Who & What
This blog is the magazine portion of the Bassic Sax website belonging to saxophonist and former teacher, Helen Kahlke. It is a culmination of over 20 years of work, and involves quite a few people....
Vintage Saxes & Obscure Brands
Helen has a somewhat sizeable collection of vintage saxophones, and many of them them are quite obscure. If you would like to check them out, you can see them for yourself on her website. If...
Articles of Note
As I originally mentioned in an article on May 19, I finally began the process that I have had the back of my mind for... Read More "Bass Sax Pages on Bassic Sax: Progress Report"
Background When I first got my first bass saxophone in October 2000, things were A LOT different in the saxophone landscape: The bass saxophone renaissance... Read More "Vintage American Bass Saxes: Resources"
If you live in the EU and are looking for a bass saxophone, then Vintage Saxophones has what I would suggest to you, is one... Read More "Keilwerth SX90 bass sax for sale in UK"
Internet findings Findings from colleagues Boosey & Co. sax production Facts Assumptions... Read More "LP Boosey & Co. Eb alto keyed to low B"
I am not sure when I originally saw this Picasso-inspired, glass sax sculpture on etsy, but it was a little while ago. What caught my... Read More "Picassso-inspired, glass sax sculpture"
Over the years I have written numerous articles illustrating how the saxophone's iconic image is used in everything from advertising to high art. Well today's... Read More "Sax-shaped Metal Tobacco & Pot Pipes… Huh?"
The trend is not going out of style, and every year more ugly Christmas sweaters get shipped out and make their way into gift boxes;... Read More "How To Make Your Own Ugly Saxophone Christmas Sweater"
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