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 just got the two covers today, very nice, they both fit perfectly. Your service is fast, and your concern for a proper fit is impressive. I will be recommending you to anyone that needs a cover for their amplifier!
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~Ray L., Bordentown, NJ
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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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Thank you for the Studio Slip cover for my Carr rambler amp! It fits perfect, I'm so very happy with it, thank you for the wonderful customer service & attention to detail!.... It was a joy placing the order.
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~Christopher F., Honolulu, HI
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Just wanted to thank you for the amazing quality and care you put into your product. I feel so confident and relieved that the investment in my rig is now protected when I go play. (cab and speaker, with bonus pocket...love it) You have such a great product, that I will strongly endorse it to all my guitar playing friends.
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~Steve O., Woodbridge, ON CANADA
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I just want to report that the dust cover came out perfect thanks!
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~Finn S. Hedmark Norway
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Thanks for the great amp cover-it is well made, looks sharp, and seems to protect my beloved amp very well!
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~Sheldon H., CANADA
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Just writing to let you know the cover arrived today and it fits beautifully! (Just like every other cover I've ordered from you!)
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~Timothy S., Canada
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My Clamshells just arrived and I could not be MORE PLEASED! They look great, fit perfectly and are clearly of the level of quality I was looking for to keep my gear safe! I will definitely be the envy of my bandmates and all the other musicians I work with. Thank you for your terrific craftsmanship and professionalism!
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~Nathan B., Cypress CA
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I just wanted to let you know that i just received my clamshell cover. It fits perfectly and the side pockets are perfect! I will send pics in a day or so for your scrapbook. You folks have been an absolute pleasure to work with!
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~Ira G., Austin TX
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I received the amp cover today. It looks great and fits like a glove. Nicely done!
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~Doug P., Portsmouth, OH
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Thank you for your service. I received everything well before Christmas. The Seymour Duncan amp cover is a perfect fit. You even got the slight incline on the top 5 inches just right. The pedal board covers fit a little loosely, but that's the way I wanted it. My husband was very pleased with this gift. Thanks again for all your help. Let me know if I can leave any feedback on your website. Thanks for the excellent quality as well.
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~Diane T., Everett, WA
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Received my slip cover today for my Bugera V% and it fits perfectly! I am both pleased and impressed with the quality. Thank you so much for making a wonderful product that will help protect my amp on the buses and subways of Boston when I go to practice and gigs.
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~Dan P., Watertown, MA
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Sorry it took awhile ....got the mixer bag a few days ago now,...it is really fantastic! Love it! Thank you so much...we'll do another one soon....gonna need one for a Boss RC300 looper pedal.....Again,my warmest thanks for your excellent craftsmanship .
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~Steve. S., Park City, UT
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Susan and Team, Finally had a chance to check out my new bag for the Quilter. Fits perfectly!
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~Bob K., Oakland CA
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Thanks for the quick service with my amp cover. It fits perfectly & looks great.
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~George G. El Cajon, CA
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Susan- the cover arrived today. It looks great, and fits PERFECTLY! Thanks so much for a great product.
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~Adam B., Washington DC
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The cover arrived today, and it fits my Vox amp like a glove. I love it! Thanks for getting that out to me so quickly.
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~Larry M., Hamilton, NJ
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Yesterday I received the cover in good order... the cover fits perfectly, looks great and is of outstanding quality.
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~Ivan d., Strijen, The Netherlands
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I just wanted to write and say thank you for the slipcase for my Supro Coronado Reissue 1690T. It fits great and the quality is fantastic. Also, my cat loves it!
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~Ramsey D., Bellevue WA
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The five Slip Covers arrived today, its fits perfect, better than expected! Thank you very much !
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~Jrg O., Switzerland
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I just opened up my six new speaker covers and I must be honest; I am not 100% satisfied with my order. I am 500% satisfied. Your workmanship is unbelievable and FAR exceeded my expectations. Wow is all I can say. The fit is absolutely perfect and the materials are superb; these covers will last for many years. Thanks so much for your very apparent commitment to excellence. Ordering on-line from a company you have never dealt with can sometimes feel like a gamble. What an unexpected surprise to have your expectations blown out of the water! I will most definitely tell my friends about you and your company. Not 100% Satisfied,
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~Tim E., Andover, KS
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Susan I received the case for the Carr Mercury the other day. It fits like a glove. I really like the new design. Great job. FYI I also sent an email to Steve Carr telling him how satisfied I am with your products and service and requesting that he add a link to Studio Slips on his website.
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~Thomas B
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I received case today! That's great and cute! Just fitted my AMP. Thank you so much!!
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~Hiroki A., Tokyo, Japan
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Just a word of thanks for the nice work you did on the briefcase gig bag for my Behringer x32 Compact mixer. The bag fits perfectly, and the work-woman-ship is stellar. You also got it out in record time. I didn't expect to be using it barely two weeks after I placed the order.
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~Bob L., Colorado Springs CO
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Got the amp covers...they fit perfectly and are AWESOME. Great products...great service.
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~Mike S., Fort Worth, TX
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I couldn't be more pleased with the cover I recently received for my Hartke VX3500. Very high quality and it fits like a glove. I will surely be spreading the word among my fellow musicians.
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~Brad H., Reedsville, WV
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Last night I slipped the cover on the speaker when I got home. The fit is nice and tight. Professional look. Now we'll see how it holds up to constant use! I will recommend your gear to anyone who asks. I'm guessing you must rely on word of mouth alot! I was impressed with the time you took to double check measurements, etc.......good stuff.
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~Michael L., Garfield Heights, OH
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I received my dust cover today and it fits perfect. The product exceeded my expectations and attention to detail was second to none. I will definitely be ordering other products from you in the future and will be spreading the word to my friends.
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~Joe P., Ft. Smith, AR
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Yow! Received the clamshell bag today for my Aiken Tomcat head. When I pulled it out of the shipping envelope, my heart sank as I was sure that it was too small to fit the head. How could I have mis-measured? But no! The thing fits like the proverbial glove. Snug and firm. I couldn't be happier! Thanks for a wonderful product and really fast service!
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~Albert Y., San Francisco, CA
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Thanks for a great job on the cover for my 61 Panoramic. It fits perfectly and I won't hesitate to recommend you to my musician friends.
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~Christopher B., Rosindale, MA
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Thank you so much for the cover. It is perfect. Happy Easter & God bless you all,
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~Bruce R., Ventura, CA
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Thank-you guys for the professional way in which you conduct business. The back-up measure check heightened my confidence in your company, and once the slip cover arrived, I was so happy to see the quality of your product. First class ! I will certainly recommend Studio Slips to others here on the East Coast (listening to waves as I type). I am certain you will continue to grow, and I wish you the best from our Coast to yours
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~Louis H
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Those are some extremely fine "Custom Slips" Whoa! You are so far beyond custom I'm not sure what to call you anymore. Those Slips will make that amp sound better; I just know it!
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~Capt. Mike, Forestville, CA
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received my slips this morning...very happy ;-)
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~David G., Scopwick, GREAT BRITAIN
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I received my covers for Phil Jones Suitcase compact and C4 cab yesterday. An absolutely perfect fit and your suggestion on padding was exactly what I needed. I've been having my covers made by a local canvas company for 40 years and yours are way superior and only a few dollars more. Sure wish I knew about your company a long time ago. Thanks very much for your help and I will recommend Studio Slips to all.
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~Dan C., North Plainfield NJ
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Perfect fit! Man, can I measure or what? Oh, you did a nice job too.
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~Rolf T., Rockford, Ill.
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The Dumble cover is a perfect fit! Thanks for your diligence & patience in the multiple measurement updates. Next up for consideration is a Leslie model 145 cover.
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~David D., King, NC
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I just got back from Japan - where among other things I got to carry my little Gallien Krueger amp around in the beautiful case you made for it and shipped to my friends house there last year. Thank you so much. It was really quite elegant. well done.
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~Bert S., Brighton, MA
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I would like to thank you for your expert advice on the measurements of my Clamshell Gig Bags. Your link to Mesa Boogie and their hardwood custom shop was very helpful in my situation. I am very impressed by your personal touch involving the finite details of each order that is placed. That kind of service is rarely observed these days, unfortunately. The response to your covers has been very positive, and I will send all my future business your way.
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~Joey B., Decatur, AL
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I just received my custom amp head clam shell cover. I can not believe how fast you made it & got it to me...amazing ! & like my 1rst order, for a Marshall hand wired 20 watt head,it fits perfectly. I am so glad I found you. I used to order from Tuki, & was very happy with their products. But it was quite a few years & when I was looking for their info to get a cover for my Marshall, I stumbled across your site. The clamshell design was what sold me. It is quite brilliant, a perfect design ! Anyway, enough ass kissing ! You have a loyal customer & Ill be recommending you to all my musician friends. Again, great job & many thanks !
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~Steven L., Rochester NY
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It's fabulous and fits perfectly. I'll be putting the word out around town about your covers. Thanks again,it was worth the wait.
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~David R., Canada
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The amp cover arrived today and it fits! I'm a happy camper....thanks for your help. Take the rest of the day off. 👍
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~Darwin S., West Union IA
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Just wanted to tell you thanks for the awesome covers! I meant to email you earlier just got swallowed up by life. Anyway, not trying to Arnold you but "I'll be back!"
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~Paul D., Lookout Mountain, TN
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Thanks so much for getting my covers to me really fast!!! I ordered the two covers for the Yamaha DXR-10s...They fit great !!
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~Todd A., Indio, CA
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Received the slip cover for the Carr amp well in time for Xmas. Gave it to my son and it fit perfectly on the amp and it looks great
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~Orville Z, BC, CANADA
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Received the Padded Slip covers for my Z amp heads today. They are just what the Dr. ordered.
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~Tommy H., Woodridge, IL.
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I received my slip yesterday, fits great! Thank you!!
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~Joel C., Winnipeg MB
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Got the cover today and as expected it's a perfect fit!. Thanks a million keep well and will be in touch in the future.
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~Turlough M., Galway IRELAND
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Bought my first slips from you about 4 years ago. When I bought this new cab - there was no doubt in my mind that I would buy your slips for this cab. It is just great to deal with you - great quality and great customer service.
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~Frank T., Selden, NY
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Got my Savage Macht 6 slip case today It was a perfect fit as always
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~Orley A., Beverly Hills, CA