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Ever curious about how a Schilke trumpet might feel and sound if a Yamaha Xeno bell was attached to it? Wouldn't it be convenient if that Yamaha bell could be easily removed and switched out with another bell, if one desired? Well, in case you haven't asked yourself these questions, we've already done the work for you, and the answer is this Schilke B5 trumpet with a tunable Yamaha Xeno gold brass bell. The valves and slides are from the mid-70's when Renold Schilke was still alive, and while his trumpets were being manufactured in Winfield, IL at their Beecher St factory. The previous owner had this horn for many years and eventually decided they wanted to convert this instrument to a tunable bell model, and it was brought to us with an unlacquered Yamaha Xeno gold brass bell in excellent shape.
The conversion to a tunable bell resulted in some scars around the valve section where the original braces once were fixed. There's also some plating wear around the front of the 3rd valve casing, and another spot of wear on the 3rd valve upper outer slide, near the valve casing, as well as faint wear around the bottom caps. The bell is in great shape, but does have some tiny pings approaching the crook, too small to safely smooth out without potentially warping the taper. The main tuning slide crook also looks to have been resoldered at some point in time before it got here, and the work appears to be well done.
Our professional brass technician only needed to clean and hand-polish this horn before it was ready for sale. Its routine playtest after it was cleaned and polished told us that it's got a nice broad sound that would blend in a section when needed, but also has enough power and color to be used as a solo or lead instrument.
Stop by today to check out this excellent Schilke B5 Trumpet w/ Yamaha Xeno gold brass bell!
Stand not included.