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 rec'd the clamshell cover for my Fargen Head. WoW!!! Nice work!!! Fit's like a glove!!! Mahalo nui loa (Thank you very much)!!!
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~Aloha Steve
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RECEIVED MY ORDER OF THE COVER FOR MY AMPEG B-15 HERITAGE COMBO. FITS LIKE A GLOVEGREAT JOB
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~Michael N., Bordentown NJ
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Got the covers, great stuff!! perfect fit. Enjoy them almost as much as chatting with you about Kauai.
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~Lars H., Skovde, SWEDEN
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Hi Susan greetings from the Great white north!!! I receieved the gigbag yesterday,its' awesome!!!!! It fits perfectly, looks sexy, and will keep my Dr.Z in great shape for years to come. I am very impressed the way you designed this product, well thought out,it is so easy to setup and strike out of the bag, way coooollll!!!!. Thanks again for making a cool product, I just wish US Postal service was quicker to your Canadian cousins. I look forward to doing buisness with again in the near future (I have more amps/ gear, self confessed gear junkie!!!)
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~John D
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Just wanted to drop you a quick note. Received my cover on Monday, gigged it that evening. I'd been hesitant to shell out $100 for "just a case," but it was an expensive amp, so I figured it was worth a shot. Plus, I'd heard a LOT of great reviews of the covers on the Z forum. I kept hoping to coincide when I had cash for when you ran the sales, but it never seemed to mesh. Finally I just ordered it (it was my Father's Day present). Anyway, when I opened the box and started putting it on the amp, I was a bit nervous - the case seemed slightly too small. But after some slight adjustments, I got it in, and the case fit like glove. More than that, though, was that the case was stunning. I never thought I'd say a case was beautiful, but the sheer quality of it was amazing - the materials, the fit, the finish. My wife, who's a quilter, was really impressed, too, with how good it is. Long story short, I'm blown away. You've got a customer for life. Now I just need to save some scratch together to get cases for my Fender Pro Reverb and Dr Z 2 x 12 cab.
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~David M., Centennial, CO
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Just got the cover! Fits perfect and looks great!
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~John R., Levelland TX
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The covers arrived today. Excellent work. I'm 100% happy with the transaction from start to finish.
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~Steve G., Chico, CA
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Hi Susan - received the case. Really beautiful. Wonderful job on it. Do you make instrument (guitar) cases? I'm very impressed.
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~David E., Hastings-on-Hudson, NY
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I got my padded amp cover today and its awesome! Fits perfectly. Thanks for doing a great job!
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~Craig D., Margate FL
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Hi Susan! I got my new clamshell cover today for my Mesa Boogie 1/12 Thiele Cab and it looks and fits great! Thanks again for all your help and I'll see if I can drive some business your way. Your work is truly quality all the way!
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~Gary B
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Thank you so much. The one I put on looks and fits great. I'll send you a couple pictures in the next couple days. I'll definitely keep you in mind for any other covers in the future
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~Jim C., St. Louis, MO
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Received my cover for the Traynor. Fits perfectly....Thanks again!!
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~Rob N., Chicago IL
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I got the covers this week and they fit great. Thanks!
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~Rick W., Erie, CO
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Many thanks for the cover; it fits perfectly. Like Boogie, Hamer guitars and Moody straps, your self-made business makes me proud to be an American. Call me an ol' softie but, to me, artistry, quality, service and the commitment to "get it right" really means a lot. It's touching to see that someone would CARE so much...that's cool.
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~Rob B
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Just wanted to write a wee note to say thank you very much, and give kudos for a great set of products. This is the second time Ive ordered dust covers and clam-shell gig bags off you, and, again, you didnt disappoint. This time it was one pair (dust cover/clam-shell) for a small Carr combo amp and the other four (2 pairs) for a Swart head/cab set, and in all cases they fit perfectly, do exactly as designed/expected and I couldnt be happier. Extra kudos for the Carr covers I LOVE the (totally unexpected) fact that they came with the Carr logo on them; I only wish my Swart covers had same as its a fantastic touch. Keep up the fantastic work, and thanks again.
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~John C., Australia
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Just received and it's a perfect fit! Very nice! Thanks...
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~Gary L., San Diego, CA
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I received the bag today & it fits perfect! Thanks for the super-fast service & excellent quality product!
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~George C., New Castle, DE
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The slip you made for my Glaswerks Super Overdrive II amp fits perfectly. The measurements listed on your website nailed it! Now I can gig with this amp and sleep easier at night knowing it is protected. Awesome product-
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~Michael C., Harvest AL
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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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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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I received my briefcase gig bag today, after a train derailment delayed the shipment, and I cannot be more pleased with the bag! My amplifier fits PERFECTLY and the workmanship is terrific!
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~Greg R., Bolingbrook, IL
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The pedal board covers were perfect, just what I was after. Many thanks
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~Keith G., Philadelphia PA
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I just wanted to let you know that I received the briefcase gig bag for my Phil Jones session 77 and it fits and works perfectly. Your attention to detail and service is second to none and the quality of your products is outstanding. Thank you so much for all the work in putting it together.
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~Brian T., Canada
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hi Susan- just got the cover- and it fits wonderfully- THANK YOU!
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~Manny Z., Monroe CT
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I just received my clamshell cover for my Fender 68 Custom Deluxe Reverb today and I must say that I couldnt be happier! The cover fits like a glove and I just love the way it zips closed so easily. I no longer have to worry about scuffing or denting my amp when transporting it. Thanks again for such an awesome and well made product!
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~Mark D., Hercules CA
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Susan, I received my case cover today and I am more than pleased. It is a perfect fit with the superb quality as well. I have taken the liberty to post on Trapshooters.com about your company and manufacturing custom case covers. I am sure you will be receiving additional orders. Thanks again.
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~Bob M., Las Vegas, NV
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Received and it's perfect!
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~Tim M. New Middletown, OH
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I wanted to let you know the the amp cover arrived today and it is awesome. It is a perfect fit for the amp and the floorboard with plenty of room in the front pocket for cables, etc.. This completed my grab and go practice/jam rig and allowed me to get it down to two pieces/one trip for load in/out. Thanks again for all your help and the quick turnaround
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~Bob M., Wildwood, MO
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The covers are both superb and an excellent fit, so thanks very much for a great product!
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~Robert Sheils, Witney, Oxfordshire GREAT BRITAIN
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I just wanted to let you know how impressed I am with my clamshell. It protects my Dr Z perfectly. I love the brown because it helps to stand out against all the other black bags in our bands pile of gear. Thanks again for the great product. I love it ,and it fits "like a glove".
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~Mike U., Denton, TX
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Got the covers yesterday and they fit great.
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~Barnett C., Sturbridge, MA
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just wanted to say how happy I am with my two slipcovers (double padded in brown). The dimensions for the Bergantino HD212 worked perfectly on my HDN212. I've got an uncovered 2 x 15" cab which is wanting it's own cover now :)
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~Chris H., Monona WI
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I received my Egnator's cover and it is VERY nice! Thank you very much for a high-quality product!
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~Tim B., Owasso, OK
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The new cover you made for my Tech 21 Power Engine cab just arrived and fits great!
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~Steve T., Oviedo, FL
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The covers arrived on the weekend. They all fit perfectly and I am very happy. Thanks for doing a great job.
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~Simon L., Fitzroy North, AUSTRALIA
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I received my Studio Slips cover and it fits my Acoustic B200 PERFECTLY! Thank you for an excellent buying experience and I will remember you for my future needs and also refer you to others.
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~Dan M., Puyallup, WA
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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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I received my cover today and it fits like a glove. Great quality! Great look! Keep those dimensions that Jess Oliver gave me (Ampeg Portaflex Model B-15N 1x15 Combo) for future reference as they are perfect!
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~Brian P., Los Angeles, CA
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I just wanted to thank you for making great covers for my Peavey monitors that I ordered through Juniors Music. They fit perfect and the material is awesome too. I enclosed a couple shots of one for you. Thanks again!
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~Scott T., New Jersey
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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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Cover arrived and fits beautifully! Now I can relax when I take out this piece of gear! You continue to produce a wonderful product!
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~Don C., Raleigh, NC
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The gig bag is just what I was needing. Thanks for all you guys help and I will talk to you again down the road.
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~Kenny R., Edwardsville, IL
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Thank you for the great briefcase/bag for my amp! The dimensions for the MoMark heads were right on and the fit is perfect. I will be telling other bassists on Talkbass about the superior quality of construction and reasonable prices for your products.
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~Rodger B., Guilford, CT
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My amp covers came today. Very nice. Better than expected. Thank you. Great job
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~Gary D., Baltimore MD
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Just wanted you to know that my new cover arrived yesterday and fits my Blues Jr. LTD like a glove--actually better than any glove has ever fit me! Thank you for another order flawlessly executed.
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~Tony M., Palo Alto, CA
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I received my custom gig bag for the Friedman Dirty Shirley Mini head last week and it's great. I'm very happy not just that the measurements worked out, but that the finished bag looks and feels really secure.
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~Jeffrey D., New York NY
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I forgot to tell you I received my dust cover and it's great! It fits perfectly and looks nice.
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~Matt G., Traverse City MI
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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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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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I just wanted to write and say thank you for the slipcase for my Supro Coronado Reissue 1690T. It fits great and the quality is fantastic. Also, my cat loves it!
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~Ramsey D., Bellevue WA