Bag and case are combined in BAM’s new model
BAM’s ‘completely new’ Bamtech model acts as an intermediary between a guitar-style gig bag, with its spacious pockets and lightweight fabric design, and a normal violin case. ‘It’s a hybrid that is light, but still strong and durable,’ says BAM chief executive Robert Goetz. ‘We know how to make crazy, colourful cases, but we designed Bamtech for a community of musicians who value functionality. They want a high-quality case that isn’t too expensive.’
The product’s ballistic fabric exterior is ‘very long-lasting’, Goetz says, with a plastic layer underneath for extra padding. Its zipper has a rubber puller, to prevent accidental scratches to instrument varnish. Inside, the violin is protected by PVC memory foam covered in a plastic-coated Panama velour. ‘PVC may be slightly heavier than the polystyrene used by other companies, but it gives you all the security you need,’ says Goetz. The 3kg case includes two bow holders, a Velcro strap for the instrument neck, two backstraps and a side handle. While it has the same amount of internal accessory compartments as BAM’s other cases, the exterior has three large accessory pockets made of vegan-friendly imitation leather…
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