When I made the decision to get a bass saxophone, I went into it with no idea how it would change my life. You don’t own a bass saxophone, it owns you! It has special needs, and you have to cater to the beastie if don’t want to have a weekly relationship with your repair tech.

If you’ve ever considered buying a bass saxophone, the information in this Bass Sax Info. portion of my site will give you an idea of what you’re getting yourself into, and what I’ve learned through trial and error.

The following is an excerpt from an e-mail I received from Paul Coats regarding this section of the site.


The stories (adventures section) really show what I have told people who ask, "What is the most difficult thing about playing bass sax? embouchure? blowing? getting reeds?" And I answer, "Logistics--moving it around, getting it to and from performances, storage, fitting it in a car." They think I am being a smart-ass with them, but your story shows this to perfection...


Bass Sax Info

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Last updated June, 2005.