Schilke 51 vs. Hammond 12ML

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Schilke 51 vs. Hammond 12ML

Post by Bach5G » Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:01 am

Has anyone directly compared these two mouthpieces? Thoughts?
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Re: Schilke 51 vs. Hammond 12ML

Post by Burgerbob » Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:35 am

51 is deeper by a bit. The Hammond has a more open throat. Personally, I find the Hammond to be a little shallow and bright in that depth, and the 51 is a very good mouthpiece by itself.

The closest Hammond to the 51 (IMO) would be a custom 12MXL.
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Re: Schilke 51 vs. Hammond 12ML

Post by Crazytrombonist505 » Fri Oct 05, 2018 2:14 pm

I’ve tried both the Schilke and the Hammond. I agree with burgerbob about the Schilke being deeper than the Hammond. I didn’t like the Hammond (probably because it was too shallow), but the Schilke is my main tenor mouthpiece. For comparison, The Schilke is closer to a 5G mouthpiece IMO.
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Re: Schilke 51 vs. Hammond 12ML

Post by imsevimse » Fri Oct 05, 2018 2:40 pm

For some reason the 12M (which is more shallow) and the 12MXL (which is deeper) gives a fuller sound than the 12ML on my .525 horns. I have no clue why, but I use a large shank 12ML and 12MXL on my .547 horns and there I think both works. I haven't tried a Schilke 51.

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