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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Thanks for the great amp cover-it is well made, looks sharp, and seems to protect my beloved amp very well!
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~Sheldon H., CANADA
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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 my amp cover today and its is Awesome. Very well constructed and fits like A Glove. Now I owe you a margarita Thanks again and Im sure youll be getting my recommendation to others as well on your product well done
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~Mike M., Baldwin Harbor, NY
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Great job on the cover guys. This is for my Valvetech "Hayseed" 15,... it fits like a glove! Don't think you've made this particular size before... any way, the measurements I sent you worked just fine!
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~Geoff H., Sugarland, TX
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the cover arrived yesterday and fits perfectly. Thanks for your help!
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~Lawrence S., Rochester NY
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Your service was first class and the finished product was just as I had hoped So Thank you very much. I have passed your name on to others who may require you services.
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~George M., Pittsburgh, PA
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Just wanted to know that I got the slip yesterday, and that it was a perfect fit! ;) The pockets even roomed more than I hoped for, simply perfect!
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~Arne O. N., Sandnes Norway
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The cover came today, a day early, and fit perfectly. Nice! Thanks for getting this made and shipped out so quickly! Feels good to get the gear covered for all the moves coming up. J I?ll box up the old one and send it out tomorrow.
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~Dave C., Hilton, NY
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Thanks Susan for another well done piece of work. Arrived this morning just in time for a road trip gig tomorrow.
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~Bob S - Pittsburgh, PA
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The case arrived today, and it looks like it will do just fine. Good product. Thanks so much.
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~Clark J., Huntington NY
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Just got my cover, perfect fit, great job!
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~Mike W., Lexington KY
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I just wanted you to know that I received my Studio Slips cover this week and it fits my Suhr cabinet like a glove. Really great product. This is the second time I order something from Studio Slips and couldn`t be more satisfied.
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~Aquilles B., Natal, BRAZIL
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I got my clamshell bag for my Fishman Loudbox mini yesterday. It fits great, looks really good. The amp has a "swept back" design and I'm sure it's not easy to sew a case for it. Good work, and thanks!
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~David K., Wichita KS
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Susan, I LOVE your amp covers!!! They are by far the best in the business!!! I try to spread the word as much as possible out there on the musician forums!
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~Myles S. Beach Park, IL
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Just another word of thanks for the 3rd custom cover that you have made for me. It fits perfect, dead nuts once again so after this Email takes off I will have to order my 4th custom cover. Thanks once again for the high quality heavy duty covers.
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~Brian C., Waterford, CT
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The bag arrived today. The quality of the materials is superb, craftsmanship (craftwomanship?) top notch, and fit absolutely spot on.
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~Gary F., Chevy Chase, MD
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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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A bit overdue, but thank you for the recent delivery of my extra padded Pedaltrain JR case. Kicks the original manufacturer-issued case right to the curb. Outstanding build quality, wonderfully sturdy and smooth zippers and a perfect fit. I was happy to find you used the leather "pads" I added on the floor side of the clamshell case - plenty of protection there to ensure a long life. Might have wanted for more substantial "feet" on the bottom of the case (opposite/bottom end of handles), but not a big deal as for my light use, this case will surely out-last the pedal board itself by a wide margin. Well done, thank you & Happy Holidays!
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~Paul G., Naperville, IL
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My covers arrived today and they fit perfectly. They are beautiful! Thank you so much. I am going to recommend your covers to the people I have been dealing with for my Fuchs amp.
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~Tony R
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Received the dust covers for my Dr.Z amps today. They look great and fit perfect. I am very satisfied with the quality and the fast service!
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~Robert D., Tomball, TX
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Yow! Received the clamshell bag today for my Aiken Tomcat head. When I pulled it out of the shipping envelope, my heart sank as I was sure that it was too small to fit the head. How could I have mis-measured? But no! The thing fits like the proverbial glove. Snug and firm. I couldn't be happier! Thanks for a wonderful product and really fast service!
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~Albert Y., San Francisco, CA
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my gig bag fits like a glove. Thanks!
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~Jan L., Germany
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Hey Susan just got back into town and tried the dust covers they are perfect! Thanks again for everything - Studio Slips RAWKS!
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~John B/Angus in KC/DC
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My cover just showed up! Great fit, great workmanship (workwomanship?), looks wonderful. I'm very pleased; thanks.
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~Scott G
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The covers fit PERFECT. Thank you so much for the amazing customer service. I'll be ordering more soon. Truly a great company.
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~Stephen M., Kenmore NY
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I received my cover a few weeks ago and it fits perfectly. Very well made and the shade of brown really fits with my amp.
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~Jeff F., Seattle, WA
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Got the cover today and as expected it's a perfect fit!. Thanks a million keep well and will be in touch in the future.
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~Turlough M., Galway IRELAND
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Got the cover today. Thanks a ton. It's beautiful and fits perfectly Please let me know if you ever want come to a Birds of Chicago show, you'll be our guest!
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~Christopher M., Chicago, IL
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Just wanted to let you know I received the amp cover for my Swart. The quality is outstanding and it fits like a glove. I'm very happy with it! It was a pleasure dealing with you. Thanks again!
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~Bruce C., 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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got cover today..perfect fit !!! now I can take amp with me and be protected..great service
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~Paul R., Dudley MA
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I just got my gig bag. It is, of course, perfect. And, the strap is exactly what I had in mind. Rest assured that I will be singing your praises.
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~Dan E. Marion, OH
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Hey just wanted to say i got the covers last week and they are awesome!!! i will definitely purchase more in the future.my amp and cabinets are bandmate protected
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~Pete G., Nova Scotia CANADA
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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 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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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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Studio Slips gang... ...just received "bag" for Gallien Krueger RB400 bass head... it's perfect... just what I needed... nice job one and all, once again...!
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~Larry A., Ashland OR
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I received my Mesa Boogie cover today. All OK, nice job, good looking, good quality, I appreciate your services, thanks a many, :-)
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~Pierre-Andr, Pully, Switzerland
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Hi Susan - have now received the padded cover for my Bad Cat Mini amp. It's great - well made and fits beautifully. Pity no-one seems to make such a good product in United Kingdom, so I'll recommend my fellow guitarists to look at your website and have confidence in the high quality of your products.
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~Malcolm K., UNITED KINGDOM
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Received the bag and just wanted to comment on how pleased I am with it. Thank you for a great product.
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~Rich S., Nelson NH
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I received the slips for my Fender Blues Jr. and Risen Legacy today. They look great. As I have come to expect of Studio Slips, they fit great. The flap the goes under the amp handle is a very nice touch -- great attention to the little things!! Thanks for the quick turn around.
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~Rick B., Liberty Township, OH
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My cover arrived today. The fit over my VHT combo is ideal with just enough room to slide on/off easily. The standard pouch holds all of the cables and foot switch easily there's enough room for a stomp box or two if I want. I couldnt be happier.
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~Mike H., Sunnyvale CA
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The bag arrived, everything is perfect! Thanks again for nailing another one. We dig your standards.
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~Mike V., Canada
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Glad I went with your company! The brown clams for my Dr. Z Maz 18 head and 2x10 cab fit perfectly, look fantastic, and the quality is top-notch. I will gladly order from you again. Take care!
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~Tom G., Rio Rancho, NM
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It's fabulous and fits perfectly. I'll be putting the word out around town about your covers. Thanks again,it was worth the wait.
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~David R., Canada
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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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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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Got both the covers today. I am amazed, these are fantastic and fit like a glove! You guys do excellent work and I am totally satisfied.
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~Ron P., Wheat Ridge, CO
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I just got back from Japan - where among other things I got to carry my little Gallien Krueger amp around in the beautiful case you made for it and shipped to my friends house there last year. Thank you so much. It was really quite elegant. well done.
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~Bert S., Brighton, MA
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cover is awesome!
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~Mike R., Wilmette, IL