Compare/contrast 5 Orsi bass saxophones

It has been a long while since I’ve written anything about bass saxophones, so when I saw this Orsi bass sax on eBay a couple of days ago, it got me thinking. I sent an email to the seller to get a clarification on the horn’s range, but he informed…

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Review of a Jinyin-Made Bass Sax From China

Jinyin-made bass sax Stencil name: Xu Qiu, but Jinyin stencilled bass saxophones for anyone who ordered them including, but certainly not limited to: International Woodwind, Orpheo, Hawk, and Gear4Music. Price: Varied widely. Ranged from $2,000 to $8,000 US – depending on stencil label Date of manufacturing: circa 2010 Date of…

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A Beaugnier-Made Vox Bass Saxophone

My sax buddy Pete Hales started a thread on the Woodwind Forum titled, What’s Wrong with this Bass?, in relation to a Beaugnier-made Vox bass saxophone that’s been on eBay for nearly a  month. Based on the pics and description, it’s hard to see anything much wrong with this beastie……

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