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)

Wrap-around webbing strap handles with a grip, like a duffel bag (formally known as the Briefcase Gig Bag)

Photo of Board Style Wrap-around Handles

Wrap-around handles Board

Photo of Rectangular Wrap-around Handles

Wrap-around handles Rectangular cabinet

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

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 Molded Plastic top** and side*** handles

** Top molded plastic handle weight limit 15 pounds (38 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 (165 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
Karen -- cover received and it fits great !! Thanks so much for such outstanding customer service.
Bob B., Rockville, MD
I received the clamshell bag today for my Fishman Loudbox Mini amp, and once again, it's a perfect fit. So glad I had the zippered pockets added on the front and back. I'll be in touch again when I need my next bag made!
Gary L., Sand Diego, CA
Just to let you know that my order arrived safely yesterday. Brilliant work & fit as usual.
Nik L - UK
I have been traveling over the past couple of weeks and haven't take the time to write to you. I wanted to let you know that I received and am VERY pleased with the padded slip cover for my Genz-Benz and two dust covers for the Rolands you made for me! They all fit very well and look great! I will certainly be a return customer when the need arises and refer you to others in the market for one of your products. It has been a pleasure working with you.
Dave C., Los Altos, CA
Just wanted to let you know, the covers fit like a glove. I'll let Anthony at RME (Reason Amps) know abut the Heirloom 2X12 cab and the Smallbox JTM/ Plexi head. My clones are housed in these cabs and they are very accurate.
Sammy C., Denver, CO