If it protects what's inside you're getting your moneys worth...I know that's not what you want to hear, but the reality is that cases get put on the floor, slid into beds of trucks, have other cases stacked on top (or at least beside) and then they ride to the gig. Every scratch and scuff is a reason to be glad you own it. Even if you cart your own and are super careful, one day you'll take it in for repairs and the tech will store it with all the other instruments in the que...Scratch.Is that the one with the aluminum exterior? If so, just accept it for what it is - you won't get all the scratches out without mechanical polishing.
You're correct - it is foolish to buy a case with a polished metal exterior and expect it to not show scratches. It would be a really bad choice to drive a DeLorean in a demolition derby.It is the one with the aluminum exterior. And that's just foolish given it's cost. This thing gets beat up faster than...pick your metaphor....
Hmmm, plastic slip covers, anyone?Won't help you much now but if I were buying a case like this and wanted to keep I looking nice I might take it to one of those places that applies window tinting and clear paint protection film and have them put that on the case. Of course it might cost as much as the case to have it applied. A case cover would also be an option but then you don't get to show off the case.
Hey, it's all good, right?I hear you, I hear you....Though it does make me miss my old Walt Johnson...annnnnnyway...thanks for the council, as always.
I have the Ref. 54 Alto and Tenor, which come with the BAM Soft pack. I've had no problem with the zippers since 2006. The frame in the BAM tenor case broke, and I replace that case with the BAM Cabine last year. I'm very happy with the Cabine.This is helpful I'm thinking to getting a BAM today. My selmer paris flight case is nice and in good shape (five latches and all) but I'd like a nice new looking one. The softpack looks nice and the zipper would be a new thing....How is that zipper btw? don't zippers usually come undone over time? The Defense looks cool, but now I'm concerned about it getting scuffed up to easily. The orange colored back pack straps look coool too.
The cabine and defense look best from the side. When looking at it from the top they look a litle awkward. Maybe its just the photos. Well I'm leaning towards the defense. I do like the four latches look.
Curious is the soft pack much larger?
Is there a shop that has the defense in stock?
Got the heads up on Matthews Music from this thread.