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Schilke M6.0

Post by fwbassbone » Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:56 pm

Just wondering if anybody here uses one of these pieces? I got one a few weeks ago and have used it now and liked it. I used a 60 years ago and this seems to be the new and improved model. Thanks for any comments.
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Re: Schilke M6.0

Post by jph » Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:17 am

Yes, it's a very good...under the radar, in today's market where everyone is after a Griego or Black...bass mouthpiece. Plenty of depth, but not a shot glass; great clarity. IMO very similar to a Hammond 21BL.
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Re: Schilke M6.0

Post by blast » Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:47 pm

jph wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:17 am
Yes, it's a very good...under the radar, in today's market where everyone is after a Griego or Black...bass mouthpiece. Plenty of depth, but not a shot glass; great clarity. IMO very similar to a Hammond 21BL.
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Re: Schilke M6.0

Post by BGuttman » Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:10 pm

Note that the M6.0 is the "medium" depth cup. There is also a D6.0 (deep cup). I think the D is like the old 60 (which was too big for me). Maybe the M6.0 would work for me. But I have my Doug Elliott 114/L/L7 which is great for me. When I haven't played bass in a while I go to a Marcinkiewicz GR.
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Re: Schilke M6.0

Post by PhilipEdCarlson » Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:55 pm

BGuttman wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:10 pm
But I have my Doug Elliott 114/L/L7 which is great for me.
All right, now, I don't see "7" backbores listed on the DE website. (haven't seen a 6 either there's the 6E (gotta get one of those) but no a plain "6")
I've wondered why.

What is a 7?
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Re: Schilke M6.0

Post by BGuttman » Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:18 pm

7, 8, and 9 were the original large shanks (small to large). 7 wasn't very popular and is not regularly offered, although I'm sure Doug would make you one for a price. I was finding the 8 a little too open and went to the 7. 6 was a Euro shank.
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Re: Schilke M6.0

Post by mrdeacon » Sun Jun 24, 2018 12:51 am

So is a M6.0 basically a Schilke 60 rim on a 59 cup and body?
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Re: Schilke M6.0

Post by fwbassbone » Sun Jun 24, 2018 9:14 pm

I don't know the exact specs but upon visual inspection the cup on the M6.0 looks bigger than the 59.
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Re: Schilke M6.0

Post by mrdeacon » Mon Jun 25, 2018 1:46 am

Bigger then a 59 but smaller then a 60. I can dig. So like a Doug Elliott L type cup.

I have a custom Schilke Dennis Bubert mouthpiece made in the 80's that's essentially a Schilke 60 rim on a 59 cup and shank. I dug it but I felt like the cup was a little small for the playing I do. A M6.0 sounds like something I might like!

For people that have tried the M6.0 and a Hammond 21BL which one did you like more?
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Re: Schilke M6.0

Post by jph » Sat Jun 30, 2018 6:39 am

Re: M6.0 vs 21BL
I found, for me, that the the Hammond has a slightly more comfortable curvature to the rim, and the shaping of cup...for my embouchure.. supported a better centering of my air flow. The more centered air flow (blowing straight line thru the bore) enabled me to play softer passages with more certainty. You have to be careful with these assessments because everyone's embouchure is different, and that's largely where the rubber meets the road. I have now switched to 20BL for a bit more efficiency.
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