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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...You won't be surprised to know that (my cover) fits very well on my Roland KC550. The workmanship is, also, very good. You have a new customer here. Thank you for the quick and excellent service.
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~Warren R., Plano TX
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As usual... the case cover you made for my bass clarinet is wonderful craftsmanship... Thank you for being in business and for the sincerity and service you send to all of us, your customers.
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~Warren R., Plano, TX.
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I just received my cover for the Gallien Krueger MB150 Combo. Wonderful fit and finish. Thank your for a great product.
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~Richard L., Sunnyvale CA
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Received the carrying case for my Diezel Columbus footswitch. I just wanted to say “thank you” and tell you what a perfect fit, the quality is beautiful and materials worthy to stand up to gigging during the Minnesota winter (i.e. -47degF). This is the third custom piece now that you made for me....Thanks very much for your professionalism, exceptional quality and attention to detail, and for the warm and timely customer service.
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~Larz E., Savage MN
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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 got the cover yesterday. Perfect fit!! Nice job to you and your team.
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Thank you, my case arrived today and it fits perfectly and is well designed. I will recommend you folks to my colleagues.
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~Lukas P., Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA
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The clamshell for my Tex CC Bernie arrived. It fits like a second skin. It now seems I have matching luggage for both my amps and pedal board. Thanks so much...again.
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~Terry W., Richmond Hill, Ontario
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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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Received my order today. Great job, top notch quality and design.. perfect fit. I'll be showing off your work to other players.
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~Mike F., Kihei HI
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I got it yesterday. Fits perfect ,as always!!
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~Per Erik A., Kyrkjebø, NORWAY
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It's a perfect fit, looks great. I'll use it this weekend, it should mean less worry about loading and unloading my equipment, (especially when I am tired at the end of the evening) I think the pocket will be very useful.
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~Richard J., Los Gatos CA
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Dust cover arrived today....fits nice. Thank You & Happy New Year
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~Donald K., Kiamesha Lake, NY
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I just opened the box with my new cover in it. I can’t tell you how happy I am with it! The cover fits my amp, an SWR Workingman’s 15 Combo, like a glove. The quality of the workmanship is outstanding. You even put a little flap under the opening for the handle. It’s just beautiful. Again, I want to compliment you for your superior customer service and attention to detail. As I mentioned, I’ve NEVER bought any custom items directly online before, but your website and communications made me feel confident enough to go ahead. And I’ve made a point of suggesting your company on our band Facebook page - bass player for The Curbs www.facebook.com/thecurbsband
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~Sher K., Portland OR
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I received the amp cover today and was very pleasantly surprised! The material was much tougher than I thought it would be from the pictures and the foam was nice and thick, as well. It fit absolutely perfectly and everything lined up where it should. If only you made clothes! Thanks for the great job and my amp thanks you, too...
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~John H., Hampstead, MD
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The cover came yesterday and it looks really great! The Bogner cabinet is now ready to hit the road and change the world of music forever!!. . . or something like that. I will definitely keep you in mind for future work. Thank you so much,
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~Joel K., Oakland, CA
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Just wanted to drop you a line to let you know that I received the padded slip cover for my Bludotone head shell today, and that it fits perfectly! Thank you for the wonderful work. You guys are the best!
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~Rick O., Raleigh, NC
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Susan, It Does fit! I am surprised and pleased. Thank You,
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~Joe L., Anaheim, CA
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The Studio Slip Cover just arrived. It is a splendid thing & fits my VM amp like a glove! Wow. Thanks again for your wonderful customer service & fine product line. I will highly recommend your business....
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~Craig D., Glenview, IL.
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The slip cover was delivered yesterday. It fits perfectly. Nice job!
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~Steve M., Penfield, NY
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I thought before I sent an email to tell how great the studio slips covers are I'd give them a try for about 6-9 months. Best thing I could buy. Works great, protects the equipment. I especially like the clamshell cover so the bottom of the amp doesn't get trashed. I bought the standard padding and that seems to be fine. The equipment is moved 3 times a week, minimum and there are no problems. I'm looking into a getting a few more covers for other equipment, but I wanted to tell you how well the cover for the Marshall 1974x was working for me. Easy to open and setup and easy to pack away and none of the weight of a road case. I'm the roadie too so I really appreciate that. Not a scratch on the amp, perfect. I can't tell enough people how well this has worked out for me.
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~Andy V., Manchester, CT
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Got my new cover for the Vox AC15C1 TV BC, and it fits great, thank you.
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~John M., Palos Heights IL
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Got my cover for my Carr Rambler yesterday and it's a perfect fit. Thank you very much for the short turnaround time from order to receipt. Btw - the black with your white stitched logo looks real nice.
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~Steve M., Honolulu, HI
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Received my Milkman Half & Half 15 Studioslips amp cover today and the fit check was excellent. As far as I'm concerned no adjustments are necessary. Hope ya'll sell a bunch of these. I'm going to pass this information on to Tim at Milkman.
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~James M., Hillsboro TX
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Bag arrived this morning, and man it is swank indeed! Very cool to have a custom-fitted bag for this keyboard which is smaller than most of the typical 4-octave keyboard bags. Plus, the extra padding, brown color and wrap-around leather - very nice job!
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~Roger P., Pacifica, CA
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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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just got the covers and they fit great. you might get an order from my bass player. thanks for your help.
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~Vyasa D., Portland, OR
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Thought you would like to see the results! Fits perfect!
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~Charles L., Niagara Falls, NY
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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 received my cover yesterday and it is very, very nice. =)
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~Will P., Fairfield, CA
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I just wanted to say thanks again! I just received the padded cover and it fits the Goodsell so perfectly, like a glove. Your cover also looks amazing and I'm so happy that I ordered from you and your company. I will certainly be recommending Studio Slips - great product, great customer service. Thank you!
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~Kim M., Vancouver BC
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Just a quick note to say the cover arrived and is outstanding as usual.
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~Steve K., Fullerton, CA
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I received the covers yesterday. They look great and fit perfectly. Thanks for your fast service! Aloha.
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~Mike M
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I received the amp cover and I just want to say ,...as usual ..your work is superb!!
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~James H., Bethlehem, PA
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Just wanted to let you know that my covers arrived today and are exactly what I was hoping for. I'm delighted; thank you so much.
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~Jonathon B., Brookline, MA
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I got my padded cover today. Its awesome. Fits great, looks great. Fantastic job!
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~Craig D., Margate FL
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I got the covers today they fit perfect. Plus they look awesome! My mackie monitors are very happy!
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~Lee F., Bourbon, IN
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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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Wonderful! Thank you!
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~Brian S., Lakeland FL
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The case for my Vox DA5 Amp is absolutely perfect. Truth be told - the case costs more than the amp itself, but I needed a simple carrying case with adequate protection. Thanks for the quality work.
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~Fred D., Dearborn MI
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the cover arrived. Looks great. Thank you for your service! Will fly it to Germany next week!
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~Stephan B., Petaluma, CA
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Just wanted to let you know that I received the cover and tried it on the amp. It fits perfect,as usual!! Now if I could only play my guitar half as good as your fit and finish....But that's another story :)
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~Bob K., Oakland, CA
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I just received my guitar case you made and it is beautiful. Fits perfectly, I'm very happy with it.
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~Joseph G., Islandia, NY
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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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Both clamshell bags ('64 Deluxe Reverb and '62 Deluxe) fit perfectly. Thank you again (I now have four) and always impressed with your superb quality and attention to details !
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~Toshiya A., Japan
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For making super slip covers. This is my third, I guess that makes me an official endorser. The Clamshell bag is a keeper with openings for the casters ,great product.
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~Mel M., Amityville NY
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got the package yesterday, tried the head and 4x12 slips today and they fit absolutely perfectly. Top notch work as always! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
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~Igor B., Toronto, CANADA
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I got the dust cover for my Peavey Vyper today. It fits like a glove and looks great!
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~David H., St. Louis, MO
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Just got my Studio Slips cover. All is good, it fits perfect. You guys ever think of filling the padding with helium? Rock-n-Roll and a back past the half century mark aren't working out like I planned! HA!
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~Dave D., Ozark MO
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Hello Susan and all at Studio Slips, I just received the clamshell cover for the Bogner Goldfinger 45 combo and as usual, it was a slam dunk fit. Thanks and best wishes,
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~Peter A., Chicago, IL