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#1 sirmuppet

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Posted 15 July 2017 - 08:30 PM

Not sure if this should be in this section or not. I'm looking to get padded covers for my Head and Cab. The two companies to choose between are http://www.hotcovers.co.uk & http://www.roqsolid.co.uk Who has used them, anyone used both, opinions on you experience with them?

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Posted 15 July 2017 - 09:50 PM

I've used roqsolid many times over the years and have always been great fitting and excellent quality at the price points :-)
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Posted 15 July 2017 - 09:51 PM

Jumped in to quick....sorry I have never used hot covers
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Posted 15 July 2017 - 10:13 PM

Ive used hot covers for 7 or 8 amp/speaker covers. Great service, and a very nice product. good fit as well
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Posted 16 July 2017 - 07:46 AM

Roqsolid for me. Good covers and service.

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 07:56 AM

Got a couple of Roqsolid amp covers (nowt fancy, just basic unpadded dust-covers), quality and fit are top-notch.
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Posted 16 July 2017 - 09:20 AM

I've got two Roqsolid cab covers (unpadded). Great service, excellent fit and very good quality. Hotcovers doesn't list my MarkBass cab...
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Posted 16 July 2017 - 09:48 AM

I prefer the aesthetics of the Hot Covers, and they look like they have more padding. However the Roqsolid ones are a lot easier to fold up if you need to tuck them away somewhere by the side of the stage, and the material seems like it would be more resistant to nicks and tears.

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 12:21 PM

I have two of the RoqSolid and one Hot Covers. They're both fine but for the base level the Hot Covers one has a bit more padding. Also offers the opportunity for either a bit of amusement or a bit of a disaster as they tend to keep their shape when empty, so when you leave it in the corner inevitably someone will try to sit on it. On the other hand it's quite useful turned upside down with your coats, soft gig bags etc. stuffed in it at gigs.


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Posted 17 July 2017 - 06:36 AM

I got a roqsolid cover when I bought my Rumble 500 combo. Lovely snug fit and it's kept the amp looking pristine. I went for the optional front pocket and cut a piece of hardboard to fit - for some added protection for the cloth grille. They are not cheap but worth every penny in the long term
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Posted 17 July 2017 - 08:30 AM

Thanks for the feedback guys. So looks like most have Roqsolid and even being a little less padded does the job well. Both companies got back to me with the info I needed but roqsolid were really fast and gave a discount code so I think I'll go with them. Cheers again.
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Posted 17 July 2017 - 09:14 AM

Having had both, was going to say Hotcovers > Roqsolid but it looks like your decision has been made!

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 10:53 AM

Hot Covers for me. Had Roqsolid but they began falling apart after about a year of heavy touring.

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 12:22 PM

View PostEBS_freak, on 17 July 2017 - 09:14 AM, said:

Having had both, was going to say Hotcovers > Roqsolid but it looks like your decision has been made!

View Postacidbass, on 17 July 2017 - 10:53 AM, said:

Hot Covers for me. Had Roqsolid but they began falling apart after about a year of heavy touring.

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 07:36 PM

Ive also had wear with Roqsolid, thick padded cover worn through in about 2 years where ot rubs against my leg while carrying from car to gigs... On a BB2. Not impressed, i notice official Barefaced covers are made elsewhere now
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Posted 17 July 2017 - 08:54 PM

I've gone with Hot Covers for mine.
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Posted 17 July 2017 - 09:02 PM

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I have two of the RoqSolid and one Hot Covers. They're both fine but for the base level the Hot Covers one has a bit more padding. Also offers the opportunity for either a bit of amusement or a bit of a disaster as they tend to keep their shape when empty, so when you leave it in the corner inevitably someone will try to sit on it. On the other hand it's quite useful turned upside down with your coats, soft gig bags etc. stuffed in it at gigs.

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 06:48 AM

I've had both. Found Hot Covers to be slightly better made/sturdy, but more expensive. Your choice.

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Posted 19 July 2017 - 03:53 PM

Think after the additional comments it might be Hotcovers. The price works out about the same give or take £5.
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