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bmot
I want to move my old Farfisa Soundmaker to the band rehearsal room, it’s not the cleanest place to be honest so I need a dust cover. I did a search here but no topics came up, however I do remember one member here making some custom covers that were well received. Can anyone remember who it is, or elserecommend somewhere that will make to specified size (the Soundmaker is an unusual shape so probably won’t fit any standard covers)?

For reference, in case anyone reading this is in the business of making covers. The Soundmaker is 98 wide, 39 deep, 12cm high at the front, curving up to27 cm at 20cm depth, and then slanting down to 22cm high at the back. An odd shape. Here’s a photo

Panason
As it happens there is a thread on GearSludge Electronic Music subforum's front page at the moment. Good luck!
rockmanrock
I got a cheap one off Ebay to see what it was like. It does the job.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Waterproof-Dust-Cover-for-61-88-Key-Electroni c-Digital-Piano-Keyboard-New/362666593148
bmot
Panason wrote:
As it happens there is a thread on GearSludge Electronic Music subforum's front page at the moment. Good luck!


Thanks for the tip. I contacted him to ask if he will make a custom size for the Soundmaker. Looks like decent quality, but at a higher price. I could also try making my own...
Rex Coil 7
... I use plastic garbage bags put over my gear, then lay a heavy towels on top of the garbage bags to sortof hold them down snugly. It has worked great for my entire studio for well over six years now. I use those large yard cleanup garbage bags ... "Hefty". Then I put large bath towels on top of the bags. I use this method on my entire studio, including the 1962 Hammond C3. It works great on mixer boards as well.

Inexpensive, effective, easily stored.

thumbs up
ripcord
My trick has been to buy rain/dust covers for backpacks and outdoor furniture. They are dirt cheap from Aliexpress and you can get them in different sizes as appropriate.
calaveras
I buy printed or patterned dishcloths in $1 junk stores.
I'm not expecting them to be as robust as a thick vinyl fabric cover. But then I can fit all of them into a tiny space on a shelf when not in use.
When I've had the heavy duty fitted covers they are just another annoyance that I have to find a place to put them out of the way.
There are also the stretchy fabric kinds that take up little space when not in use. But they seem less effective than dishtowels at preventing stuff from contaminating your gear.

just found this on the bay, https://ebay.us/dUheCy

tassles
crawling wind
I splurged for one of those Stardust covers for my Pro-One. I needed to show it some respect. That cover is SO deluxe - I love it! Yes, it was a luxury purchase, but your instrument will feel special as a result, and you will treat it better, and make better music.
rowsbywoof
crawling wind wrote:
I splurged for one of those Stardust covers for my Pro-One. I needed to show it some respect. That cover is SO deluxe - I love it! Yes, it was a luxury purchase, but your instrument will feel special as a result, and you will treat it better, and make better music.


LOL, I have one of these too, it's definitely the nicest cover I have. The rest of my gear is mostly under covers by Digital Deck Covers. The nice thing is, they'll do custom things with little hassle, which is nice if you have a stack or a little setup of stuff you want to just make a single cover for and square it off.

Either way, there are several options and you can make the covers as luxe or simple as you want, and as custom as you like. They're not as fancy or awesome looking as Stardust covers (and those are really, really nice) but they do the job and look better than my old dish towel approach over pricey gear wink
Panason
DDC even do camouflage coloured fabric covers - but no pink leopard or zebra style, sadly.
mg05
https://viktoryshop.com

They have dust (soft)covers for a lot of different instrument and sound devices and do custom orders.
One can choose material, thickness, etc.
Friendly communication and individual solutions.
Good experiences so far.
Prices are ok.
bmot
Thanks everyone. I’ve contacted stardust about a custom order, but a, also looking into some of the cheaper options, but I’m tempted to make my own.
calaveras
I hope I 'm not too late. But I just came upon this crazy shit on Ebay.

https://ebay.us/dUheCy

Kazremark
I paid the shipping to send stardust a bunch cutouts for various custom covers they don’t have in stock, and he’s been claiming he’ll make them soon for about a year and a half now. Finally gave up, and ordered all the covers from
http://www.ampcovers.org/. They’re awesome, and only needed me to send measurements rather than physical cutouts. The cases fit great, look good and are way cheaper too.
bmot
Kazremark wrote:
I paid the shipping to send stardust a bunch cutouts for various custom covers they don’t have in stock, and he’s been claiming he’ll make them soon for about a year and a half now. Finally gave up, and ordered all the covers from
http://www.ampcovers.org/. They’re awesome, and only needed me to send measurements rather than physical cutouts. The cases fit great, look good and are way cheaper too.


That’s not nice, he got back to me to say he can’t do the Farfisa cover. Thanks for the other suggestion, I’ll take a look now
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