Bam HighTech L’Etoile
This case is part of the HighTech series, so it’s light-weight and very protective with its ABS shell, Airex foam core, and suspension pads that are broad and dense. It has the same dimensions as the Slim model, but the leather front makes it a little heavier — 9 lbs 14 oz with both shoulder straps. Available in 9 colors, they are usually made to order.
Gewa Air Rucksack & Music Pocket
Designed specifically for the Gewa Air case with two D-rings at the neck and two at the lower bouts. The music pocket is padded, breathable material. Straps are padded and adjustable. System easily detaches. Look at our gallery photo to compare the D-ring placement on the Air and the Pure case, in case you wonder if you can use this on either case.
Gewa Pure with Wheels
Please read the entry for Gewa Pure polycarbonate case to see more images and details. The only differences between the two cases are addition of wheels and a wheeling handle making it slightly heavier at ~ 10.5 lbs. Interior features, construct and shell are identical to the case without wheels. If you have a short-pattern cello or a cello with shoulders that don’t fit well in fixed suspension padding, contact me to discuss your cello in this case. These pads are more adjustable than you might expect.
Mirage Polycarb Wide (wheels)
Otto Musica’s Mirage model 518W weighs 10.5 pounds, has a very strong shell, wheels, and a generous interior to fit some cellos with bouts or corners too wide for other cases in this price range. There are 4 thick and 4 thin removable pads that run on a velcro track to adjust fit for a variety of cellos. The tongue-in-groove seal closes with 6 latches. The side and shoulder handles are roomy which is important for some cold-weather glove-wearing cellists. See the photo gallery to see how your cello’s dimensions compare with this cello which is a very good fit for this case, when it did not fit in a variety of others here. Blue (in stock), Black, White
Bam Latch replacement with video link
Bam latches can be replaced, but you need to know which style you have on your case. See pictures in the gallery. Each latch comes with rivets and washers, as well as replacement soft velcro to cover hardware inside. Let me add this: You can help your latches have a long life if, after closing your case, you fasten the side latch under or nearest the handle first. If this latches easily, your case is likely aligned all the way around and the others should also latch easily. If you latch the top first and there is a problem with alignment that you don’t know about, latches will be stressed as you attempt to close the others around the case. Don’t force it; find the problem. OK, now look at your case and see which of these three you need.
#1 New style “soft touch” latches in black that say [bam] on them
#2 Old style silver latches with keyhole for cases with aluminum coloring front and/or back
#3 Old style latches in black. Your latches may have keyholes, but available replacements do not
Depending on date of purchase of the case, some latches will be replaced at no cost if you bought your case here. Since any dealer who orders and sells Bam cases can also order latches, go there first and maybe there will also be no cost. They are for sale here, though.
LINK TO BAM VIDEO
Orders are placed by phone (518-527-5789) or (email).
Once we know what you want and where it has to be shipped, we’ll check stock, clarify any questions you may have, and give you shipping options, transit times and costs.