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
I got the covers this week and they fit great. Thanks!
Rick W., Erie, CO
My cover arrived today, and I just wanted to thank you for the excellent work! It looks great and fits like a glove. Have a great weekend!
Bill S., St. Petersburg, FL.
I want to thank you SO much for getting the clamshell out so quickly! I received it today and it fits great! (as usual). You guys are the BEST and I really appreciate the extra mile with your customer service!!!
Enrique R., Morgan Hill CA
Regarding amp cases, I have amp cases made for all my amps from Studio Slips. Susan Bendinelli, of Studio Slips has been outfitting all my amp case needs for over 5 years. I have fully encapsulating Studio Slips [Clamshell Gig Bag] for all my Carr products ... Studio Slips makes an excellent product that I find very functional, durable, and reasonably priced. Their customer service is excellent. Its a family business that knows amps and playing musicians needs. As a small business owner myself I value customer word-of-mouth and other small businesses helping each other out.
Thomas B
I was traveling and got home yesterday to find my case cover delivered. It fits perfectly and I love the quality of the material and workmanship. Another happy customer!
Bat M., Ashland City TN