Yeah, definitely too big for a soprano! If I could play any sax for band, then I'd want to play the contrabass, almost entirely because it's so absurdly large. The largest sax I've played was a bass sax at a group class for band camp. I got to play from the sopranino all the way down to the bass!
Hey, stop that, you guys! I'm 53, about 6'5", and I just bought a sopranino from ilovebech, who's nearly as tall as me, and, I think, a bit older. I hope you're not suggesting I'll look silly playing it.JacobN said:Yeah, definitely too big for a soprano!
It seems like so many of the senior members on Cafe Sax are from Europe...http://www.eppelsheim.com/eb_kontrabass_saxophon.php?lang=en
Take a look at his tubax as well..... To play these in a marching band I think you'd need to put wheels on them.... I saw them at an exhibition a couple of years ago - absolutely massive, but I didn't play them. Not as big as the alphorn that I did manage to coax a couple of notes out of....
Really must get down to Epplesheim's shop one day.