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At least, for me. I received from saxforte.com a case that was intended for Reference saxophones. The previous cases had a plate that said Reference, but this one had the Selmer logo.

It is just like a BAM.

Since when Selmer made the change?

I liked it because it has a zipper, instead of the locks the Flight Case had.

All the best,

JI
 

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zorro: Mine is the same. I bought a new Ref 54 alto a few years ago from Kessler and had a choice of three cases. I chose the BAM and I'm now sorry I did. I don 't like it so I carry my Ref 54 in a leather Pro-Tec shaped case.

My BAM/Ref 54 case has a black carbon-fiber outside lid with a design in it and an oval "Reference" badge with a small Selmer logo underneath REFERENCE. The badge is the same color as the horn.

I don't know if current Ref 54's come with a choice of cases, though. DAVE
 

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I like it...

I like it. What I was wondering is if that all new ones have the Selmer logo plate instead of the Reference one.
 

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zorro: I don't know . . . I suppose things are ever-evolving and what Selmer buys from outside contractors one year may differ from what they buy the next year.

What I don't like is the VERY small storage area underneath the horn. That means that before I can put on my neck strap or prepare a reed and mouthpiece for playing, I must remove the saxophone first - and have a safe place to set it down or hold it in one hand while I fool around with the stuff in the storage area with just the other hand.

I like to get my reed and mouthpiece set up and neck strap on BEFORE I take the horn out of the case. To me, that was a majopr design flaw on Selmer's part. My Pro-Tec is SO much easier to deal with during a set-up before a gig. DAVE
 

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Dave Dolson said:
What I don't like is the VERY small storage area underneath the horn. That means that before I can put on my neck strap or prepare a reed and mouthpiece for playing, I must remove the saxophone first - and have a safe place to set it down or hold it in one hand while I fool around with the stuff in the storage area with just the other hand.
I know what you mean. Here's how I solved that. The neck and mpc go down the bell of the horn in a KIWI bag and the neck strap and reed holder go in the neck slot. Very convenient, then. No pain, no strain. :D


That storage space can then be used for an extra neck strap, tuner, metronome, extra reeds or whatever. Stuff you don't need to get to immediately.
 

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gary said:
I know what you mean. Here's how I solved that. The neck and mpc go down the bell of the horn in a KIWI bag and the neck strap and reed holder go in the neck slot. Very convenient, then. No pain, no strain. :D


That storage space can then be used for an extra neck strap, tuner, metronome, extra reeds or whatever. Stuff you don't need to get to immediately.
That is what I do. Those Kiwi bags are very useful.
 

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I sold my selmer case for a bundle beause it has that pretty semler logo on it. I bought a hiscox (since I wanted real protection) and had money left over to buy a nice strap and some odds and ends :D
 
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