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 got my new clamshell cover yesterday. It fits my Dr Z Maz 18 1X12 perfectly. This is one of the finest covers I've ever seen and it completely covers the amp...like a cover should. I just ordered another one for my Dr Z 1X12 extension cab.
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~Michael B., Galveston, TX
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Well, you have done it again. On time delivery. Fantastic quality on a very special order. You are my music instrument case cover company for life.
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~Warren R. Plano, TX
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Hi Susan! I wanted to let you know how much I love this cover! It fits perfectly. Thank you. Although now this has now opened a whole can of worms. Now I have to get more for my other amps!
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~Jeff W., Salinas CA
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I just got my two amp covers, and all I can say is WOW. They are way better than I expected. I have a couple other covers, from other vendors, and yours is by far superior! Thanks
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~Chris H., Hope Valley RI
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i received the clamshell for my mazerati gt head today. it fits great, with room for the cord in the back. thanks so much for the great (expedited) work and customer service. i'll recommend you to anyone interested.
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~John S., Oak Park, MI
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I received the cover today, it looks, feels, and fits perfectly! Thank you so much for all your help and craftsmanship :)
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~Chris C., Union, NJ
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I received the amp cover, yesterday; it's nothing less than outstanding. This is my second amp cover purchased from you. The quality control and durability are excellent. You are my "go to" amp cover person !! No one does it better than you do.
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~Dennis S., Antelope, CA
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Today, Bag arrived. Very nice! Perfect fit! I respect your work.
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~Yamada S., Tokyo, JAPAN
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got cover today..perfect fit !!! now I can take amp with me and be protected..great service
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~Paul R., Dudley MA
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Elation DMX-Operator 192 Ch DMX Controller (padded cover) - Hi, I received it today and it fits perfect, thanks again!
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~Robert L., Georgetown, TX
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Just wanted to say thank you so much for the cover for my amp. You did a beautiful job, I received it on Friday and it fits like a charm. I little baggy around the little amp part on top (as expected), but will work perfectly to preserve my investment. I can actually figure out a way to effectively use that empty space by storing patch cords and other small accessories in that area if needed. Really glad I found you on the net. Will gladly refer others to you if the occasion arises.
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~Larry C., Nashville, TN
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Hello from Nashville... The slips are holding up great. We have been on the road for about 3 weeks. We have been to Kentucky, Ohio, West Virginia, and of course here in Tennessee. I have not had a single problem. What an outstanding product and a great American Company. We are going to be entering the studio to record a full length CD. When it is done I will send you one.
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~Johnny B
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I just wanted to let you know the amp cover and Pedaltrain Nano cover arrived today and they both fit absolutely perfectly! I now own four studio slips covers, and you guys nail it every time!
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~Timothy S., Mississauga, Canada
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The slip covers arrived today, and both fit snug! They should provide much needed protection to my combo amp and extension cabinet from the other gear in my band's van. Thank you very much!
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~Tom E., Falls Church, VA
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I wanted to thank you for the wonderful service that we received from your company. Our slip covers are exactly what we expected. Your company was very responsive and it was a pleasure doing business with you.
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~Debbie M., Calif.
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Got the new dust cover yesterday. Fits perfectly. Thanks again!
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~Michael F., San Francisco, CA
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Got the covers on Saturday (would have been Friday but they put it on the wrong delivery truck!) so thanks for the prompt service. The covers are fantastic and fit perfectly, they will work out great. Thanks so much!!
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~Chuck S., Greenwood SC
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The amp cover arrived, it fits perfectly. It's awesome.
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~Carlo R., Nebbiuno, ITALY
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The cover came yesterday and it looks really great! The Bogner cabinet is now ready to hit the road and change the world of music forever!!. . . or something like that. I will definitely keep you in mind for future work. Thank you so much,
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~Joel K., Oakland, CA
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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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You've done it again! FANTASTIC!!!! Studio Slips are at every gig I play. I don't have to worry about my gear anymore. With Studio Slips I truly am covered!!!! Rock On!!!!
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~James H. Weatherford, TX
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Thanks - another "perfect" fit, just like always!
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~Tom P., East Lansing, MI
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I received this evening the clamshell gig bag. It is wonderful Great job.
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~Jean-Marc R., Villiers St Frederic, FRANCE
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The 410 Bassman Neo cover fits awesome. Studio Slip number 4 for me, very happy :-)
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~Alan C., Palo Alto, CA
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received covers. very nice. thanks.
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~James H., Concord CA
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Dear Ms. B, If the phrase "perfect fit" were in the dictionary, a picture of one of your covers would be next to it. By golly, I think you've got this sewing thing figured out. I have the best dressed amplifiers in Mississippi, and that's because of you. 😄🎶 Thanks as always, Clint
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~Clint J., Taylor, Miss.
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Thanx all good perfect fit , great job !
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~Colin H., Great Britain
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I received it. I fits like a glove! It appears to be well made. I like it. I posted your cards at music store.
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~Howard C., Anchorage, AK
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Received the StudioSlip yesterday, fits and looks great!!!
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~Mike D., Murrieta, CA
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Well, I finally got home to England yesterday after endless problems. And today I tried out the new bag... perfect! Love it! I've attached a few pics for you to see what a great job you did. Many thanks. I'll post a pic or two to the website for other Qv2 users to enjoy.
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~David L., Amble ENGLAND
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Marshall JCM combo cover fits like a glove! I don't know how you do it, but you rock!
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~Mark V., Helena, MT
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Got it - fits awesome! Thanks very much!
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~Chris K., Heath, OH
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Beautiful job !! Thank you !!
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~Michael Y., Saint Albans, VT
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Theyre here! Very impressed with the fit, look and quality thank you!!!
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~Rick B., Liberty Township, OH
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I received the cover today and its a perfect fit! It looks great as usual. Thanks for the good work. Hope to do business again soon.
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~Dan W., Canada
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Perfect ...perfect... perfect fit !!!! Received your case today and it's , again, An excellent product ! Nice doing business with you !
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~Douglas C., Coventry RI
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Thought you would like to see the results! Fits perfect!
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~Charles L., Niagara Falls, NY
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Just received my cover, the third one I've ordered from you. It fits perfectly, the materials and workmanship are first rate, and it looks really good, just like the first two. Obviously I like your products, or I wouldn't come back for more. But more than that, I appreciate your excellent service. You've handled my orders promptly and accurately, and you've fielded my (sometimes dumb) questions with courtesy and grace. Thanks for your help -- I'll definitely recommend you to my friends (both of them).
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~Marc L., Ukiah, CA
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It fits perfectly! I was really needing it, because I am completely in love with this amp and its so light and loud than I am taking it with me all the time: reharsals, gigs, jams or just when I practice. The bag really helps taking it with me on the shoulder and its good for a little protection (and its really beautiful in brown)
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~Jorge G Lisboa, Portugal
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Just letting you know the package arrived today and the covers for the Ampeg are a Perfect fit! But I knew they would be... Y'all always nail it! Great work! And thanks for the super fast turnaround on my order.
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~Michael B., Kaufman, TX
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I just wanted to let you know that the slip cover for my Tone King Metropolitan came. It fits great and looks great!
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~David S., Saint Paul, MN
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I wanted to let you know the the amp cover arrived today and it is awesome. It is a perfect fit for the amp and the floorboard with plenty of room in the front pocket for cables, etc.. This completed my grab and go practice/jam rig and allowed me to get it down to two pieces/one trip for load in/out. Thanks again for all your help and the quick turnaround
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~Bob M., Wildwood, MO
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I got the cover three days ago, I think. I've been really busy with my work. It fits and looks great! Thank you so much for the great product.
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~Kazya A., Suwa-gun, JAPAN
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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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Studio Slips Staff: Just wanted to pass along that I received my Dr. Z MAZ 18 amp cover, and am VERY PLEASED. It fits perfectly and the attention to detail in the construction and overall appearance is most appreciated. Thanks!!!
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~Rob Y., Raleigh, NC
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Arrived on time, and both fit perfectly, as ever. Thanks very much!
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~Dave P., Houston, TX
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The pedal board covers were perfect, just what I was after. Many thanks
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~Keith G., Philadelphia PA
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I just received the case cover for my soprano. It fits perfectly and looks great; thanks to you and everyone at Studio Slips. I now have three (3) of your covers and if you ever need a testimonial, let me know.
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~Dave A., Santa Fe NM
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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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They are here, and you nailed it!
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~Jonathan L., Ashton MD