The Schilke Custom Series Bb Trumpets (also known as the B & X Series) were designed by Renold O. Schilke and date back his founding of our company. These models feature a lightweight design with minimal bracing, round main tuning slide and reverse leadpipe. Custom Series trumpets are lauded for a natural brilliance, or “shimmer,” to their sound, an ease of playing, consistent “feel” from top to bottom of the horn and superior intonation.
The Custom Series is often viewed as a spectrum of models. With a choice of bell taper and bore size, every musician can find the right “feel” for them. Designed with versatility in mind, these models are great for classical, chamber, solo, jazz or commercial music. Custom Series BbTrumpets have been played by the world’s great musicians for 60+ years.
The X3 plays big and broad. This model allows the player to achieve a rich yet brilliant sound with maximum projection. This model’s balanced design allows an “even feel” throughout the range of the instrument. The X3 is popular with commercial and orchestral players alike.