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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I just picked up the Clamshell Gig Bag for my Fender Head from the post office. What a beautiful product, so well made and easy to use. I am extremely pleased to have found Studio Slips on the Internet. Excellent service and your quick turn-around meant I didn't have too long a wait for delivery.
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~Doug G., Ontario, Canada
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I received my cover yesterday afternoon. Fits and looks great. Thanks for the great customer service. Looking forward to doing business in the future.
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~Rob A. Oneonta, NY
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I got my bag for my speaker cabinet today. It's perfect!!
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~Alex M., Astoria, NY
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Hello Susan, I got the cover and it fits perfectly. Thanks!
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~Brent M., Nashville TN
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I notice when someone does a great job. I know that you and your team worked hard on the two covers you made for me. They are just perfect; embroidery, fit, everything. You also delivered them on time. Please tell all the folks who contributed that they did a great job. I will recommend your work at every opportunity.
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~John B., Albuquerque NM
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I got the case, and tried it out on a gig that night. It fits great and looks fantastic. I'll be in touch when I get my new cabinet. Thanks so much for your help!
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~John S., Cincinnati, OH
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Got the cover today and it is fantastic! Thanks very much for all of your assistance.
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~Jonathan K., Union, NJ
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The clamshell gig bag--back pocket and all--for the Fishman amp arrived in good order today and fits beautifully. Thank you.
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~Tony M. Palo Alto, CA
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As soon as I read your email I ran to the door. Sure enough, the box had arrived. It fits the Goodsell like a glove. Exactly what I was hoping for. Couldn?t be happier. Thanks Susan! Captain Gary
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~Gary B., Austin, TX
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The slip covers arrived today, and both fit snug! They should provide much needed protection to my combo amp and extension cabinet from the other gear in my band's van. Thank you very much!
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~Tom E., Falls Church, VA
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This is better than I could ever have imagined. A true masterpiece. You are a very talented human being. You are amazing, I wish there was something more I could do for you Ill think of something Im sure, but if you have any suggestions Thank you so much for everything you have done for me and my equipment. I dont want to ignore the QSC K8s either, fit like a glove.
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~Steven D., Phoenix AZ
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Package arrived safely today. Many thanks - the clamshell gig bag for my Komet 60 is great, fits very well and it was a pleasure doing business with you!
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~Chris H., GERMANY
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Just got my Studio Slips cover. All is good, it fits perfect. You guys ever think of filling the padding with helium? Rock-n-Roll and a back past the half century mark aren't working out like I planned! HA!
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~Dave D., Ozark MO
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I just wanted to let you know my covers arrived last night, they fit perfectly, and they look great. You guys do excellent work and I will return if I have a need for more. Thanks again.
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~Jake P., Venice, CA
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Thanks again for a great product. As always it fits perfectly and looks great!! (Dr. Z Air Brake).
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~Bob K., Oakland CA
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Susan, The case came today and it is exactly what I hoped for. Thank you!!!
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~Tom B.
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You did it again!! My new cover fits my speaker cab like a glove. Absolutely perfect. Thank you for such good workmanship. Studio Slips is my go-to supplier.
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~Jim G., Walnut Creek CA
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Hi! I just have to tell you how truly in love with my bag that I am!!!! How cool it is to just dream up the perfect bag and it arrives!! I love it!
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~Liz D., San Francisco CA
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My covers are here safe n sound and I love them, the fit is perfect. You guys did a great job. Here's some pics I took, if you want to use them on your website or whatever, feel free to do so. I also did a little review of your covers on the Fender Frontline Forum with some pics. http://www.fender.com/community/forums/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=59643&p=718871&sid=62d379531d6c17067f78655e3fc71977#p718871
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~Grant O., Canberra AUSTRALIA
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Just got my briefcase for my pedalboard, and it fits like a glove. Great job.
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~J. Plumley, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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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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Susan, I see that you have shipped my cover! I can not thank you enough for making sure that I received it before next weeks gig! It looks like it will be here the day before. It is so nice to work with someone so thoughtful and professional! I can not wait to see the studio slip!
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~Brian F., Nashville, TN
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Just to let you know that the cover arrived yesterday. It fits perfectly and will provide great protection... and it looks really good too. Thanks again.
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~John A., Edmonton, Canada
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Just a quick one to let you know that the covers have arrived and fit fantastically. Quality job and will be recommending you guys in the future.
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~Steve A., Victoria, Australia
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Just wanted to let you know that I received the cover for my Blackstar HT-1R and it fits perfectly. Goes on easily, not too loose not too tight, handle opening fits exact. Thank for the great work and service.
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~Eric C., Wilmington, DE
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I had a minute and thought I'd share that the Carr / Rambler Amp Cover you made is the best non-playing music investment I have ever made! Fits, looks and works better than any other cover ever!
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~G. Case, Philadelophia PA
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My Clamshells just arrived and I could not be MORE PLEASED! They look great, fit perfectly and are clearly of the level of quality I was looking for to keep my gear safe! I will definitely be the envy of my bandmates and all the other musicians I work with. Thank you for your terrific craftsmanship and professionalism!
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~Nathan B., Cypress CA
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I wanted to let you know that I received my cover yesterday afternoon, and could not be happier! It fits like a charm and looks great! Thanks again for a great amp cover!
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~Chuck B., Elkton, Maryland
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Wanted to let you know, I did receive yesterday. Very nice - pocket is great!
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~Mark D
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Got the cover Monday - very nice! But then, I expected that after learning my Milkman covers were made by you. Thanks, Susan!
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~Daniel M., Westlake OH
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Well done on great website, your database of measurements made Studio Slips the clear winner. Buying this kind of product local (Melbourne Australia) would have been ten times harder, I cant believe how easy this has been.
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~Aaron S., Melbourne, AUSTRALIA
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I wanted to thank you for the great covers for my Ampeg amp and cabinets. These are by far the best slip covers I have ever experienced in my 30+ years of playing and touring. The Gig Bag was just the ticket. I'll be recommending you to all musicians I come in touch with but your covers will speak for them selves when they see them!
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~Tad L., Lexington, KY
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I just tried out the cover on my Lunchbox amp. Once again it fit like a glove!! Although for a second I almost thought it was going to be like the OJ glove. I panicked and thought "I guess I finally screwed up those measurements". So as I'm trying to zip the cover up and turning the amp over, I realize that in my haste the amp wasn't sitting correctly in the cover. There was plenty of space at the bottom of the cover and once I moved the cover around all was good. And I was smiling once again.
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~Bob K., Oakland CA
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I just received my guitar case you made and it is beautiful. Fits perfectly, I'm very happy with it.
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~Joseph G., Islandia, NY
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I just wanted to thank you for the good quality workmanship in constructing my gear-bag. I have not yet had a chance to field-test the bag, but upon close inspection, I am very confident that it will perform according to our design.
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~Sterling K., Ventura, CA
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The covers arrived today. They are real nice. Thanks for the quick delivery and everything.
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~Joe B., Scotts Valley, CA
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I received the cover for my GK 112 MBX last week. I looks great and is a perfect fit. Excellent service and delivery time. I'll definitely recommend Studio Slips to my friends.
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~John W., Ithaca, NY
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Got my case today. Ruching it out was so nice of you. Thanks again perfect fit! saved my 74 vibrolux.
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~Dru A., Lafayette, Indiana
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thanks, Susan - I always feel like ordering your bags is the wisest money I spend.
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~Creston L., Burlington, VT
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Cover just showed up. It's perfect! I love it.. Thank you so much next time I get an amp I'll call you guys for sure.;)
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~Benny L, New York, NY
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Just a quick note to let you know I received the amp covers and both are perfect.
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~Jack M. Naperville, IL
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Hi Susan, I picked up the cover yesterday and am very pleased with the quality work(personship). This thing fits like a glove in every way! My wife was extremely pleased...bonus. Thank you and your staff.
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~Jim McC., Odessa, ON, CANADA
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Wow Susan! These cases are really great... you did it again. My wife was just laughing at me... "it's funny the things you get excited about," she said. But looking at my amp and cab in your perfect cases, how could I not be excited?
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~Michael L., Staten Island, NY
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Just a note to let you know that the slip case fits perfectly around my Lexicon effects unit!
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~Craig M., Kendall Park NJ
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Thanks for making me awesome covers for my Dr.Z Remedy. As with the previous covers you have made me they fit like a glove!
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~Dan F., Victoria, BC
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Thanks for everything Susan!!!! You are amazing. The cover is a PERFECT fit. I have attached a picture for you to see! This is probably the first Studio Slip to travel all the way to Oman!!! Congrats! Happy New Year
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~Jared P., N Hollywood CA
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Got the cover today and it is perfect!!
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~Chad N., Mesa AZ
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The covers arrived yesterday & I must say look very smart as well as fit perfectly. Thank you very much for your quick, kind & courteous service and I know just by looking at them that they will protect our equipment for a very long time.
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~Steve K., Woy Woy, AUSTRALIA
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I received my amp cover yesterday and it fits perfectly. As a professional engineer, I appreciate the precise design and accurate construction displayed in your covers. As a musician/artist, I appreciate the care and artisanship that goes into your final product. Even the understated Studio Slips logo adds to your amp cover?s good looks. Finally, it does my soul good to find there are still American companies that believe in the philosophy of a quality product coupled with outstanding customer service is the best way to do business. You?re my kind of philosopher!
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~Kevin S., Fountain Valley, CA
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Got the Clamshell for my Dr. Z 1x12 today. Perfect as always! I won't even consider ordering from anyone else. Thanks again!
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~Tom G., Rio Rancho, NM