The J’Élle Stainer Compact bass is one the company’s current production model bass saxophones, and can be found on their new website.
Here are the specs as provided by J’Élle Stainer:
Model (Part) Number: JBSC**
Bb Bass Saxophone
- Compact design
- Range from low B♭ to high F#
- Written Range: B♭3-F#6
- Sounding: A♭1-E4
- Ergonomic keywork
- Brass body and bell
- Lacquered & beautifully engraved
- Plastic resin J’Elle Stainer mouthpiece
- Brass ligature and cap
- Playable with bass mouthpiece and reeds
- J’Elle Stainer pads
- Metal resonators
- Adjustable peg and fixed floor rest
- SaxRax stand (optional)
- Special J’Elle Stainer flight case
- Final setup in USA or Italy
- Made in Brazil
Compact bass saxophone, big sound and easy to take it around.
It is worth noting that the Compact bass was originally given the model SAX228C. The company also provided a size of 112 cm / 44 in.
Depending which website you look at, you might still find this information somewhere, which is why I mention it here.
If you are a lover of all things low, then enjoy these lovelies. Besides being sax porn, it also gives you a view of the difference in size between the Compact Bass (centre), and a conventional bass—albeit keyed to low A, on the right.