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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Ive been on holiday so I just can answer right now. But what can I say - everythings perfect as always...!
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~Ralf O., Raesfeld, Germany
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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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The amp cover fits and looks great, the side pocket was a very good idea. Thank you. My Dr Z amp is well taken care of.
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~Ed G., CANADA
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The amp cover arrived today and fit perfectly... thank you for your attention to detail and the pleasure of your correspondence which 'fit' equally as well! Until we do it again...Love & Peace,
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~Jeffrey M., New York, NY
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Just in time - yesterday - I received the fantastic Cover for my second LT112 Cabinet - famous workmanship as usual Susan !!! Thanks a lot !!! Today I have a big Gig and Im happy to know well covered both cabinets !!!
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~Armand O., Austria
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Hello Susan, perfect fit! Very good quality, thank you!..... This also goes for both the Crate V50-112 as well as the Yorkville XM200T.
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~Peter H., Alberta CANADA
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I just wanted to let you know I received my covers today.They fit like gloves and they are of exceptional quality!! Thank you very much for a job well done!
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~Richard G., Halethorpe, MD
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Many thanks for the cover; it fits perfectly. Like Boogie, Hamer guitars and Moody straps, your self-made business makes me proud to be an American. Call me an ol' softie but, to me, artistry, quality, service and the commitment to "get it right" really means a lot. It's touching to see that someone would CARE so much...that's cool.
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~Rob B
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I received the cover for my Morgan DAG15 Combo yesterday and the amp was just delivered today. i put on the cover and it's a perfect fit. I really like the cover, it looks very durable and i love the rear pocket.
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~Eric G., West Seneca, NY
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Hi Susan - have now received the padded cover for my Bad Cat Mini amp. It's great - well made and fits beautifully. Pity no-one seems to make such a good product in United Kingdom, so I'll recommend my fellow guitarists to look at your website and have confidence in the high quality of your products.
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~Malcolm K., UNITED KINGDOM
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I received the cover for my Lil King today. Perfect fit and construction. Thanks once again for the great service and product!
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~Ken I., Little River, S.C.
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The cover for my Raleigh came today. It fits perfectly. I really like it, thanks!
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~Stephen P., Saint Paul, MN
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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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It's perfect. Expect more orders soon. (and I shared the love on a couple of guitar forums)
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~Kip P., Oak Park IL
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Good morning; I received the cover. It's perfect . Thanks a lot .
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~Picco R., Reaumont, France
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Received the new dust covers for my homestudio, they are great. Good quality, fit perfectly and look good too. No dust on my keyboard, mixer and floor board anymore. Keep up the good work!
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~Mike N. Vienna, Austria
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Hi Susan, I picked up the cover yesterday and am very pleased with the quality work(personship). This thing fits like a glove in every way! My wife was extremely pleased...bonus. Thank you and your staff.
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~Jim McC., Odessa, ON, CANADA
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I received my cover today and I just wanted to thank you personally for doing such a great job. The cover fits perfectly and looks great, and I have no doubt that it will last a lifetime.
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~Dennis G., Tampico, IL
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I just recieved my covers for my Dr. Z amp and they fit like a glove.
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~Gary P., Donald, OR
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I received my cover the other day and it fit's perfectly! Beautiful workmanship to boot. We will do business again.
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~Kevin H., Wantage, NJ
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I received my Studio Slips cover and it fits my Acoustic B200 PERFECTLY! Thank you for an excellent buying experience and I will remember you for my future needs and also refer you to others.
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~Dan M., Puyallup, WA
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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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The dimensions of the custom cover fit my 2015 Korg Kronos well. Instead of resting on the keys, the cover is supported by the top of the keyboard, and rests atop a series of dials on the left and right panel above the keyboard. I believe there is little to no pressure on the keys. Highly recommended.
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~Peter W., Roseville, MN
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Thank you Susan and staff! Just received the clamshell bag and it's a perfect fit!
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~Eric F., Hatboro PA
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Susan, got the bags back this past weekend. Really great work - perfect fit and all straps work great.
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~Jeff VB, Woodbine, MD
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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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Cover arrived yesterday and fits like a glove. The back pocket is bigger than I envisioned and is gonna work great for "small ball"... Thanks so much.
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~Thom W., Salem, OR
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This is at least my 20th cover from Studio Slips and its appearance, fit and the snazzy new logo tag really contribute to an ultra pro quality cover. My very first cover is still in service as Studio Slips absolutely helps me maintain the value and performance of my many thousands of dollars worth of gear. My equipment is easily the best dressed in the crowd as compared to those cheaply made stock covers. Thanks again for your quick, custom service and I look forward to the next one.
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~Fred M, Texas
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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 just wanted to let you know that my new "Studio Slip" cover arrived yesterday (10/30). It's perfect.
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~Chris B., Taoyuan City, TAIWAN
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I received my slip covers today! They came out perfect. Thanks so much!
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~Dennis W., Stevenson Ranch CA
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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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Got it and its perfect! Thanks, so much!
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~John H., Corvallis OR
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My Studio Slip arrived today!!!!!! It fits my Roland KC 880 Amp perfectly. You are awsome!!!!!!!!!!! I will be contacting you shortly to fabricate a cover for my V-Drum Rack. So long for now & thank you very much!
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~Johnny R., Belfair, WA
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Thank you so much. The one I put on looks and fits great. I'll send you a couple pictures in the next couple days. I'll definitely keep you in mind for any other covers in the future
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~Jim C., St. Louis, MO
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The clamshell arrived today. What a great design, and well made. I love it. It's almost as pretty as my swart. I've had a variety of covers made for my amps, and this clamshell is by far the best. I don't think I'll be ordering anything else in the future. Thanks (especially for the fast delivery).
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~Sang S., Albuquerque, NM
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I just received my clamshell gig bag for my combo amp and I am just blown away by the quality of the material and stitching and how well it fits the amp. Thanks for the great work and quick turnaround -- I really appreciate it!
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~Derek D., Burien WA
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I just wanted to write and thank you for the keyboard cover for my Roland. It works great!
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~David N
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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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Sorry for the late input, but I've receievd the clamshell for my Bogner New Yorker a few weeks ago, and it's fantastic. Many thanks! I believe your product are still the best on this market, and you can trust me, because here in EU I've seen in the gigging world many brands/models trying to approach your design and quality, but none of what I've seen overlasted yours!
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~Philippe Q., France
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Hi Susan and crew at Studio Slips, Thanks for a perfect fitting, well sewn cover! Turn around time was immediate; many thanks for that, too. All the best always,
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~Bob H., Christoval, TX
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Just wanted to tell you the amp cover came today and it is perfect!! I love it lots 'n lots.
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~Rick K., Northridge, CA
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I just wanted you to know that I received my Studio Slips cover this week and it fits my Suhr cabinet like a glove. Really great product. This is the second time I order something from Studio Slips and couldn`t be more satisfied.
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~Aquilles B., Natal, BRAZIL
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The bag fits well and I'm happy.
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~Armand R., Flagstaff, AZ
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Just received my cover for a Roland Cube 80xl. Perfect fit and great quality of material and fine workmanship..Couldn't be happier with your work...I'll spread the word...keep up the good work.
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~Ross F., Secane, PA
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Hi Susan, The new cover is beautiful and fits perfectly! Just opened it this morning. Also gots me new flannel PJ bottoms that I live in and a cool new Lava Lamp! Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!
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~Robb I., VA
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I got the amp covers today and I am very pleased with the craftsmanship and the fit. These are great and I will be ordering more in the future. Thank you.
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~Kevin A., San Francisco CA
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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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Just want to thank you for the two perfect fitting covers for cabinets I thought I would never be able to cover. The covers for my two MarkBass (Traveler 102p)enclosures fit as thought they were sent to me from MarkBass. Great Quality - and the offset opening for the handle was perfectly located. Thanks again - will certainly recommend for any one looking for amp and speaker enclosures.
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~Frank T., Selden, NY
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It figures that the cover would show up the day I e-mail you... IT IS PERFECT!!! Thanks so much. Perfect! I wish I had more amps so I could purchase more covers from you. :)
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~David H