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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The bag for my vintage Korg BX-3 organ arrived today and it's fantastic. It fits like a glove, closes nice and tight, and the handles are very comfortable to carry. Thanks very much - well done!
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~Nelson C., Waban, MA
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I received the slip covers for my Pacific speakers today. They literally fit like a glove. The slots for the handles are exactly where they need to be. Thank you so very much for a wonderful product. It was great doing business with you.
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~Maurice J
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good news, I've received the bag this week, it fits nicely for my amp :-) Thanks a lot for your great service!
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~Christian A., Blaustein Germany
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Just wanted to let you know, the covers fit like a glove. I'll let Anthony at RME (Reason Amps) know abut the Heirloom 2X12 cab and the Smallbox JTM/ Plexi head. My clones are housed in these cabs and they are very accurate.
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~Sammy C., Denver, CO
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The amp cover fits and looks great, the side pocket was a very good idea. Thank you. My Dr Z amp is well taken care of.
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~Ed G., CANADA
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Susan--I received the dust covers today and they are a great fit--I really like them--great product--thanks so much
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~Jester J., Texhoma, OK
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Thanks again for the gig bag! It fits my A-800PRO perfectly!
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~Roger B
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...just recieved my amp cover.....love it!!!!-thanks
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~John M., Penacook, NH
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Just got my Vox cover and as usual fits like a glove. I love your product which is why it is my 4th cover. Function,form and good looks you guys are A+++. It's fun dealing with a company that puts quality and customer satisfaction at the top of their list.
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~Greg L., Lisle, IL
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Just thought Id let you know that Ive received the Clamshell Bags. Thank you for the prompt service, it is rare that you find what is definitely a quality product backed by quality service.
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~Michael G., Victoria, Seychelles
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I just wanted to tell how happy I'm with the the Clamshell cover you built for my Tweed Deluxe. Handle is perfect, fit is perfect. I can finally take it out of the house.
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~Andy V., Manchester CT
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My cover has arrived and its perfect.
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~Roderick F., Church Point, NS, Canada
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Just letting you know that the two covers arrived a few days ago and they are perfect!
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~Martin A., Victoria, Australia
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Hi Susan, I received the covers yesterday. They fit like a well made glove and they're almost too nice to use. Thanks for the speedy elivery. Again thanks.
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~Niall., Oregon
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Got my new bag and its wonderful. You do great work! Thanks again
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~Nancy B., La Grande OR
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I received the cover today and it fits like a glove! (Glaswerks Zingaro)
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~Jeffy D., San Diego, CA
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Thanks so much for getting my covers to me really fast!!! I ordered the two covers for the Yamaha DXR-10s...They fit great !!
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~Todd A., Indio, CA
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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 have just picked up your package at an Amsterdam post office, unpacked it and stuck the Royal Bluesman in the bag. It fits perfectly and snugly too. So snugly in fact that the Royal Bluesman started humming a tune in a low voice! I must be imagining things. Anyway, thank you and who knows, I might require your expert skills again someday. Bye,
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~Robert N. Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Got the slips! Amazing quality / GREAT customer service!!!
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~Chris C., San Jose, CA
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I got the amp covers today and I am very pleased with the craftsmanship and the fit. These are great and I will be ordering more in the future. Thank you.
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~Kevin A., San Francisco CA
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Susan, It Does fit! I am surprised and pleased. Thank You,
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~Joe L., Anaheim, CA
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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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Thanks for the amp cover. It fits great.
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~Stratton H., Louisville, KY
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I received the case and tried it out today. It fits like a glove! Thanks for the great product.
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~John Z., Canada
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Congratulations on the 300 Guitars spotlight. It is always just a pleasure to know about a super quality product . A person might say, Well, this is just a commodity. However, the pursuit of excellence in any human endeavor is evolutionary. My deciding factor in purchasing my Fender cover from Studio Slips was exactly as you said, the notion that foam would be rigid. And, good to see that YOU and Studio Slips got the recognition!
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~Dave B., St. Louis, MO
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Just received the cover for my Bad Cat 15 and it fits like a glove! Excellent cover and great craftmanship! I will be ordering covers for my other amps as well!
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~Mike M., Parker, CO
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I received the amp cover today and was very pleasantly surprised! The material was much tougher than I thought it would be from the pictures and the foam was nice and thick, as well. It fit absolutely perfectly and everything lined up where it should. If only you made clothes! Thanks for the great job and my amp thanks you, too...
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~John H., Hampstead, MD
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I received all three. All three fit perfectly! Thank you!
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~Greig M., Playa dl Rey CA
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It's a perfect fit! Love it ! Thanks again.
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~Nick K., Frisco, TX
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I just wanted to let you know that I received the amp covers (all 4) and they look great. I am very pleased with the fit and glad that I chose to upgrade to the padded version...
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~Manual G., Lubbock, Texas
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Got It!!!!!!! And once again Thank You Ms. Susan it is just perfect.
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~Johnny R., Belfair, WA
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I just want to report that the dust cover came out perfect thanks!
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~Finn S. Hedmark Norway
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Hello from Texas, I recieved the padded slip today and all I can say is WOW! It fit perfect and looks great. Thanks again. Flawless workmanship. I love it. We finally cooled off here in the Panhandle even got a little rain.. Had a couple friends over and they like the slip better than my amp. What else can I say.
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~Dwight J., Fritch, TX
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I received it and it fits perfectly. Thanks so much for your great work.
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~Ken Mathews, Croton on Hudson, New York
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I picked the covers up last night and both fit perfectly. Thanks!
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~Kingsley D. Dover, NH
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Just a quick word to say that i'm very happy with the cover and it fits like a glove !
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~Patrick C., Quebec, Canada
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Hi, got my cover today...Thanks for the super fast turnaround...much appreciated...you guys are the best...Respect...
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~John F., Lomita, CA
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Hi dear Susan just a short Feedback concern your fantastic Claimshell Bags. I really like them and they are high-level-made, fantastic quality and a very good protection for my "Marshall Baby's"!!!Thanks a lot for your good work and until the next order....
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~Mandy O., Steiermark AUSTRIA
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I received the cover - it fits like a glove. Thanks for a great job and a great product.
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~Lee P., Moses Lake, WA
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Received the cover and as usual great work. Fits like a glove, and I'll be doing some gigs this weekend to show it off. Thanks again and great working with you.
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~Al C. San Francisco, CA
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Congratulations for the magnificent work realized on my Black padding covers of my Head Bassman 135 and my Bassman cabinet 4X12. The quality of covers is still better there really that on the photos of the site.The manufacturing and the sending is very fast and the respect for the sent dimensions is completed.And thanks to Susan for her availability and its kindness.I know where I am going to make my next covers of my amplis do...
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~C?dric K., Le Harve, FRANCE
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I received the clamshell bag today for my Fishman Loudbox Mini amp, and once again, it's a perfect fit. So glad I had the zippered pockets added on the front and back. I'll be in touch again when I need my next bag made!
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~Gary L., Sand Diego, CA
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I got my cover today and want to thank you. You did a wonderful job its beautiful.
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~Randy F., Spring Valley, CA
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I just received my black Carr Rambler cover. I love it!!! I also like the Carr logo. Nice touch.
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~John R., Naples FL
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Just wanted to say thanks! I received the slip today, fits like a glove. Great work! I'll pass on the recommendations.
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~Ed E., Walnut Creek, CA
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I got the cover and it worked out great. thanks again!
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~Danny S., Austin TX
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My covers arrived today, and they are KILLER!! I LOVE the Z on the front :-)) Cheers and thanks
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~Peter G., Surrey, Great Britain
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I received the bag and it's great and fits like a glove.
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~Steve B., Congleton, GB
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I received my Gig Bag today, and it is exactly what I was looking for. It is perfect! Thank you so much. I will be referring everyone I know to you. Thanks again!
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~Clay D., Tucson, AZ