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How many make it a habit to use amp covers?

Discussion in 'Amp Central Station' started by E5RSY, Oct 4, 2017.

  1. E5RSY

    E5RSY Poster Extraordinaire

    Mar 5, 2009
    Georgetown, TX
    I never have, but have been thinking about picking one up for my Super Reverb.

    On that note, is there a source for some better quality ones than the light-gauge stuff Fender is selling?


  2. Vespa_One

    Vespa_One Tele-Holic

    Feb 14, 2017
    I throw a bandana over the top where the controls are to prevent dust.

  3. Wally

    Wally Telefied Ad Free Member

    Mar 17, 2003
    Lubbock, TX
    I like covers...they keep the dust off here in this part of the world. The light covers such as Fender covers suffice for my purposes.
    Tuki builds great covers with some affiliation.
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  4. JustStartingOut

    JustStartingOut Tele-Holic Gold Supporter

    I use old pillowcases, just drape them over the top.

    Obviously that won't work well if you are talking about out of the house.

  5. archtop_fjk

    archtop_fjk Tele-Meister

    Aug 4, 2009
    Lebanon, NH
    It's very good idea. In fact, I need to invest in one for my Roland Blues Cube Artist. There are some companies that advertise on eBay and that make amp covers for nearly all models.

    If you gig at all, having some sort of protection for the amp is important. I don't know how many times I've been driving to/from a gig and and have heard some piece of gear fall over in the back of my car. :eek:

  6. mnutz

    mnutz Tele-Afflicted

    I had a pretty dusty practice space in an old building for a while. I used to keep a HRD there and I kept it under a cover. That's the only time I ever used one.

  7. ExiledonMainSt

    ExiledonMainSt Tele-Meister

    Feb 20, 2012
    Milwaukee, WI
    I've always used Tuki covers; they are a must if you play an old amp out regularly and don't have a crew to move road cases. The Fender ones are useless for everything except dust.
    Last edited: Oct 4, 2017
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  8. tery

    tery Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

    Sep 21, 2012
    I cover the control plate .
    I believe that there would be a market for inexpensive covers .

  9. Wally

    Wally Telefied Ad Free Member

    Mar 17, 2003
    Lubbock, TX
    An amp cover is not much protection against anything except dust or water. If one is concerned about physical damage, get a road case.
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  10. intrentnet7

    intrentnet7 TDPRI Member

    Apr 11, 2015
    Salt Lake City
    I use covers on most of my amps but that's cause I have a few and some may sit for a while before I work my way back to them. I use the cheap fender dust cover for my own Super Reverb. There's designed 2 fit (D2F) covers, tuki padded covers and custom amplifier covers ( to name a few. I'm sure they all make good product but personally I think they're all a bit overpriced for a simple slip cover so I just stick with the cheapies.
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  11. ricknbaker

    ricknbaker Tele-Holic

    Nov 12, 2014
    Watford, UK
    I use covers from these guys in Scotland.

    They fit, they're strong and padded and look OK. I think they make the official covers for Blackstar amps.

    Going to get them to make one for my Selmer T&B head. They have a bunch of templates on their site you can fill in for custom stuff.

  12. beninma

    beninma Tele-Holic Ad Free Member

    Mar 17, 2017
    Not much dust in my practice area, I have the cover for my Orange but haven't been using it because it requires unplugging all the cables. I don't need anything else to deal with if I'm going to try and squeeze some practice in.

  13. bullfrogblues

    bullfrogblues Friend of Leo's

    Jun 5, 2011
    Southeast Florida
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  14. E5RSY

    E5RSY Poster Extraordinaire

    Mar 5, 2009
    Georgetown, TX
    My only concern is the Fender website lists them as covers for the '65 Reissue and that they "May not fit vintage amplifiers". I took some measurements, and it does look like it will fit my old silverface. They're only $16 at Sweetwater, so what the heck...may as well give it a shot.
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  15. uriah1

    uriah1 Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Feb 12, 2011
    Only when it's raining or snowing.
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  16. dsutton24

    dsutton24 Poster Extraordinaire Gold Supporter

    Dec 29, 2010
    The older amps get covered to keep the cats from shredding the grill cloth. I don't worry about the newer, run of the mill stuff.

  17. crossroader

    crossroader Tele-Afflicted Gold Supporter

    Sep 24, 2004
    Endicott, NY
    I do.

    I have 3 from "Custom Amp Covers" (no affiliation, but a very happy customer):

    I know they don't do what a road case does, but they do prevent scrapes and scratches that would likely happen every single time I loaded my amps in and out of my car.
    And they work really well for that.

    So, I use them every time any of my amps leaves the house.
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  18. jannodude

    jannodude Tele-Holic Ad Free Member

    Aug 10, 2016
    SF Bay Area/California
    I do the same thing! My cat may use it as vertical scratching post :eek:
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  19. Frodebro

    Frodebro Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Aug 17, 2012
    I have covers for most of my amps & cabs, but for the gear that is out where the cats can get to them I use packing blankets to keep them from getting shredded.
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  20. ronzhd

    ronzhd Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

    Nov 16, 2008
    Spring, Texas
    I use to not GAF, turns out, dust can bite your azz over time. Now I keep amp covers or towels over whatever I'm not currently playing through. And in fact, kinda get to the point of picky about it.

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