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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Hi Susan, just got the cover today and I'm very impressed with the quality ! Thanks again!
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~Alan K. B., Ellicott City, MD
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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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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 amplifier cover for my Louis Electric arrived yesterday and it is a PERFECT fit! Thanks so much for your help.
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~Bob D., New York, NY
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I received the custom Carvin cover that you made for me the other day. As usual it fit dead nuts, exact, right on the money (I have lost count on how many custom covers that you have made for me in the past) but every one fits perfect. Heavy duty, high quality etc. so I have to draw up another custom cover and send you the dimensions. Thanks again for another great job...
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~Brian C., Waterford, CT
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Just wanted to verify with you that I received my amp head cover (for a Mesa Express head). The cover looks great - no surprise! Now all I need is the head itself which is being manufactured. In the meantime I'll stare longingly at the Studio Slip cover and just imagine. Again, it's been a pleasure dealing with you.
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~Bob E., Ashland, OR
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Superb workmanship and fast turnaround, as always...
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~Lyndon L., Sherman Oaks, CA
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I got it yesterday. Fits perfect ,as always!!
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~Per Erik A., Kyrkjeb, NORWAY
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I just received my new cover in the mail. It looks and fits....great! Thanks so much for your wonderful product and service. The double padding should do a fine job protecting my beloved hardwood Mesa Boogie Mark II-B from the world's hard knocks.
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~Rick T
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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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The cover fits perfectly and looks great too!
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~Keith R., San Diego CA
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I received my Studio Slips cover for my Line 6 AMPLIFi 150 today and it fits great.
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~Michael R., Coon Rapids MN
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I received my fearless F112 today and the cover, apart from looking great, fits perfectly. Thanks so much for doing the order change and refunding the difference. I will certainly be recommending you to any one looking for a great cover.
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~Jeff R., Chico CA
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Both covers for my bassman and twin reverb have safely arrived and made my room look much neatier and tidy. I think my amps also like their new tailor made custumes too! Thank you again for your great product and service!
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~Eiichi I., Tokyo, JAPAN
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Just got my studio slip for my Two Rock Sensor 35, and it rocks! Thanks for nailing the measurements and the great quality product... very happy with it!
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~Raj P., London, England
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The bags for both the Phil Jones briefcase and Roland streetcube work perfectly, I received them yesterday. You've made my life a lot easier!
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~David R., Tucson, AZ
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I just received my new Studio Slips cover for the Roland J C 120 amp. Love it !! You do a fantastic job ! I will contact you later this year regarding a few more covers.
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~Steve H., Carmichael, CA
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It arrived today. It is super nice. Thank you very much
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~Ralph N., Butler PA
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I received the covers today for my Masters TVA30 head and 1x12 bottom, and they fit perfectly. Having the pockets added to the covers is going to make cable and footswitch transport so much easier. Thanks for a great product, I will be sure to tell everyone about these great covers.
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~Steen T., Fitchburg, WI
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I rec'd the clamshell cover for my Fargen Head. WoW!!! Nice work!!! Fit's like a glove!!! Mahalo nui loa (Thank you very much)!!!
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~Aloha Steve
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Got the cover yesterday. Awesome! Thanks so much.
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~Tom B. Depew, NY
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Beautiful job !! Thank you !!
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~Michael Y., Saint Albans, VT
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Received my amp cover and its beautiful and fits perfectly, thank you!! You guys do great work.
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~Adam D., Los Angeles CA
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Covers received today. Awesome quality, both fit like a glove. Hopefully I can find some more reasons to buy more!
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~Nate R., Germantown, MD
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Received the gig bag for the stand/stool. Very cool, as usual.
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~Darryl L., Pebble Beach, CA
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Just a quick one to let you know that the covers have arrived and fit fantastically. Quality job and will be recommending you guys in the future.
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~Steve A., Victoria, Australia
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I'm glad to tell you that i received the cover this morning. It fits like a glove with my head amp. Just perfect, and great quality ! Thanks so much for your amazing job at Studio Slips. I'll maybe post some photos in your facebook page, and tell the world how your work is professional, and awesome ! Thanks again for your kindness and wish you an Happy New Year !
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~David F., Prades le Lez
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I just received your Studio Slips dust covers for my two Schroeder bass cabinets and they fit perfectly! (Not that I expected any different. Thanks to you and your team for a great product (made in the USA) with great customer service!
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~Jon D., Temperance, MI
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Just wanted you to know that my new cover arrived yesterday and fits my Blues Jr. LTD like a glove--actually better than any glove has ever fit me! Thank you for another order flawlessly executed.
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~Tony M., Palo Alto, CA
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Hello! This morning I received the cover! Great job, it's perfect! Thanks for everything. Greetings from Italy.
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~Gianluigi G., San Vitaliano ITALY
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Just received cover. Fits great! Thank you once again.
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~Brandon H. Rossford, OH
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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 want to thank you SO much for getting the clamshell out so quickly! I received it today and it fits great! (as usual). You guys are the BEST and I really appreciate the extra mile with your customer service!!!
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~Enrique R., Morgan Hill CA
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Dear Ms. Bendinelli, Got my covers today, and as usual, they're perfect. You oughta be on the cover of Time magazine. Thank you very much for tending to me so well. I really do appreciate it.
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~Clint J., Taylor, Miss.
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Just wanted to let you know that I received the bag today and everything looks good, including the fit. I will definitely recommend the bags to my customers who are looking for a carrying case for their amps. Thanks for filling a niche for us small builders!
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~Kyle R., Retterer Cage Amps
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Thanks for the amp cover. It fits great.
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~Stratton H., Louisville, KY
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You did an awesome work as always, it fits like a glove for my little head amp. Great quality and service. Thanks you so much to you and your staff !
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~David F., Prades le Lez FRANCE
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The Bludotone Ported 1x12 Cabinet #3781 fits perfectly. I wanted to make sure since it's a new cover #. Love it.
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~David G., Freeburg, IL
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I received the bag today & it fits perfect! Thanks for the super-fast service & excellent quality product!
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~George C., New Castle, DE
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Hi Susan! The cover arrived, and I just wanted to once again say thanks for the great work. Thanks!
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~Darryl L., Pebble Beach CA
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Thank you for your Custom Leo 212/115 cabinet covers. They fit great, I have already passed on info to the store that converted my Mark I from a combo to a head for me. He liked the idea of the Boogie cover being padded. Hope he sends some business your way. After I received the covers, I waited to get my Boogie back just to make sure everything fit, even though I knew they would. I just placed an order for for my Ampeg BA-112. I will keep passing your info along as often as possible. It is a great product.
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~Tommy H., Woodridge, IL
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You've done it again! FANTASTIC!!!! Studio Slips are at every gig I play. I don't have to worry about my gear anymore. With Studio Slips I truly am covered!!!! Rock On!!!!
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~James H. Weatherford, TX
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I just wanted to write to tell you that I received my clamshell gig bag yesterday and it looks great and fits wonderfully. It's everything I wanted and it's very well constructed. Thank you to you and to everyone there at studio slips. I'm very happy with it and I know where to go if I need a custom cover or case.
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~Zac A., Boonville, IN
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Wanted to let you know how much I like the amp cover. This cover offers all the protection I need and the exterior isn't showing any signs of wear. We play about 7 to 8 shows a month - club dates to concerts and just about everything in-between. This cover holds up and makes it so much easier to transport my amp. So bottom line is I'm more than satisfied with my Studio Slip. Heavy touring where equipment is getting a lot of abuse can justify road cases but for everything else, I think this is the way to go. The quality, workmanship and attention to detail is top notch. I will order again as soon as the need arises. Thanks!
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~Steve, Waxahachie, TX
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I received my covers for the Peavey 218 cabinets yesterday. They look nice and all fit great. Nice job. Thank you,
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~Jeff B., Columbus Ohio
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The slip you made for my Glaswerks Super Overdrive II amp fits perfectly. The measurements listed on your website nailed it! Now I can gig with this amp and sleep easier at night knowing it is protected. Awesome product-
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~Michael C., Harvest AL
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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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Received the bag this evening, marvelous, simply marvelous. I am impressed. Can't wait to try it out.
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~Peter Z. Lunenburg, Canada
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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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The cover for my genz Benz shuttle 6.0-12T came in today. Fits great. Thanks.
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~Mark S., Cypress, TX