*Made to order - 11 months*
The Soloiste Series represent a bold new Schilke concept, with virtually every aspect of the instrument’s design the result of new innovations from our world class artisans in Chicago, USA. At the heart of the Soloiste Series is a new valve casing design which offers the musician unparalleled clarity and resonance. A new custom designed leadpipe provides an immediacy of response with a consistency of feel over the entirety of the instrument’s range. This series of Bb trumpets provides a rich & gorgeous core with the brilliance necessary to soar above the most grandiose of orchestras. And yet, these models transcend orchestral performance, excelling in solo and chamber venues. They truly live up to the name Soloiste!
Building upon the success of the first Soloiste Series models, the SB4-OT was developed working with Schilke Artist Osamu Takahashi. This model offers new options for bell, main tuning slide and bracing design. These new design elements combine to provide a unique experience for the orchestral trumpet player.
One-piece, Hand-Hammered Yellow Brass HD Bell
Soldered Bead w/ Steel Wire
#3 Bell Taper
.460″ ML Bore
Soloiste Standard Leadpipe
Square Main Tuning Slide w/ Brace
Medium weight w/ HD bell
1st slide saddle & 3rd slide ring
*Additional Customization Options*
(Call to place a custom order)
1st slide ring
All Soloiste Series Bb Trumpets come standard with a hand-hammered yellow brass bell. Yellow brass bells are consistent in tonal color regardless of dynamics.
Detachable tuning bells are available by special order on any Soloiste Series Bb Trumpet. The advantage of the tuning bell feature is that the tuning slide can be left all the way in or moved only a little, thereby keeping the bore relatively free of gaps that may cause a disturbance in the nodal pattern of the sound wave. Another advantage is that different bells of varying tapers, materials and finishes may be used to change characteristics of the instrument.
The Soloiste Series Bb Trumpets feature a three-part nomenclature. The first two letters indicates Series and Key (S for Soloiste, and B for Bb), the number indicates iteration of the valve block (4 for the 4th prototype in this series), and the final two letters are the initials of the Artist the instrument was designed for (MG for Marc Geujon or OT for Osamu Takahashi).
Soloiste Series Bb Trumpets feature an exquisite bell engraving, adding an elegant touch to an elite series. These models each include a beautiful newly designed Soloiste Series double case & Symphony Series mouthpiece. Hand crafted and hand fit, every Soloiste is covered by the Schilke Limited Lifetime Warranty.