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 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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Apologies for the delayed message, just wanted to say thanks for the 3 excellent covers I ordered recently. They turned out great and fit perfectly. It?s really nice to finally have these on my amps so I can cart them around without any trouble, especially the tweed covered amps. My friend Scott Hughes at Vistalux Amps is impressed and will be recommending Studio Slips to his customers.
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~Shawn H., Fort Worth, TX
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The slip cover arrived today. Beautiful work and it fits perfectly. Thank you.
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~Don K., Capistrano Beach, CA
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I received my Studio Slips canvas briefcase gig bag for my Alessandro English & boy this is up to your usual high standard!...All the best & thank you again for a fantastic product & making the best amp covers available
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~Brad F., Sydney, AUSTRALIA
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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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Hi Studio Slips. Great job on the cover for my Budda Superdrive 1x12. Fits like a glove - perfect.
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~Dennis B., Brandon, VT
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Have just received Studio Slips for Bogner Shiva head and cabinet and couldnt be more pleased. First class ,will definitely be purchasing more in the future. Thanks again for everything, much appreciated !
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~Martin G., Australia
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I would just like to thank you for the Covers that I received last week. They fit perfectly and look fantastic!
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~James M., GREAT BRITIAN
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The cover fits PERFECTLY!!! Thank you so very much! And I must say The quality is MUCH better than... I look forward to ordering more of these from you so please be sure to save the design.
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~Wes D., San Antonio, TX
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The cover arrived today. It fits perfectly. Looks good too.
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~Rob R., Denver, Co
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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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I just received the case cover for my soprano. It fits perfectly and looks great; thanks to you and everyone at Studio Slips. I now have three (3) of your covers and if you ever need a testimonial, let me know.
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~Dave A., Santa Fe NM
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I picked up the padded cover at UPS today and it fits perfect as usual. Great job once again. Thanks................
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~Brian C., Waterford CT
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Ive been on holiday so I just can answer right now. But what can I say - everythings perfect as always...!
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~Ralf O., Raesfeld, Germany
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The dust covers arrived safe and sound, fit perfectly and look great. Thanks again!
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~Jackson A., Los Angeles, CA
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Hi Justin - the cover arrived and its perfectly - thanks so much!!!
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~Mark W., Broussard LA
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Just wanted to say I received my cover and it fits perfectly :) Many thanks
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~Jerry B., Longmont, CO
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Just wanted to let you know the cover looks and fits great. Thanks for the all the support and care you provide in producing your covers. I can't imagine anyone getting a better cover or service.
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~Scott I, Elk Grove, CA
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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 got the cover for the Cali Blonde. It's awesome!!! Thanks so much!
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~Michael G. Chula Vista, CA
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Just to let you know I pickup the cover over the weekend and I am very pleased with it, the fit is perfect. (Roland VGA7)
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~David B., UNITED KINGDOM
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I got my bag today, and it's great! Thanks so much. I really appreciate it!
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~Carlos C., New York, NY
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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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I just received yet another perfectly made perfectly fitting amp cover. Truly impressive! As far as I'm concerned your manufacturing process is one of the best in the business. I've lost count of how many covers I've purchased from you over the years but they always perfect fit perfectly. Not a single one has ever ripped or shown damaged. Amazing quality control. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
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~Don K., Denver CO
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Received the bag today and it's pretty much perfect. Great job. Thanks!
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~Brett B., Solana Beach, CA
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I just received my cover for the Gallien Krueger MB150 Combo. Wonderful fit and finish. Thank your for a great product.
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~Richard L., Sunnyvale CA
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Just want to say that I just received my Studio Slips covers and they fit perfectly. Thanks again for your wonderful help and an amazing product.
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~Frank K., Toronto, Canada
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Just got my amp head bag last evening! I am completely amazed at the quality of the work and materials!!! The pocket works great! I love it!!!Thanks so much for all the hard work! You rock!
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~Tom W., Bristol, WI
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The cover fits great...nice work...Thanks...John
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~John F. Lomita, CA
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Just a quick mail to let you know that after much wrangling with the UK Post Office I finally got my hands on my clamshell case the other day! Perfect fit as expected. I'll definitely be in touch again as soon as I get my hands on that Nomad 100w 2X12 I've got my eye on!
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~Joe C
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Let me say two things, THANK YOU and WHAT A GREAT PRODUCT! Thank you and I'll be back!
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~Louie F., Anacortes WA
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I got the cover today! I wanted to thank you for the nice job you did on it , It looks and fits perfect! Cheers from New Orleans!
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~Mike C., New Orleans, LA
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Got my brown Clamshell cover on 10/23/2009. Put it on the amp, zipped it up and worried no more about bumps and scratches during schlepping and non-schlepping/storage. I?m very glad I got the brown ? so easy to tell which of my 12 guitar amps it is! And also glad I got the double thick padding decreases my bump and scratch worry by a factor of 2! I can already tell the leather pads on the bottom were a good choice. I have Tuki covers for all my other amps. I didn?t hear about Studio Slips till I got my brand new Dr. Z amp ? from the link on his website. I prefer the zippers on your covers to the very loud ripping noises of the Tuki?s Velcro.
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~Dave I., Goleta, CA
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Susan, I received my case cover today and I am more than pleased. It is a perfect fit with the superb quality as well. I have taken the liberty to post on Trapshooters.com about your company and manufacturing custom case covers. I am sure you will be receiving additional orders. Thanks again.
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~Bob M., Las Vegas, NV
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Just wanted to thank you for the amazing quality and care you put into your product. I feel so confident and relieved that the investment in my rig is now protected when I go play. (cab and speaker, with bonus pocket...love it) You have such a great product, that I will strongly endorse it to all my guitar playing friends.
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~Steve O., Woodbridge, ON CANADA
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Just wanted to know that I got the slip yesterday, and that it was a perfect fit! ;) The pockets even roomed more than I hoped for, simply perfect!
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~Arne O. N., Sandnes Norway
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Cover just arrived - fits like a glove and looks great! Many thanks.
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~Eric L., Boise, ID
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Your padded covers arrived today and they fit **PERFECT** (Super Champ & Vox AC-15CC)!!! Thanks for being so patient with the mathematically challenged (in other words, a guy who can't measure his own amp) guitar player that I am. I'll be sure to let everyone I know about Studio Slips on all the guitar related message boards. Thanks for your patience, great service, and amp covers that are so good they should be illegal. Arigatou gozaimasu.
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~tombo
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Hello, My Tone King Metropolitan slip fits perfect. Just wanted to let you know so that you can rely on those measurements for future orders from customers with the same amp.
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~Mike M. Tucson, AZ
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Got the bag, seems like a great fit! Really appreciate you guys making it so quickly! I'll make sure to recommend you to my musician friends...
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~Jean B., Redwood City, CA
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Got the package today - it's PERFECT!! Fits like a glove.
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~Gregg G., Frisco TX
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The package arrived at my house in Alameda today. It fits the amp perfectly! The case is padded enough for protection, but still light enough to carry. There's enough room to put a little bit of bubble wrap to protect it during my travels. Thanks again! I will be sure to recommend you to people I know.
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~Melquis N. Alameda, CA
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Scotland - Absolutely brilliant I sent you the measurements on 05 20 2008 and the cover arrived 1300 GMT 03 06 2008 that's great going making the cover from scratch. P.S. Fits like a glove.
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~Watty R., SCOTLAND
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Susan, got the bag . . . . looks great. Thanks.
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~James K. Missouri City, TX
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My new slip cover just came in!!!! Wasn't supposed to be here until tomorrow. I have a gig in a couple of hours and thought I was going to have to take my amp again without the cover. Anyway it's here just in time!!!!! Thank you Susan!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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~James C. H., Weatherford, TX
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Thanks so much for your great work! The slip fits wonderfully and it'll allow me to schlep my amp on the nyc subway with confidence and style.
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~Bob G., Bronx, NY
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Received my product today. Its perfect. Thank you!
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~Viggo V., Oppegrd Norway
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I just wanted to let you know how pleased I am with my new Studio Slip for my Rocket 44 Mesa. It fits like a glove and is even more padded than I expected. The workmanship and quality is clearly evident and I really like the fact that it was made to order.Thanks for getting it exactly right the first time!
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~Thomas L., Houston TX
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Just received my order and wanted to let you know it fits PERFECTLY! Thanks again youre the best!
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~Christopher S., San Francisco, CA
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The dimensions of the custom cover fit my 2015 Korg Kronos well. Instead of resting on the keys, the cover is supported by the top of the keyboard, and rests atop a series of dials on the left and right panel above the keyboard. I believe there is little to no pressure on the keys. Highly recommended.
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~Peter W., Roseville, MN