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 received both my new covers yesterday and they're perfect...great work as always...they make my 5th & 6th one's I got from you over the years...thanks for the fast turnaround
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~John F., Lomita, CA
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The cover arrived yesterday and it fits nicely and perfectly. I am very pleased. Thanks a lot. Greetings from sunny Bonn, Germany.
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~Hans R., Bonn, GERMANY
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Hi there Susan, Just got the covers in, they all fit great! thanks again for another perfect batch!
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~Travis B, Freedom Sound, CANADA
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As a third time repeat customer I just wanted to let you know my covers for the Carr Mini Mercury Amplifier are nothing short of perfection. The brown canvas is rather stylish and compliments the tweed exterior of the amp. I've had my regular Mercury Amp and my digital Mellotron covered with Studio Slips for a few years now and they are tough as nails. You just can't beat good lookin' and tough as nails! I'd order again in a heart beat and will refer Studio Slips to others whenever I can. Please keep up the great work and have a wonderful holiday season.
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~Rick G., Halethorpe, MD
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I received the slip cover yesterday, and it was just as adorable as expected! (I have purchased one earlier from you, so I knew what to expect).
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~Morten H., Norway
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Just wanted to let you know that I received the cover for my Blackstar HT-1R and it fits perfectly. Goes on easily, not too loose not too tight, handle opening fits exact. Thank for the great work and service.
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~Eric C., Wilmington, DE
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Just a note of thanks on the cover. Fits perfect..well done. It's better then anticipated.
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~Jeff S., Las Vegas, NV
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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 just wanted to drop you a quick note to let you know how much I appreciate your product. The quality is outstanding and it fits my keyboard like a glove. Below are pictures of your gig bag compared to another brand's version of a "61 key slim" gig bag. There is just no comparison.
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~William H., Rockledge FL
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The covers arrived earlier this week. They fit like gloves and look great.
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~Dave K., Rochester, NH
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I received my amp cover last week. Wow! You guys did a great job. The cover fits to a "T." I also love the optional pocket. I really appreciate the fast turn around from the time I ordered my cover to the very short time I received it. Let's not omit the quality of this cover. Anyone who takes pride in their equipment and really wants to protect their investment (their equipment), owes it to them self to seriously look into purchasing one of your covers.
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~Uncle Lewie, Toledo, OH
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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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My covers arrived today and they are wonderful. They fit perfectly and look super-snazzy. Thank you for a great product and great service,
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~Hoby E., Poestenkill, NY
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Got the cover - perfect fit ! Great job as always.
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~Bobby K, Melrose Park, IL
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Great to meet you today! My cover fits like a glove. Many thanks for such a fine quality product!
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~Sal M., Petaluma CA
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Just received everything and it all fit perfectly. Super pleased with the quality and working with all of you. I added a topic to Surf Guitar 101, which is where all the surf guitar crowd resides.
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~Paul W., Seal Beach CA
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The cover fits great...nice work...Thanks...John
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~John F. Lomita, CA
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No wonder Morgan Music suggests you. My cover for My Peavey Masterpeice 50 came today. I eagerly took it out and tried it on my equipment....perfect fit!!!! Thanks so much, you did a wonderful job and you now have a customer who will recommend you to as many people as possible. God bless.
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~John D., Carthage, MO
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I have just brought in of a journey of business in Congo, and thus have only just seen the covers which arrived during my journey. Always a great work as my very first order, faithful to the wished dimensions and the great quality. In the next, for my future order. Thank you
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~Cedric K., Le Havre, France
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Your cases are tight, sublime and perfect - did I leave anything out? I'll use your cases until death do us part.
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~Paul H., Beverly Hills, CA
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Beautiful job !! Thank you !!
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~Michael Y., Saint Albans, VT
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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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Give Studio Slips measurements and they nail it everytime . Perfect covers . thank you ;)
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~Scott H., Los Angeles, CA
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You really do fantastic work and have a great company. The How To Measure video & that you confirm each order is excellent. This is my second order. My first cover is still working perfectly. It's durable and keeps my speaker protected nicely.
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~Elmer J., Bronx, NY
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The covers fit perfectly and look great. Thanks for the excellent service & product.
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~Justin B., Auckland, NEW ZEALAND
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Thanks Susan. The slip arrived and is great as always.
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~David H., Portland, OR
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The dust cover came and is a perfect fit!!! Thank you so much! Sorry it was such a project to get the measurements correct but you hit it out of the park. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
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~Nicholas W., Menifee CA
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I just received my padded cover for my Suhr 1x12 cabinet. When I ordered I had tweaked your measurements as my cabinet dimensions were slightly different. Anyway an absolute perfect fit. Also, the cover quality and construction is great. You have a top notch product. I will not hesitate to recommend your company to anyone I talk to that needs covers and will be ordering from you again when the need arises.
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~Mike D., Canada
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I have to commend you upon the durability of your padded clamshell covers of which I possess a great many as you know. Recently I purchased a cover for my daughters Fender 65R practice amplifier which was subsequently exposed to a conflagration within her home that destroyed the interior of the domicile. The amp with cover was in a rear bedroom amidst a number of other items that were severely damaged. Several items in near proximity, such as a Guitar Hero drum set, were destroyed however the amplifier and its cover survived unscathed. While all about was a total loss, your cover fully protected the amplifier within and was itself undamaged! A machine washing and air drying removed all smoke residue from the cover and both were thence as good as new! Your covers are the finest I have ever encountered; in short, they are INCREDIBLE!
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~Peter L., Bullhead City, AZ
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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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I received the bag today and it fits my amp perfectly. Handles are reliable and material is VERY strong. Shape and color are beautiful. I really like this bag!
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~JY
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The slip you folks made for my Victorilux came in today and I must say, you have exceeded my highest expectation! She fits like a glove, perfect taper, perfect all the way around. Thanks so much for the outstanding job.
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~Steve T., Grapevine TX
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Thanks for making perfect fitting clamshell cases for my 60's Fender and Silvertone amps! I'll be taking these amps on the road over the next few weeks touring with Brett Harris on these upcoming tour dates and they'll make appearances in the house band of a popular weekly Flash Chorus event in Durham NC in the fall (among many other endeavors). I'll be directing friends your way for sure.
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~Ross G., Durham NC
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Just a quick one to let you know that the covers have arrived and fit fantastically. Quality job and will be recommending you guys in the future.
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~Steve A., Victoria, Australia
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Received the StudioSlip yesterday, fits and looks great!!!
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~Mike D., Murrieta, CA
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Just wanted to write and say thank you, once again, for providing such an awesome product. The attention to detail really shows all over. Great quality zippers, heavy duty fabric, (So glad I went with the brown, matches my retro looking amp to a tee) and most importantly, fit. The old saying "fit's like a glove" should be replaced with "Fits like a Studio Slips cover".
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~Alex S., Edmonton, CANADA
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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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The cover was delivered safely. Tried it for fit and it's perfect. Quality of materials and workmanship look great so I'm sure it will hold up well under use. I'm glad I decided to give StudioSlips a try. Will be in touch for a few more covers now that I've seen your work.
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~Barnett C., Sturbridge, MA
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Thank you again Susan,, how you made my one off custom bag with my special needs perfectly, just from a phone call an a picture is amazing! If only you did mail order brides???
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~Stuart, Dirge Guitar Works, Monroe, GA
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Received my amp cover and its beautiful and fits perfectly, thank you!! You guys do great work.
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~Adam D., Los Angeles CA
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Fantastic! Exactly what I wanted. I'll be ordering all my covers from you guys from now on.
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~Daniel C., Nashville TN
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My Gig Bags arrived yesterday, and I fitted them last night, a perfect fit!!! Very many thanks to you and all involved in creating these items. Thanks again
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~John G., Blairstown, NJ
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The bag came in today and fits great-looks sharp! Thanks so much!
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~John H., Lexington, KY
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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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Susan, got the bags back this past weekend. Really great work - perfect fit and all straps work great.
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~Jeff VB, Woodbine, MD
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Just wanted to you know that the cover showed up and fits perfectly over the pedals.
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~Jeffrey S., Beverly, MA
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I just received the slip cover and gig bag for my David Eden cab and head and they fit and look GREAT! I will recommend Studio Slips to ALL my playing peers.
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~Jason S., Clearfield, PA.
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I received the covers for the DAS Avant 15A and I must say, I am VERY IMPRESSED. They could not possibly fit better. Every dimension is absolutely perfect and they fit like a glove -- snug, but not too tight -- just perfect. Thank you so much and I wish you the happiest holiday season ever.
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~Dan C., Murfreesboro TN
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The cover arrived safely, it' a perfect fit including the length, many thanks.
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~Neil E., Perth, West Australia
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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