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    Default Tuki amp covers

    Has anybody tried these? I’m thinking of getting one for my Fender Mustang LT25.

    https://www.tukicovers.com

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    Always see them for sale on Reverb, but kinda expensive for a cover...or, I have a hard time paying for something that doesn't contribute to the sound.
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    I have them for three of my combos and my Mark III head. They protect better than vinyl or ballistic nylon. Not as heavy as a flight case, obviously. But, for my gigs around town, they do add a level of protection. I am planning to buy more.

    I wish they still did them in colors; I have a blue one for the MKIIII head and my DC-3, a brown set for my blonde MKIII combo and Thiele, and a black set for the MKIV rig.

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    When I needed a cover for my Laney
    I just got a cheap one off Amazon
    It's a cover
    Keeps dust and soda pop off the tolex
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    Default Re: Tuki amp covers

    they are good covers, well made and good padding. there are cheaper options, most arent as high quality

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    Quote Originally Posted by ehdwuld View Post
    When I needed a cover for my Laney
    I just got a cheap one off Amazon
    It's a cover
    Keeps dust and soda pop off the tolex
    My first choice would have been a cover like the embroidered one Fender makes for the Champion 100 XL. Thirty bucks and done.

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    old crochet afgan will work

    I got an old bedsheet over my PA Rig in the Living Room
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mincer View Post
    Always see them for sale on Reverb, but kinda expensive for a cover...or, I have a hard time paying for something that doesn't contribute to the sound.
    Worth every single penny and the very best covers in the industry!! Using covers like this are why I have gear from the early 90's that have been toured with that look almost new. Have Tukies for my Archon head, my Boogie Subway Rocket and my Zinky Blue Velvet. Also have a Custom Amp Covers heavy vinyl cover on my Boogie DC 5 which is the lesser expensive line from these same guys. Every amp I buy will get a cover from these guys if it doesn't come with one. Glen and the guys from Custom Amp Covers bought Tuki last year. They are great folk to deal with, honest and offer fantastic customer service if you have a problem. Can't recommend these guys highly enough!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeremy View Post
    they are good covers, well made and good padding. there are cheaper options, most arent as high quality
    One exception is Custom Amp Covers the lesser expensive heavy vinyl line from the same company. Very high quality well fitting covers I have one on my Boogie DC 5 and also had one on my Jet City JCA 22H head. Glen and the guys at Custom covers bought Tuki last year same company same attention to detail and quality just different materials and price points. They don't mass produce covers they are custom built to order super nice folk to deal with and will be there if you ever have an issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TMD View Post
    My first choice would have been a cover like the embroidered one Fender makes for the Champion 100 XL. Thirty bucks and done.
    MUCH lower quality covers than those from ether Tuki or Custom Amp Covers. The Custom covers vinyl would not be much more $ and is much more substantial as a protective cover!!
    http://www.amplifiercovers.com/
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    If you gig regularly and throw your stuff in a van with drum and bass equipment, Tuki covers will protect your investment. Second to none and they will make custom covers with no added cost if they don't carry your amp. Definitely worth every penny. I'm getting one for my Bogner Helios 50 soon.

    If you're at home, I suppose vinyl covers will do, but from experience, the difference is night and day between the material/protection.

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    Well, damn, now I am interested in one.
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    They are expensive, but make a lot of sense for scenarios where flight cases just create more weight and hassle than needed -like local and regional one off gigs where you might be traveling in you car instead of a band van or tour hauler -where flight cases just tear up your vehicle -whereas a padded case does not.

    I have an idea -get them to make you one that has full straps around the amp and opens from the top so you can carry a head or small combo like a bike messenger bag or purse -AND for bigger valve amps -get them to line the bottom of the padded case with like 1" thick padding to act as a shock absorber in a car -so your valves and components don't get shaken' to death. -i think with a very light solid state mustang, that's probably not a worry.
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    My Carvin Powered PA speakers came with baggies
    With velcro flaps where you could use all the features without debaging
    Kinda a speaker trojan

    If I toured a lot I would give it thought
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    They are decent padded covers. IMO, they're complete overkill for your amp. $150 amp, and it's so small and light that it's not likely to get trashed getting hauled to and from gigs (if you will even be gigging with it at all).

    I'd just make a plastic dust cover out of some folded and taped heavy plastic sheeting – the kind you put down when you're painting, or throw over your lumber pile if it looks like rain. Fold it around the amp as if you were wrapping a present. Packing tape it up. Trim the bottom edge flush. Cut a hole for the handle. Reinforce all the raw edges with folded over packing tape.

    Or if you wanted to get all fancy with the designs, use an oil cloth table cloth, which are available with a million different prints.
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    I have a pair for my Ampeg head and cab. Avoids dents, bumps and scrapes, keeps things from going through the grill. Cheaper than a flight case and just right if you are moving around a lot but not flying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ItsaBass View Post
    They are decent padded covers. IMO, they're complete overkill for your amp. $150 amp, and it's so small and light that it's not likely to get trashed getting hauled to and from gigs (if you will even be gigging with it at all).

    I'd just make a plastic dust cover out of some folded and taped heavy plastic sheeting – the kind you put down when you're painting, or throw over your lumber pile if it looks like rain. Fold it around the amp as if you were wrapping a present. Packing tape it up. Trim the bottom edge flush. Cut a hole for the handle. Reinforce all the raw edges with folded over packing tape.

    Or if you wanted to get all fancy with the designs, use an oil cloth table cloth, which are available with a million different prints.
    Old shower curtain with fish on it

    A padded bra

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mincer View Post
    Well, damn, now I am interested in one.
    Talk to Glen and tell him I sent you. I sent him a link to this tread BTW.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ehdwuld View Post
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