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Anyone else buy amp covers?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Fendereedo, Mar 23, 2021.

  1. Fendereedo

    Fendereedo Poster Extraordinaire

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    Just bought a couple of Fender amp covers, one for my Pro Jr, and another for my Champion 50XL (Which also fits the regular Champion 40). I'm just fed up of them attracting so much dust, but everyone to their own I suppose. What's your stance on covers?
     
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  2. Fiesta Red

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    Yes, I bought a cover for my Vibroverb...it does add some dust protection and some minor ding protection.
     
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    No. I got one with my SCXD and it's been hanging out folded up in a closet somewhere.
     
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    I used them when I take them to gig. Other than that they tend to remain folded up and stored in the back of my amp.
     
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    I never put covers on my amps for the first thirty years of my playing life. But now I'm middle aged and Sweetwater exists, so yes, I buy amp covers! Anyone know one that fits an SF Champ?
     
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    Today, all of my amps have covers that stay on them to prevent dust build-up.

    Years ago, none of my amps had covers.

    They got pretty nasty with dirt/grime.
     
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  7. Fearnot

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    I like having amp covers, but my old Standel & Guild amps aren't exactly standard sizes, so I'd have to order something custom for them. When I had Fenders, I usually sprang for a cover, and my little Ampeg has one now as well.

    They do help to keep the amps looking better longer.
     
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    I have covers for 3 amps (including a cool brown one for my old blonde Blues Jr.)

    But I just don't use them- frequent gigs (amps gets put inside my car), just become an unnecessary appendage to deal with, or forget

    ( I'm tired after a gig, and too lazy to futz with putting a cover back on- tight fit and I'm out of energy. I know, but that's me!)
     
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    Fender do a multi fit cover. I don't have a link, but it seems to cover a lot of bases. Might be worth a punt.
     
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    I used to use dedicated vinyl covers. Either the ones they came with or made my own; but really they were just to keep the dust out.

    Then I discovered using clear plastic bags was much more, aesthetically pleasing. I could see my amps!
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    I buy Tuki covers for all my amps. They work and I am quite happy with them. My amps are stored in the garage though.
     
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    I've never bought an amp cover, but my Hot Rod Deluxe and Egnater Rebel 30 both came with one. I'd use them when gigging, otherwise they stayed in the closet.
     
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    Both my DRRI and PRRI came with Fender covers (at that price they should) and, yes, I keep them on when not being played to ward off dust and whatever other evilties lurk in my shop. I also have them on when transporting to ward off abrasion on the tolex.
     
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    My Mesa Boogie Express came with a cover and a foot switch. I use neither. The cover is high quality but it fits tightly over the amp. I keep my equalizer on top of the amp and the cover won’t fit over it, or over the cable between it and the amp. Dust? A Dyson mini takes care of what little accumulates in seconds. The amp rarely leaves my house. I don’t use the foot switch either. Reverb and contour are always on and front panel switches and dials are in easy reach when I play.
     
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    I have custom covers or factory covers on all the amps that are stored away. The ones that are out and "in use" are uncovered. I just brush and or wipe them down every day or two.
     
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    Mrs tossed half her scarf collection about a year ago. I recovered them and use them as statement amp and pedal board covers. :lol::lol::lol::lol:
     
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    I don’t use amp covers but did make an insert to cover the grill of my 60’s Ampeg to prevent the cat from clawing. It’s been completely effective.
     
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    I seldom play out, so covers are sufficient to protect my amps when traveling by car. Both my amps are DIY, so I bought custom padded covers from Studio Slips. They’re really nice covers and didn’t cost a whole lot.
     
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    Too idle. :D
     
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    Never bought any but if they come with one I certainly use it

    Even if I’m removing it multiple times a day
     
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