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 clamshell fits like a glove !! Thanks so much for the fast service. My Dr Z is now ready for the Canadian winter !!
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~Michael L., CANADA
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The Briefcase Style Gig bag I purchased for my little Fender Acoustasonic 40 is nothing short of fabulous. Snug fit, easy to carry either by handle or shoulder strap, and has just enough room for a couple of cables in the pocket. I'm very pleased.
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~Patrick H., Buffalo Grove IL
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Thank you so MUCH for getting my new Fender Rumble 410 padded cover to me before my weekend gig. It fits the speaker cabinet like a perfectly made custom glove! Wow!, what awesome craftsmanship!
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~Gary H., Elk Grove CA
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I got the bag today and it's perfect! Exactly what I had in mind. Totally awesome! Got a gig tomorrow night and can't wait to use it. And I'll recommend you to anyone and everyone. Thanks a bunch.
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~Pat M. Chicago,IL
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Just got my cover for my Fender 57 Tweed Twin. I can?t tell you how happy I am with it ? really great product and fast turnaround. It fits like a glove.
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~Julian M., Perth, Australia
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Just received my clamshell case for my Tone King amp and it fits perfectly! What a great piece of gear. I am extremely happy.
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~Kevin K., Des Moines IA
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Have recently received my order of a Clamshell bag for my Swart AST mkII head. Just wanted to say that the bag fits perfectly and really looks the business. A quality product. Many thanks. I would definitely recommend your products to anyone looking for stylish soft cover protection for their equipment.
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~Stephen P., Great Britain
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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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Received the Padded Slip covers for my Z amp heads today. They are just what the Dr. ordered.
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~Tommy H., Woodridge, IL.
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Last night I took my amp cover out on a gig -- maiden voyage -- and it worked just as I'd hoped to protect my Super Champ. Perfect fit. And I'm really glad I got the rear pouch, very handy. You have an excellent product! It also feels good to deal with a small, private company. I'll certainly order again.
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~Andy E., Nashville
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FYI, i had a full waterbottle of ice tea empty into the front pocket of my slip cover while at a gig, with my brand new Swart amp inside...not only did the padding and material in the pocket protect my amp from ANY water damage, i stuck a towel in there and everything was soaked up and dry in minutes. You saved my amp!!!
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~Ross D., Wilton, CT
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Cris received his amp cover on Wednesday & is DELIGHTED!! It fits perfectly & the quality is really nice! Impressive! Thanks so much for making it happen!
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~Britney D., Lancaster VA
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Thank you for your service. I received everything well before Christmas. The Seymour Duncan amp cover is a perfect fit. You even got the slight incline on the top 5 inches just right. The pedal board covers fit a little loosely, but that's the way I wanted it. My husband was very pleased with this gift. Thanks again for all your help. Let me know if I can leave any feedback on your website. Thanks for the excellent quality as well.
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~Diane T., Everett, WA
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Hello Susan. Got the cover..love it! The handle cutout is perfectly placed with 4 7/8 from the back. Thanks again
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~Will R., Frankfort KY
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Hey, y'all: I've unfortunately neglected to write you for various reasons - life takes a hold of you sometimes... But, I feel bad about it, frankly, because I wanted to let you know as soon as I received the Clamshell Gig Bag for my PRS Sonzera 20 how pleased I was with it. Now, I've taken it to various situations across town, and I have only grown more satisfied. Part of my motivation in picking one up was not just to protect the amp from the inevitable bruises of travelling but also to consolidate most of my gear in one package. The pocket you were able to provide holds more than I expected. I can fit both of my footswitches, all of my cables, my compact guitar stand, and any sheet music, strings, power strips, etc. that I may need on a given day. Add in that the thing fits like a glove and looks so nice - I really can't overstate how well-made it is - and you have a case that I can't see anyone turning down. It's something that most musicians I encounter compliment straightaway. (The brown option is a classy touch.) I don't say this frivolously: After researching soft cases and having built my own road box for another amp, I honestly can't see why anyone would go with another option for lightweight travel. I'm able to gig 90% of the time with a one-trip carry - my guitar in one hand and basically everything else in the other. (Now, that's because I've chosen a very portable amp, but the fact remains: y'all make the best case I've seen.) I just want to give real credit where it's due because it's increasingly rare that there exists a small shop of super responsive folks doing great work to solve practical problems for the professional musician. And it's actually affordable. I'm nearly laughing as I write this because it almost sounds canned. Things just rarely are this good. If I have anything negative to say about it, it'd just be that the padding strikes me as a little thinner than I expected for "double" padding. I wouldn't really consider single padding an option if I was looking for impact protection. I mean, neither 1x or 2x is going to stop major impacts, but I still wouldn't want much less than 2x. This is a small concern, though, since I got 2x and am satisfied with how it performs. If I took this on the road more, I'd probably ask for more, though, especially for a trailer situation. But let's not leave it on a negative: I really appreciate the work you do. I wish I had more amps that needed cases, but this PRS combo is all I'm working with at the moment. I'll send folks your way if I ever can. Thanks so much,
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~David G., Atlanta, GA
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I received the case yesterday and I'm very impressed with the excellent workmanship. It fits like a glove and I'm going to suggest to the folks at EA that they refer any requests for cases and covers to be routed to you. Thanks again for an excellent product!
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~Ed G., Roseville, CA
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Just thought Id let you know that Ive 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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Success!! Once again Susan... the Ashdown cover fits like a glove.
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~Rick G., Halethorp, MD
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Thanks for the early Christmas present!!And as usual it fits perfect.It never ceases to amaze me that you can make the cover fit despite the fact that I have a problem measuring my equipment.Now if my guitar playing was as good as the fit,finish and quality of your covers......... Have a great Holiday Season and a Happy New Year.
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~Bob K - Customer extraordinare , Oakland, CA
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Hi, Just got my amp cover and it's GREAT! Thanks,
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~Daniel S.
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I have the best dressed gear anywhere thanks to the perfect fit and fair price of Studio Slips. Proprietor Susan B. is the best at her craft and always goes the extra mile to ensure a customer smile. I'm about to order very hard-to-find covers for a pair of Tapco 6925 speaker columns. I'm impressed that SS already has the measurements in their data base, so all have to do is order. I'm now in the Austin, Texas area, so my gear gets much more use. But, it never ages thanks to the quality and form fit of Studio Slips. As long as I can hold a guitar and sing a note, my stuff will never see a naked day with Studio Slips. Fred M., Deep in the Heart of Texas
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~Fred M., Cedar Park, TX
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I received my cover yesterday and it fits my amp perfectly! I will definitely recommend you to all my musician friends.
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~Angel V., Columbia, MD
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Just a quick word of thanks for a cover that fits freakin' perfectly! You are the Queen of Slip Coverists.
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~Brian E., Golden, CO
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Just a quick note to let you know I received the amp covers and both are perfect.
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~Jack M. Naperville, IL
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I received my covers yesterday. I just now zipped up my antique cradle. I thank you very much! I couldn't of asked for anything better! Now, it'll be safely protected until I move. Again, thank you so much. In the future, when I need something covered, I will be contacting you. Hell, I might just drop an email just to say Hello. Sincerely, A Very Happy Individual,
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~Scott C., Pinellas Park, FL
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Thanks again! Your covers are by far the best I have ever come across.... Your covers are great!
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~Joseph M., Binghamton, NY
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The covers arrived yesterday & I must say look very smart as well as fit perfectly. Thank you very much for your quick, kind & courteous service and I know just by looking at them that they will protect our equipment for a very long time.
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~Steve K., Woy Woy, AUSTRALIA
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The cover arrived. Perfect fit. Good job.
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~Kenneth S., N. Chesterfield, VA
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I had a minute and thought I'd share that the Carr / Rambler Amp Cover you made is the best non-playing music investment I have ever made! Fits, looks and works better than any other cover ever!
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~G. Case, Philadelophia PA
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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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I ordered one of these a few months ago and I LOVE IT!!! It fits over the amp so quickly and the zippers zip without any hang ups. This thing protects my investment and it actually looks pretty cool. The pocket has come in very handy also. I think it is actually easier to put on than those simple leather covers, it takes me less time. Anyways, thanks for the great product.
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~Dylan N., Minneapolis, MN
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Just wanted to thank you for the amp covers. They arrived today, fit perfectly and the workmanship is stunning! Very much appreciated. Will be ordering from you again as soon as I work out what I need covers for.
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~~Steve M., Naples, FL
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I have just received the bag. Everything is perfect many thanks!
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~Stefan M., Zurich, Switzerland
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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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I got the covers. They are fantastic! I love them. Bogner got me into Tuki covers 20 years ago and I never bothered to venture out. I wished I had ventured out sooner as you are the best! Thank you very much. All the best
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~Maestro G., Studio City CA
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Hi Karen an Susan, just to confirm my covers just arrived and are perfect as usual. Thanks a lot!
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~Mario T., Catania, Sicilia Italy
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A bit overdue, but thank you for the recent delivery of my extra padded Pedaltrain JR case. Kicks the original manufacturer-issued case right to the curb. Outstanding build quality, wonderfully sturdy and smooth zippers and a perfect fit. I was happy to find you used the leather "pads" I added on the floor side of the clamshell case - plenty of protection there to ensure a long life. Might have wanted for more substantial "feet" on the bottom of the case (opposite/bottom end of handles), but not a big deal as for my light use, this case will surely out-last the pedal board itself by a wide margin. Well done, thank you & Happy Holidays!
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~Paul G., Naperville, IL
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My cover has arrived and its perfect.
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~Roderick F., Church Point, NS, Canada
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Hi Susan, The new cover is beautiful and fits perfectly! Just opened it this morning. Also gots me new flannel PJ bottoms that I live in and a cool new Lava Lamp! Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!
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~Robb I., VA
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I wanted to let you know that the cover for my Fearless F112 just arrived and fits perfectly. Thanks very much.
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~Charles O., Reston VA
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Got it - fits awesome! Thanks very much!
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~Chris K., Heath, OH
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I received my ClamShell cover for my PRS Sweet 16 1x12 Combo the other day. All I have is one word: "WOW"! The quality and fit are superb. I'm so glad I decided to go with StudioSlips instead of my old "stand-by" (XXXX). I couldn't be happier with the craftsmanship of this beautiful work of art!! Girl, you ROCK!!!!
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~John D., Batavia, IL
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My amp arrived safely to my home in Seoul, South Korea yesterday, June 29th! It was a long wait, but I felt much more assured knowing it would be protected by your Clamshell Gig Bag flying from the other side of the world. Needless to say - my amp arrived in perfect condition. Not a scratch, dent, broken tube... Just wanted express my gratitude...
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~Kun H.S., Seoul, S. Korea
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The cover arrived safe and sound today, It's fantastic, I can't praise you enough! superb quality and a perfect fit. I'll be recommending you to anyone that I can!
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~Gary H
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It's Saturday the 30th & I just received my speaker covers! They are exactly what I wanted! Thank you so much for your help. I do appreciate it.
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~Tony T., Vallejo CA
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Thank you so much for my custom conductor podium case. After putting in hours of work to build and finish this elegant cherry wood podium, it needed protection when it is moved to different venues. The custom case fits perfectly and your recommendation for the handle is a keeper.
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~Monty A., Evanston IL
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You did it again!! My new cover fits my speaker cab like a glove. Absolutely perfect. Thank you for such good workmanship. Studio Slips is my go-to supplier.
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~Jim G., Walnut Creek CA
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Just a quick heads up to let you know the - Slips for my Route66 head and 2x10" cab arrived today. Perfect fit - thanks a lot. Glad you took the time to give me these instructions below: zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz >> It is VERY IMPORTANT that you >> double check these measurements. ..... zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz Cheers: Max!
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~Max W., Sweden
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Sorry it's taken so long to write...just have to say the covers are amazing! Your attention to detail is outstanding and they're a perfect fit. Not to mention, you are a pleasure to deal with. Thanks so much and know you have a very satisfied customer! PS...feel free to post this testimonial if you wish....
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~Randy S., Monmouth Junction, NJ
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I wouldn't keep coming back if you didn't make the best covers on the planet!
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~Rob B., Framingham, MA