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 the cover today! I wanted to thank you for the nice job you did on it , It looks and fits perfect! Cheers from New Orleans!
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~Mike C., New Orleans, LA
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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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My Gig Bags arrived yesterday, and I fitted them last night, a perfect fit!!! Very many thanks to you and all involved in creating these items. Thanks again
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~John G., Blairstown, NJ
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The cover fits perfectly and really looks sharp. It was a pleasure to work with you and I appreciate your fantastic customer service.
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~Stewart C., Richmond, VT
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I just received my Studio Slips custom made cover for my mint condition vintage Roland Cube-60 Chorus. I couldn't be more pleased. At first I was concerned when I called Susan the owner because my model amp was not listed on their extensive list. She patiently walked me through the measuring process. To my surprise it not only fit perfectly, it arrived in New York two weeks earlier than expected. I choose the 3/4 inch padding, which was a wise choice. I own five guitar amps. I will continue using Studio Slips for my equipment and showing off my proud purchase.
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~Brian B., Ronkonkoma NY
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Received this last week and it fits like a glove:) Thanks so much.
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~Rich V., Blauvelt, NY
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I just wanted to let you know that everything about them is PERFECT!! They fit better than I could have ever expected. Thank you for your product. I will be telling all my musician friends about your covers. I am very pleased and thank you again for all your help and attention in the detail of your product.
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~Byron K., Cambridge City, IN
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Cover arrived today(Wurlitzer 145) fits PERFECTLY! Thanks so much!
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~Nathan B., Spicewood, TX
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Covers got here today and snug they are! Great work, thank you. I will contact you later for an amp that needs a cover. You earned my trust.
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~Robert K., Haut Rhin, France
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Both covers arrived. They are fabulous. Many thanks. I'll likely be putting in another order for a pedal board tote in the near future.
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~Terry W., CANADA
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Received my Fargen Blackbird Clamshell StudioSlip today.... absolutely a perfect fit! It looks fantastic and very well made. I'm completely happy. Just wanted to let you know.
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~Cam L
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WOW...I received my Studio Slip yesterday. Great product! Thank you.... the hard work is much appreciated!
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~Albert P., Sierra Vista AZ
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Just wanted to let you know how impressed I am with my new Traynor K4 keyboard amp cover. The quality of materials and impeccable workmanship are amazing.
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~Michael C., Glendale, CA
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Once again you have done it the cover for my Dr Z Amp fits perfect..Once again Thank You for making a great product !!!!
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~Albert M., IN
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...You won't be surprised to know that (my cover) fits very well on my Roland KC550. The workmanship is, also, very good. You have a new customer here. Thank you for the quick and excellent service.
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~Warren R., Plano TX
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Just received the cover for my Matchless Spitfire. Absolutely perfect; I love it! Thanks a bunch
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~Michael W., Salt Lake City UT
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I received the case yesterday and I'm very impressed with the excellent workmanship. It fits like a glove and I'm going to suggest to the folks at EA that they refer any requests for cases and covers to be routed to you. Thanks again for an excellent product!
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~Ed G., Roseville, CA
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Got a chance to finally try the Gig Bag and Dust cover on my Unleash. Fits great...as usual!!! Thanks so much!!!
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~Bob K., Oakland, CA
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I just got my new Studio Slip for my Ceriatone Overdrive Special amp. WOW !!!!! That is an exceptional cover. I have never seen anything like it before. You make the absolute best quality product out there. I am more than pleased and will recommend you to everyone I know who uses amp covers. Thank you for a great product at a very fair price. I feel like I received an exceptional value.
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~Jim M. Middletown, IN
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Just received my cover. Fits great! It exceeds my expectations, and my expectations were high. This is a perfect compromise between a studio cover and a road case. I'm not touring so $5000 of gear goes into my $1500 car to earn my $50 cut of the door ;-). This is perfect for protecting my amp when loaded into my car with the rest of my guitars, pedal board, etc. After band rehearsal it is nice to be able to keep the still hot tubes from being exposed to the sometimes below zero temps here in frozen tundra land. It's like a sleeping bag for my amp ;-) Also, want to thank you for making these for non-boogie amps. I always loved the covers for my Boogies. When I saw your ties to Boogie I was stoked (I gigged for years with a Lonestar). I will be ordering the same style cover for my Tweed Twin in the future. Keep up the good work.
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~David K., Menomonee Falls WI
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Just wanted to let you know I received the cover and it fits perfect! Couldn't be happier. So now you have the dimensions for that model Crate Limo 50.
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~Kevyn D., Salt Lake City, UT
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yo susan, just wanted to let you know that those dust covesr you made (dr.bass 210 and 112),well they fit perfect.thanks to my superb and precise measurements. do i get a royalty? ha haaaaaaaa.thanks again.
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~Don S., Cinncinati, OH
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received couple of days ago - Perfect - top quality product and fits like a glove. I like supporting folks who CARE about what they do. Many Thanks from Australia
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~Paul Dean J., Melbourne AUSTRALIA
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Hi Susan - received the case. Really beautiful. Wonderful job on it. Do you make instrument (guitar) cases? I'm very impressed.
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~David E., Hastings-on-Hudson, NY
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The cover came today, a day early, and fit perfectly. Nice! Thanks for getting this made and shipped out so quickly! Feels good to get the gear covered for all the moves coming up. J I?ll box up the old one and send it out tomorrow.
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~Dave C., Hilton, NY
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Got It!!!!!!! And once again Thank You Ms. Susan it is just perfect.
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~Johnny R., Belfair, WA
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Fender Excelsior cover arrived today and it's a perfect fit. As always, excellent job!
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~Steve T.,
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Got the delivery today and I'm much, much more than just satisfied. Excellent fit on both the clamshell and dustcover...and the clamshell's lighter than I thought it would be. With all the gear that I need for a fly date in that back pocket (cables, foot pedal box, and mini maglite), the full package is still less than 40lbs. Very nice, indeed. I'm really glad I got the double padding and leather bottom strips. The amp just "fits" in therenice and secure. And, most importantly: both the clamshell and dust cover look very sharp. ;-) Thanks. I'll definitely be back, should the need arise.
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~Bob P., Brooklyn, NY
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I forgot to email and tell you how great the cover you made fits my pedalboard. Now I can transport the board with all my pedals neatly configured on it, and everything's the same when I open it back up. I'm very impressed with your attention to detail. If I, or anyone I know needs a cover for any type of gear, you'll definitely hear from me again. Thanks so much.
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~Matthew N. Chattanooga, TN
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Just a quick note to let you know that I received my Suhr Corso Clamshell Bag yesterday and tried it out amazing fit and exceptional quality! Thanks very much and keep up the great work! :)
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~Brian K., Atlanta, GA
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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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The cover for the Rotten Johnny fits very well! Thank you.
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~Mark F., Catskills, NY
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Susan, got the bag for my pedal board . . . well made and looks terrific. Thanks for your help.
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~James K. Missouri City, TX
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Received the cover. It's super! I'm sure you knew that you do it all the time. Suzanne & The Blues Church
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~David B., Long Beach, CA
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Just wanted to let you know that, this afternoon, I received the dust cover w/rear pocket that your folks made for my Peavey Windsor Studio 1x12? Combo amp. Not only is it an extraordinarily well-made amp cover, but it also happens to be very sharp looking with the ?Studio Slips? patch on the front! Most important, it fits PERFECTLY!!! A better job could not have been done, had you had my amp there in the shop with you! I can assure you that from now on, any amp covers, etc., that I may need in the future, Studio Slips WILL get the order!
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~Ernie B., Middletown, MD
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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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The cover arrived on time yesterday, and it fits perfectly :-)I have gigs tonight and tomorrow night , and the GK will be happily covered ! Thanks, and of course I will recommend your services to anyone in need.
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~Lou B., Philadelphia, PA
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I just received the slips for my Kemper profiler and remote. They are great and will vastly increase my ability to use the equipment! Thank you so much for everything!
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~Killick H., Athens GA
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I received my amp cover yesterday and it fits perfectly. As a professional engineer, I appreciate the precise design and accurate construction displayed in your covers. As a musician/artist, I appreciate the care and artisanship that goes into your final product. Even the understated Studio Slips logo adds to your amp cover?s good looks. Finally, it does my soul good to find there are still American companies that believe in the philosophy of a quality product coupled with outstanding customer service is the best way to do business. You?re my kind of philosopher!
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~Kevin S., Fountain Valley, CA
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I received the gig bag and it fits and works perfect. Thought youd like to know! Thanks again for the professional work,
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~Judy Ann C., Sequim, WA
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The instrument case cover turned out perfect. And the handle was a terrific recommendation. Thank you.
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~John P., Toledo OH
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These covers are amazing! I am very impressed with the professional look, fit, materials, you name it. Very nice and I will be ordering more in the future
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~Wes H., Coos Bay, OR
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Just wanted to say thanks for my Tone king Falcon cover, it is a great fit and really well made.
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~Adam D., Essex, Great Britain
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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 have just picked up your package at an Amsterdam post office, unpacked it and stuck the Royal Bluesman in the bag. It fits perfectly and snugly too. So snugly in fact that the Royal Bluesman started humming a tune in a low voice! I must be imagining things. Anyway, thank you and who knows, I might require your expert skills again someday. Bye,
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~Robert N. Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Just a note to say thanks for another great amp cover. The Xits X10 clam shell arrived yesterday and it fits perfectly.
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~Ed D., Burlington NC
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Many thanks for a fast delivery of an excellent product that fits perfectly on my Mesa Boogie.
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~Goran H., Skrholmen, Sweden
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Just a quick email to say thanks for the Clamshell gigbag and dust covers I ordered recently, they arrived safe 'n sound and are a perfect fit :) Very happy, the quality of your work is impeccable! Incidentally, I work for Pro Audio Supplies in Australia, national distributor for Mesa/Boogie down here. I discovered your company from a very old Dual Rectifier slip cover with your logo on it that I found in our inventory a little while back, how 'bout that! I have recommended your company to some friends (and customers) so I hope you see some orders coming your way from our neck of the woods :) I'll likely be ordering more from you too.
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~Rowan S., Fyshwick, AUSTRALIA
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I received the cover for my Morgan DAG15 Combo yesterday and the amp was just delivered today. i put on the cover and it's a perfect fit. I really like the cover, it looks very durable and i love the rear pocket.
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~Eric G., West Seneca, NY
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Ciao Susan, my new cover arrived yesterday. It's perfect, it fits my cabinet like a glove : -)
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~Riccardo M., Padova, ITALY