As Engelbert Schmid’s mouthpieces have become increasingly popular, a lot of our customers have asked for Schmid rims to use with Osmun cups. so, we now have two Engelbert Schmid copy rims. All four standard sizes are available as metric rims and the smaller sizes (17, 17.5mm) are made for standard (Giardinelli thread) cups as well. Here are the rim sizes for Schmid’s mouthpieces:
- 17mm-Schmid models 4 thru 6.5
- 17.5mm-Schmid models 7 thru 9.5
- 18mm- Schmid models 10 thru 12.5
- 18.5-Schmid models 13 thru 13.5
We also have Schmid Digital rims in 17.5 and 18mm, as used on Schmid Digital mouthpiece models 1 thru 3.5, available as metric rims (fits our metric and Paxman Halstead Chidell cups).
You can see our full range of cups and rims on our mouthpiece page at osmun.com.
Osmun Music Trumpet Specialist Jim Becker
Jim Becker, our ace trumpet tech, just got a nice shout-out from a happy customer on the Trumpet Herald (Here’s the link):
Hi All — Last year I had Jim Becker at Osmun do a valve job on my 1968 Olds Special. He turned a “Special” into a “Fantastic.” This past week, he did a valve job on my 1954 Olds Recording, with the same result. The horn is the off-the-map good. In my view, for a vintage horn, there’s no bigger bang-for-the-buck than a valve job, as long as the rest of the horn is sound. Jim also goes the extra mile, always finding other things to correct along the way (my Recording came back with the bell straightened out and with O-rings on the third valve slide). He’s an expert’s expert, fair in pricing, and a nice person to boot. Thanks, Jim!
Be sure to check out the Trumpet Services page at osmun.com.
Here’s a nice shot of a Schmid valve cluster and a bell flare with nickel silver garland. The ports between the valves have a gentle curve and there are no solder joints to interfere with the airflow. Schmid’s garland is narrower than most and has an oak-leaf motif. Garlands can also be made in yellow or gold brass.
Engelbert Schmid horns has just launched a new website: www.engelbert-schmid-horns.com (Easy to remember, harder to type.) It’s been completely redesigned and organized and has a lot of information and pictures. It shows the full range od Schmid modern horns, baroque and classical hand horns, and Wagner tubas.
Our next Schmid horn is due in late January. It’s a full double, yellow brass, lacquer, two water keys, adjustable hand rest, and your choice of bell flare. (All our Schmid horns come with detachable bell.) Give us a call (978-823-0580) or an email if you’re interested.
Osmun Music horn tech Jim Engele with Ed Shenk and his new Engelbert Schmid double horn
We’re pleased to welcome Ed Shenk as our newest Engelbert Schmid horn owner. Ed’s retired from an engineering career at Polaroid. He currently plays in local amateur ensembles and in a horn quartet. I know the horn will get a lot of good use!
Ed’s passion though, is resurrecting classic horn quartet music. He’s transcribed, edited, and published all 136 of the Gumbert quartets as well as others by Dauprat and Javault and various duets and trios.
Ed’s Mute Crib holds two mutes and folds flat .
Interestingly, he’s transposed everything into F and includes an alternate fourth part for euphonium. He also makes a gadget called a “Mute Crib” that holds two mutes within easy reach . All the music is available on his website: at http://www.cadtronix.com. Be sure to check it out.