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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Got my slip cover for the Top Hat Club Royal (11.25" deep) - fits great!! Perfect fit and is very high quality. Thanks so much for your help and I'll be in touch if I need any other covers in the future!
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~Elliot H
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My covers arrived today, and they are KILLER!! I LOVE the Z on the front :-)) Cheers and thanks
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~Peter G., Surrey, Great Britain
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MANY, MANY, MANY thanks for the quick turn around and excellent product!!!!!!! My Dr. Z Carmen Ghia LE made the trip securely under the seat in front of me on the plane.
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~Tim S., Traverse City, MI
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I just received your Studio Slips dust covers for my two Schroeder bass cabinets and they fit perfectly! (Not that I expected any different. Thanks to you and your team for a great product (made in the USA) with great customer service!
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~Jon D., Temperance, MI
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Just wanted to let you know I received the amp cover for my Swart. The quality is outstanding and it fits like a glove. I'm very happy with it! It was a pleasure dealing with you. Thanks again!
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~Bruce C., CA
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I received my 4x12 cover and couldn't be happier. Seems incredibly durable and much nicer and seemingly more practical than the "foam" slip cover I looked at before deciding on yours. Thanks for the quick production and shipping.
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~Brent T., Johnson Creek, WI
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Thanks for a great job. Because of the angled front, this Mojotone cab has no protective corners: I will be a lot happier transporting it to gigs in its Studio Slip.
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~Christian D., Stewarts Point, CA
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Man (Woman), You don't mess around. Not only did it come today(quicker than I expected), but it fits like a glove. Couldn't fit any better! Thank you ever so much! Your faithful customer.
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~Ted M., Erie, CO
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My 3 brown clamshell gig bags with leather strips on the bottom Are GREAT! Thank you for the quality work. The Studio Slips exceeded my expectations in beauty, fit and design, they are like custom sleeping bags for my JD Newell Fender Style amp and speaker cabinets. You should make Studio Slips Jackets so we humans can enjoy wearing such cool looking threads. I really appreciate my purchase.
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~Tony C., Sausalito, CA
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Thanks for the great amp cover-it is well made, looks sharp, and seems to protect my beloved amp very well!
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~Sheldon H., CANADA
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Cover (clamshell) is terrific...I really like having protection on the bottom because too often I have to set an amp down on a damp sidewalk or pavement as part of load in/out at a gig.
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~Michael G., Larchmont, NY
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I forgot to tell you I received my dust cover and it's great! It fits perfectly and looks nice.
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~Matt G., Traverse City MI
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My dust cover arrived today and it works great exactly what I was looking for! It was a pleasure to do business with you. Thank you.
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~Salvatore D., Woodbury CT
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Clamshell just came in the mail. Once again this Studio Slip is fine crafted to perfection. Please don't change!
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~Malcolm C., Sedalia CO
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I just wanted to let you know that I got home from a trip the other day and the clamshell gig bag for my Orange Tiny Terror combo amp (with the handle on the side--as we discussed on the phone, you basically made the right/handle side the top of the bag, which makes sense, since I obviously lift and carry the amp by the handle) had arrived. It's a perfect fit, and the quality of the materials and the workmanship are abundantly evident. It's exactly what I was hoping for. Well done and thanks so much!
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~Rodd Z. Chicago, IL
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Just received the cover and it fits perfectly. I?m really impressed with the workmanship?it looks great.
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~Scott B., Toronto, CANADA
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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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Got the covers. Great job. Nice fit and quality work. Thank you. Word spreads quickly.
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~Gray G., Farmington AR
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Got the studio slips covers today and they fit perfectly - thanks so much for taking the time and hopefully you now have some accurate measurements for the cabinets! They feel very strong, durable and well made.
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~Cooke H., Landenberg, PA
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The slip arrived today and fits perfectly, you hit the nail right on the head. Thank you for your professionalism and look forward to buying one for my 4x12 flextone cab!!
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~Derek P
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Many thanks for a fast delivery of an excellent product that fits perfectly on my Mesa Boogie.
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~Goran H., Skrholmen, Sweden
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Thanks Susan for another well done piece of work. Arrived this morning just in time for a road trip gig tomorrow.
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~Bob S - Pittsburgh, PA
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Got my soft cases for the Polysix & Split Eight just now. They fit & look great. Thanks again!
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~KP D., New York, NY
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I just received my amp cover. Thanks for the speedy service!
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~George S., Ontario, Canada
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Got the case I ordered just before heading off for work. I had just enough time to run downstairs and try it out before leaving. My pedal board fits perfectly and the case looks very professional. Thanks for doing such a great job!
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~Tracy C., Wichita, KS
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The Studio Slips case for my little Atmars amp head arrived and, as usual, it fits great!! Thanks again for the awesome service and product! Won't be long before I place an order with you again. Until that time---all the best to you.
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~Peter Z., Los Angeles, CA
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I just received my new Studio Slips cover for the Roland J C 120 amp. Love it !! You do a fantastic job ! I will contact you later this year regarding a few more covers.
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~Steve H., Carmichael, CA
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Just wanted to let you know I received my Fuchs SLX 1x12 50 watt amp earlier today. I tried the padded cover and it fits perfectly. Thanks again for providing a quality product.
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~Jerry L
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I received the cover today, it looks, feels, and fits perfectly! Thank you so much for all your help and craftsmanship :)
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~Chris C., Union, NJ
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Hi there Susan, Just got the covers in, they all fit great! thanks again for another perfect batch!
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~Travis B, Freedom Sound, CANADA
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Dear Susan, I received the amp cover late this afternoon after talking to you today, & it's WONDERFUL! It fits absolutely perfectly, & seems like it has great padding for protection. You really did a great job,& we will definitely call you again for other covers in the future & recommend you to friends.
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~Sharon, American Made Band
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Susan, I see that you have shipped my cover! I can not thank you enough for making sure that I received it before next weeks gig! It looks like it will be here the day before. It is so nice to work with someone so thoughtful and professional! I can not wait to see the studio slip!
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~Brian F., Nashville, TN
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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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The cover was just delivered 5 minutes ago and I wanted to let you know that it looks great and is a perfect fit. I really appreciate it and will put it to good use.
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~Steve W., Aledo TX
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I received my Clamshell Gig Bag today for my Peavey JSX Mini Colossal. It looks and fits perfectly! I look forward to using it this week while teaching. I'll order again soon. Thank you for such fast and helpful service. I'll recommend Studio Slips to my friends and colleagues.
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~Roxy D., Olmsted Falls, OH
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The slip cover arrived on Saturday. Very pleased with it; fits perfectly and offers a lot of protection without being either heavy or bulky. Great workmanship. Many thanks again, and Ill get up there at some point.
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~Robert H., San Francisco CA
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I want to thank you for the fantastic job on the clamshell cover for my 3 Monkeys Orangutan Combo amp. Because of the asymmetrical cabinet shape it could not have been easy but It fits as though it was sewn on the amp! Wonderful!
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~Peter A., Chicago, IL
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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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Just wanted to let you know that I received the bag today and everything looks good, including the fit. I will definitely recommend the bags to my customers who are looking for a carrying case for their amps. Thanks for filling a niche for us small builders!
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~Kyle R., Retterer Cage Amps
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Hello Susan--I got my studio slip for the jbl eon and it fits like a glove. Thanks a million--I appreciate it very much and love your covers.
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~Jester J., Texhoma, OK
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Got the cover today and it is fantastic! Thanks very much for all of your assistance.
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~Jonathan K., Union, NJ
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My clamshell arrived today and it fits my Swart AST Pro like a glove! I really love the new padded pocket option as I like to store several cables, a switch box and a few pricey pedals in there. It's a fantastic addition to an already amazing case. Thanks again for another great cover. My experience with you has always been great.
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~Steven S., Mahomet, IL
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Hi Susan...I rec'd the cover last week. It fits like a glove...as always nice work!!! Your covers keeps my gear looking brand new.
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~Steve K., Hilo, Hawaii
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One extremely happy customer! Here's a couple pics, they fit perfect! A great addition for Foster Sound Studios. You will have repeat business!!
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~Kevin H., Cypress, TX
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wanted to let you know the covers came today and i'm totally pleased with them. you do great pro work and i'll pass the word. the mods you made for the euphonics amp cover was perfect. it fits as though you had the amp in front of you to model from. thanks for the good work.
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~John P., Brookfield, IL
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I got the bag yesterday morning! Everything's perfect. Thanks for the excellent work!
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~Bernhard H., Bern, Switzerland
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Got the cover - as usual, it is perfecto! Thanks, and I've got a couple more things to order pretty soon.
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~Robert G., Wichita, KS
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I received a case on Feb 1st,and I just came back from Hawii. The case is perfect fit for my deluxe reverb. This case is great. Thank you very much for everything. I will tell about studio slips to my friends in Japan. Again thank you very much.
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~Yoshihiro M., Kobe, JAPAN
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I want to thank you for the black padded cover you made for my Fender Blues Junior amp. It fits perfectly, you did an amazing job!!! Also, wanted to thank you so much for how quickly you made and shipped the cover. It came just in time when I needed it. LOVE IT, LOVE IT! It works so slick. I would recommend you to anyone needing an amp cover.
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~Vickie P., St. Cloud, MN
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Got my head clamshell cover and couldn't be more pleased... it fits perfect and the pocket is awesome. Thanks so much and I just love working with you.
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~Michael O., Lodi, CA