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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Just wanted to drop you a note... The covers are perfect. Thanks a whole bunch!
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~Rick G., Halethorpe, MD
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Just to let you know the cover is awesome ! THANKS !
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~Kurt S., Fair Lawn, NJ
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The slip arrived today, looks great and fits snugly. Thanks so much, will do business again!
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~Mike P., Shady Grove, PA
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I've received the cover. It fits perfectly! It also looks great! Thank you again for you wonderful customer service and the best covers!
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~Jonny B., Israel
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Both covers arrived. They are fabulous. Many thanks. I'll likely be putting in another order for a pedal board tote in the near future.
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~Terry W., CANADA
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I'm anxious to get the cover. This is my third one from you guys. Your covers are the best!
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~Mike B., Riverside, CA
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Susan- really appreciate the quality workmanship, it fits like a glove.
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~Gary A., Belvedere, CA
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Wanted to let you know how much I like the amp cover. This cover offers all the protection I need and the exterior isn't showing any signs of wear. We play about 7 to 8 shows a month - club dates to concerts and just about everything in-between. This cover holds up and makes it so much easier to transport my amp. So bottom line is I'm more than satisfied with my Studio Slip. Heavy touring where equipment is getting a lot of abuse can justify road cases but for everything else, I think this is the way to go. The quality, workmanship and attention to detail is top notch. I will order again as soon as the need arises. Thanks!
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~Steve, Waxahachie, TX
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I received the cover this week. It fits beautifully. Thank you.
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~Brad K.,
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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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Clam shell cover came today. Perfect fit! Thanks! ...Keep On Craftin'
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~Robert C., Vermilion, HO
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Aloha Susan~ I received my bag today. I love it!!!!! The material and workmanship is awesome... I highly recommend you product! Mahalo
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~Steven F., somewhere safe!
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Got the amp covers...they fit perfectly and are AWESOME. Great products...great service.
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~Mike S., Fort Worth, TX
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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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Have recently received my order of a Clamshell bag for my Swart AST mkII head. Just wanted to say that the bag fits perfectly and really looks the business. A quality product. Many thanks. I would definitely recommend your products to anyone looking for stylish soft cover protection for their equipment.
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~Stephen P., Great Britain
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cover is awesome!
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~Mike R., Wilmette, IL
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...just recieved my amp cover.....love it!!!!-thanks
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~John M., Penacook, NH
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Damn girl - i need to play the amp sometimes It just looks so good sitting there with the cover!
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~Mark W., Lafayette, LA
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Today, Bag arrived. Very nice! Perfect fit! I respect your work.
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~Yamada S., Tokyo, JAPAN
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Thank you I recieved the slip covers today & they are perfect. Great quality, I will recomend you to all my mucisian freinds. Tanks again. Sincerely, Dave
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~Dave A., Stoughton, WI
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I received the clamshell cover for my Carr Rambler yesterday. It fits perfectly. Thanks for making a great product.
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~Don M., Oakland, NJ
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The cover looks great and fits perfectly. Thanks for a good job!
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~Stephanie T., San Francisco
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The slip arrived today and fits perfectly, you hit the nail right on the head. Thank you for your professionalism and look forward to buying one for my 4x12 flextone cab!!
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~Derek P
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Cover arrived yesterday and fits like a glove. The back pocket is bigger than I envisioned and is gonna work great for "small ball"... Thanks so much.
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~Thom W., Salem, OR
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Great clamshells- if you put all the other cover manufacture's and a sewing machine in a box and rattled them around for 50 years it wouldn't come out this good! Great fit! Thank you-Pics enclosed of custom sized rig.
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~Dan H., Concord, CA
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I picked the clamshell cover up today, and I just wanted to thank you for a perfectly fitting and nicely made product. I have to say it was way more expensive than if I had bought a cover here in the UK, but it's a better product, and postal charges, duty and customs charges are definitely beyond your control!
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~Michael S., United Kingdom
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Yesterday I recieved the bag. WHAT A NICE BIG IT IS!!!!. I fits perfectly and it looks very well made. It is ready for abusive use, because I travel a lot and will use it in harsh(to deserts and snow etc.) environments. Many thanks for your excellent workwomanship.
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~Ernst H., Nijmegen NETHERLANDS
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Hi, Just got my amp cover and it's GREAT! Thanks,
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~Daniel S.
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Got a chance to finally try the Gig Bag and Dust cover on my Unleash. Fits great...as usual!!! Thanks so much!!!
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~Bob K., Oakland, CA
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Dear Susan, Thank you and all the folks at Studio Slips! The Crate (CA6110DG) amp cover fits perfectly and looks great. You're the best.
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~Craig A., Independence, MO
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I received my order, and the covers fit perfectly. Thanks for making a great product.
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~Robert B., Saratoga, CA
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Just received the cover. Fits PERFECTLY! Great craftsmanship! High quality materials! So proud to support an American small business owner such as yourself. Thanks again.
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~Alex F., Brooklyn, NY
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I finally had a chance to try on my new Studio Slip cover. It fits PERFECT!!!! Thanks!!!!! I LOVE it!!!!
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~Miki N., Rancho Murieta, CA
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Received it today and it was a perfect fit thank you again.
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~Terrence F., Long Beach NY
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Thanks for a great job on the cover for my 61 Panoramic. It fits perfectly and I won't hesitate to recommend you to my musician friends.
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~Christopher B., Rosindale, MA
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Wow! What classy covers. Truly fantastic and everything fits real well. Totally worth it. Now I have to get more amps and speaker cabs just so I can pamper them with your groovy stuff... A very satisfied customer,
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~Jerry M., New York, NY
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Both covers for my bassman and twin reverb have safely arrived and made my room look much neatier and tidy. I think my amps also like their new tailor made custumes too! Thank you again for your great product and service!
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~Eiichi I., Tokyo, JAPAN
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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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Hey Susan! I realized I never had the opportunity last year to thank you for the pedal board bag and the amp cover! They're both wonderful and have held up well during the past couple tours. I love how well they're made, obviously you guys pay close attention to detail!
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~John S., Los Angeles, CA
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Just a short note to thank you for the beautiful amp covers. They both fit perfectly, and look WONDERFUL! Thanks again for the fast service.
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~Len H., Oceanside, NY
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This is a beautiful and perfect job, total satisfaction. Thank you !
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~Laurent A., France
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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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The clamshell case for my acoustasonic 150 arrived. Very nice quality!! Perfect fit. Color looks great ( brown one ).
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~David D., Boise ID
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Very cool!! Thanks!! By the way, if you go to the attached site they have the dimensions for the Lindy Fralin combo amp (1x15). Someone took the time to measure everything out. How does this compare to your notes? The amp manufacture told me to go to "coveramp" to get my cover (as I mentioned to you on the phone) but I ultimately found their covers to be unattractive and canceled my order. I was happy to find the Fralin amps were also in your system because I really like Studio Slips the best!!
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~Robert K. Leonardtown, MD
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It fits PERFECT!
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~Gloria S., Muskegon MI
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I received the cover today - it is beautiful (as always)
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~Peter P., Brookline, MA
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The cover for the Rotten Johnny fits very well! Thank you.
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~Mark F., Catskills, NY
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Got it- Looks great and fits perfect!
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~Jorge "The Holstered", Ft. Lauderdale, FL
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The bag that you sent to Paris arrived and Philip reports it works perfect. It arrived just one day before he leaves Paris for 2 gigs down south in the Pyrenees. Thanks!
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~David A., Falls Church, VA
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to all at Studio Slips....thank you ! you made 3 different slips for 3 different amps and they all fit perfectly :) To all involved in the process: Great job ! Happy New Years !!!
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~Barry S., Medina, OH