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Do you cover your cabs?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Marley's Ghost, Aug 27, 2004.

  1. No cover or case

    17 vote(s)
  2. Soft Covers

    30 vote(s)
  3. Road Cases

    1 vote(s)
  4. Carrot Crates

    2 vote(s)
  1. Marley's Ghost

    Marley's Ghost Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 9, 2002
    Tampa, FL
    I was just wondering how many here bother to buy covers or road cases for your speaker cabs. I am buying covers for my SWR cabs, just in case. Also, share experiences related to damage or lack therof related to having covers/cases.
  2. Finger Blister

    Finger Blister

    Jul 8, 2003
    My Sweetie made soft covers for my cab's.
    Padded Paisley!
  3. Tuki padded. Awesome for my needs. :cool:
  4. K-Frog


    Feb 6, 2002
    Camden, AR, USA
    whut fer?

    j/k I don't use them because I don't have them.

    Maybe if I could get some custom padded paisley covers, I'd be in bidness.

    Finger Blister, how much is she charging for custom covers? ;)
  5. NJL


    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    cases are great, especially when you can use them to stack your cabbie on top of it!

    i don't use cases cause the trunk of my car barely fits the cab :(
  6. Eric Moesle

    Eric Moesle

    Sep 21, 2001
    Columbus OH
    I have BOTH road cases and padded covers for my Aguilar cabs, depending on the gig.

    If the equipment goes in a truck, then the road cases. If I only use ONE cab at a smaller venue, I use a road case so I can place the cab on top of it.

    If I use TWO cabs for larger stages, and I'm taking them in my vehicle, I use the padded covers since they're easier on the interior of my minivan.

    I keep all of my gear in my garage, so the covers/cases help keep dust and critters off my gear.
  7. Schwinn


    Dec 4, 2002
    Sarasota, FL
    I like to use covers to protect the speakers from getting wet from rain or snow. That's the main reason. But they also protect against nicks and dents when I'm jamming them in or out of the backseat of my 2 door car.
  8. tombowlus

    tombowlus If it sounds good, it is good Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2003
    Fremont, Ohio
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
    I like to have padded OEM covers whenever possible. It not only saves wear and tear on the cabs, but also on the transport vehicle. And yes, rain/snow protection is a big deal, too.

    The padded cases really do keep your cabs looking good, as the new owner of my 212XLT (jazz57575) can attest! ;)
  9. DubDubs


    Aug 23, 2004
    Los Angeles
    If I had a cover I'd use it but I don't. My cab gets dusty but it's not big deal.
  10. IvanMike

    IvanMike Player Characters fear me... Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2002
    Middletown CT, USA
    i dont have covers for all of my cabs but i should
    the tuki padded covers are tops - especially those that go all the way around and close with velcro
  11. xshawnxearthx


    Aug 23, 2004
    new jersey
    i need a cover for my 610hlf.

    i had an 810, but after years of touring, all the tolex was gone before i sold it.

    my new cab is rocking, but i need a cover for it, ive had it for a month and already some surface nicks that i have been putting super glue in them.

    anyone have a good suggestion on good covers?
  12. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Gold Supporting Member

    The Bergantino padded covers are sweet.
  13. My EBS is almost undestructable

    My head sits in a rack case...

    the cab well u cant tear it, u cant burn it, u cant stain it, u cant really do anything to it..

    the only thing i do is place it grill down when in transit to stop anythign goin throug hthe grill into the cones..

    whatever knocks into it... that comes off worst.. just look at my walls hehe...
  14. AlembicPlayer

    AlembicPlayer Im not wearing shorts

    Aug 15, 2004
    Pacific Northwet, USA
    my cabs are covered in beer..
  15. xyllion

    xyllion Commercial User

    Jan 14, 2003
    San Jose, CA, USA
    Owner, Looperlative Audio Products
    I never used to use covers, but I recently bought some cabs that included covers as part of the deal. Covers or no covers, I'm happy either way.
  16. rockindoc

    rockindoc Daily Lama

    Jan 26, 2002
    Bonham, Tx
  17. Basspolizei

    Basspolizei Pseudo bass player/collector

    Jun 23, 2004
    Buy basses and lots of guns before it's too late! You have been warned.

    German I hope! :smug:
  18. Mike A

    Mike A

    Oct 3, 2002
    I got my nv610 with one of their padded covers included in the deal, so if my Bergantino's not on stage, it's covered at all times.
  19. bigbeefdog

    bigbeefdog Who let the dogs in?

    Jul 7, 2003
    Mandeville, LA
    Yeah, I have to......

    My wife's stupid cat thinks the carpet is there for claw-sharpening..... :meh:
  20. tombowlus

    tombowlus If it sounds good, it is good Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2003
    Fremont, Ohio
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
    I will second these guys. They made a cover for my CX-310 (EA didn't have covers for the CX-310, and John Dong recommended them), and it was well made, fit perfectly (with all appropriate cutouts for handles, etc.), and was priced very reasonably.