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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Received yesterday: all four covers fit and look great! Thanks and regards ...
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~Tom W., Kingston, WA
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Finally got back from my trip and tried it on for size. Looks and fits great! Thanks for making such a good cover.
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~Greg K., Canada
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I wanted to thank you for getting the cover to me right away. It fits perfect. You rock!!!!
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~Michele C., Lakewood, CO
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I just wanted to take a moment to let you know I received my padded cover order from you. The amp cover is indeed well made, and I actually prefer it to the Tuki padded covers I have on a couple of other amps. I will be happy to refer you to other musicians who are looking to protect their amps. My amp is expected within the next couple of weeks. Hopefully, it will be a perfect fit.
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~Jerry L
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I just received the covers that you made for my Acoustic amp head and speaker cab. I really love them! They fit like a glove, and I like the feature for the handles. The brown color is perfect, and I like the decals too. Thanks for doing such a wonderful job, and working so quickly as well. It would have been impossible for me to find an amp cover that would work for my amp. Thanks for the custom work that you do. Thanks also for not charging extra for the brown material. (Brown really is my color, rather than black :) ) Just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate everything!
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~Kate R., Greencastle, IN
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Man (Woman), You don't mess around. Not only did it come today(quicker than I expected), but it fits like a glove. Couldn't fit any better! Thank you ever so much! Your faithful customer.
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~Ted M., Erie, CO
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Thank you very much for your handling & response to my concerns. It looks like 100% Customer Service is alive & well at Studio Slips as usual!!
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~Robert B., Sumas WA
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Got 'em. Nice work team.
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~Michael G., Castro Valley CA
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I received the cover last night. Fits perfectly and is beautiful. Thank you so much.
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~J. Gregg F., Chula Vista
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Just wanted to let you know that the amp cover is awesome! PERFECT fit and the quality is excellent. Now I don't have to worry about my amp getting dinged up when my band goes on short tours. Thanks SO much for the quick turnaround and the friendly e-mails. I'll definitely recommend you to others and, once I have some extra money, will get covers for my other amps.
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~Pete J
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Just want to thank you for the two perfect fitting covers for cabinets I thought I would never be able to cover. The covers for my two MarkBass (Traveler 102p)enclosures fit as thought they were sent to me from MarkBass. Great Quality - and the offset opening for the handle was perfectly located. Thanks again - will certainly recommend for any one looking for amp and speaker enclosures.
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~Frank T., Selden, NY
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my clamshell just arrived. What can I say? It is phenomenal. Fits perfectly. Looks awesome. Top quality product. I am happy. The amp too, I guess.
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~Frank B., Merzig, Saarland
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this thing is perfect. thanks!
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~Chris A., Seattle WA
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The clamshell case came today for my Top Hat Supreme 16 and it fits perfectly. Thanks for a great job!
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~Dale E. Bolingbrook, IL
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Fits like a glove, love it!
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~Bill A., Alachua, FL.
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Just got the covers, thanks, they are great! Especially the brown ones really match the tweed deluxes perfectly! Thanks again for all your great help and service
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~Steve B., UNITED KINGDOM
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I received my custom gig bag for the Friedman Dirty Shirley Mini head last week and it's great. I'm very happy not just that the measurements worked out, but that the finished bag looks and feels really secure.
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~Jeffrey D., New York NY
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Got them. They look fantastic. They fit like a glove. Thank you for providing a quality product.
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~Richard W., California City, CA
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Bag arrived today, perfect fit! Looks great, look forward to gigging with it, should make life easier.
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~Patrick K., Naperville IL
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Just wanted to say thank you again for not only putting a new pocket on my Friedman 50 watt head cover, but getting it done so quickly.
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~Sidney S., Rocky River OH
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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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The covers fit perfectly - they're snug, but not too tight - the openings line up perfectly with the handles - great job - the SWR cover I have for my Goliath III cabinet is sloppy in comparison - I will definitely recommend your products.
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~Gary S., Marietta, GA
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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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I received the cover yesterday for my Mesa Boogie 4x12 cabinet. I just wanted to say that it fits great and I am very impressed with your product. I will definitely recommend Studio Slips to everyone I know.
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~William W., Chantilly VA
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All I can say is wow! That was so quick it's crazy! And the covers are perfect. I'm amazed. U just want to say thankyou so much for your help. You'll hear from me again soon for sure!
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~Scott S., Canberra, AUSTRALIA
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finally got your package out of hock at customs...It fits purrfectly!thanks so much!
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~Jonathan R., White Rock BC, CANADA
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The case for my '65 Jet came today and it is "Spot On" Thank you so much!!
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~Chris S., Goleta CA
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Just wanted you to know that my cover arrived in good order yesterday, fits perfectly, and that I am quite pleased with the look and workmanship. Thank you for a job well done.
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~Frank M, Palo Alto, CA
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I just received the three covers you made for me and they're gorgeous. All three fit like a glove and the quality of the fabric and the sewing is far superior to the ones I have received from Fender, Marshall and Vox. It's amazing that you were able to make them for some obscure amps and cabinets I own but you came through for me. As you know dust and dirt are probably the worst things that can get into an amplifier and these covers, especially the Clamshell for the Peavey will protect them for years to come. A huge thank you to you and your staff for providing consumers with a superior and reasonably priced product. Now I know why Mesa-Boogie contracted with you to make their covers.
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~Bruce C., Troy, NY
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The cover came today and it looks great and fits perfectly (even the logo is on the front)! Thanks.
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~Dave H., West Bend, WI
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These came out really great -- thanks again!
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~Tom P.,
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I received my amp cover last week. Wow! You guys did a great job. The cover fits to a "T." I also love the optional pocket. I really appreciate the fast turn around from the time I ordered my cover to the very short time I received it. Let's not omit the quality of this cover. Anyone who takes pride in their equipment and really wants to protect their investment (their equipment), owes it to them self to seriously look into purchasing one of your covers.
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~Uncle Lewie, Toledo, OH
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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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Just wanted to let you know my cover arrived today and it fits perfect.
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~Jeffrey P., Plantation, FL
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I feel compelled to write you both since I've spoken to both of you about 'my discovery' in finding a custom cover/ gig bag for my Fishman Loudbox. It arrived moments ago and I simply could not be happier! The bag is extremely well made, looks great, fits well and has a pocket on the rear that is big enough to hold the power cord and a few cables. If you're looking for a cover that will do great job in protecting your Loudbox and make it easier to carry around ... look no further. I had a good feeling about the way this cover would turn out after my initial conversation with Susan at Studio Slips and she really delivered!
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~Wayne F., KY
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Just returned home after almost 3 weeks in Sunny Florida...The cover was waiting here for me and it fits like a glove. Looking forward to using it to keep my amp looking good.
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~George D., Brookfield, WI
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Got it! Looks great and fits like a glove. You do great work!
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~Thomas B., Olympia, WA
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I wanted to let you know I received the custom gig bag you made for my Nord Stage 88 yesterday afternoon. I anxiously opened the box and raced down stairs to see if it was going to fit and 'Yah Baby, like a glove! Albeit one that isnt so tight it cuts off the circulation. I am very pleased. The pocket holds the music stand as well as a three ring binder of music with ease and the whole thing adds next to nothing to the weight of the piano by itself. I can now easily move the instrument from home to where ever! The end handles are perfectly positioned for two person lifting when/if I have a partner to share the load. Thanks for the great bag and your delightfully personal service. Ill be telling other keyboard players I know to seek out your company. Why buy a 'one size fits many but none perfectly gig bag' when you can get one that is custom sized just for your instrument. It's no brainer, far as Im concerned. Its a bit more expensive but so is a taylor made suit.
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~Rick O., Slippery Rock PA
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Hi received my cover today very satisfied with it Thanks
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~James C., Frankfort KY
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I just wanted to let you know that I received my new Padded Slip Cover for my Carr Mercury. It fits great and I am really enjoying being able to protect my investment.
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~Aaron B., St. Peter, MN
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Great to meet you today! My cover fits like a glove. Many thanks for such a fine quality product!
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~Sal M., Petaluma 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 want to thank you for the fantastic job on the clamshell cover for my 3 Monkeys Orangutan Combo amp. Because of the asymmetrical cabinet shape it could not have been easy but It fits as though it was sewn on the amp! Wonderful!
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~Peter A., Chicago, IL
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Wow - just received my order and they are even better than I expected! The clamshell for the CLR Wedge is fantastic and the gig-bag for the MFC-101 couldnt be better!
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~John R., Windermere FL
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I got the covers this week and they fit great. Thanks!
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~Rick W., Erie, CO
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I received the slips for my Fender Blues Jr. and Risen Legacy today. They look great. As I have come to expect of Studio Slips, they fit great. The flap the goes under the amp handle is a very nice touch -- great attention to the little things!! Thanks for the quick turn around.
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~Rick B., Liberty Township, OH
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I have just received my order. This was the clamshell bag for my 2x10 Super-Amp combo. I just wanted to say that it fits perfecty and looks to be of very high quality. It should be perfect for my needs. Awesome job!
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~Billy P
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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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I received my cover for my 1981 Mesa Boogie Mark IIB last night. The fit and quality were outstanding. It was much thicker than I expected (a big plus) and slipped on perfectly the first time. Thank you for producing such a great product.
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~Roy D., Grand Prarie TX
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...got my latest clamshells yesterday...perfect fit...they both saw active service last night!
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~David G., Lincolnshire, GB