When someone is shopping for a new, Asian-made bass saxophone, they’re immediately confronted by a plethora of choices. However, behind all the stencil names, slight differences in finishes, and possible other variations, there are really only two manufacturers: Jinbao and Jinyin. This reality has been discussed on both the fromer Bass Saxophone Cooperative, and on my blog. Steve Goodson, who has been working extensively with Asian factories in the production of his own lines of saxophones for years, actually left a comment on my blog confirming this fact on June 26, 2009.
This section of my website is dedicated to the two Asian makers of bass saxophones, and really provides more of a photo gallery of the various stencil names that I’ve come across. As I find more in the future, I will add names and photos to the gallery.
You might also be interested in taking a look at my blog article series titled: Asian-Made Modern Bass Sax Brand Names. At the time of writing, there were 26 articles in the series already. If you’re in the market for a new, inexpensive, modern bass saxophone, then this might be a valuable series to take a look though.
For a more complete, and updated listing of modern Asian bass stencils, check out Bassic Sax Pix.