Bam Shamrock wheels
This model adds wheels and a pulling handle onto the standard Shamrock, so be sure to look at that listing for more details and dimensions. Color options and all features are the same. The popularity of this case — if your cello fits — is its weight 9 lbs 8 oz WITH WHEELS! Again, the density and size of the suspension pads afford protection from vibration when wheeling on most surfaces. If your arm is bouncing all over the place as you walk, either slow down, get a smoother surface, or put the case on your back. Common sense rules.
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
Shamrock is part of the HighTech series, and an excellent choice for a light-weight, protective case at 8 lbs 13 oz. As part of Bam’s HT series, it has a 3-ply ABS shell over a foam core, but generic instead of Airex foam as in the other HT models. The scratch-resistant lids come in 4 colors with textured black backs. Only the black is completely textured. Injected high-density foam pads are broad, and support the strongest parts of the cello at the neck and bottom blocks. Standard 2 bow holders, string pocket, shoulder straps. Rigid when standing, aligns and closes easily with 5 latches. The interior is generous 37cm UB, 45cm LB, body length 80cm, total length 125cm but fit issues may occur at the center bouts and the C peg due to the tapering of the case.
Bam Hightech Compact
HIGHTECH COMPACT weighs 10 lbs 4 oz, fits most cellos up to 14.25″ UB, 17.5″LB. The widest part of a cello does not always fall at the widest part of the case as contours vary. A strong 3-ply ABS shell over an Airex foam core provides superior thermal and impact protection. Unlike the Slim 2.9, this has more depth, providing greater buffer zone between the cello and the outside world. No worries with the angle of the neck causing the scroll to touch the back of the case. The interior has broad, dense foam suspension pads under the neck and bottom blocks — the strongest structural parts of the cello — and has the standard interior 2 holders, string pocket, shoulder straps. Available: Tweed
Bam interior pads
A six-pack of pads is available to customize fit in any cello hard case. The pads are 3″ x 4″, covered in black fabric with an opening on one side to allow removal or addition of padding as needed. Since the pads are backed with loopy velcro, to be used on a HighTech 4.4 Velcro track, they will not stick to the interior of your case unless you add the soft velcro yourself, either with glue gun or using adhesive-backed Velcro (brand).
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.