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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The cover arrived today - it slipped over the speaker perfectly!! This is my fourth cover that I have had you make. All of them, without exception, have been spot-on perfect in fit, in protection, and in just plain looking good! And, of the amps/speakers I have sold, not one buyer has said that he didn’t want the cover. Thank you for your wonderful work.
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~Jim. G., Walnut Creek, CA
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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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I have just received my order. This was the clamshell bag for my 2x10 Super-Amp combo. I just wanted to say that it fits perfecty and looks to be of very high quality. It should be perfect for my needs. Awesome job!
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~Billy P
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I received my order yesterday. Everything fits like a glove! Thanks again for a great product and for all of your help.
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~Eric Y., Brooklyn, NY
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Open-mouth smile Hi Susan, Just got the clamshell for my MKII today. I'm so glad as I have a festival to do sunday and really didn't want to subject my new head cab to any abuse if possible. Worked out great. thank you so much and tell Mike thanks as well.
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~(the other Jeff Watson) No Ranger here.
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I ordered a cover for my Valco Comet from you a few years ago, and it has performed very well. Actually, someone had knocked my Amp off a small sill a couple of Years back, and the padding saved my Amp from any damage.
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~Jim S., North Brunswick, NJ
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Received the cover yesterday, AWESOME !! Fits great and looks great, thank you again !!!
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~Kenneth W., Reno NV
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I thought it would amuse you that my Studioslips covers have already paid for themselves. My jazz band was playing on an open air roof deck last night and part way through the heavens opened. Luckily I was able to quickly haul the covers over my equipment and it saved $6000 of organ equipment from getting drenched and possibly ruined.
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~Wil S., Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
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I received both the slip and clamshell covers for Davis' (my son's) Carr Rambler and they fit perfectly as you and I knew they would! Just wanted to send a big thank you to you and your staff for making these exquisite covers for my son. His cherished amplifier will now be protected the way it should be. I, also, thank Steve Carr for recommending Studio Slips to his customers.
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~Eric & Davis B.
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Thanks much. Beautiful job. I'll need more! 8^)
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~Bill K., Coarsegold, CA
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I received the Roland dust cover. It fits perfectly. Thanks for your help. Contact you when I need more items.
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~Tom B
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Wow! What classy covers. Truly fantastic and everything fits real well. Totally worth it. Now I have to get more amps and speaker cabs just so I can pamper them with your groovy stuff... A very satisfied customer,
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~Jerry M., New York, NY
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Susan the cover arrived the other day for my electradyne and it fits like a glove ,same as the other 2 i have ordered from you. THANKS
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~Greg L., Lisle, IL
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i received my cover yesterday, and it’s awesome. very well made. the fabric is sturdy, and the color is beautiful ( glad i got the brown) i’m also glad i decided to get the zippered pocket on the back. it’s perfect for my power cord, exrtra cables, etcetera. very nice touch! thanks so much, i’m glad i found you!
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~Richard L., Birmingham AL
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Received the second cover this morning. You produce a beautiful product. I would like to thank you for your quick and courteous response in this matter. Many companies that I deal with would not be so kind or quick to respond to a situation such as this. You are truly a first rate company.
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~Dean D - Kalamazoo, MI
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Received my Little Walter Twin 50 head clamshell cover and its perfect, especially with the double padding. All my gear now is covered in a rolling advertisement for Studio Slips!
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~Gary L., San Diego, CA.
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I received my Egnator's cover and it is VERY nice! Thank you very much for a high-quality product!
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~Tim B., Owasso, OK
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Thanks for the other two cases in the previous order, they fit perfectly and are great.
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~Keith G., NSW, Austrailia
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I was very impressed when I opened up the new briefcase-style gig bag for Rocktron MIDI Mate pedal board. I think the quality is very good, and it fits as expected. Delivery time was good too. My wife has been buying a few purses lately. So I showed her *my* new "purse". Custom-made, baby!! Looks sharp. (She just shook her head and walked away. I think she was jealous.)I'll be getting some more items from you. I have a couple of amps that need slip covers. I'm a believer in your quality now. Thanks very much!!
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~John R., Houston, TX
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Just wanted to let you know that the cimbalom case arrived today. It's great! It fits perfectly, and I'm very impressed with the quality. Thanks again for your help working out all the details of this one. All the best for future success in your business, and I'll certainly keep you in mind for any future case needs I may have.
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~Tim M. Australia
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This bag looks fantastic and you got it to me very quickly! It looks like it will fit the bill just fine. Just wanted to say thank you!
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~Abram T., Auburn ME
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I got my bag today, and it's great! Thanks so much. I really appreciate it!
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~Carlos C., New York, NY
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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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I got the new cases for my pedal steel and they are awesome, they fit perfectly.
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~Earl F., Houston, TX
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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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Just received my cover. Fits great! It exceeds my expectations, and my expectations were high. This is a perfect compromise between a studio cover and a road case. I'm not touring so $5000 of gear goes into my $1500 car to earn my $50 cut of the door ;-). This is perfect for protecting my amp when loaded into my car with the rest of my guitars, pedal board, etc. After band rehearsal it is nice to be able to keep the still hot tubes from being exposed to the sometimes below zero temps here in frozen tundra land. It's like a sleeping bag for my amp ;-) Also, want to thank you for making these for non-boogie amps. I always loved the covers for my Boogies. When I saw your ties to Boogie I was stoked (I gigged for years with a Lonestar). I will be ordering the same style cover for my Tweed Twin in the future. Keep up the good work.
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~David K., Menomonee Falls WI
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I received my bags and I really want to thank you because they are just so awesome! The fit and quality is just incredible and all the details are so well-thought-out. This is real craftsmanship!
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~Gotz F., Freiburg, Germany
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I received the covers today and they are absolutely gorgeous! You did an excellent job! My husband was blown away on how perfect the covers fit. The materials are top quality and my husband really likes the beefy zippers. I will definitely recommend you to anyone that may need a cover. If you have a customer comment page on your website please feel free to use my name and comments on it.
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~Christie McCarth
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You folks are the best! I meant to e-mail late Monday, that’s when I got the corrected covers. I’m so happy you took care of my mistake so quickly! You don’t notice the seams unless you know that they are there! (That’s just you and me!) Thanks again! I’ll have to buy something else so that I can get a great cover from you again, and I’m telling my friends to use your stuff!
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~Ed N., Buffalo Grove IL
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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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Received the cover today. It fits perfect, looks great, and will definitely protect my beloved amp.
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~Alexander B., Richboro PA
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2 years on the road with those 57 Tweed Deluxes and your padded covers still look like new ? so do the Deluxes. The clamshells on the Dr Z stuff are equally hard wearing.
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~Steve B., Brightton, U.K.
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I just received my new slip cover today and it fits perfectly! Thanks again for the quality product and the fast shipping!!!!!!!!
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~James H. Weatherford, TX
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Got both the cab and amp covers. Just wanted to say "thanks!" - they are beautiful, rugged, and fit perfectly! Thanks again for the great service.
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~Erik E. Savage, MN
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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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I just got my dust cover. It fits like a glove and looks fantastic! Thank you so much for everything. I wont hesitate to have you make covers for me in the future. You were wonderful to deal with also. I wish you all the best!
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~Anthony M., Basehor, KS
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Just received cover for Clubman Reverb. Snug as a bug in a rug. Thanks. I will order one for my Fuchs TDS.
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~Stephen M., Livingston NJ
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Wanted to get back to you with feedback. Covers look great and fit perfectly. Very pleased with what I received for my hard-earned dollar. Thanks for your help.
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~Edward W., Edgewater MD
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The cover for my Phil Jones amp arrived today, and it is excellent, fits perfectly, looks fantastic, and the quality of your work is outstanding. Many, many thanks, I am sure it will serve me well for years to come.
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~Terry S., Dersingham, GB
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Just a word of thanks for the nice work you did on the briefcase gig bag for my Behringer x32 Compact mixer. The bag fits perfectly, and the work-woman-ship is stellar. You also got it out in record time. I didn't expect to be using it barely two weeks after I placed the order.
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~Bob L., Colorado Springs CO
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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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Received the bag today…. Awesome! Perfect fit….
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~John P., Carbondale PA
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got it: very nice. thnx much!
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~James T., Piedmont, CA
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I received the covers that you made for my Mesa head and ext. cabinet. Perfect in fit, finish and durability, the only thing better may be a flight case.(10 times heavier I don't thing so). Next time I need any covers the'll be yours.
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~Jim Hl., Bridgeport WV
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AGAIN, I am so happy that I purchased a StudioSlips cover. It fits perfectly and I know that they last and do their job well.
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~Stan B., Twin Oaks, PA
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Studio Slips Staff: Just wanted to pass along that I received my Dr. Z MAZ 18 amp cover, and am VERY PLEASED. It fits perfectly and the attention to detail in the construction and overall appearance is most appreciated. Thanks!!!
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~Rob Y., Raleigh, NC
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The cover's fit is outstanding. The quality is second to none. Studio Slips are clearly the best music equipment covers money can buy--period.
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~Michael B., Beaverton OR
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The covers arrived yesterday & I must say look very smart as well as fit perfectly. Thank you very much for your quick, kind & courteous service and I know just by looking at them that they will protect our equipment for a very long time.
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~Steve K., Woy Woy, AUSTRALIA
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I just wanted to send my sincerest thanks for the amazing covers that you built for me and got to me in a super quick timeline. They are fabulous! Thank you so very much for your amazing customer service and quality of product. I have several gigs over this weekend and over the holidays and with the colder weather and snow up here, I am can now keep my gear much safer with my new Studio Slips covers!
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~Paul G., Brampton, ON CANADA
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Just a note of thanks on the cover. Fits perfect..well done. It's better then anticipated.
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~Jeff S., Las Vegas, NV