Schilke 60

schilke60_1This weeks Monday Mouthpiece is a two-for!

This was my primary mouthpiece through the 80s. I had a bad reaction to the silver so I had one gold plated.

schilke60_3A deep bowl with a thin and very sharp rim. This mouth piece did nothing to lock in tuning. On the other hand, it was really easy to adjust pitch just using my chops.

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It was Robert Michaux who suggested I try the Schilke 60 when I was at the Canadian Forces School of Music in Victoria, BC.

The first time used it the horn opened up and my King 8B sounded like the all out doors. I loved this mouth piece and used it for years. It was replaced with the even bigger, a Marcinkiewicz Co 107.

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  1. Laura Boast says:

    I would never have thought that band players might react to silver, or other metals, but it makes sense! I wonder how many symphony wind instrument players are playing on gold? Thanks for opening my eyes! 🙂

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