The Materials Used
BAM cases are quite unique in the fact that they don’t use standard materials the way many other case makers do.
There are no BAM fiberglass or wooden cases. They don’t really have carbon fiber violin cases either, which we will explain later.
BAM uses theirown unique materials that are often a combination of other materials. Taking the best components of each material to build durable, protective, and light cases.
Let’s take a look at some of the most common materials they use.
We’ve seen this word several times throughout this article. But it’s basically what is used to makeBAM’s hardshell violin cases.
The Hightech exterior shells are a combination of 3 high performance materials: ABS, Airex foam, and another type of ABS).
BAM chose these materials as part of their mission to buildlight, protective, and durable violin cases that are ALSO temperature-resistant!
Which is why they don’t make carbon fiber violin cases. Even though carbon fiber is an extremely light, protective, and durable material.
Carbon fiber can heat up on a hot summer’s day.
For some of the BAM Hightech cases, they may say black carbon or silver carbon in the title. But that’s just “the look”.
The case itself is still made oftemperature-resistant Hightech shells.
High Density Polyurethane Foam
Sounds fancy, but we’d like to think of it as a Tempur-pedic foam mattress.
This foam is whatsuspends your instrument within the case. You’ll find this in all of the standard BAM cases.
The Hightech cases feature injected foam cushions to suspend your instrument.
This high-density foam is really theday-to-day protection that your instrument needs.
The chances of your case being run over by a car is quite slim, but having your case slip or drop out of your hands can happen.
And when it does,the foam absorbs the shock, not your instrument!
Another great feature of this foam is that it acts as an insulator for your case.It doesn’t absorb the dangerous temperatures of hot, humid, or cold weather.
This material has been a relatively new innovation among BAM.
You can find these polycarbonate cases in theirSupreme L’opera violin cases andIce Supreme violin cases.