Adjustment: Thumb saddle
  • 3rd Valve Slide Adjustment: Fixed ring
  • Case: Custom double hard case
  • Mouthpiece: Schilke Standard Series
  • Finish: Silver plate
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