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 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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I received my Studio Slips cover for my Line 6 AMPLIFi 150 today and it fits great.
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~Michael R., Coon Rapids MN
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Hi ! Just to tell you that I have received the covers and they are perfect ! Big big thanks and with pleasure until next time.
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~Frederic Z., Savise Valais, Switzerland
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Susan and Team, Finally had a chance to check out my new bag for the Quilter. Fits perfectly!
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~Bob K., Oakland CA
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Wow Susan! These cases are really great... you did it again. My wife was just laughing at me... "it's funny the things you get excited about," she said. But looking at my amp and cab in your perfect cases, how could I not be excited?
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~Michael L., Staten Island, NY
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Just want to thank you for the two perfect fitting covers for cabinets I thought I would never be able to cover. The covers for my two MarkBass (Traveler 102p)enclosures fit as thought they were sent to me from MarkBass. Great Quality - and the offset opening for the handle was perfectly located. Thanks again - will certainly recommend for any one looking for amp and speaker enclosures.
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~Frank T., Selden, NY
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My cover just showed up! Great fit, great workmanship (workwomanship?), looks wonderful. I'm very pleased; thanks.
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~Scott G
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Cover arrived safely and fits like a glove.
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~Milton W., Federal Way, WA
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Thanks, Just got it and slipped it on. Perfect fit Looks great!
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~Bob P., Brooklyn, NY
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The Studio Slip Cover just arrived. It is a splendid thing & fits my VM amp like a glove! Wow. Thanks again for your wonderful customer service & fine product line. I will highly recommend your business....
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~Craig D., Glenview, IL.
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Cover just showed up. It's perfect! I love it.. Thank you so much next time I get an amp I'll call you guys for sure.;)
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~Benny L, New York, NY
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Got the covers yesterday and they fit great.
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~Barnett C., Sturbridge, MA
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The cover for my Victoria Reverberato arived today. Looks and feels terrific and fits like a glove -Thanks!
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~Dick M
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I received the covers today, and they are great! The padded one especially is just fantastic! Thanks for the great product to help protect my great amps.
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~Charlie J., Pasadena, CA
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Got it, it's great. You're better then my wife.....she never listens to me.
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~Edward S., Wheaton, MD
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I have received the slip covers for my Dr Z. They are perfect! Your work is excellent and these covers exceed my expectations. Dr Z is lucky to have a partner like Studio Slips.
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~Robert E., Calgary AB
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It fits perfectly. Thank you!
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~Jeff B., Firestone, CO
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Hiya Susan! Wow your covers are FAB! They are really good quality, thankyou soooooo much!
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~Tim S., Fareham, GREAT BRITAIN
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Fits perfectly. Looks great!
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~Dave C., San Francisco CA
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I am sure you hear this every day but this cover is perfect! Thanks for building such a quality product. I especially like the pocket you put on the side. (Just wish I had ordered 2 pockets!)
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~Doug Y. Vancouver, WA
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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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Susan, just got the slip covers yesterday, they're perfect, I love them, what great covers and service, thank you so much! The extra depth I factored in does allow them to fit easily over my Yamaha HS80M speakers with rear heat sink fins and AC cord. I'll add you to my list of referrals for students needing amp and gear covers. Happy holidays!
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~John M. Los Angeles, CA
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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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Arrived today. PERFECT fit. Thanks for making me measure again. Very cool case; I like it. One regret: should have gotten the extra padding. Next time...
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~Steve S., Santa Ana, CA
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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
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I got the mark V gigbag today, I can't believe you have completed this order so quick! It fits the amp like a glove. Great work! The fabric (brown) look so lovely that it fits with the color of my other furnitures (rosewood)!
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~Edgar L. North Point Hong Kong
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Thanks for a great slip! The craftsmanship and build quality are top notch and the fit is perfect.
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~Blaine T., San Francisco CA
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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 love the covers. They are great. I will order more from you when I collect some more gear. Take care...Musician, father, and believer in Studio Slips covers. - Show quoted text -
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~Carey W., Soquel, CA
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I`ve got the package today, earlier than expected. Great work as always and a very surprising and nice detail with the original Milkmansound logo on the bag ! Merry Christmas and a happy new year to all of you at Studio Slips. Thank you very much and all the best
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~Andreas B., Germany
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I picked the covers up last night and both fit perfectly. Thanks!
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~Kingsley D. Dover, NH
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... you have a fantastic product. I have already showed off the case to my band mates. If anyone asks, I will send them your way!
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~Bill A., Alachua, FL.
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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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I received my covers for Phil Jones Suitcase compact and C4 cab yesterday. An absolutely perfect fit and your suggestion on padding was exactly what I needed. I've been having my covers made by a local canvas company for 40 years and yours are way superior and only a few dollars more. Sure wish I knew about your company a long time ago. Thanks very much for your help and I will recommend Studio Slips to all.
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~Dan C., North Plainfield NJ
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Hello Susan, perfect fit! Very good quality, thank you!..... This also goes for both the Crate V50-112 as well as the Yorkville XM200T.
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~Peter H., Alberta CANADA
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I just received my padded cover for my Suhr 1x12 cabinet. When I ordered I had tweaked your measurements as my cabinet dimensions were slightly different. Anyway an absolute perfect fit. Also, the cover quality and construction is great. You have a top notch product. I will not hesitate to recommend your company to anyone I talk to that needs covers and will be ordering from you again when the need arises.
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~Mike D., Canada
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I just received the package, today. It's perfect and looks great! Thank you so much,
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~Ed M., Sammamish WA
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Received the cover last week and used it last night - perfect protection for all that British rain! Will email next order when the Dr Z stuff arrives. It'll have to be Christmas in April now...
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~Steve, UK
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Just thought i'd let you guys know that I received my studio slip, it fits the Moog Taurus 3 perfectly, I've posted photos and your company name to the Moog music forum for anyone else who's interested :)
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~Craig G., Inman Valley, Australia
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Those are some extremely fine "Custom Slips" Whoa! You are so far beyond custom I'm not sure what to call you anymore. Those Slips will make that amp sound better; I just know it!
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~Capt. Mike, Forestville, CA
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Susan I love the new amp cover you made for my Markbass combo, it fits perfectly. Thanks, Keith Sons of Thunder Band
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~Ft. Worth, Texas
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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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I wanted to let you know the the amp cover arrived today and it is awesome. It is a perfect fit for the amp and the floorboard with plenty of room in the front pocket for cables, etc.. This completed my grab and go practice/jam rig and allowed me to get it down to two pieces/one trip for load in/out. Thanks again for all your help and the quick turnaround
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~Bob M., Wildwood, MO
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Wanted to let you know, I did receive yesterday. Very nice - pocket is great!
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~Mark D
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Thank you so much Susan, perfect fit!!!
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~JP S., East Rutherford NJ
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I received my cover the other day and it fit's perfectly! Beautiful workmanship to boot. We will do business again.
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~Kevin H., Wantage, NJ
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The cover looks great and fits perfectly. Thanks for a good job!
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~Stephanie T., San Francisco
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Got it today, looks and fits perfect. Well worth the $ to protect my Dr. Z amp for many years to come...
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~Lyle R., Everett, WA
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I wanted to let you know that I just received my two Clamshell Bags for my speaker cabinet and Twin Reverb head and they fit perfectly. Fantastic quality too! Bill Kirchen turned me on to your company and I'm glad he did. I'll have another order or two for you shortly!
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~Fred W., Harmony, RI
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My clamshell cover arrived today! Its all I hoped it would be and Im extremely happy with my purchase. Looking forward to future purchases.
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~Kasper A., Whittier, CA