Let’s face it; unless you’ve got a roadie, your gear weighs enough without the ATA case.

Since it’s a bag, and not just a slipcover, the Clamshell Gig Bag protects your gear completely: top, sides and bottom with an opening for the handle(s). Our handle openings are reinforced so they will never fray or come apart like the more commonly bound openings.

Our revolutionary design makes putting heavy equipment into a soft bag incredibly easy because the bag opens flat and the fit is always perfect. The Clamshell can be made in most any shape.

Studio Slips Clamshell Gig Bags are made with tough water resistant 1000 Denier nylon canvas (Cordura) on the outside and thick quilted padding on the inside to cushion and protect your gear from bumps, scratches and weather. We use heavy duty top quality zippers that glide open and closed and super strong nylon thread to hold it all together.

 

Photo of Regular Clamshell Gig Bag Closed
Photo of Regular Clamshell Gig Bag Open
Photo of Board Shaped Clamshell Gig Bag Closed
Photo of Board Shaped Clamshell Gig Bag Open
Photo of Odd Shaped Clamshell Gig Bag Closed
Photo of Odd Shaped Clamshell Gig Bag Open

Choose between our super reinforced handle opening(s)

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Handle opening (strap handle)

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Handle opening (recessed opening)

Or our Wrap-around Duffle Style Webbing Strap Handles with a Cushioned Grip

Photo of Board Style Wrap-around Handles

Duffle Style Handles – Board

Photo of Rectangular Wrap-around Handles

Duffle Style Handles –  Rectangular Cabinet

Or, sewn-on molded plastic handle (see weight restrictions below)

Photo of Sewn-on Plastic Handles

 Molded Plastic top** and side*** handles

** Top molded plastic handle weight limit 15 pounds (6.8 kg) due to the strain on the zipper.  Please choose the Wrap-around webbing handles for anything over 15 pounds.

*** Side molded plastic handles do not put strain on the zipper and can handle a much greater weight.  While they can handle up to 75 pounds (34 kg) for maneuvering in and out of a vehicle or onto a cart, we recommend the wrap-around webbing strap handles to carry the load.

You can add leather strips for extra protection on the bottom of the bag, a shoulder strap with shoulder pad and even Caster Openings to roll your gear on wheels into the bag. And of course, you can add a pocket to carry a foot switch, extra cords, or a clean tee shirt.

Custom made in the USA.
* Please note: We will send dimensions to you when we receive your order so you can double check that the correct model was ordered and that the dimensions we have match your model.
What People Are Saying
THE COVER FITS PERFECT. YOU DID A GREAT JOB AND IT LOOKS LOVELY. THANKS FOR AN EASY TRANSACTION TOO. PS...I WILL DEFINITELY KEEP YOU IN MIND FOR ANY FUTURE PROJECTS.
Tim R., Baton Rouge, LA
Just wanted to let you know that the custom case you made for my pedalboard is a perfect fit and beautifully made. Thanks for your fine work. I'll be spreading the word.
Steven K., Carmel, IN
Susan, I almost forgot to thank you for another great fitting cover (too many kid things going on). Great fit for the board and pedals. And its way lighter then the road case I thought I wanted/needed. Thanks again.
Bob K., Oakland, CA
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...
Steve, UK
I received the cover yesterday. It's beautiful, very nicely made, matches my other Mesa covers and fits perfectly. Thanks!
Brandan W., Brentwood CA