Bam High Tech Slim
We have one Bam HighTech Slim Orangey which has slight bubbling of the finish and qualifies as a second choice, and this is offered at the sale price. In no way is the integrity of the case compromised. Now on to the description of the Slim! It is sculpted closely to the contours of the cello, providing a compact ultralight cello case . Protection is excellent with a thermal and shock-resistant Airex core beneath its strong ABS shell. Weight is 2.9kg (just over 6 lbs). Dense, broad foam cushions suspend the cello at its bottom and neck block. The buffer zone between cello and outside world is reduced, so take your specific usage into consideration before buying. Standard 2 bow holders, a string pocket, shoulder straps, etc. The neck and scroll strap fasten with a clasp. UB 14.25″, LB 17.5″ It is also advised to check the cello laying down to see whether the neck/scroll angle is too extreme to fit without resting on the scroll compartment. The regular price is in effect for other colors, just this special Orangey is on sale.
Gewa Idea Futura
Gewa’s case models vary in dimensions and weight, and this one is ~ 10.5 lbs, fits upper bouts to 36 cm (14 3/8″), lower bouts to 45 cm (17 3/4″), and depth at bridge of 28 cm (11″), total interior length of 129 cm (50 3/4″). Your cello is suspended on a raised perimeter platform, and the neck strap fastens with a buckle. Two bow holders have magnetic closures. This fiberglass shell has handles at the side and shoulder, features 4 latches — none on the hinged side — and comes with two shoulder straps. The flared top fits over the rolled-edge back, and is not a tongue-in-groove seal.
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 8.5 pounds 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.
Shamrock is part of the HighTech series, and an excellent choice for a light-weight, protective case at 8 pounds. 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.
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.