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 briefcase gig bag today, after a train derailment delayed the shipment, and I cannot be more pleased with the bag! My amplifier fits PERFECTLY and the workmanship is terrific!
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~Greg R., Bolingbrook, IL
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I received my ClamShell cover for my PRS Sweet 16 1x12 Combo the other day. All I have is one word: "WOW"! The quality and fit are superb. I'm so glad I decided to go with StudioSlips instead of my old "stand-by" (XXXX). I couldn't be happier with the craftsmanship of this beautiful work of art!! Girl, you ROCK!!!!
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~John D., Batavia, IL
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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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Hi Susan. It's 1:43 pm on Monday, 01/04/10......UPS just delivered the clamshell amp cover for the '59 Bassman. Fits just right, looks good, I like it. My wife even said she likes it. So, you did good. Thanks.
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~Bob T., Joplin, MO
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I would just like to thank you for the Covers that I received last week. They fit perfectly and look fantastic!
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~James M., GREAT BRITIAN
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Great clamshells- if you put all the other cover manufacture's and a sewing machine in a box and rattled them around for 50 years it wouldn't come out this good! Great fit! Thank you-Pics enclosed of custom sized rig.
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~Dan H., Concord, CA
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You made a set of cases for my Bogner Shiva head and 2x12 cabinet about 6 years ago. I just want to say thanks. I still have the amp, and the cases are great. They have always fit just right, the zippers are holding up perfectly, and all in all I can't imagine better cases for someone that has to "carry his own". I sprung for the extra padded cases with leather bottoms, and they are worth every cent. You do excellent work, and I will buy cases from you the next time I get a new amp.
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~Jon K., Portland, OR
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Just received mt Clamshell and it is perfect. Fit, finish, function, absolutely perfect. It's being put to the test as we speak!
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~Clay C., Venice CA
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hello. i received the cover and it fits perfectly- great job! i've been playing out quite a bit lately and have broken in the cover (and amp)- all is great! thanks again!!
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~Juan Carlos Q., Marina del Rey, CA
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Got the covers. Great job. Nice fit and quality work. Thank you. Word spreads quickly.
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~Gray G., Farmington AR
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I just received the three covers you made for me and they're gorgeous. All three fit like a glove and the quality of the fabric and the sewing is far superior to the ones I have received from Fender, Marshall and Vox. It's amazing that you were able to make them for some obscure amps and cabinets I own but you came through for me. As you know dust and dirt are probably the worst things that can get into an amplifier and these covers, especially the Clamshell for the Peavey will protect them for years to come. A huge thank you to you and your staff for providing consumers with a superior and reasonably priced product. Now I know why Mesa-Boogie contracted with you to make their covers.
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~Bruce C., Troy, NY
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Just wanted to say thank you again for not only putting a new pocket on my Friedman 50 watt head cover, but getting it done so quickly.
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~Sidney S., Rocky River OH
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Got my cover yesterday and it fits great, really like it thx!
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~Ron S., New York, NY
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i finally received your bag. I paid a total of 173,10 , which is just a few less than a flight case in best quality costs. So I must say, your products are quite expensive here, after shipping costs and european taxes. But.... but... what a quality!! The bag fits just perfect! It seams to protect my amp very well, even the briefcase looks and feels very sturdy. Thanks a lot for your work! I will recommend your products anywhere without a doubt. You should open a second factory here in europe. You would have no competitors at all, really. Best wishes for the new year, and thanks again,
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~Luis T., Erlangen, GERMANY
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Just ordered another couple of amp covers. Wanted to say I've been using your covers for the last 7/8 years and they are still looking perfect after relentless gigging. And they have protected my amps wonderfully well. My 57 Tweed Deluxe still looks like new! Cheers
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~Stephen B., United Kingdom
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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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Awesome, awesome cover. I've had different kinds of padded covers and yours is clearly the best.
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~Jim M., Moundsville, WV
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Received the cover today and it fits perfectly thanks so much!
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~Colin B., Mesa AZ
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The gig bag for my Moog made it here today and it looks and fits great! Wow just in the nick of time. Ive got it packed up and ready to go. Thank you so much for everything. Your products will be highly recommended by me.
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~Dennis L., Keizer, OR
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The case arrived today, and it looks like it will do just fine. Good product. Thanks so much.
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~Clark J., Huntington NY
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Just wanted to let you all know my cover arrived today and, as always, it fits like a glove. Actually it fits like a speaker cab cover, which is even better. Thanks for another great Studio Slip.
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~Hoby E., Poestenkill NY
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The Cover fits like a glove on both of them and I actually like that the Cover for the 1X12 cabinet is really snug as it won't slide or slip off when I lay it down in the back of my SUV! :-) Thanks for all of your positive and upbeat customer service you shared with me when purchasing my Studio Slips for my head and cabinet!
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~Mac B., Tuscaloosa AL
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got the cover today and it fit's perfectly. thank you
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~Martin G., Cleveland,, OH
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UPS delivered my order this morning and I am impressed! All three covers are a perfect fit with just enough padding to protect with out being bulky. Construction looks as if will be durable for years. I am very pleased.
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~Peter C., Weymouth MA
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Thank you for an awesome custom-fitted cover for my precious Soldano! It fits great!!
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~Marc B., Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
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Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you!!!! I just got home from rehearsal and the case arrived. Wow, you really blew away my expectations, the case is absolutely fabulous and fits perfectly. Thanks again for ensuring I received it before the weekend. I'm playing at a street fair, and will likely have to park some distance from where I'm playing, and the case will definitely protect my amp while it's on the cart. I really appreciate it.
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~Jason W., Dublin CA
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The covers arrived today in fine condition. Best of all, they all fit excellently! So your new pattern numbers 8653 and 8654 are accurate and your older number 7100 works just as well. The quality is excellent, too. Thanks for the custom pockets, quick response time, and all around great products. I'll be glad to recommend you to my musician acquaintances and friends, and I'll be back for more as my needs dictate.
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~Ray F., Bakersfield, CA
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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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Just received them, they fit perfectly. Thanks for your good service.
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~Guy M., Quebec, Canada
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The clamshell case came today for my Top Hat Supreme 16 and it fits perfectly. Thanks for a great job!
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~Dale E. Bolingbrook, IL
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I couldn't be more pleased with the cover I recently received for my Hartke VX3500. Very high quality and it fits like a glove. I will surely be spreading the word among my fellow musicians.
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~Brad H., Reedsville, WV
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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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...I've had my "Clamshell" for my Divided by 13 amp.....and absolutely love it. I think I've had it for a couple of years now, and it's in the same shape as the day I received. No other case compares!
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~Dave E., Eau Claire, WI
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Thank you so much for the fantastic fitting double padded clamshell amp gig bag. This is highly professional and an incredible fit. The bag goes on and off very easily. A great design. I will definitely recommend your products to others.
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~Thomas W., Alpena MI
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Karen -- cover received and it fits great !! Thanks so much for such outstanding customer service.
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~Bob B., Rockville, MD
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Got my Clamshell bag for my Oldfield Club 40 amp yesterday and it is a perfect fit. Fits like a glove! I am very pleased with your work and I am recommending your company to everyone that may need your services.
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~Mark M., Spokane, WA
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Just wanted to take the time and say thank you, the bag fits like a glove.
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~Leslie S., Philadelphia PA
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this morning I finally got my clamshell. The quality is impressive, everything fits perfectly, you did a very nice job ! I wonder which is finer, the cover or the contents ;-)
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~Christain H., Mannheim, GERMANY
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I got the Pro Reverb slip yesterday-of course, I was getting scared as it seemed so snug-but once I placed everything correctly, like a glove! Thanks so much- I'll definitely be ordering one for my Tweed Deluxe
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~John K., Newton, MA
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I have to say that I absolutely love the amplifier head cover that you made for me in June. That's why I'm back to get the matching cabinet cover. Thanks for your great work and attention to detail.
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~Rene L., Covina, CA
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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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I just wanted to say thanks for a great cover. Perfect easy to use, just what I hoped it would be. It protects my gear and I stuff my bass case in it at the gig. Thanks so much for your good work.
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~Piro P., Bolinas, CA
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My Studio Slips cover came yesterday. It's very cool.
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~Ken W., Garland, TX
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Thank you so much for my custom conductor podium case. After putting in hours of work to build and finish this elegant cherry wood podium, it needed protection when it is moved to different venues. The custom case fits perfectly and your recommendation for the handle is a keeper.
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~Monty A., Evanston IL
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this thing is perfect. thanks!
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~Chris A., Seattle WA
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My cover has arrived and its perfect.
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~Roderick F., Church Point, NS, Canada
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The cover for the Euphonic Audio NL210 just arrived. The fit is absolutely perfect. The handle cutouts match the handles perfectly, and the cover is form-fitting but slides easily over the box. I think you can keep those dimensions for that model, I wouldn't change them a bit. Also very well made and good looking too. Thanks much for your excellent personal service and a great product.
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~Marc L. Ukiah, CA
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Thank you for the wonderful Morgan 1 x 12 cabinet cover. It fits perfectly!
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~Matthew A., San Francisco, CA
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I just wanted to say that the slip cover arrived. I am very impressed, very well constructed and fits perfectly! I was amazed to see cut outs for the wheels even, I had never thought of that! Thank you again, I will mention your quality of service to anyone who asks where I got such a nice cover for the speaker cabinet!
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~Joel A., Vaughan, ON CANADA
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... you have a fantastic product. I have already showed off the case to my band mates. If anyone asks, I will send them your way!
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~Bill A., Alachua, FL.