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 bag you made for my SR Technologies Jam 150 arrived yesterday. The fit is perfect and it is just what I had in mind! Excellent work! Thank you very much!
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~Pete S., Centennial, CO
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The little brown clammy arrived this afternoon and fits the Satellite like it grew there. I expected a lot from your gig but must say I have been well impressed even beyond expectations-well done.Many thanks,your work is much appreciated here.You will certainly have my business in the future and I would expect many players that see the case will also pony up to protect their gear when a road case is just too much. I feel the money was well spent and am indeed a happy camper.
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~Mark D., Campo, CA
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The cover you all made for my Simmons DA 200 drum amp fit absolutely perfect. Fit like a glove !! Just sending you a note of "Thanks".
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~Thomas P., Greensburg, PA
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Thank you for your help and attention to detail! The 3 Studio Slips arrived today and all three fit perfectly. :)
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~Scott P., Bay Village, OH.
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I just wanted to say THANK YOU SO MUCH for getting me the covers before last weeks gig! Perfect timing, and the fit-n-finish were fantastic. Your solid pricing and tremendous customer service means that I'll be back at some point! Hopefully sooner rather than later!
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~John S., Boonton, NJ
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Greetings Susan! The slips have arrived and they both fits perfect!! Thank you so much for excellent service! I?ll be glad to recommend you to all my musician friends! Thanks for now!!
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~H?kon E.L., Norway
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I got the covers yesterday -- AMAZING QUALITY!!! I am blown away -- both items were perfect, snug fits. I am VERY pleased with your product!! :) Thanks for dealing with the UPS issue -- you got that resolved fast! :) I'll definitely be recommending you guys to my friends -- great work!
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~Bryan J., Oklahoma City, OK
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Susan; The Cover for the Carvin BRX212 bass amp arrived today! Wow! Fantastic Craftsmanship!! & it fits like a glove! A Perfect Fit!! Thanks alot for the great work and if you ever need a referance on your covers you can count on me!
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~Mike W., Lincoln, NE
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Just wanted to let you know how impressed I am with my new Traynor K4 keyboard amp cover. The quality of materials and impeccable workmanship are amazing.
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~Michael C., Glendale, CA
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I just received my Studio Slips for three Dr Z amps - KT-45 (head), Maz Jr (head), and ZG-50 (head). The EZG-50 won't be here until next Monday, but the the other two covers fit the KT-45 and Maz Jr. just perfectly.
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~Trent T., Berkeley, CA
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Just a quick note to let you know that I received my Suhr Corso Clamshell Bag yesterday and tried it out – amazing fit and exceptional quality! Thanks very much and keep up the great work! :)
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~Brian K., Atlanta, GA
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Just received and it's a perfect fit! Very nice! Thanks...
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~Gary L., San Diego, CA
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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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Susan- really appreciate the quality workmanship, it fits like a glove.
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~Gary A., Belvedere, CA
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I received the covers today for my '64 Ampeg and '08 Rivera guitar amps. They fit perfectly and the workmanship is excellent! I have one more amp that is in need of a cover and I'll be ordering it soon. Thank you again for your excellent service.
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~Steve G., Savannah, MO
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The case just came in. It fits and looks great and the pocket holds everything I need to carry. Thanks.
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~Billy G., Canyon Lake TX
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I just wanted to let you know that I received the amp covers (all 4) and they look great. I am very pleased with the fit and glad that I chose to upgrade to the padded version...
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~Manual G., Lubbock, Texas
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I have just received the cover for my peavey data bass amp, fits perfect. Thank you very much.
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~Jim R., Great Britain
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base came today and it fits perfectly - thanks for all of your help. You guys sell a great product!
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~Benjamin H., Grand Junction CO
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Got the cover you guys made for my amp today. It really IS beautiful - way beyond my expectations. Right on! I'll likely be getting back to you guys in the future.
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~Adrian K., CANADA
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Dropping a line to say thank you for the fine work you did on my amp cover.
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~Angel Luis J., Tampa, FL
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I just received the brown padded slip cover for my Vox AC-30 today. It looks fantastic and fits perfectly.I just placed an order for two more slip covers...
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~Mike M., Plymouth, MN
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I have received the Amp covers and they all fit snugly. Thank you
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~Dave M., Crescent Head, AUSTRALIA
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It fits perfectly! I was really needing it, because I am completely in love with this amp and its so light and loud than I am taking it with me all the time: reharsals, gigs, jams or just when I practice. The bag really helps taking it with me on the shoulder and its good for a little protection (and its really beautiful in brown)
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~Jorge G Lisboa, Portugal
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...got the clamshell yesterday. It's absolutely beautiful and fits perfectly! Huge thanks, especially for getting it done so quickly for my tour!!!
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~James N., San Francisco, CA
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Fits like a glove - an all-around beautiful experience. Thank you very much for speed-of-light specialized service.
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~Paul H. Beverly Hills, CA
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Today, Bag arrived. Very nice! Perfect fit! I respect your work.
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~Yamada S., Tokyo, JAPAN
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Just wanted to let you know that the 3 covers fit perfectly. Thanks once again for working with my drawings, the handle holes are spot on!
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~Justin M., Australia
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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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I just wanted to drop you a line and let you know that I received my cover and it’s fantastic! Thank you for the excellent product and customer service.
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~Douglas W., Winthroop, WA
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Excellent fit as always... Thanks
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~Bruce R., Valley Stream, NY
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Just thought I’d let you know that I’ve received the Clamshell Bags. Thank you for the prompt service, it is rare that you find what is definitely a quality product backed by quality service.
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~Michael G., Victoria, Seychelles
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Received the cover. Fits perfectly! Thank you!
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~Larry S., Los Angeles CA
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I LOVE the cover for my Top Hat club deluxe. It fits PERFECTLY! Thanks again, and I'll be ordering from you again in the future.
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~Jennifer G
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The Clam-Shell Cover's you made for my Tone King Imperial and and Faustine Phantom just arrived. They fit perfectly, look great.....and I couldn't be happier. That I get to support a local business makes it all the more satisfying to me, and I can guarantee you that I will recommend you to all my musician friends (at least the one's who have not discovered you yet).
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~Herb G., Petaluma, CA
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Sorry I haven't emailed sooner but I just got in late last night from tour and finally saw the covers for my avatar cab and fender reverb. Just wanted to tell you that they look gorgeous and the weird handle measurement on the reverb unit was dead on. Fits like a glove! Thanks so much for getting these out to me and I look forward to ordering more in the future as my gear collections seems to always be growing. GREAT covers!
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~Marc C. New York, NY
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Another perfect fit from Studio Slips! Thanks guys!
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~Jon D., Temperance MI
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My Gig Bags arrived yesterday, and I fitted them last night, a perfect fit!!! Very many thanks to you and all involved in creating these items. Thanks again
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~John G., Blairstown, NJ
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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 cover is fantastic ? as always! Thanks!
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~James F., Papillion, NE
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Just wanted you to know that my new cover arrived yesterday and fits my Blues Jr. LTD like a glove--actually better than any glove has ever fit me! Thank you for another order flawlessly executed.
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~Tony M., Palo Alto, CA
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I just slipped my Port City Pearl and OS Wave cabinet into their new gig bag and slip cover. Fit is flawless! The quality looks and feels like they'll last forever. I'm always apprehensive when ordering third party items of this nature, and I'm happy to say any fears I may have harbored were for naught. I am well pleased with my bag/cover and will definitely be upgrading my other heads, cabs and combos with Studio Slips. Thanks so much!
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~Evan S., Seal Beach CA
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Just wanted to say thanks for my Tone king Falcon cover, it is a great fit and really well made.
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~Adam D., Essex, Great Britain
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The bag that you sent to Paris arrived and Philip reports it works perfect. It arrived just one day before he leaves Paris for 2 gigs down south in the Pyrenees. Thanks!
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~David A., Falls Church, VA
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Thank you for the great cover! It's gorgeous, well made, and it fits like a glove! Absolutely love it!
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~Eliud H., New Bedford MA
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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 dust covers for my Dr.Z amps today. They look great and fit perfect. I am very satisfied with the quality and the fast service!
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~Robert D., Tomball, TX
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I thought before I sent an email to tell how great the studio slips covers are I'd give them a try for about 6-9 months. Best thing I could buy. Works great, protects the equipment. I especially like the clamshell cover so the bottom of the amp doesn't get trashed. I bought the standard padding and that seems to be fine. The equipment is moved 3 times a week, minimum and there are no problems. I'm looking into a getting a few more covers for other equipment, but I wanted to tell you how well the cover for the Marshall 1974x was working for me. Easy to open and setup and easy to pack away and none of the weight of a road case. I'm the roadie too so I really appreciate that. Not a scratch on the amp, perfect. I can't tell enough people how well this has worked out for me.
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~Andy V., Manchester, CT
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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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I received my order in perfect condition, the cover fits and looks great ! It was a pleasure doing business with your company.
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~Jerry W., New Berlin WI