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 padded cover for my Fargen 49x54 came today and the experience of putting it on the amp was pure bliss. It couldn't fit any better if I had brought the amp to Santa Rosa and left it with you. Your fitting is magic and the workmanship (workwomanship) is beyond compare. Thanks so much!! I waited a long time to find the Fargen and now it has a cover that matches its fine quality.
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~Gary P., Berkeley, CA
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I'm the guy who ordered the Eden speaker cover, and I just wanted to say it arrived today, and fits perfectly. Excellent job. Thanks much! It was a better fit and design than I'd even hoped for... Arigatou!
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~Eric E., Kanagawa Ken JAPAN
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The bags for both the Phil Jones briefcase and Roland streetcube work perfectly, I received them yesterday. You've made my life a lot easier!
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~David R., Tucson, AZ
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Just received the cover. The cover has exceeded my expectations GREATLY! I will be ordering another Cabinet in a few months and I will definitely order another cover.
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~Paul C., Beaumont TX
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Just received my new pedalboard cover - it looks great! Very nice quality. Can't wait to take it home and try it out...Thanks very much for all the communication regarding the order - really a great organization you have there!
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~Brian K., Atlanta, GA
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I just received yet another perfectly made perfectly fitting amp cover. Truly impressive! As far as I'm concerned your manufacturing process is one of the best in the business. I've lost count of how many covers I've purchased from you over the years but they always perfect fit perfectly. Not a single one has ever ripped or shown damaged. Amazing quality control. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
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~Don K., Denver CO
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Got the cover. Just what I was hoping for. PERFECT. Thanks again.
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~Michael D., Greenwich NY
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I came home to such a pleasant surprise!! Completely blown away by the quality, perfect fit, AND the Milkman logo! Was not expecting the Milkman logo - so beautiful! I haven’t geeked out this hard over an amp case. Thank you! Customer for life
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~David F., San Francisco CA
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You make the absolute best cover made for an amp by far Susan., it fits like a glove, handle slot and all. We did an excellent job with the via telephone measurements. Look forward to doing business again, thank you for a smooth and pleasant transaction, it’s nice to see people such as yourself, excelling in their craft, designing, creating and producing useful, functional items that make our life a little easier, and protecting our instruments of music, art and peace at the same time. Wishing you continued success, and prosperity………..
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~Gary T., Yonkers, NY
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Was on my way out to work and received the cover so of course I stopped and put it on my amp. No words. I could not be happier! What an amazing product and superior support! Thanks again for everything
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~Donald C., Madison AL
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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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The cover for my MotionSound KP-500SN fits like a glove, the extra padding really protects the amp in transport. Also, Your customer service is awesome. Thanks for such a great product to protect my investment.
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~Arnold C., Frisco, TX
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The slip was delivered last evening and fits like a glove; it's good to know that some folks still make things with an attention to detail! I will definitely recommend studio slips to everyone I know.
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~Andrew B., Santa Monica, CA
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Received the cover, it is perfect! Thank you so much, I will be ordering the cabinet cover soon! Thanks again,
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~Jason R., Duffield, VA
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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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I got the package yesterday and it is a perfect fit!!! It looks great. My only regret is that I'll have to remove it to use the amp. Fortunately it's a nice looking amp.
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~David R., Portland, OR
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Yes received the cover fits perfect will be passing your name on to some of our friends who are also mobile entertainers. many thanks great job
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~Tony K., GREAT BRITIAN
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Susan, just got the slip covers yesterday, they're perfect, I love them, what great covers and service, thank you so much! The extra depth I factored in does allow them to fit easily over my Yamaha HS80M speakers with rear heat sink fins and AC cord. I'll add you to my list of referrals for students needing amp and gear covers. Happy holidays!
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~John M. Los Angeles, CA
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Got the cover, and my Princeton Reverb is now snug as a bug in a rug. Thanks again and enjoy the Spring!
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~Rob B., Farmingham, Mass.
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Hi Susan , I got the order today. A perfect fit and great quality padding. Thx again and continued success.
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~Joseph V., Riverdale NJ
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Great surprise with that Milkman Badge on the cover!! Nice cover, too, as always!! I saw one of your covers on Ebay or Reverb with a Milkman badge and wondered where the heck did they get that.........Now I know. A really cool touch, for sure.
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~Richard H., Jacksonville IL
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The cases arrived and are perfect!
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~Sgt. Mark G., OCSD, Calif.
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The clam shell is awesome! Fits perfect and great quality!
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~Jeff F., Ashburn VA
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Well, you have done it again. On time delivery. Fantastic quality on a very special order. You are my music instrument case cover company for life.
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~Warren R. Plano, TX
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It fits! Thanks again
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~Daniel H., San Anselmo CA
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The dust covers arrived safe and sound, fit perfectly and look great. Thanks again!
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~Jackson A., Los Angeles, CA
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Got it today, looks and fits perfect. Well worth the $ to protect my Dr. Z amp for many years to come...
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~Lyle R., Everett, WA
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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 a quick note to say thanks for the recent amp covers I purchased. These are the nicest covers I've seen in my 35+ years in the music business. They both fit perfectly and the workmanship is outstanding.
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~Wally S. Helena, MT
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Susan, this is Dave E. from Eau Claire, Wisconsin. I want to apologize for not getting back to you sooner. I received my "Clamshell" for my Mesa Boogie Lonestar (about 3 weeks ago) and it is perfect, perfect, perfect! BTW, I don't stutter. It is THAT good. You have always delivered with an outstanding product as well as THE best customer service. As long as I keep buying amps, I will call on you to provide my cover's. Thanks again!
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~Dave E., Eau Claire, WI
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Received the clamshells for my (2) Little Walter 2x12 cabs today & another perfect fit! Thanks for doing such good work. You're making me clamshell for my Little Head now, so when that comes in all my Little Walter gear will be dressed up in clamshell brown!
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~Gary L., San Diego, CA.
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Susan-just a quick reply to let you know that the 2 amp covers you sent were perfect, as usual. Although I surely don't need any more amps (as my wife often tells me), I'm sure I will be ordering more StudioSlips in the future! :)
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~Manny Z., Purchase, NY
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Received the studio slips cover today, perfect fit! Thanks Again for a great product! Great doing business with you again.....
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~Joe V., Lindenhurst, NY
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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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Just letting you know, slip came in yesterday. Great looking and a great fit. Thanks again!
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~Wayne D., Collierville TN
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I just got the cover yesterday. Perfect fit!! Nice job to you and your team.
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~Steve M. Penfield, NY
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I just wanted to let you know the cover fits beautifully:)
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~Lee H., Portland, OR
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Just letting you know the package arrived today and the covers for the Ampeg are a Perfect fit! But I knew they would be... Y'all always nail it! Great work! And thanks for the super fast turnaround on my order.
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~Michael B., Kaufman, TX
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You've done it again! FANTASTIC!!!! Studio Slips are at every gig I play. I don't have to worry about my gear anymore. With Studio Slips I truly am covered!!!! Rock On!!!!
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~James H. Weatherford, TX
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Susan, got the bag for my pedal board . . . well made and looks terrific. Thanks for your help.
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~James K. Missouri City, TX
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Just received mt Clamshell and it is perfect. Fit, finish, function, absolutely perfect. It's being put to the test as we speak!
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~Clay C., Venice CA
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I just got the dustcover. It is FANTASTIC! The fit is PERFECT! The quality of the material is EXCELLENT! I'm going to take some pictures of it on my TC Helicon VoiceLive unit with your cover on it and post it on the TC Helicon Facebook page with a link to your site. I'm sure you'll get some more VoiceLive custome
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~Jordan H. NY, NY
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Mike and Susan, I just wanted to thank you both again for being such good people to deal with. I have had a horrible time with customer service of a subwoofer manufacturer in California. Won't answer the phone, won't return voicemail messages, half-ass reads my emails, and gets a bit of an attitude when I want to clarify a point. Word of mouth is a strong point when it comes to repeat customers. That is why I play MESA/Boogie amps and own Studio Slips covers. Keep up the excellent work!
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~Joey B., Decatur, AL
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Perfect...like a glove. Thanks again Susan!
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~Wayne W., Hackettstown NJ
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The Gig Bag for my Lap Steel arrived yesterday. The guitar fits perfectly and the bag is beautiful!! If I know of someone in need of a bag or cover I will surely send them your way. Thank you so much..................
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~Roy P., Eden Prairie, MN
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Got it today. Fits like a glove! My 8th SS cover, more to come.
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~Todd T., Alexandria VA
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Received the cover yesterday, AWESOME !! Fits great and looks great, thank you again !!!
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~Kenneth W., Reno NV
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just wanted to let you know that the slip cover fits perfect!!! thanks for the attention to detail.
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~Greg G., San Rafael, CA
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My cover arrived today and it fits perfectly! Thanks again for great service?
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~Roger S., Vancouver BC CANADA
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Got my Studio Slips today for my prized amp. Fit perfectly and by the looks of it should last the lifetime of the amp. A notch above all the rest. Thank you for professional and prompt service.
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~Ed C., West Hempstead NY