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 Clamshell Gig Bag today for my Peavey JSX Mini Colossal. It looks and fits perfectly! I look forward to using it this week while teaching. I'll order again soon. Thank you for such fast and helpful service. I'll recommend Studio Slips to my friends and colleagues.
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~Roxy D., Olmsted Falls, OH
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Just wanted to let you know that the bag arrived today... It fit the Nativity Set nicely, and is currently stored neatly away in our garage (until December!)
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~Linda H., New Buffalo, MI
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My amp and cab protections are perfected. I am very satisfied.
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~Jean-Luc B., Seine Maritime, France
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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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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 ordered one of these a few months ago and I LOVE IT!!! It fits over the amp so quickly and the zippers zip without any hang ups. This thing protects my investment and it actually looks pretty cool. The pocket has come in very handy also. I think it is actually easier to put on than those simple leather covers, it takes me less time. Anyways, thanks for the great product.
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~Dylan N., Minneapolis, MN
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It's beautiful !!!
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~Barrett L., Greensburg, PA
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Its perfect. Good customer service is so rare these days. I recommend Studio Slips at every opportunity.
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~Scott V., Port Orange, FL
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Very nice work on the Slips! I must say!!!
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~Michael S., Irvine, CA
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Susan--I received the dust covers today and they are a great fit--I really like them--great product--thanks so much
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~Jester J., Texhoma, OK
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I received my order, and the covers fit perfectly. Thanks for making a great product.
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~Robert B., Saratoga, CA
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The cover was delivered safely. Tried it for fit and it's perfect. Quality of materials and workmanship look great so I'm sure it will hold up well under use. I'm glad I decided to give StudioSlips a try. Will be in touch for a few more covers now that I've seen your work.
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~Barnett C., Sturbridge, MA
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Just received it and its great (as I expected it would be)! Thanks so much once again.
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~Joseph T., Burbank CA
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Wow! What classy covers. Truly fantastic and everything fits real well. Totally worth it. Now I have to get more amps and speaker cabs just so I can pamper them with your groovy stuff... A very satisfied customer,
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~Jerry M., New York, NY
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Cover fit perfect!
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~Michael S., Troy, IL
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Greeting from Oklahoma--I just wanted to drop you a note and tell you how much I am enjoying the studio slips you made for me--they fit really well and do a great job of protecting my amps--great product--take care--Jester
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~Jess J., Texhoma, OK
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Cover received. Fits perfectly. Thanks a lot.
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~Paul R., Ile-de-France, FRANCE
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The Amp cover arrived the other day. Nice Job, Fits like a Glove.
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~Jim S
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I got the bag yesterday, and it fits perfectly! The front pocket has room for the charger and more. Thank you very much for your diligence. It's a great bag, and will serve me well for years to come.
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~Craig R., Mount Vernon NY
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Received today, and PERFECT! Really a nice job. Easy on and off, just the right amount of "extra", and the back handle opening was right on. Thanks for the work, and you'll be highly recommended. Will be ordering from you again, no doubt.
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~Mark K., Henderson NV
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I received the gig bag the other day and I just wanted to thank you again for your dedication to quality and customer service. Its perfect - what Ive come to expect from you and your company. I also really appreciate being able to talk directly with you; its so much easier sometimes and a rarity these days. Plus I enjoy our conversations!
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~Joe T., Burbank CA
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I just wanted to let you know I got my case and I am extremely happy with it. It fits better and is more padded and protective than I thought it was going to be. Thank you, your company is really great. A lot of people have commented on my case and I will be giving you guys some recommendations.
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~Nick D., Brooklyn NY
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Forgive the latency of my reply, but I wanted to make sure and let you guys know that I received the covers a few weeks back - and couldn't be happier with your product! Superb quality, aesthetically appealing, and durable. Thanks again for your great customer service, and your outstanding merchandise!
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~Manny C., Miami, FL
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Just a quick note to let you know that I've received the cover and I am pleased with it. The cover fits nicely and seems quite durable. Thanks for a good product and fast turnaround!
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~Jamie A - Madison, WV
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The bag fits perfectly, thanks!
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~Tor Egil B., OSLO, Norway
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I just wanted to drop you a note, letting you know how pleased I am with the cover I recently received. It arrived yesterday, and it fits perfectly (thanks for asking me to confirm/adjust the measurements - a couple were slightly different from the dimensions you had on file.) It fits snugly, but not too tight as to be difficult to remove or install. Also, the optional pocket will be a welcome addition for carrying charts, notebooks, cables, etc., without tying up another hand. Thanks again for your quality product, and speedy production/shipping!
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~Jonathan D., Toledo, OH
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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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I received the case and tried it out today. It fits like a glove! Thanks for the great product.
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~John Z., Canada
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I just got the two covers today, very nice, they both fit perfectly. Your service is fast, and your concern for a proper fit is impressive. I will be recommending you to anyone that needs a cover for their amplifier!
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~Ray L., Bordentown, NJ
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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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I just received the slip cover and gig bag for my David Eden cab and head and they fit and look GREAT! I will recommend Studio Slips to ALL my playing peers.
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~Jason S., Clearfield, PA.
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The slip you folks made for my Victorilux came in today and I must say, you have exceeded my highest expectation! She fits like a glove, perfect taper, perfect all the way around. Thanks so much for the outstanding job.
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~Steve T., Grapevine TX
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I received the cover this week. It fits beautifully. Thank you.
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~Brad K.,
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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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I got the dust cover for my Peavey Vyper today. It fits like a glove and looks great!
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~David H., St. Louis, MO
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Just wanted to let you know the cover looks and fits great. Thanks for the all the support and care you provide in producing your covers. I can't imagine anyone getting a better cover or service.
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~Scott I, Elk Grove, CA
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Just received my order and wanted to let you know it fits PERFECTLY! Thanks again youre the best!
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~Christopher S., San Francisco, CA
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Cover arrived today. VERY IMPRESSIVE. Sound construction. Not a loose thread showing. Fits beautifully. Looks great! Worth every penny. Thank you so much..
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~Kenneth H., Salem OR
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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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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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The dust covers arrived safe and sound, fit perfectly and look great. Thanks again!
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~Jackson A., Los Angeles, CA
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thanks a lot. great cover. now, my mesa is safe (2 cats and a little son)!!
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~Tom K., Goettingen, GERMANY
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The cover for my Matchless Lightning just arrived, fits perfectly (of course), and came just in time to protect the amp from a big rainstorm...cover arrived 10 minutes before I had to leave for the gig!
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~Steve L., Portland, OR
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Received my product today. Its perfect. Thank you!
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~Viggo V., Oppegrd Norway
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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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The covers arrived yesterday and they work fine. "HAMMER"!! that's a German expression for great!
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~Roland S., Dortmund, Germany
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I am very satisfied with my new amp cover. Thank you! I will recommend Studio Slips to all my musician friends. They are a great value and vital for the protection and transportation of my new amp. I really cant believe how fast you turned it around. To Canada! Well done - Thanks again
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~John J. BC, CANADA
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WOW! Beautiful job....Fits like a glove.....I will recommend you to others.
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~Gary D., Springfield, MO
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My cover arrived today. The fit over my VHT combo is ideal with just enough room to slide on/off easily. The standard pouch holds all of the cables and foot switch easily there's enough room for a stomp box or two if I want. I couldnt be happier.
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~Mike H., Sunnyvale CA
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Received the clamshell bag today - it fits absolut perfect. Amazing work. Thank you very much!
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~Kurt S., Switzerland