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Bob Metzger


From:
Waltham (Boston), MA, USA
Post Posted 28 Jul 2017 10:09 am     Reply with quote

I heard today that D2F Covers is closing their doors. They might be sold to new owners but nothing is known right now. They made great steel guitar covers and great legbags as well as great amplifier covers. Tom Palmer offered fantastic customer service and is a wonderful guy. I was very sorry to hear this as they were a quality company making several great products, serving the steel guitar community. Maybe this should be in the obit section.

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Jon Light


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Saugerties, NY
Post Posted 28 Jul 2017 10:16 am     Reply with quote

Hey Bob. So sorry to read this. There were hopes and (sort of ) indications that they would continue but I guess they were just fulfilling orders. How unfortunate.
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Bob Metzger


From:
Waltham (Boston), MA, USA
Post Posted 28 Jul 2017 12:11 pm     Reply with quote

I like and use their products; it was a good company and I like that they catered to steel players and made quality products that we use. I bought alot of leg bags and amp covers from them. It's too bad they shut it down. Maybe someone will take over and keep it going. It's hard to believe they can't make a go of it because their products are so good. They only thing I can make of it was that they probably raised their prices too much and consequently had fewer and fewer orders.

Jon, how have you been? Playing much these days?
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Jack Stoner


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Inverness, Fl
Post Posted 28 Jul 2017 1:36 pm     Reply with quote

I have a lot of D2F covers, including a custom speaker cover that I got about 2 weeks before Tom's passing.

I also have a "Tuki" cover and it is made from what appears to be the same padded material that D2F used.

http://www.tukicovers.com/
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Jon Light


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Saugerties, NY
Post Posted 28 Jul 2017 2:21 pm     Reply with quote

I'm just rereading your post above, Bob, and it's possible that you might not be aware the Tom died around 6-7 weeks ago. So that's what this is about. I, too, have a couple of bags & covers. Good stuff. We'll just have to watch and see if they can transition into a post-Tom D2F.

Doing good, Bob. Thanks for asking.
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Bill Galvan


From:
California, USA
Post Posted 28 Jul 2017 5:44 pm     Tuki Covers Reply with quote

I contacted Tuki Covers to order a cover for my Gibson Console Grande
triple neck. Glen Wodnicki is the president of the company. He said Tuki
will be "more than happy" to manufacture steel guitar covers. It will be a
new product line for them.
Tuki's pricing is in-line with D2F's. We are clarifying the details now and
I'll be ordering soon.
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Don R Brown


From:
Rochester, New York, USA
Post Posted 29 Jul 2017 4:59 am     Reply with quote

From reading elsewhere it appears that they are closed down as of 2 days ago. Go to the "Pedal Steel" section, there is a thread working there on this. Yesterday, the following was posted by Joey Ace:

Post Posted 28 Jul 2017 5:50am Reply with quote
I'm sorry to report D2F covers has closed, as of yesterday.

This is direct from Franklin Palmer.

I have several of their covers and always appreciated the high quality of both products and service.

They will be missed. I wish them all the best.


So we have conflicting info. It's a puzzlement!
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Bob Metzger


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Waltham (Boston), MA, USA
Post Posted 29 Jul 2017 6:49 am     Reply with quote

That's completely consistent with what Franklin Palmer told me this week.

I didn't know that Tom Palmer had passed away; I'm very sorry to hear that. He was a wonderful guy and we had a connection beyond the normal customer relationship. He will be missed greatly. My condolences to his family. I hope this company can continue but also I'm glad to hear that Tuki is willing to service the steel community with products we need and use all the time.

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Mike Brown


From:
Meridian, Mississippi USA
Post Posted 31 Jul 2017 5:58 am     d2F Covers Reply with quote

I have nothing but "good" to say about Tom Palmer and the d2F employees. Great owner, great people and top notch products. Tom was a friend. RIP Tom Palmer.
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John Brabant


From:
Calais, VT, USA
Post Posted 1 Aug 2017 5:38 pm     Reply with quote

I feared this might happen after Tom's passing so
I ordered a cover for my Emmons D-10 PP. Just got in the mail this morning

Such a well made cover. Very sad turn of events.
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Mark Greenway


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Lake Kiowa, Texas
Post Posted 2 Aug 2017 7:03 pm     Reply with quote

Very sad. RIP Tom.
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