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 received my Studio Slip today, for my TC Electronic G System. It fits like a glove. Great quality too. Thank you from Ashley (Adelaide, South Australia). No more heavy road case required. I will be ordering more Studio Slips for my 65amps Lil' Elvis soon.
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~Ashley B., Australia
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The bag arrived and everything is perfect!! Thank you gain for providing such a high quality product and superior service. I will keep you in mind for all my future "cover" needs.
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~Robert C., Fremont, CA
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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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Hi Susan...I rec'd the cover last week. It fits like a glove...as always nice work!!! Your covers keeps my gear looking brand new.
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~Steve K., Hilo, Hawaii
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My new cover for my Fender amp just arrived. Absolutely perfect!! The quality shows all over - fit, feel, look, everything. This is my fourth amp cover from Studio Slips. As long as I keep getting amps, Ill keep on getting Studio Slips covers!
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~Jim G., Walnut Creek, CA
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Received the cover last week and used it last night - perfect protection for all that British rain! Will email next order when the Dr Z stuff arrives. It'll have to be Christmas in April now...
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~Steve, UK
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I received my amp cover today and it fits perfectly. The quality is excellent. Thank you for a fine product and wonderful customer service. Aloha, Aloha,
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~John P., Hilo, HI
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just got my custom amp cover, I was worried about finding something to fit my home built amp, but your clamshell gigbag fits it perfectly!! The workmanship is top-notch, and I couldn't be happier!! Thanks so much for the fast processing of my order, I'll be looking you up again for future covers.
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~Kurt S.,
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You really do fantastic work and have a great company. The How To Measure video & that you confirm each order is excellent. This is my second order. My first cover is still working perfectly. It's durable and keeps my speaker protected nicely.
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~Elmer J., Bronx, NY
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Hello Susan - I just received the cover for my 1x12 Tone King Imperial. Perfect fit once again. Thanks for doing such consistently good work. Best wishes to you and your staff
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~Peter A., Chicago, IL
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I received the cover. That fits my amp very well, perfect! Thanks so much.
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~Toshiyuki O., Hyogo, Japan
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I recieved my Studio Slip cover for my amp yesterday. The cover fits like a glove, and your workmanship is first rate! I just wanted to let you know that I'm extremely satisfied, and will soon be ordering two more covers from you for my other amps.
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~Steve G
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I received the bags today and they fit perfectly! Thank you so much!
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~Matthew K., Tucker, GA
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Congratulations for the magnificent work realized on my Black padding covers of my Head Bassman 135 and my Bassman cabinet 4X12. The quality of covers is still better there really that on the photos of the site.The manufacturing and the sending is very fast and the respect for the sent dimensions is completed.And thanks to Susan for her availability and its kindness.I know where I am going to make my next covers of my amplis do...
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~C?dric K., Le Harve, FRANCE
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Got the cover today. Excellent fit! Thanks.
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~Brian C., Billings MT
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My slip cover arrived today and it's perfect as usual!!! I tell every musician I know about your company, so I hope you get a lot of orders from Texas soon.
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~Don T
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I was very impressed when I opened up the new briefcase-style gig bag for Rocktron MIDI Mate pedal board. I think the quality is very good, and it fits as expected. Delivery time was good too. My wife has been buying a few purses lately. So I showed her *my* new "purse". Custom-made, baby!! Looks sharp. (She just shook her head and walked away. I think she was jealous.)I'll be getting some more items from you. I have a couple of amps that need slip covers. I'm a believer in your quality now. Thanks very much!!
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~John R., Houston, TX
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Wanted to let you know, I did receive yesterday. Very nice - pocket is great!
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~Mark D
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Just thought I'd let you know the cover arrived today and its absolutely brilliant just what I wanted to protect my new amp. Thank you very much for being a great company I will definitely be using you guys again and telling my fellow musicians about you.
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~Dan L, Sevenoaks, GREAT BRITAIN
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Thanks so much for making the bag so quickly. It is very much appreciated. It fits like a glove and looks great. The amp is already in there and ready for my show this evening.
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~Chris D., Bloomfield, NJ
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Got my cover for my Carr Rambler yesterday and it's a perfect fit. Thank you very much for the short turnaround time from order to receipt. Btw - the black with your white stitched logo looks real nice.
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~Steve M., Honolulu, HI
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I received and I'm already using the slip for my Mesa cabinet. I'm really happy with the product...Thank you very much.
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~Babis T., Eleusis, GREECE
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Wanted to thank you for the wonderful product you make. I received my order today, and the fit is absolutely perfect. This is my third order, and I will undoubtedly keep coming back for future purchases.
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~Pete J., Brunswick, GA
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Just to let you know that I received the covers and they are amazing!! I was expecting good but these are exceptional. They end up costing quite a bit due to shipping then tax this side but worth it. Really glad I went for the all in one cover. Protected 100%
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~Dean M., W. Sussex, GREAT BRITAIN
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The covers arrived today. They are real nice. Thanks for the quick delivery and everything.
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~Joe B., Scotts Valley, CA
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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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My amp cover arrived today and it fits like a glove! This is my 4th cover from you and your service and quality is still the best. I?ll be placing more orders in the future to be sure!
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~James H., No. Carolina
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You have played a blinder with me case. It fits like a glove and the strap is a big help. Just waiting on my princeton to be done then I will return. Thanks again for your great service. Even with the $60.00 duty it still can't be beaten and we always have a bit of a giggle too!!
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~Andy N., United Kingdom
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wouldn't you know I walked out to garage last night and it was there...fits great, looks great...now I can afford to haul the amp out with me!...
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~ William K., Alexandria, VA
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The bag you made for my SR Technologies Jam 150 arrived yesterday. The fit is perfect and it is just what I had in mind! Excellent work! Thank you very much!
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~Pete S., Centennial, CO
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My case arrived last night and it looks great! I can't wait to get it to my studio and put it to use. I'm glad we went with the handles on the sides.
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~Chris M., Brookyln, NY
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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'm just emailing you to tell you how pleased I am with the covers that you sent to me. I found your service top notch and I will be telling all my muso friends to check you out. Many thanks Tim.
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~Tim T., U.K.
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Hey Susan, just got the Roland covers, they fit perfect and look great, thank you,
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~Pini S.
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Nice bag - perfect fit - thank you! And I'm glad I went with the logo.
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~Rimas C., Annapolis MD
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Bag is just great. I finally got to use it for a gig and it worked out perfectly. The pocket on top is real nice because it holds a lot of the accessories I need and I dont have to carry another bag for that stuff.
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~John N., Fairfax VA
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The covers came in today. The fit great. The notched backs worked for clearing the plugged in speaker cables. One lies perfectly flat and the other sticks out a little by the power plug. I hope the notches did not add a lot of work. I'd bet there are other amp owners that would entertain some sort of cut out to facilitate hooked up / plugged in equipment.
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~Tim H., Wake Forest, NC
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I received the StudioSlip PA cover I purchased and just wanted to say " Thank You! " It houses my Mackie SRM 150 PA perfectly! I'm impressed with the quality of workmanship and attention to detail. The PA is so unbelievably comfortable to transport now. I will definitely keep you folks in mind in the near future when I purchase a Mackie mixer and Mackie mains.
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~Gil E., San Francisco, CA
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We received the cover today. Fits perfect and a great quality cover. Very nice! Thanks!
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~Dirk S., Anaheim CA
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Susan- Received my Dr Z head cover + my custom cover for my Stonage 2x12. Thanks for making such excellent products. Both head/cab look really cool in the brown covers. I'll definitely pass your info on to others as the best choice for amp covers. Thanks again
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~Rob-Chicago
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Just a quick note to tell you I received my covers for my Fuchs today and everything fit like a glove! They exceeded my expectations!! Thanks again for the quality product and the quick turnaround time.
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~Tony N., Amarillo, TX
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I just wanted to let you know that the slip cover for my Boogie set-up fits great! Thanks for your help, and always my best wishes to Mike and yourself.
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~Warran R., Santa Cruz, CA
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Thanks Susan. Great as always. Happy New Year!
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~Michael K., Vancouver, WA
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It was delivered yesterday. It fits perfectly and looks the part. Thank you.
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~Dave N. Helden Netherlands
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Cover received. Fits great, just like the others. Thank you!
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~Nate R., Germantown, MD
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Hi Susan-this is the best cover of all time! Will you please make me a second cover (clamshell) exactly like the first? (I have just acquired a second EA cabinet.)
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~Michael F., Oak Park, IL
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I received the cover - it fits like a glove. Thanks for a great job and a great product.
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~Lee P., Moses Lake, WA
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I received the amp covers today. I'm so happy with them. You do great work! They fit so well and again I'd like to thank you for the discount you've given me on the six covers. I will highly recommend you to other amplifier owners I know.
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~John R.
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The cover is fantastic ? as always! Thanks!
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~James F., Papillion, NE
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The dust cover came and is a perfect fit!!! Thank you so much! Sorry it was such a project to get the measurements correct but you hit it out of the park. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
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~Nicholas W., Menifee CA