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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Covers received today. Awesome quality, both fit like a glove. Hopefully I can find some more reasons to buy more!
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~Nate R., Germantown, MD
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I wanted to let you know that my cover arrived this past week. It looks great and fits like a glove! Thanks so much for all your help. If more gear comes my way, I'll come back at you, looking for more great covers.
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~Mike L., Fall River, NS Canada
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Hi Susan...I rec'd the cover last week. It fits like a glove...as always nice work!!! Your covers keeps my gear looking brand new.
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~Steve K., Hilo, Hawaii
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Hi. Just wanted to let you know I received the covers I ordered & they fit perfectly. Thank you.
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~Marc D
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Today I received my cover for the new Carr Mercury V - perfect fit as always, faster delivery than expected as always, and that sexy logo was just perfect!!!! Thanks so much to all of you - you are one of the best reasons to keep trying new amps :):):):)
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~Mark W., Broussard LA
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The covers arrived today, they all fit perfectly, and the side handle works really well. As always, a really top quality set of covers.
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~Keith G., Philadelphia PA
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My clamshell bag arrived today. All is well, fits perfect! Thank you so much once again for your really prompt service; one week from ordering it, to receipt in Germany; that must be a new record yes? So nice to have one of your great products protecting my investment.
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~Mike F., Niedersachsen Germany
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I just received my new slip cover today and it fits perfectly! Thanks again for the quality product and the fast shipping!!!!!!!!
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~James H. Weatherford, TX
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Perfect fit. Couldn't be better, honestly. I'm very happy. Thanks. Have a Happy New Year!
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~Robert P., Brooklyn, NY
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Thanx all good perfect fit , great job !
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~Colin H., Great Britain
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Just wanted to take the time to send you a couple pictures of the Speaker Dust Covers you made for me. They fit perfectly and look great! The delivery was prompt and I am pleased with everything; thank you for a quality product.
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~Ray S., Lincolnton NC
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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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The Marshall 1974x fits wonderfully in the cover and the workmanship is great. Pleased and recommending you to others!
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~Brayton H., Costa Mesa, CA
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Your attention to quality us amazing! It's why getting a Studio Slips box in the mail is like Christmas morning! It's the anticipation of knowing that something great is inside!
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~Micheal B., Beaverton OR
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Just a quick note/update: the two covers I ordered from you are fantastic -- super- sturdy and nice looking! Now I need to upgrade all my other covers! I've been telling my friends about your products, too.
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~Dr. Marc Y., CA
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Thank you for the wonderful cover, it will be perfect. Now, I just need the dang keyboard to put into it! More delays on that, hopefully soon I'll get delivery....
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~John G., Everett, WA
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Just wanted to say that I got my padded slip covers for my Jackson head & cabinet and they fit great! Thanks for a super product.
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~Greg F., Sunnyvale, TX
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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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I recieved my Studio Slip cover for my amp yesterday. The cover fits like a glove, and your workmanship is first rate! I just wanted to let you know that I'm extremely satisfied, and will soon be ordering two more covers from you for my other amps.
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~Steve G
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I just received my Clamshell Gig Bags, and I couldn't be happier! I had been searching for padded covers for my MarkBass Standard 104HF and Standard 151HF cabinets for quite some time. I emailed and called other companies, including one of the biggest names in the business. I was met with bewildering questions, slow response time, busy signals, and just poor customer service in general. After altering my web search, I came across Studio Slips, and have been delighted ever since. My phone conversations were extremely friendly, the turn around time was amazingly fast, and most importantly, the Gig Bags are fantastic! In fact, they've already passed their first gig test with flying colors.
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~Randy C., Nederland, CO
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Just to let you know the slips have arrived and I am really pleased with them. Many thanks for an excellent product and first class service.
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~Paul G., Alnwick, England
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Got the cover. Awesome fit. The cat misses the sheet used prior! will order for more soon. great work Susan. Thank you.
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~Mike M. Cleveland OH
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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
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Superb workmanship and fast turnaround, as always...
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~Lyndon L., Sherman Oaks, CA
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I received the cover Monday, or actually my wife did, and when I got home from a business trip Tuesday night I checked it out. It is beautiful. But that is what I expected, like the cover for my Dr Z head that you also made. I especially like the Z logo too. Anyway, best of luck on a very successful business, as you have a great product.
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~George G., Rancho Palos Verdes
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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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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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Just wanted to let you know that I received the cover for my Vox AC50 head today. The two bonded instantly and appear to be made for each other. As Bogey says to Claude Rains at the end of "Casablanca," "I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship." Thanks again for a great product, great service, and great email!
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~Jere M., Glendale, 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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Beautiful job !! Thank you !!
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~Michael Y., Saint Albans, VT
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I received the covers yesterday and they fit perfectly! Now ALL my gear have studio slips covers. I love them.
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~Steve C., North Atlleboro, MA
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got the cover today and it fit's perfectly. thank you
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~Martin G., Cleveland,, OH
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I received the clamshell cover today - it fits perfectly. Have a great weekend and thanks for a great product and great service.
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~Greg L., Calgary, Canada
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The amp cover slip is amazing it fits soooo snug. When i first got it I thought wow that aint gonna fit and it fits so well. Fantastic work.
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~Liam G., Topanga, CA
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I recieved my cover today for my Fender Blues Junior. Love it! It fits prefectly. Thank you so much! This is the second one I've ordered from you. The quality is outstanding!!
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~Jeffery W, Salinas CA
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I want to thank you for all your time and help with the cases. I love em. You are the best. Thanks again and I could not be more satisfied.
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~Tim P., Mesquite, TX
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Received the gig bag yesterday and it fits the keyboard perfectly! This is the 4th gig bag I've purchased from you and I'll soon be ordering a clam shell for the Motion Sound Pro-145. Well done...again!!!
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~Thomas W., Houston, TX
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Bag is just great. I finally got to use it for a gig and it worked out perfectly. The pocket on top is real nice because it holds a lot of the accessories I need and I dont have to carry another bag for that stuff.
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~John N., Fairfax VA
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I just slipped my Port City Pearl and OS Wave cabinet into their new gig bag and slip cover. Fit is flawless! The quality looks and feels like they'll last forever. I'm always apprehensive when ordering third party items of this nature, and I'm happy to say any fears I may have harbored were for naught. I am well pleased with my bag/cover and will definitely be upgrading my other heads, cabs and combos with Studio Slips. Thanks so much!
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~Evan S., Seal Beach CA
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The latest two amp covers arrived yesterday. They both fit perfectly, are exceptionally well made (as usual) and look great. Thanks again for such excellent service!
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~Scott B., Bellevue, WA
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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 a quick note to thank you so much for the cover. It fits my Bludotone head like a glove! You are amazing!
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~Frank P., San Jose, CA
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Your company did a wonderful job with my pedalboard case. I will be referring many friends to your expertise.
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~Alex S., Parker, CO
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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've received the new brown canvas clamshell cover for my Dr. Z. It's very nice, as always! Thanks ladies!
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~Mark C., Canton, MI
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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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I received my cover for Hartke Bass speaker today and it fits fine. Thank you for your great products.
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~Scott B., Bisbee AZ
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Just a short (and somewhat belated) note to say how VERY pleased I am with the gig bag you made for my GK ML250 amp! Your personal service, so rare these days, and the overall quality of the workmanship have confirmed my decision to have you make further cases for two vintage Gibson amps I just acquired. I make my living as a quality management system auditor and consultant, and it is always a pleasure to encounter another company that is paying attention to the details that ensure high quality of product and consistent customer satisfaction. Thanks again for an excellent product. I will be contacting you soon to discuss details of my next order! Please feel free to use my endorsement in any way that may serve you. I will happily recommend your products to anyone wishing a superior quality case or gig bag.
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~Tom M., Fairfield, CA
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The cover fits perfectly and really looks sharp. It was a pleasure to work with you and I appreciate your fantastic customer service.
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~Stewart C., Richmond, VT
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It's bin a while ago but I was on a Holliday. I want to thank you for your superior craftsmanship and I'm not overreacting here. The vibebag you made fits like a glove and is well protected to. Even the keyboard X-stand fits in the compartment! And the back-straps for carrying are fine as well.
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~Niels J., Dordrecht, HOLLAND