The Ongoing Updates On Bassic Sax Pix

Back in March I wrote about how I had been working on the gallery portion of my website. Since that time I’ve continued to add hundreds, strike that, make that a couple thousand or so more images to Bassic Sax Pix. As I peruse all the folders on my computer that still need to be uploaded to the gallery, I must admit I feel slightly overwhelmed. I think I have created a bit of a monster.

With its current 17,894 images in 1,914 categories, there is a pretty good chance that if you’re looking for a photo of a particular make or model of saxophone, you might find at least one example of it on Bassic Sax Pix. That said, there’s still lots that I could add. It’s simply a matter of time.

With my last large-scale update, I focused on specific manufacturers that are currently among the most commonly viewed categories in the gallery (Hammerschmidt, G.H. Hüller, Hohner, and F.X. Hüller), as well as other European manufacturers. This time around my update was larger, and encompassed the following brands:

baritone sax, low Bb bari saxophone, Conn 12M, vintage sax, Bassic Sax Pix

Conn 12 M “Transitional”  Serial #: M262771  Source: getasax on

Unfortunately I am a bit late in letting you know about these updates, so many of the new designations have already vanished on Bassic Sax Pix. An image or gallery is only marked new for 21 days. For example, I did the Orsi and Selmer gallery updates in late March, so while I uploaded hundreds of photos in these two galleries alone, a person can’t easily find them anymore.

In January I bought a new, über fast, über big laptop that is ultimately the replacement for my trusty PC that I’ve had for 6 years now. Yesterday, as I was going through the Outlook program on my old PC, I noticed that there were lots of photos that people had sent me for inclusion on my site, that I had not uploaded yet. Those will be the next ones I organize to their appropriate galleries.

When I created Bassic Sax Pix three years ago, I really didn’t have a clue what it would eventually morph into. I believe though, that it, like Bassic Sax itself, has become a valuable tool for those searching for information on particular makes or models of saxophones.

While no one website can be all things to all people—nor should it try to be—Bassic Sax has evolved to become a fairly comprehensive website on vintage saxophones, with Bassic Sax Pix becoming the site’s strong visual anchor.

…this is just my blog. My “real” website is If you’re looking for sax info, you should check it out too.There’s lots there!

© 2013, Helen. All rights reserved.


Helen Kahlke is a professional horn player and sax teacher who lives in Abbotsford, British Columbia. She plays soprano, alto, C melody, tenor, baritone, and bass saxophones.

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