|The RABBATH'CASE by Olivier
Directions for use of the "Rabbath'case" the first time.
A- Case must be in a horizontal position (laid flat) when opening and closing.
B- Take off the endpin.
C- Without detaching hook, loosen the 5th belt, which goes under the bass.
D- Open the other 4 belts completely.
E- Place the bass, with its gig bag, in the middle of the case on the 4 opened
F- Bass should sit deep (approximately 4 inches) into the case. If necessary,
tighten or loosen the elastic.
G- Tighten the 4 belts well. Keep in mind that the belt located on the right
keeps the bass from moving to the left, and the belt located on the left keeps
the bass from moving to the right. In other words, the 4 belts are keeping the
Bass from all horizontal movements.
H- Place the 5th belt under the bass, the "double belt" should go on each side of
the attachment of the en-pin. Tighten the belt
I- Attach the elastic, located on the bottom, around the metal attachment of the
J- Examine the balance of the tension between the 5th belt and the elastic
bottom. Here, these two elements must stop any vertical movement of the bass.
If the bass is too close to the bottom, pull it up with the 5th belt, but also avoid
getting the head of the bass too close to the top of the case.
K- When closing the cover of the case, you may have to gently push down, since
the elastic will give some resistance. On the other hand, if the tension of the
elastic is too strong, loosen the elastic by opening the 2 rings attached to the
elastic for this purpose.
The fit of the bass should be snug, but also allow you to close the cover. Since
each bass is different, there is no universal tension of elastic.
For that reason, you will need to adjust it to your bass' size. This will only be
necessary upon first use.
L- Close the locks.
M- Stand the case upright, and don't hesitate to shake it. The bass should only
"vibrate" inside the case. You will feel immediately that your bass is floating
inside,.. Suspended !
My name is Olivier Rabbath, and I started making Flight Cases for Double
Bass, at the suggestion of my Father. But before starting to do so, I listened
to musicians and discovered the multitude of issues all bassists meet, when they
I wanted to guarantee the total security of the musical instrument, so I
invented the SUSPENDING SYSTEM 14 years ago. I know of no other cases
with such a design, and a New Patent is pending.
During this period, I tested my system and so far, not one single bassist has
reported any braking neck, crack, etc....
So here, you may wonder if it works? As of today, there are 14 years (and
counting) of success to back up its efficiency, with not one bass damaged.....so
good to hear.
With this new Case, I wanted to impact the effect of the case itself, on TSA
agents or International Customs, as that was reported as a consistent challenge.
It would miss the purpose of Protection, if all I took into account was a case
that would look lovely. Far more important is to consider first, that Musician
who is manipulating the case, and the maximum beneficial outcome possible,
from my design.
1- You need a case that totally protects the instrument.
“Total” meant protecting, not just from outside elements, but from vibration –
which can be transferred through foam.
2- You need a light case for substantial savings each trip.
All materials available were considered.
3- You need a case that appears unimposing. Imagine – A Customs Agent
facing a Hard-shell case in upright position. Alert - the Pharaoh is back!!!!
This deliberation brought the idea for laying the instrument back or down
SO - my humble investigation into the lives of traveling bassists reaped highly
valuable information regarding their life when they travel...
Today I have developed a new generation of cases ( like a cage made in 1"X 2"
Carbon 20K "Steel"), where the musical instrument is held by belts and elastic
cord, suspended in the middle of the cage.
The complete "cage" is covered with a leather Carbon skin - super, extremely
resistant to anything. The exterior aspect gives an image, more like luggage
than a trunk, and that is exactly what you want. People will react with a
different attitude, if your case looks like large luggage, rather than a
Weight is slashed (from 35 LB up to 20 LB ave.)
Now the fact it rolls on the side,
or has a special handle to protect the musician' hand,
or even a handle smartly placed to help you load your case into a vehicle
is not NECESSARILY genius, but JUST genius enough to listen to the musicians’
needs....I agree on that one.
Also, we will soon cover ALL the Musical Instruments from the Orchestra.
Yes, our catalog will start by including cases for Guitars, Cellos, Banjos, etc...
Now a way to understand the suspending system better, I invite you to read :
‘The Directions for Use and Care of the Rabbath Case for the First Time’
And please contact us with any more ideas the musician would love to see in his
We are listening !
ALWAYS A PLEASURE TO SERVE GREATLY IMPORTANT PEOPLE IN OUR
WITHOUT MUSIC THE WORLD WOULD BE VERY VERY SAD....
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