The History of Studio Slips

Susan Bendinelli first got involved in the music industry back in the beginning of 1980 when she became Traffic Manager for Mesa Boogie. This was just a few months before Boogie moved from the legendary garage in Lagunitas into their warehouse in Petaluma, California.

3 years later she left Mesa Boogie to marry their Chief Technician, Michael Bendinelli and raise their family.

Says Susan:

I began my little cottage industry making protective covers in my home in 1992 when our youngest son was one year old. The idea was to build a reputation slowly over the years so that by the time our 3 boys were grown, I would have a viable business. My first covers were made for Mesa Boogie amps, of course, but word quickly spread, and I soon found myself making covers and bags for all types, all shapes and all sizes of different things in need of protection. By the year 2000, the business had grown so much that I could no longer manage it all from home, so I moved into a warehouse with a couple thousand square feet of additional space.

In order to keep up with demand and maintain the quality of our product, and provide the old fashioned customer service our customers expect, I had to take another giant step forward. So, in 2004, we retooled our production facility to incorporate Computer Aided Manufacturing. We still sew everything the old fashioned way, but the rest of the process, from pattern making to fabric cutting is now handled by state of the art technology.

We have come a long way since 1992, but our commitment to detail and guarantee of customer satisfaction still remain our top priority.

Thanks for checking out Studio Slips

Susan Bendinelli, Owner

Susan and her husband, Michael

"We have come a long way since 1992, but our commitment to detail and guarantee of customer satisfaction still remain our top priority."

What People Are Saying
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Got it, it's great. You're better then my wife.....she never listens to me.
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~Edward S., Wheaton, MD
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Hi Susan... I know you're busy, but I just wanted to extend thanks to you and Michael for going out of your way and being so kind and friendly. After arriving back in Vancouver, my amp couldn't be happier! The slips fit perfectly of course. Hope you enjoyed the movie, and that you're keeping well. It was really nice meeting you, you re-affirm my belief in that people are good! Now, I can also say I've been to Sebastopol:)
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~Jon d B., Vancouver BC CANADA
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Hello You guys at Studio Slips..Just received my cover for the Mesa Heartbreaker Combo, and I am blown away by the look and fit. You really do what you say. Expect me back for my other cabs!
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~Dan S., Wisconsin Dells, WI
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Hi Susan, thanks for the great cover. The double-padded pocket you added was superb- maybe you should make it a standard option on those clamshells, being your top model and all? I was always worried that my pedals were going to get broken in the front pocket of my old studioslips dust cover, so it's a great option. Thanks also for getting it out to me quick. :)
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~Richard J., NEW ZEALAND
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Got the new dust cover yesterday. Fits perfectly. Thanks again!
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~Michael F., San Francisco, CA
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I have to say that I absolutely love the amplifier head cover that you made for me in June. That's why I'm back to get the matching cabinet cover. Thanks for your great work and attention to detail.
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~Rene L., Covina, CA
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I just received the Studio Slips!! Outstanding!! I have been playing professionally for 40yrs and these by far are the nicest, toughest, covers I have ever seen! The fit is unbelievable. Thank you so much! Your pride in what you do is so very apparent. Have a great day and wonderful holidays! God bless!
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~Reggie B., San Jose CA
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I received the covers today....very nice job, they look great! I haven't tried them on the amp yet but I will be for a gig Sat. Thanks for everything! PS, I bought a Pma Board a few months back and ordered one of your covers with it.....nice fit!
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~Joe K., Williamson NY
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Just received my cover. Fits great! It exceeds my expectations, and my expectations were high. This is a perfect compromise between a studio cover and a road case. I'm not touring so $5000 of gear goes into my $1500 car to earn my $50 cut of the door ;-). This is perfect for protecting my amp when loaded into my car with the rest of my guitars, pedal board, etc. After band rehearsal it is nice to be able to keep the still hot tubes from being exposed to the sometimes below zero temps here in frozen tundra land. It's like a sleeping bag for my amp ;-) Also, want to thank you for making these for non-boogie amps. I always loved the covers for my Boogies. When I saw your ties to Boogie I was stoked (I gigged for years with a Lonestar). I will be ordering the same style cover for my Tweed Twin in the future. Keep up the good work.
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~David K., Menomonee Falls WI
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Received the bag today and it's pretty much perfect. Great job. Thanks!
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~Brett B., Solana Beach, CA
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wanted to let you know the covers came today and i'm totally pleased with them. you do great pro work and i'll pass the word. the mods you made for the euphonics amp cover was perfect. it fits as though you had the amp in front of you to model from. thanks for the good work.
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~John P., Brookfield, IL
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Finally today Belgian customs ?released? the beautiful manufactured amp-cover. Just in time before the winter starts :-).
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~Hans T., Tongeren, BELGIUM
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The covers fit perfectly - they're snug, but not too tight - the openings line up perfectly with the handles - great job - the SWR cover I have for my Goliath III cabinet is sloppy in comparison - I will definitely recommend your products.
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~Gary S., Marietta, GA
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Just letting you know I received the cover for my Alessandro 2x12 cab in the mail today. As usual it fits like a glove & the workmanship is flawless. I will send some photo's of my Studio Slips collection soon! Cheers from Australia
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~Brad F., Sydney, AUSTRALIA
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The six bags for the QSC speakers have arrived safe and sound. I am very pleased with them its always a gamble when you mail order something and especially when its from the other side of the ocean. They fit so well! Compliments to you on a brilliant product.
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~Lee W., Cheshunt GREAT BRITAIN
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It's fabulous and fits perfectly. I'll be putting the word out around town about your covers. Thanks again,it was worth the wait.
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~David R., Canada
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Susan, the cover arrived and it fits perfectly. A great cover for my Dr. Z! Love it!
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~Brad N., Ham Lake, MN
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I am very pleased with the bag you custom designed for my washboard. It has high quality material and a sturdy strap. I appreciate your excellent customer service in tracking down our post office's error. I will be back and will send others your way.
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~Judy C., Sequim, WA
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The covers arrived on time and in great shape. When I arrived in San Diego they fit the gear perfectly. The quality is outstanding and I will be ordering some more in the future for other amps I own. Good investment as far as I am concerned. Thank you so much for working me on the getting the order in time. I will recommend you and your business to anyone who needs covers for their gear. You and your company are the real deal when it comes to service and product!
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~Terry K., Sequim, WA
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To whom it may concern: The covers arrived and fit perfectly. Thank you very much
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~Bob T., El Cajon CA
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Got my brown Clamshell cover on 10/23/2009. Put it on the amp, zipped it up and worried no more about bumps and scratches during schlepping and non-schlepping/storage. I?m very glad I got the brown ? so easy to tell which of my 12 guitar amps it is! And also glad I got the double thick padding decreases my bump and scratch worry by a factor of 2! I can already tell the leather pads on the bottom were a good choice. I have Tuki covers for all my other amps. I didn?t hear about Studio Slips till I got my brand new Dr. Z amp ? from the link on his website. I prefer the zippers on your covers to the very loud ripping noises of the Tuki?s Velcro.
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~Dave I., Goleta, CA
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Got the Slips today. As always, beautiful! Awesome job with the Reverend patch on the Hellhound cover. I'm attaching a few pix of my Studio Slip collection for you. Naked...and dressed to the 9's. ;-) Best,
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~Steve T., Oveido FL
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Hello Susan - I just received the cover for my 1x12 Tone King Imperial. Perfect fit once again. Thanks for doing such consistently good work. Best wishes to you and your staff
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~Peter A., Chicago, IL
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The cover fit perfectly! Thank you!!!
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~Allen C., Los Angeles, CA
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The covers arrived yesterday and they are wonderful. The Two Rock & the Princeton covers fit like a glove. Thanks for your patience in getting the measurements right and the quick turnaround on my order! Appreciate it very much!
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~Mark W
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Just wanted to drop you a note to say the covers arrived today and I love them! The clamshell design is brilliant and they fit my Fuchs head and cabinet like a glove. Keep up the great work and I'm sure you will see more covers headed towards Detroit as players see these around town.
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~Brian., St. Clair Shores, MI
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I got the cover three days ago, I think. I've been really busy with my work. It fits and looks great! Thank you so much for the great product.
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~Kazya A., Suwa-gun, JAPAN
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Thanks so much the perfect job on the cover. Fits like a glove. You're the Best!!
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~Eric H., Trinidad, CA
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I got it yesterday. Fits perfect ,as always!!
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~Per Erik A., Kyrkjeb, NORWAY
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Hi, Just got my amp cover and it's GREAT! Thanks,
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~Daniel S.
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Wonderful! Thank you!
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~Brian S., Lakeland FL
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The cover arrived today for my JMP Marshall 2187 and it fits like an Armani suit. Not that Id actually know what thats like as Im more flannel and Levis, but I know the brands reputation. Many thanks to you and your staff and Happy Thanksgiving!
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~John B., Seattle WA
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I only wanted to let you know that the four clamshell gig bags and dust covers arrived yesterday. Theyre absolutely fantastic, look great and their fit is perfect. I only regret not buying them years ago and Ill be sure to recommend them to anyone I come across, looking for serious quality covers - thank you so much. :)
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~Matthas B., Iceland
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Just got the double padded cover for the Kendrick K-Spot 15 amp. I didn't think you guys could do any better than you do, but ya' did!
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~Peter A., Chicago IL
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Just a quick note to inform you that I received the cover for my Matchless DC-30 today. Well made, perfect fit. Good work.
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~Stefanos, Greece
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I received my 5 covers today and I am very pleased with them. They all fit well, look attractive and will protect the cabinets from bumps and bruises. I am impressed with the quality of the work and your prompt attention to my order. In addition, I enjoyed working with you in confirming the cabinet dimensions and details of the order. Bottom line -- you and your company are first class and I will do my best to share my experiences with other musicians.
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~Rick K., Champaign, IL
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Thank-you Susan: the cover has just arrived and it's great. Perfect fit, great looking and the price and service excellent. I will recommend you to anyone who asks where it came from.
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~Andrew R., Glebe, AUSTRALIA
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Just wanted to drop a line to say that I received the slips yesterday and tried them out last night - perfect fits all around! Very nice quality product - will definitely be ordering again...
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~Brian K., Atlanta, GA
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I GOT MY SLIP IN THE MAIL YESTERDAY AND IT IS A PERFECT FIT FOR MY FENDER BLUES JR. YOU HAVE AN EXCELLENT PRODUCT AND THE WORKMANSHIP IS PURE QUALITY. THANKS AGAIN FOR EVERYTHING!
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~Paul A., HIGHLAND California
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Just received my clamshell case for my Tone King amp and it fits perfectly! What a great piece of gear. I am extremely happy.
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~Kevin K., Des Moines IA
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I received the amp cover a couple of days ago, it fits perfect.
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~George L., Ansonia, CT
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The cover got here yesterday morning and is, as I should expect, a perfect fit! Thanks for such a speedy, friendly service! Have a great xmas, sister :-)
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~Jon S., Willits, California
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I received the Clamshell amp cover just 10 minutes ago, I put my amp in it and it fit like a glove! I am so happy to have my amp covered and safe. I will add the cover to my gear page and put another link on the gear page as well. Man I am stoked with the cover! Thanks...
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~Johnny M
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I received the cover on Friday and it's absolutely perfect. Thanks,
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~Joan B., Kensington, MD
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I received the amp cover today, and wow! I couldnt be more pleased. Really glad I bought from you. I think once my music buddies see it there may be more orders. Thanks again!
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~Steve S., Hamilton, OH
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Items received; they fit great and look/feel great. I'll be sure to order some more stuff for any other amps or cabinets I get.
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~Peter M., Toronto ON
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I received the amp cover today. Perfect fit and fantastic materials and quality work as always! Thank you for your work!
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~Mel B., Taunton, MA
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I just received my new cover today. I'm extremely impressed with the quality of your product, fits and looks great and it was shipped to me quickly.I just wanted to say thanks and I will definately refer Studio Slips to others.
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~Dan F
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Susan, I am impressed beyond belief. I just received my clamshell gig bag for my Peavey Classic 30, and it's perfect. Tight fit, sleek look, great protection. I will forever be a fan and a customer!
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~Dan D., Riverside, CA
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This is our 2nd Studio Slip. You guys are 2 for 2. This cover fits like a well tailored suit. Thanks for your patience and superb craftsmanship!
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~David B., Longbeach, CA