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Frenster
11-25-2009, 12:10 AM
I have a couple D2F covers I like alot. How are the Tuki covers? Any others I should check out that are up to this level?

Billion81
11-25-2009, 12:16 AM
The Tuki covers are awesome. Padded, snug, and super durable. I use Tuki covers for all my Marshall Gear. I had one for the Vibroking but left it at a gig.

Pretty sure Tuki custom cuts them or makes them for each amp's particular dimension.

GuitarBrent
11-25-2009, 12:24 AM
Studio Slips. i love those pockets...

Frenster
11-25-2009, 12:52 AM
Ted, did you get your BN?

Jatmosphere
11-25-2009, 12:54 AM
Tukl.

Man with Gas
11-25-2009, 01:36 AM
Studio Slips.

Susan is a real pro to work with and her product is excellent.

HCarlH
11-25-2009, 01:43 AM
I like mine for my Rivera.

http://www.lecover.com/Cover_Co./Road/Road.html

soundchemistry
11-25-2009, 01:45 AM
Studio slips. Hands down best covers. Order them for all the amps that i have had for over a few years. Especially the clamshell bags with a pocket. Amazing build quality. And fast turn around. Check em out for sure.

FFTT
11-25-2009, 01:52 AM
Studio Slips padded covers hands down!

Strong rugged construction, machine washable, fit perfect.

I need 10 more.

ikan
11-25-2009, 01:54 AM
:worthless

dwoovre
11-25-2009, 08:49 AM
I have had covers from all the normally mentioned sources. The best were from Coveramp.com. They use heavy duty vinyl and padding, unlike the cordura and polyfill/foam that all the other manufacturers seem to use. If you're looking for a dust cover, any of the companies mentioned will do. If you are seeking the best protection for traveling without a roadcase, I highly recommend Coveramp.com.

thesjkexperienc
11-25-2009, 08:56 AM
I love my Studio Slips cover. Pricey, but if you are sure you are going to keep the amp it is well worth it.

djpatb
11-25-2009, 08:59 AM
I like the D2F covers. They're not as thick as the Tuki, but I think they fit better. The Tuki that I have seems a little poofy...but the D2F's are an exact fit.

James
11-25-2009, 09:01 AM
I love my Tuki covers!

NyteOwl
11-25-2009, 10:14 AM
Studio Slips.

Susan is a real pro to work with and her product is excellent.+10

remocity
11-25-2009, 10:18 AM
Never felt the Studio slips offered much protection except from dust....even with the extra padding I paid additional for.

The Tuki is a much better fit and really does protect head and cabs as best padded covers can.

I've had SS, Tuki and LeCover and Tuki's win!!!

Dawg76
11-25-2009, 10:40 AM
www.amplifiercovers.com (http://www.amplifiercovers.com)

Frenster
11-25-2009, 11:30 AM
Studio Slips and Tuki seem pretty cool. Those LeCovers seem really nice too.

Amplifiercovers.com...not padded.

flantrax
11-25-2009, 11:32 AM
The padded Studio Slips always did it for me...I own a bunch of them...

archtopjazz
11-25-2009, 11:40 AM
Tuki has been working great for me for many years.

Pantone 333
11-25-2009, 11:48 AM
Tuki!

RockStarNick
11-25-2009, 11:48 AM
Another vote for studio slips. GREAT covers.

mark norwine
11-25-2009, 11:54 AM
D2F for me.

DeaconBlues
11-25-2009, 11:59 AM
Studio slips. Hands down best covers. Order them for all the amps that i have had for over a few years. Especially the clamshell bags with a pocket. Amazing build quality. And fast turn around. Check em out for sure.

Ditto! Studio Slips are amazing. I've bought three of Susan's clamshell covers.

JoeB63
11-25-2009, 12:20 PM
I looked at all the vendors a few separate times, but always end up with Tuki due to the price/features ratio. I think they are a little more expensive than I would like, but better than some of the cheaper covers and less expensive than Studio Slips.

pattste
11-25-2009, 07:15 PM
I have had covers from all the normally mentioned sources. The best were from Coveramp.com. They use heavy duty vinyl and padding, unlike the cordura and polyfill/foam that all the other manufacturers seem to use. If you're looking for a dust cover, any of the companies mentioned will do. If you are seeking the best protection for traveling without a roadcase, I highly recommend Coveramp.com.

+ 1 on coveramp.com . The one pictured below was for my Hot Rod Deluxe. I now have one for my Allen Old Flame. Next to buying a road case, this is the most protective cover that you can buy and the owners are great to deal with.

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u65/pattste/Gear0902/DSC00988.jpg

Frenster
11-26-2009, 01:51 PM
The Coveramp looks nice. Pricey though. I wonder how bulky it is. The Tuki's look poofy. Studio Slips look nice. D2F are nice, but could use more padding. Amplifiercovers.com have no padding. Hmmm. I think it'll be between Coveramp and Studio Slips.

remocity
11-26-2009, 06:19 PM
Tuki's are NOT poofy.........SS are poofy.........like quiltish.

Frenster
11-26-2009, 06:28 PM
http://frensterguitars.com/tuki.jpg


Poofy. Not that there's anything wrong with that!

butnut
11-26-2009, 08:46 PM
I make my own covers, some with padding some without. Here's my orange flake covers for my Orange amp and cab...poofy 1/4" foam pad and stitched.
http://pics.montypics.com/butnut/2009-11-01/1257152609_img_2387.jpg
http://pics.montypics.com/butnut/2009-11-01/1257152662_img_2389.jpg
Here's a linen and leather cover I made for my '66 Champ...
http://images.lilypix.com/albums/userpics/10160/normal_104-0410_IMG.JPG

majorledhead
11-26-2009, 09:01 PM
Another vote for Studio Slips. Susan made one for my Carr Mercury and its perfect.

Frenster
11-29-2009, 02:14 AM
Anymore comments on the LeCover covers? They look real nice for the price.

yabasta
11-29-2009, 02:34 AM
Tuki all the way.

I took all my vintage HIWATT 4x12 cabs on the road. extensive gigging for 4 years, that cover looked the same from the day I bought it, and I never got one scratch on the cabs with it on. I would never buy another cover after Tuki.

Its poofy so what, it protects like a mofo.

get one you won't regret it I'm telling ya.

Aslan
11-29-2009, 08:47 AM
J&L covers out of Salina Kansas make all the covers for my amps, they use a goretex material with a satin inside and 1/2" of foam in between. I use my equipment weekly and it all looks brand new. Give Jim Lewin a call, he has a web site (j&lcovers.com), very nice guy to work with and great blues player.

Biggelzworth
11-29-2009, 08:52 AM
I am really happy with the studio slips as well. Has held up well in NYC too.

Frenster
12-01-2009, 12:21 AM
Hey Flan, which Studio Slips did you get? Regular or double padding? I'm kinda leaning towards LeCover because of price/features, but I still haven't made up my mind.

Strat59
12-01-2009, 05:32 AM
Silverstone U.K. www.ampcovers.co.uk/ (http://www.ampcovers.co.uk/)

Made me a fully enclosed , zip up cover in soft Italian
Grade A leather for my '68 Plexi. Heavy Duty Nylon Zip
Fully padded , heavy reinforcement at each end on the
bottom to protect the feet. Fits like a glove. That's a
custom cover. They do every amp in many types of
protective materials. Quality is superb. Posted some
pics over at Plexi Palace - Marshall - Best Amp Cover.

BBender
12-01-2009, 06:16 AM
[/URL][url]http://www.d2fcovers.com/ (http://www.%3Cb%3Ed2fcovers%3C/b%3E)

falconer
12-01-2009, 08:22 AM
http://store.amplifiercovers.com/customorders.html

Frank Speak
12-01-2009, 08:51 AM
LeCover is the way to go. Don't overthink this. There's not a dimes worth of difference in how any of these folks make their covers.

1. Almost all of them use the exact same materials (let's not split hairs here)
2. NONE of them offer much protection other than from scuffing up against a door jam, etc... If you need serious protection, go with an ATA road case.
3. All are sufficient for anyone that is reasonably careful and haul their own gear in the back seat of their car, SUV, etc...
4. Everyone of the folks I got quotes from were extremely friendly and responded in a timely manner with their quotes.
5. All can deliver within a week or two.

Why pay more for the same thing? Anyway, below are the quotes/data I gathered when looking for covers for my Germino head and 4x12 cab. I ended up going with LeCover and had my covers within a week of ordering them.

This is just FYI. I checked a ton of places when I was looking and concluded they all were very responsive and have similar (good) quality; just a matter of who you want to do business with really. That's not to say one may not do this or that different/better than another, but they're all really too close to call and all more than suffice for *my* needs. Also, I only compared padded covers, not gigbags, clamshells, etc... Those are all more expensive ($25 upcharge at one place in particular). Here are the details for the ones that made my final 4 cut:

Lecover:
Head - $39.95
Cab - $72.45
Total shipped - $124.90
*********************************
D2F:
Head - $49.95
Cab - $94.95
Total shipped - $162.88

Note: The one difference I noticed about this brand is they use 1/4" padding, not 1/2" that the others use; not a big deal to me, just pointing it out.
*********************************
Tuki:
Head - $63.00
Cab - $87.00
Total shipped - $164.95
*********************************
Studio Slips:
Head - $60.00
Cab - $110.00
Total Shipped - $187.98

Note: Studio Slips did offer a 10% discount when I pointed out the price discrepancy with the others, which brought the total to $169.18.

Since they're all close and I've had LeCover before, I opted to go that route. *I* just didn't see $38.00 (next lowest bidder) worth of difference in the differing products. In fact, the only one that uses a bit of a different technique is Studio Slips. They quilt the inside of their covers. The others do not, AFAICT.

Anyway, just thought I'd pass along some real (possibly useful) data.

Frenster
12-01-2009, 09:16 AM
Very useful, thanks Frank!

guitrr
12-01-2009, 12:22 PM
I have two Kangaroo covers. They seem to have gone out of business, which is a real shame - they had a killer product.

Kane

Frenster
12-01-2009, 12:29 PM
Lecover going once...going twice...

wrxplayer
12-04-2009, 01:28 PM
Another contender: http://undercovernyc.com/index.html

They make the covers for Swart, among others.

cbguy
12-04-2009, 01:40 PM
I have Studio Slip clamshells for my Duende and RedPlate combos as well as a regular slip cover for my RedPlate extension cab. As others have pointed out, Susan is great (and exacting) and the zippered pockets are great for those extras.

For slipcovers I would agree that there probably isn't much difference. The clamshells, though, protect the bottom of the amp, allow for pockets, stay on no matter what, and fit like a glove.

Frenster
12-04-2009, 02:07 PM
Already ordered from Lecover. Looking forward to it.

LeCover
12-07-2009, 01:03 PM
Thanks for your order Frenster.
Looks like your order is scheduled for delivery on thursday the 10th. Let me know if there is anything else we can do for you!

Trebor Renkluaf
12-07-2009, 01:29 PM
Aother vote for Tuki.

Frenster
12-07-2009, 01:35 PM
Thanks much Larry, I'll let you know when they come in.

Terry Hayes
12-07-2009, 01:41 PM
Already ordered from Lecover. Looking forward to it.

They make a very good product. I have 3 of their covers.