What are the main differences between the stainless steel and pvc mini sax models?
The stainless steel model has a bigger, brighter and more profound sound overall. It is also practically indestructible because of the material it is made of. On top of that it is heavier, more robust and feels great while holding and playing.
Why only one octave?
Because it should be easy to learn and play. Mini Sax fingering is actually easier than the fingering of a recorder, played in elementary schools. However, you can go beyond one octave by using tone bending and overtone techniques. You can learn more about these techniques on our learn page.
Do regular music scores need to be transposed in order to use them with the mini sax?
All wind instruments (wood and brass) are "transposing" instruments except if they are made in C which is very rare. Tenor saxophones are in Bb, alto in Eb, clarinets in Bb, trumpets, trombones, flutes are in Bb, F, G etc. Our Mini Sax is in Bb.
You can use and play any standard notation (sheet music, partiture, scores) as written, only it will be sounding one whole tone lower than concert pitch is. For example, your Bb will sound as Ab on standard piano which isn't a transposing instrument.
How loud is the mini sax?
The highest decibel count you can achieve with the stainless steel mini sax is 106db. Average is around 93db. This is quite a bit quieter than a regular tenor saxophone.
Do you ship to my country?
Yes, we ship internationally, to any country.
What are the shipping costs/times?
United States: free shipping, 3 day delivery time via USPS
Canada: $19, about 10 business days delivery time via USPS
International: $24, about 10 business days delivery time via USPS
Can I return it?
Yes, you can return your mini sax within 30 days of receipt for a full refund. Obviously we'll inspect it first to make sure it hasn't been damaged.