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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Received my Milkman Half & Half 15 Studioslips amp cover today and the fit check was excellent. As far as I'm concerned no adjustments are necessary. Hope ya'll sell a bunch of these. I'm going to pass this information on to Tim at Milkman.
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~James M., Hillsboro TX
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Hello from Texas, I recieved the padded slip today and all I can say is WOW! It fit perfect and looks great. Thanks again. Flawless workmanship. I love it. We finally cooled off here in the Panhandle even got a little rain.. Had a couple friends over and they like the slip better than my amp. What else can I say.
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~Dwight J., Fritch, TX
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Thank you for the wonderful cover, it will be perfect. Now, I just need the dang keyboard to put into it! More delays on that, hopefully soon I'll get delivery....
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~John G., Everett, WA
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It fits perfect.
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~Ludwig V, Belgium
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I cannot say enough good things about your products and their quality. It gives me a lot of assurance knowing that my gear is protected off stage. Without being vein, I also appreciate the fact that your covers look great and make my gear look equally as professional packed as it is on stage!.
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~Tom L., Dayton, OH
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Dutch Customs kept the shipment for 8 days (and made me pay 24 dollars) but today the cover for my Markbass Mini CMD 121P finally arrived. I must say I'm impressed. Perfect fit, great quality! Thank you very much
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~Ed B., Holland
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I've received many compliments on the case I recently got from you. I love that it really protects my amp so well.
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~Robert C., Glen Rock, NJ
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I got the covers and they are wonderful. Well worth the wait. As I get other equipment, I will be back for more covers from you.
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~Chris A., Leavenworth, WA
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yo susan, just wanted to let you know that those dust covesr you made (dr.bass 210 and 112),well they fit perfect.thanks to my superb and precise measurements. do i get a royalty? ha haaaaaaaa.thanks again.
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~Don S., Cinncinati, OH
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The cases arrived today. It's excellent! It fits well, is well-made and will give the protection the equipment needs. I wish I'd heard of your company earlier.
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~Stewart B., San Francisco, CA
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just wanted to drop you an email to let you know how impressed I am with the amp covers...they fit perfectly and look amazing thanks so much!
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~Tony N., Halifax, NS CANADA
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I received both my new covers yesterday and they're perfect...great work as always...they make my 5th & 6th one's I got from you over the years...thanks for the fast turnaround
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~John F., Lomita, CA
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Just another word of thanks for the 3rd custom cover that you have made for me. It fits perfect, dead nuts once again so after this Email takes off I will have to order my 4th custom cover. Thanks once again for the high quality heavy duty covers.
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~Brian C., Waterford, CT
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The amp cover arrived today and it fits! I'm a happy camper....thanks for your help. Take the rest of the day off. 👍
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~Darwin S., West Union IA
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It fits PERFECT!
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~Gloria S., Muskegon MI
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I got my cover the other day. Great job, as always! Your quality of materials and workmanship, fit, and finish on these products make it impossible for me to consider buying from anybody else.
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~Michael J., O'Fallon MO
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The bag for my vintage Korg BX-3 organ arrived today and it's fantastic. It fits like a glove, closes nice and tight, and the handles are very comfortable to carry. Thanks very much - well done!
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~Nelson C., Waban, MA
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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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I just received the amp cover on Friday. Thank you! It's sooo nice! I'm glad i ordered it from you. It fits perfectly. Aloha,
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~Roanne K
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I wanted to let you know that my cover arrived this past week. It looks great and fits like a glove! Thanks so much for all your help. If more gear comes my way, I'll come back at you, looking for more great covers.
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~Mike L., Fall River, NS Canada
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Thank you very much, very impressed - perfect fit! I am very happy with the cover, the product is much better than I expected. Will recommend you guys to friends and colleagues.
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~Geoffrey M., Canberra, AUSTRALIA
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Just got the custom clamshell case for my head. It is simply amazing. Beautiful craftsmanship and it fits like a glove. Thank you so much for producing such a high quality soft case simply based on measurements.
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~Reza R., Midland, MI
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Just a quick note to say my order arrived today and both covers fit very well. Thanks!
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~Jeff H., Boyertown, PA
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Got the new dust cover yesterday. Fits perfectly. Thanks again!
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~Michael F., San Francisco, CA
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My cover arrived today. It's great! High quality to say the least. I'm very impressed. It won't be my last.
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~Doug L. New Hartford, NY
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Cover received today, works great. Thanks a lot, you guys are the best.
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~Marco P., Brooklyn, NY
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The clamshell bag for the Ghia arrived today & thanks for another great job & another perfect fit! You will be covering every amp I buy!
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~George C., New Castle, DE
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I received my cover for Hartke Bass speaker today and it fits fine. Thank you for your great products.
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~Scott B., Bisbee AZ
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I received the amp cover a couple of days ago, it fits perfect.
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~George L., Ansonia, CT
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got my covers today...WOW, you guys are awesome! Perfect fit and great quality, I couldn't be more pleased.
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~George F., McKinny, TX
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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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Well, another amazing fit!! The cover fit my SWR GoLight cabinet like a glove! That is why I keep coming back! So far I have used your covers on: (2) Avatar 2x10 Cabinets GK MB212 Bass Combo SWR Workingman 2x10 Combo and now my new SWR GoLight Marcus Miller cabinet. Can't thank you enough! Keeps my gear looking like new...
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~Kenneth B., Delray Beach, FL
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I just recently received two of your double padded slip covers for my Mesa 4x12 Recto Cabs as a gift and I am very pleased with your product. I am a guitarist in the band Onward To Olympas on Facedown Records, and these slip covers will be protecting my gear for multiple full US tours in 2010. I am looking forward to promoting your covers as I go, and I would like to personally thank you for making these great products (and please thank your husband for his awesome work on Mesa amplifiers!). As I acquire more gear, I will surely be in touch for more!
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~Andrew H.
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Thank-you Susan: the cover has just arrived and it's great. Perfect fit, great looking and the price and service excellent. I will recommend you to anyone who asks where it came from.
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~Andrew R., Glebe, AUSTRALIA
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Got the new bag a few days ago. Thanks again! Great quality as usual. Cheers,
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~Henrik M., Los Gatos, CA
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I have the best dressed gear anywhere thanks to the perfect fit and fair price of Studio Slips. Proprietor Susan B. is the best at her craft and always goes the extra mile to ensure a customer smile. I'm about to order very hard-to-find covers for a pair of Tapco 6925 speaker columns. I'm impressed that SS already has the measurements in their data base, so all have to do is order. I'm now in the Austin, Texas area, so my gear gets much more use. But, it never ages thanks to the quality and form fit of Studio Slips. As long as I can hold a guitar and sing a note, my stuff will never see a naked day with Studio Slips. Fred M., Deep in the Heart of Texas
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~Fred M., Cedar Park, TX
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I received the dust cover for the Genz Benz Shuttle 6.0-12T 1x12 Combo today...and it fits perfectly!
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~Dan N., Richardson, TX
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I received my Studio Slips amp cover and it is perfect. The fit is perfect and the shipping was fast and I am very satisfied. Thanks again.
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~Tino G., Round Rock, TX
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I wanted to let you know I recieved the briefcase cover for my loudbox 100. Fits great. I had four gigs this last weekend and could just throw it over my shoulder and go. " Look ma no hands" Protects the amp and helps my tennis elbow to boot.
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~Kevyn D., Salt Lake City, UT
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Both covers fit greatthanks for the quick delivery!
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~Robert G., Mont Vernon NH
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I've been using your clamshell cover ( the Maz18 head cover is mine, and the Route 66 cover went to my friend ) and I'm loving it! Great product! I've been recommending you to my friends, I think one friend might be ordering a cover from you soon for his Aiken amp head. Thanks for your excellent service. Kind regards ( from downunder )
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~Al, Australia
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A bit overdue, but thank you for the recent delivery of my extra padded Pedaltrain JR case. Kicks the original manufacturer-issued case right to the curb. Outstanding build quality, wonderfully sturdy and smooth zippers and a perfect fit. I was happy to find you used the leather "pads" I added on the floor side of the clamshell case - plenty of protection there to ensure a long life. Might have wanted for more substantial "feet" on the bottom of the case (opposite/bottom end of handles), but not a big deal as for my light use, this case will surely out-last the pedal board itself by a wide margin. Well done, thank you & Happy Holidays!
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~Paul G., Naperville, IL
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Received the studio slips cover today, perfect fit! Thanks Again for a great product! Great doing business with you again.....
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~Joe V., Lindenhurst, NY
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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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I am sure you hear this every day but this cover is perfect! Thanks for building such a quality product. I especially like the pocket you put on the side. (Just wish I had ordered 2 pockets!)
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~Doug Y. Vancouver, WA
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Thanks Susan - another perfect fit!
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~Tom P., East Lansing, M
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...got my latest clamshells yesterday...perfect fit...they both saw active service last night!
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~David G., Lincolnshire, GB
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Just letting you know the package arrived today and the covers for the Ampeg are a Perfect fit! But I knew they would be... Y'all always nail it! Great work! And thanks for the super fast turnaround on my order.
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~Michael B., Kaufman, TX
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I received the bag and it's great and fits like a glove.
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~Steve B., Congleton, GB
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Susan - the cover for my Victoria 50212 arrived this week - wow ! another beautiful job - the color, material, fit, and workwomanship is stunning - thank you so very much - Appeciate you!
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~Mark W., Lafayette, LA