Frequently Asked Questions and How-To's

  • How do I begin?
    Look for your model in our List Of Thousands. From here, you can choose different cover or gig bag types and add or remove options to see prices. If you like what you see, you can order online using out secure shopping cart, or give us a call. If you do not wish to enter a credit card online, we appreciate if you still use the online cart and select "Please Phone for Credit Card" as the payment option. This saves us a lot of time that we can spend making your cover or bag instead!

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  • If your model is not listed or if you have a custom order
    You can get an estimate by clicking on the Instant Estimate. If you wish to order, please fill out and submit the Measurement Chart to send us your dimensions. If the shape of your model does not resemble one of our measurement charts, please send us photos or a link to a webpage with a description of the type of cover or bag you are interested in and we will communicate with you until we are satisfied that we can make you what you want. We will email you to let you know that your model has been added to The List of Thousands so you can order online or you can give us a call to order by phone. Once we receive your order, we always send you a confirmation letter with dimensions to double check to make sure we entered everything correctly. Measure twice – cut once!

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  • How do I order?
    We prefer that you order online as it keeps us better organized, but you are welcome to call in your order. We accept all major credit cards, checks, and PayPal. We use Elevon (through Costco) for our secure credit card transactions. Orders paid by check are not started until we receive your check.

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  • Do you make bags and covers for custom sizes?
    Yes, and unless the pattern is complicated and time consuming, we don't even charge extra!

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  • How do I measure my equipment?
    We have created a variety of measurement charts that will work with the majority of shapes available. We have also made a detailed video that will show you how to measure your gear.

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  • What if my gear has an unusual shape?
    When you're inquiring about an unusually shaped model, it's always helpful if you can give us a link to an online drawing. Very often, manufacturers have drawings in the owner's manual and you can e-mail a link to us. If there is no online link, please send photos so we have an idea of what you've got. We can walk you through which photos we need, and once we have them, you can help us with the dimensions. We can give you a quote based on the dimensions, handle openings and amount of time needed to make your bag or cover.

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  • Why do I have to reply to the confirmation letter?
    We do not put your order into production until you reply to the confirmation letter. You would be surprised how often customers order the wrong model, or change their minds, or the dimensions that we have don’t match their cabinet, or they decide that they’d rather have a clamshell than a cover, or… It goes on and on. We send the confirmation letter with the dimensions because we want to cut it out and do it right THE FIRST TIME! It’s very expensive to correct a mistake after the bag or cover is made. Measure twice, cut once. GET IT RIGHT THE FIRST TIME! If we don't hear back from you within 3 weeks we may cancel and refund your order, or we may proceed if it’s a common item but cannot be held responsible if the cover or bag does not fit.

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  • What if my cover or bag doesn't fit or there's a
    problem with it?

    Once we receive your order, we email the dimensions that we have for your gear to you so that you can double check them against your actual cabinet. If our dimensions differ from yours, we'll correct our pattern to fit your gear. If we make a mistake on verified dimensions or if there is a problem with the materials or options, we will quickly remake your corrected order and cover all of the shipping costs. If your bag or cover is made to the specs that you verified, but it doesn’t fit, we are not responsible, but we will help you and will remake your bag or cover at cost. The customer pays for shipping costs for these types of remakes or repairs.

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  • Should I order single or double padding?
    We get asked this a lot and it’s a difficult question to answer. The padding we use is a polyester fiber fill, similar to what you’d find inside a sleeping bag or quilt. The padding is quilted to a tough but soft nylon lining. The standard padding is about 3/8" thick and the double is closer to 3/4" thick. We make double padded bags and covers for customers because they; 1) are hard on their gear, 2) they want the best protection for their gear, 3) someone else is handling their gear. Single padding works great. Double works better. Double padding has twice the fiber fill that single pad has. It’s not something you can easily see (the double pads aren’t puffy), but you can feel the difference. More fiber is more shock absorbance.

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  • Do I need the Leather Strips?
    Leather strips are extra protection on the bottom of the bag usually under the "feet". You may want them if you are sliding your gear in and out of a vehicle, or if you want the best protection we can offer. The fabric that we use (1000 denier nylon Cordura) is extremely tough. Leather strips might not be necessary.

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  • Do I need a Web Strap on the bottom for my cover?
    We make our covers to fit snug. We recommend the strap if you lay your gear down on its back and slide it in and out of a vehicle. The strap prevents the cover from riding up. If your gear is always on its feet, you may not need the strap.

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  • Can I wash my Studio Slips?
    Our bags and covers are made with 100% man made materials and we recommend machine washing in cold water and hanging to dry. If your bag or cover is too big for the home washing machine, please use a large commercial machine so there is no damage from overload done to your washing machine.

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  • Are Studio Slips waterproof?
    The materials we use are waterproof, but we cannot call our covers and bags waterproof because we put tiny needle holes in them when we sew them together. We strive to make the handle openings as tight as possible for the best protection and we depend on you to check handle size for the best fit. Strap type handle openings are made with a flap that fits under the handle for extra protection.

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  • Lead time is 1 – 3 weeks, sometimes 4 weeks during high volume times. Why so long?
    Everything is made to order. We do not have "stock" items. The faster you confirm your dimensions, the faster your order will be shipped. We cut batches during the week. First we cut black single pad, then brown single pad, then black doubles and dust covers, then brown doubles and dust covers. A lot of the lead time depends on what we’re cutting when you reply to the confirmation letter.

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  • How do you ship?
    We ship via UPS or Priority Mail for domestic orders. Foreign orders have the option of Priority Mail or Express Mail. Please note on International orders: There may be additional customs duty and/or VAT (Value Added Tax) charges upon receipt of your order. We do not know the requirements of each country. Please contact your Postal Office for information.

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  • Do you give dealer discounts?
    Please contact us by email and we will send you our Wholesale information.

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  • Guarantee
    We guarantee all materials for 5 years of normal wear, but your bag or cover should last much longer than that with normal use and light abuse. Bags and covers are guaranteed to arrive as ordered. If they do not arrive as ordered, we will repair, replace or refund at no cost to you.

    We use tough, durable fabrics, zippers, hardware and thread and your bag or cover should last for many, many years- possibly longer than you! We will attempt to repair your bag or cover beyond the 5 years at cost with the customer paying shipping costs to and from our shop. Our zippers should handle road use with no problem. If your bag is slammed in the van door, or somehow crushed by force and it won’t glide, this is not considered normal wear and is not covered by our warranty.

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What People Are Saying
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I have received my brown double padded cover, so cool so nice, thanks a lot.
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~Francois D., Paris, FRANCE
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The bag arrived, everything is perfect! Thanks again for nailing another one. We dig your standards.
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~Mike V., Canada
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The cover fits perfectly and the smaller pocket is perfect for my needs. Thanks.
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~Ben H., Washington DC
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THANKS A LOT for your helpness your seriousness and kindness!! Be sure that if i have something else to protect i'll econtact you , because your job is perfect. I put each slip on the amp and cab , and let me tell you first---> that it so beautifull like that ;-) and then---> that the measurement was perfect.
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~Vincent T., Ste Clotilde, REUNION
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Excellent fit as always... Thanks
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~Bruce R., Valley Stream, NY
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I received the gig bag the other day and I just wanted to thank you again for your dedication to quality and customer service. Its perfect - what Ive come to expect from you and your company. I also really appreciate being able to talk directly with you; its so much easier sometimes and a rarity these days. Plus I enjoy our conversations!
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~Joe T., Burbank CA
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The cover for the Rotten Johnny fits very well! Thank you.
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~Mark F., Catskills, NY
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Got them both today and they both fit like a glove!!! They are fantastic. You and the team @ Studio Slips are top shelf!!!
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~Javier C., Meriden, CT
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Thanks for a great job. Because of the angled front, this Mojotone cab has no protective corners: I will be a lot happier transporting it to gigs in its Studio Slip.
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~Christian D., Stewarts Point, CA
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Got the package today - it's PERFECT!! Fits like a glove.
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~Gregg G., Frisco TX
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The Marshall 1974x fits wonderfully in the cover and the workmanship is great. Pleased and recommending you to others!
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~Brayton H., Costa Mesa, CA
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The covers fit PERFECT. Thank you so much for the amazing customer service. I'll be ordering more soon. Truly a great company.
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~Stephen M., Kenmore NY
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Tried out the slip cover this weekend. Fits my custom combo perfectly and looks sharp! Quick processing, shipping, and outstanding service -- I couldn't be happier! Thanks again,
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~Ivan H., Cincinnati, OH
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Susan, Another one of your killer covers arrived today. This one is perfect! Fits like a glove. Best one yet. Thanks, I will be ordering one more here shortly.
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~Aaron B., Redondo Beach, CA
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Got the cover. Awesome fit. The cat misses the sheet used prior! will order for more soon. great work Susan. Thank you.
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~Mike M. Cleveland OH
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The clamshell for my Tex CC Bernie arrived. It fits like a second skin. It now seems I have matching luggage for both my amps and pedal board. Thanks so much...again.
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~Terry W., Richmond Hill, Ontario
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Hi, I got my bag to day and it just looks great :-) This is a bag I am going to recommend to my friends here in Norway.
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~Olaf E., Gressvik, NORWAY
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I received my covers this week. Just wanted to say thanks. I cant believe the quality of the work and the fit is superb. Im just sorry I didn't go the glamshell for both amps. Its just a superb design.
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~Andrew W., Hornsby AUSTRALIA
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I just wanted to send you a quick note to say thank you. As usual the two covers I ordered fit perfectly. It amazes me the consistent level of high quality craftsmanship that your shop delivers. I wish the rest of the music industry was up to your level of quality and service. Great job! Thanks so much.
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~Don K., Denver CO
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The cover arrived today. Fits like a glove, very pleased.
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~Jonathan L., Glasgow, GREAT BRITAIN
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Hello, My Tone King Metropolitan slip fits perfect. Just wanted to let you know so that you can rely on those measurements for future orders from customers with the same amp.
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~Mike M. Tucson, AZ
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Another great fit! (Cover #5 I think) Thanks again for a great product :)
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~Alan C., San Jose, CA
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Susan, you nailed it. Cover is perfect and beautiful.
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~Aaron B., Redondo Beach, CA
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I received my order yesterday. The covers are just perfect! I have another amp that came with a factory made cover and these are much nicer. Just what I needed. I'm very happy!
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~Michael Z., Long Beach CA
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I received my Studio Slip today for my Roland Blues Cube Artist, and I have to say I'm very pleased, and very impressed! I've had other covers from other companies, but this studio slip is easily the best fitting and well constructed one yet. The stitching, the cuts, the edges - all perfect and square. I think the only mistake I made was not ordering form Studio Slips in the first place! I'll be ordering more in the future!
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~Joe C., Loveland OH
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Thanks for the case Susan - another perfect fit!
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~Tom P., East Lansing, MI
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I received the covers today for my '64 Ampeg and '08 Rivera guitar amps. They fit perfectly and the workmanship is excellent! I have one more amp that is in need of a cover and I'll be ordering it soon. Thank you again for your excellent service.
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~Steve G., Savannah, MO
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My covers arrived today, they look and fit great! I'm so pleased with your service and product.
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~Mark T., Queensland, Australia
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Perfect fit ! Thx so much!
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~Jim S., Topanga CA
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Sorry I haven't emailed sooner but I just got in late last night from tour and finally saw the covers for my avatar cab and fender reverb. Just wanted to tell you that they look gorgeous and the weird handle measurement on the reverb unit was dead on. Fits like a glove! Thanks so much for getting these out to me and I look forward to ordering more in the future as my gear collections seems to always be growing. GREAT covers!
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~Marc C. New York, NY
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The Fender Jazzmaster Ultralight speaker cover arrived today. It is absolutely perfect. The pocket you added is just right. The footswitch and the cables just drop right in. And you were correct - double padding is the way to go. This is my second amp cover from you, and if anything, I am more pleased this time. Thank you so much for your great work.
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~Jim G., Walnut Creek, CA
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that is some super fast shipping. Never before have I actually received a shipment from the USA within three days. To the extent that you can help this: thanks! The bag is just perfect.
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~Matthijs D., Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Hey just got the slip over and everything looks AWESOME! I've had other covers but these are the best! Fantastic service and an amazing product!
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~DC B., Brentwood TN
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Bag arrived...just perfect. Better than good!
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~Stephen S., Sydney, AUSTRALIA
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Fits like a glove! As I haul my amp around Nashville, this cover will keep it looking sharp.
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~Andy E., Nashville, TN
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Thanks. My cover for the Ibanez Promethian P110C fits perfectly, as always.
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~Gary M., Houston, TX
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The cover (Mather Cab NPDD12 1x12) came today and fits perfect.
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~Alvin S., Oakland, CA
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The cover arrived today for my JMP Marshall 2187 and it fits like an Armani suit. Not that Id actually know what thats like as Im more flannel and Levis, but I know the brands reputation. Many thanks to you and your staff and Happy Thanksgiving!
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~John B., Seattle WA
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Got it. It's an awesome piece of work. Thanks.
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~Dean Y., Arlington, VA
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just wanted to let you know that the slip cover fits perfect!!! thanks for the attention to detail.
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~Greg G., San Rafael, CA
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I forgot to tell you.. The Germino Classic 45 fits like a glove.. Once again you guys are THE BEST.
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~Rick H., Greensboro, NC
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The cover arrived today and it's fantastic! Thanks for producing such a fine product.
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~Lou T., Burleson, TX
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Cover received and fits perfectly. Thanks
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~Greg S. Warrenton, VA
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Just received my cover for a Roland Cube 80xl. Perfect fit and great quality of material and fine workmanship..Couldn't be happier with your work...I'll spread the word...keep up the good work.
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~Ross F., Secane, PA
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Just a line to thank-you for my clamshell cover which arrived today, I'm delighted with it and can now carry my combo from the spare bedroom to the car without fear of scraping walls. I'm very surprised by how light the cover is and thanks again for the custom leatherette corners...Its been a pleasure to do business with you.
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~Ed P., UNITED KINGDOM
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The clamshell gigbag for the Blankenship amp fits perfect.
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~Gary R., Westbury, NY
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The cover is great. Thanks!
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~Raoul R., Redlands CA
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I just received the amp cover on Friday. Thank you! It's sooo nice! I'm glad i ordered it from you. It fits perfectly. Aloha,
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~Roanne K
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Got it and it fits perfect and great quality! Thank you, be in touch for more soon.
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~Justin Guitar, London ENGLAND
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Got the cabinet cover yesterday. Excellent workmanship and it fits quite nicely to the cab. The handle and wheel cutouts are spot on! Ill be ordering a cover for the amp head in a couple of weeks.
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~Marc B., Fountain Hills, AZ