Wanted: Bose L1 Packing inserts

Hi guys,

I had to send a pair of my SKB cases back to, what I thought at the time, get fixed. Apparently they couldn't fix the cases and sent me two new ones. . . Now I am with out the Styrofoam inserts I used to keep the L1's from sliding around iniside the case. . .

Does anyone know how I can get my hands on a couple more of these?

Thanks
-J
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Hi Jeremy,

Too bad you lost the foam. I've been curious about this anyway so I called a local place
http://www.foamshop.com/ourProducts.shtml

They said they could do a custom foam interior for a case like the SKB 2SKB-5009 for about $65. Sure, that's $65 more than what it would cost if you *can* find some original packing inserts but it's an option.

Other options
SKB now sells the Bose L1 Speaker Case 1SKB-5009BL. This looks like the 2SKB-5009 with special foam inserts.


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Maybe you can use the case you've got for something else.
quote:
Originally posted by Lou D:
David,
Where did you buy your Storm Cases? They look great! How do they compare to the SKB's for price and quality. The SKB's are going for about $200.


I got them from the New Zealand importer. They are made in the USA I believe.
www.stormcase.com
I suspect they are a little more expensive than the skb, but better constructed in my opinion. They have lifetime warranty and are fully waterproof.
Any roadcase manufacturer should be able to create the foam inserts. I had these produced by Roadmaster cases here in NZ, I think they are the local agents for Storm Cases too.
Hi David,

Thanks for the info. This is great. I'll add it to the wiki.

I double checked, and the Cylindrical Radiator®s for the Model II are just slightly longer (about 1/8" for the upper section, 1/4" inch for the lower section).

The iM3200 is probably too snug at just 44" for the interior length. No room for foam.

Interior Dimensions* (LxWxH)
44.0 x 14.0 x 6.0 in.
1118 x 356 x 152 mm


Model I Dimensions

* L1 Model I power stand: 26.0’’W x 26.0’’D x 5.0’’H (66 cm x 66 cm x 12.7 cm)
* L1® Model I Cylindrical Radiator® loudspeaker (each section):
o Top Section: 43 1/8’’H x 3.5’’W x 4.0’’D (109.54 cm x 8.89 cm x 10.1 cm)
o Bottom Section: 43 1/2’’H x 3.5’’W x 4.0’’D (110.49 cm x 8.89 cm x 10.1 cm x )

Model II Dimensions

* L1 Model II power stand: 5’’H x 10’’W x 27’’D (12.8 cm x 26.2 cm x 69.2 cm)
* L1 Model II Cylindrical Radiator® loudspeaker
o Top Section: 43 ¼ ’’H x 3½’’W x 4’’D (109.86 cm x 8.89 cm x 10.16 cm)
o Bottom Section: 43 3/4’’H x 3½’’W x 4’’D (111.13 cm x 8.89 cm x 10.16 cm)



The Model II stands taller though - fully assembled.

Model I 82 3/4" (210.2 cm)
Model II 84" (213.4.cm)

I think the Model II Cylindrical Radiator® sits higher in the Power Stand.
May I ask what happened with your original cases?

Rain


quote:
Originally posted by Jeremy G.:
Hi guys,

I had to send a pair of my SKB cases back to, what I thought at the time, get fixed. Apparently they couldn't fix the cases and sent me two new ones. . . Now I am with out the Styrofoam inserts I used to keep the L1's from sliding around iniside the case. . .

Does anyone know how I can get my hands on a couple more of these?

Thanks
-J
Based on an older topic here, plain old foam (or sponge) may not be sufficient for your radiators, depending on how you store them. If you have the cases standing up on their sides (hinges down, latch on top) then the weight of the L1 inside and shift, squashing the foam and making everything "loose".

Make sure you have nice stiff rigid foam.
Rich,

I called and asked for Casandra but apparently she doesn't work there any more. The lady on the phone said they don't sell the inserts by alone and I would have to buy the entire case.. LOL yeah right.

Lady ont he phone is suppose to chat with the boss tomorrow and get back to me.
quote:
Originally posted by Tom Munch:
You can get what they call pick & pluck foam from a lot of case companies in different sizes. You pluck out little squares that the foam has been pre-cut into to get the desired dimensions of whatever you're putting in the case.


Always wondered what the deal was with foam like that. I've had a few pieces I picked up from somewhere one time.

Now I know.

Learn something new everyday.
Thanks Tom! LOL
If knives and/or large scissors don't scare you, and you have a big enough freezer (or it's cold enough outside!), there is a slick trick to cutting foam nicely:

Wet the foam, squeeze out most of the water (but leave it damp) and then freeze it.

Makes cutting real simple.
Reading this discussion I get bitten by the bug to at least try out a case.

When a well travelled but intact SKB case came up locally (SKB external 54 x 18 x 7) I grabbed it.

The good news is, I put in some foam and it all looks secure.

The bad news: It weighs way more than I should carry. It is an older case and it doesn't have wheels. So maybe I'll set this idea aside until I can afford a roadie.

The previous owner used it for airline travel with his electric Bass. I actually have a Bass that will fit so I may just do that.

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