Frequently Asked Questions and How-To's

  • How do I begin?
    Look for your model in our List Of Thousands. From here, you can choose different cover or gig bag types and add or remove options to see prices. If you like what you see, you can order online using out secure shopping cart, or give us a call. If you do not wish to enter a credit card online, we appreciate if you still use the online cart and select "Please Phone for Credit Card" as the payment option. This saves us a lot of time that we can spend making your cover or bag instead!

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  • If your model is not listed or if you have a custom order
    You can get an estimate by clicking on the Instant Estimate. If you wish to order, please fill out and submit the Measurement Chart to send us your dimensions. If the shape of your model does not resemble one of our measurement charts, please send us photos or a link to a webpage with a description of the type of cover or bag you are interested in and we will communicate with you until we are satisfied that we can make you what you want. We will email you to let you know that your model has been added to The List of Thousands so you can order online or you can give us a call to order by phone. Once we receive your order, we always send you a confirmation letter with dimensions to double check to make sure we entered everything correctly. Measure twice – cut once!

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  • How do I order?
    We prefer that you order online as it keeps us better organized, but you are welcome to call in your order. We accept all major credit cards, checks, and PayPal. We use Elevon (through Costco) for our secure credit card transactions. Orders paid by check are not started until we receive your check.

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  • Do you make bags and covers for custom sizes?
    Yes, and unless the pattern is complicated and time consuming, we don't even charge extra!

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  • How do I measure my equipment?
    We have created a variety of measurement charts that will work with the majority of shapes available. We have also made a detailed video that will show you how to measure your gear.

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  • What if my gear has an unusual shape?
    When you're inquiring about an unusually shaped model, it's always helpful if you can give us a link to an online drawing. Very often, manufacturers have drawings in the owner's manual and you can e-mail a link to us. If there is no online link, please send photos so we have an idea of what you've got. We can walk you through which photos we need, and once we have them, you can help us with the dimensions. We can give you a quote based on the dimensions, handle openings and amount of time needed to make your bag or cover.

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  • Why do I have to reply to the confirmation letter?
    We do not put your order into production until you reply to the confirmation letter. You would be surprised how often customers order the wrong model, or change their minds, or the dimensions that we have don’t match their cabinet, or they decide that they’d rather have a clamshell than a cover, or… It goes on and on. We send the confirmation letter with the dimensions because we want to cut it out and do it right THE FIRST TIME! It’s very expensive to correct a mistake after the bag or cover is made. Measure twice, cut once. GET IT RIGHT THE FIRST TIME! If we don't hear back from you within 3 weeks we may cancel and refund your order, or we may proceed if it’s a common item but cannot be held responsible if the cover or bag does not fit.

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  • What if my cover or bag doesn't fit or there's a
    problem with it?

    Once we receive your order, we email the dimensions that we have for your gear to you so that you can double check them against your actual cabinet. If our dimensions differ from yours, we'll correct our pattern to fit your gear. If we make a mistake on verified dimensions or if there is a problem with the materials or options, we will quickly remake your corrected order and cover all of the shipping costs. If your bag or cover is made to the specs that you verified, but it doesn’t fit, we are not responsible, but we will help you and will remake your bag or cover at cost. The customer pays for shipping costs for these types of remakes or repairs.

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  • Should I order single or double padding?
    We get asked this a lot and it’s a difficult question to answer. The padding we use is a polyester fiber fill, similar to what you’d find inside a sleeping bag or quilt. The padding is quilted to a tough but soft nylon lining. The standard padding is about 3/8" thick and the double is closer to 3/4" thick. We make double padded bags and covers for customers because they; 1) are hard on their gear, 2) they want the best protection for their gear, 3) someone else is handling their gear. Single padding works great. Double works better. Double padding has twice the fiber fill that single pad has. It’s not something you can easily see (the double pads aren’t puffy), but you can feel the difference. More fiber is more shock absorbance.

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  • Do I need the Leather Strips?
    Leather strips are extra protection on the bottom of the bag usually under the "feet". You may want them if you are sliding your gear in and out of a vehicle, or if you want the best protection we can offer. The fabric that we use (1000 denier nylon Cordura) is extremely tough. Leather strips might not be necessary.

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  • Do I need a Web Strap on the bottom for my cover?
    We make our covers to fit snug. We recommend the strap if you lay your gear down on its back and slide it in and out of a vehicle. The strap prevents the cover from riding up. If your gear is always on its feet, you may not need the strap.

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  • Can I wash my Studio Slips?
    Our bags and covers are made with 100% man made materials and we recommend machine washing in cold water and hanging to dry. If your bag or cover is too big for the home washing machine, please use a large commercial machine so there is no damage from overload done to your washing machine.

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  • Are Studio Slips waterproof?
    The materials we use are waterproof, but we cannot call our covers and bags waterproof because we put tiny needle holes in them when we sew them together. We strive to make the handle openings as tight as possible for the best protection and we depend on you to check handle size for the best fit. Strap type handle openings are made with a flap that fits under the handle for extra protection.

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  • Lead time is 1 – 3 weeks, sometimes 4 weeks during high volume times. Why so long?
    Everything is made to order. We do not have "stock" items. The faster you confirm your dimensions, the faster your order will be shipped. We cut batches during the week. First we cut black single pad, then brown single pad, then black doubles and dust covers, then brown doubles and dust covers. A lot of the lead time depends on what we’re cutting when you reply to the confirmation letter.

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  • How do you ship?
    We ship via UPS or Priority Mail for domestic orders. Foreign orders have the option of Priority Mail or Express Mail. Please note on International orders: There may be additional customs duty and/or VAT (Value Added Tax) charges upon receipt of your order. We do not know the requirements of each country. Please contact your Postal Office for information.

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  • Do you give dealer discounts?
    Please contact us by email and we will send you our Wholesale information.

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  • Guarantee
    We guarantee all materials for 5 years of normal wear, but your bag or cover should last much longer than that with normal use and light abuse. Bags and covers are guaranteed to arrive as ordered. If they do not arrive as ordered, we will repair, replace or refund at no cost to you.

    We use tough, durable fabrics, zippers, hardware and thread and your bag or cover should last for many, many years- possibly longer than you! We will attempt to repair your bag or cover beyond the 5 years at cost with the customer paying shipping costs to and from our shop. Our zippers should handle road use with no problem. If your bag is slammed in the van door, or somehow crushed by force and it won’t glide, this is not considered normal wear and is not covered by our warranty.

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What People Are Saying
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I got the package yesterday and it is a perfect fit!!! It looks great. My only regret is that I'll have to remove it to use the amp. Fortunately it's a nice looking amp.
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~David R., Portland, OR
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Received the cover today, fits snug and beautifully. I appreciate your help. Thanks again, its been raining here so it's wonderful to have a cover.
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~Stephen T., Woodstock GA
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I just received my Studio Slip for my Carr Mercury amp. It fits absolutly perfect. It is great to do business with a company that delivers exactly what they promised. I will recomend you to all my musician freinds. Thank you and have a great Holiday season.
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~Ed S., Pittsburg, NH
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I just received my Taurus III clamshell bag. Wonderful job! And just in time to start rehearsals with our new singer. I'll get a lot of use out of this.
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~Kevin C., Amherst, NS
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I got the bag yesterday, and it fits perfectly! The front pocket has room for the charger and more. Thank you very much for your diligence. It's a great bag, and will serve me well for years to come.
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~Craig R., Mount Vernon NY
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Just a quick note to inform you that I received the cover for my Matchless DC-30 today. Well made, perfect fit. Good work.
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~Stefanos, Greece
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the cover for my 65 amps London head came today, it looks great and fits like a glove. This the second cover you made for my amps and they are perfect. keep up the good work.
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~Eric G., West Seneca, NY
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Hey Susan, Got my speaker covers today (QSC K10 Active Loud Speaker)! Perfect fit! Could not be better! THANK YOU!
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~Hall Bradley V., Centreville VA
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Got it! Its a thing of beauty! Fits perfect!
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~Tom E., Dublin, CA
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Just wanted to let you know the cover for my amp arrived on Friday. It?s a perfect fit and the workmanship and materials are first-rate. I?ll certainly call again when I need another amp cover ? I probably should have you replace a couple that I already have!
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~Hal G., Atlanta, GA
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It's a perfect fit, looks great. I'll use it this weekend, it should mean less worry about loading and unloading my equipment, (especially when I am tired at the end of the evening) I think the pocket will be very useful.
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~Richard J., Los Gatos CA
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The bag arrived today. The quality of the materials is superb, craftsmanship (craftwomanship?) top notch, and fit absolutely spot on.
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~Gary F., Chevy Chase, MD
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THANKS A LOT for your helpness your seriousness and kindness!! Be sure that if i have something else to protect i'll econtact you , because your job is perfect. I put each slip on the amp and cab , and let me tell you first---> that it so beautifull like that ;-) and then---> that the measurement was perfect.
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~Vincent T., Ste Clotilde, REUNION
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I just received the amp cover and its perfect !!! Thank you for all your help and for making a great product.
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~Jeffrey R., Tucson AZ
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Just to tell you how happy I am with the covers I just received for my Tone King Metropolitan Head+Cab ! Extremely well crafted, and suits perfectly ! You did a great job from the first email to the shipping. Your customer service is mega, thanks to all the team !
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~Stephane P., France
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got the cover today and it fit's perfectly. thank you
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~Martin G., Cleveland,, OH
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The amp cover fits like a glove and looks great (Swart Amps ST-6V6se Tweed 1x8 combo). Thank you.
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~Mike R., San Lorenzo, CA
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Another perfect case arrived yesterday ? thanks. I really like your product.
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~Creston L., Burlington, VT
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I got the case, and tried it out on a gig that night. It fits great and looks fantastic. I'll be in touch when I get my new cabinet. Thanks so much for your help!
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~John S., Cincinnati, OH
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Both clamshell bags ('64 Deluxe Reverb and '62 Deluxe) fit perfectly. Thank you again (I now have four) and always impressed with your superb quality and attention to details !
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~Toshiya A., Japan
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Cover for Blackstar amp arrived today & fits very well. Thank You for another great cover.
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~Don K., Kiamesha Lake NY
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Received it today. Perfect fit.
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~David H., Franklin, TN
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Got the slip cover for the Deluxe Fender this morning. Another great job !
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~Steff P., Antwerpen, BELGIUM
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Cover arrived yesterday; fits perfect. Thanks again for yet another perfectly executed cover. I tell anyone who'll listen about your products. Your the best!
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~Peter T., Lexington MA
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Jim & Susan, I performed the first gravity test of my VVT Fralin Model 2 - it rolled off the hand truck as I made a turn going up a ramp. It landed on the control knobs and completed a flip, ending up face down. I took it into the gig, looked it over and found not a scratch (great cover from Studio Slips), fired it up and it works fine - thanks to you and Susan!
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~David G., Chesapeake Beach, MD
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My covers arrived today, they look and fit great! I'm so pleased with your service and product.
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~Mark T., Queensland, Australia
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Received the clamshell cover for my Tremolux head and it fits like a glove. Thanks again for the last minute shipping change and for continuing to make such great stuff!
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~Jay B., Port Coquitlam BC Canada
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Looks great! Thanks!
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~Will C., FAYETTEVILLE, AR
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Just wanted to let you know that the bag arrived today... It fit the Nativity Set nicely, and is currently stored neatly away in our garage (until December!)
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~Linda H., New Buffalo, MI
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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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Just got it today and it's perfect, thanks!
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~Douglas F., Middletown NJ
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I just wanted to let you know I am thrilled with the new cover. It arrived today and fits perfect. Good job and well done!!
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~Kenny M., Corinth, MS
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Just received the studio slips yesterday and they fit the Atomic CLR wedge great. The cabs are only a month old and delivered direct from Tom at Atomic so they are very current cabs. Nice covers too!
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~Eugene B., Arroyo Grande, CA
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Received the cover today. Fits like a glove. Nice quality. thanks so much!
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~Rich C., Jackson, NJ
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I received the slip cover today--just what the doctor ordered, looks great!
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~David W., Delaware, OH
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I received my studio slip for the Carr Rambler, and I'm very impressed with the work. Fits perfectly, and with the pockets, it improves my load and setup routine. I'm recommending this to my buddys.
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~Mike C., Philomont, VA
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Just a note that I received the covers for my amps and the fit was perfect and the the quality is beyond my expectations! Thank you so much, and if you ever come out with a clothing line please let me know.
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~Mike S., Bakersfield, CA
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Just to let you know that the cover arrived yesterday. It fits perfectly and will provide great protection... and it looks really good too. Thanks again.
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~John A., Edmonton, Canada
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I just wanted to commend you on doing an amazing job on the custom covers for my amps and cabs. Now I don't have to worry about the weather, which keeps my mind focused on the important stuff. The music! I will highly recommend Studio Slip to anyone I encounter who is looking at protecting their valuable possessions. A zillion thanks & All the Best Susan.
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~Robert K., White Stone, VA
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Just wanted to drop you a quick note. Received my cover on Monday, gigged it that evening. I'd been hesitant to shell out $100 for "just a case," but it was an expensive amp, so I figured it was worth a shot. Plus, I'd heard a LOT of great reviews of the covers on the Z forum. I kept hoping to coincide when I had cash for when you ran the sales, but it never seemed to mesh. Finally I just ordered it (it was my Father's Day present). Anyway, when I opened the box and started putting it on the amp, I was a bit nervous - the case seemed slightly too small. But after some slight adjustments, I got it in, and the case fit like glove. More than that, though, was that the case was stunning. I never thought I'd say a case was beautiful, but the sheer quality of it was amazing - the materials, the fit, the finish. My wife, who's a quilter, was really impressed, too, with how good it is. Long story short, I'm blown away. You've got a customer for life. Now I just need to save some scratch together to get cases for my Fender Pro Reverb and Dr Z 2 x 12 cab.
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~David M., Centennial, CO
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Your company did a wonderful job with my pedalboard case. I will be referring many friends to your expertise.
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~Alex S., Parker, CO
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I received the cover today. It is just a size. I use it for Redstone Audio RS-8 cabinet. I came to be able to carry it at ease. A big pocket is convenient. Thank you for wonderful cover.
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~Takaki Y., JAPAN
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Just wanted to say thanks for the quick turnaround on the cover for my Phil Jones BG300. It's perfect. I'll be recommending you to everyone.
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~John D., Cockeysville, MD
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The 410 Bassman Neo cover fits awesome. Studio Slip number 4 for me, very happy :-)
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~Alan C., Palo Alto, CA
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Received the gig bag yesterday and it fits the keyboard perfectly! This is the 4th gig bag I've purchased from you and I'll soon be ordering a clam shell for the Motion Sound Pro-145. Well done...again!!!
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~Thomas W., Houston, TX
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I received the StudioSlip PA cover I purchased and just wanted to say " Thank You! " It houses my Mackie SRM 150 PA perfectly! I'm impressed with the quality of workmanship and attention to detail. The PA is so unbelievably comfortable to transport now. I will definitely keep you folks in mind in the near future when I purchase a Mackie mixer and Mackie mains.
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~Gil E., San Francisco, CA
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GREAT WORK - THANKS A LOT!
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~Pete B., Lucerne, SWITZERLAND
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I'm anxious to get the cover. This is my third one from you guys. Your covers are the best!
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~Mike B., Riverside, CA
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Cover received, thanks! Looks like just what I needed to take care of this amp.
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~Benjamin H., Washington, DC
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Item arrived yesterday. All measurements are perfect, and quality is very good. I love it ! Thank you so much,
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~Hidehiko O., Tokyo, JAPAN