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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The fit and finish are perfect! Thank you so much for making such a great product for making the ordering process so easy with the custom size of my amp! You have a customer for life!
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~Chris M., Mission Viejo CA
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Thanks for a great slip! The craftsmanship and build quality are top notch and the fit is perfect.
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~Blaine T., San Francisco CA
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I received my cover the other day and it fit's perfectly! Beautiful workmanship to boot. We will do business again.
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~Kevin H., Wantage, NJ
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Just wanted to let you know that, this afternoon, I received the dust cover w/rear pocket that your folks made for my Peavey Windsor Studio 1x12? Combo amp. Not only is it an extraordinarily well-made amp cover, but it also happens to be very sharp looking with the ?Studio Slips? patch on the front! Most important, it fits PERFECTLY!!! A better job could not have been done, had you had my amp there in the shop with you! I can assure you that from now on, any amp covers, etc., that I may need in the future, Studio Slips WILL get the order!
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~Ernie B., Middletown, MD
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I just wanted to drop you a note, letting you know how pleased I am with the cover I recently received. It arrived yesterday, and it fits perfectly (thanks for asking me to confirm/adjust the measurements - a couple were slightly different from the dimensions you had on file.) It fits snugly, but not too tight as to be difficult to remove or install. Also, the optional pocket will be a welcome addition for carrying charts, notebooks, cables, etc., without tying up another hand. Thanks again for your quality product, and speedy production/shipping!
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~Jonathan D., Toledo, OH
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The cover fit perfectly! Thank you!!!
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~Allen C., Los Angeles, CA
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Just emailing you to let you know that the clamshell cover for the RedPlate BlackVerb got here and fits like a glove, just like my other two covers. Thanks a lot and Happy Holidays to you and yours.
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~David F., Coos Bay, OR
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I received the gig bag and it fits and works perfect. Thought youd like to know! Thanks again for the professional work,
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~Judy Ann C., Sequim, WA
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HELLO . JUST TO LET YOU KNOW THAT I GOT THE COVER FOR THE EVH 5150 III . IT REALLY COVERS THE AMP WELL ALL AROUND INCLUDING WIRING IN THE BACK WITH A LITTLE SLACK EXTRA WHICH I WANTED, AND AM VERY HAPPY WITH IT.
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~Richard B., New York, NY
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Hi Susan; My 2 padded slipcovers arrived today - they look great and fit like the proverbial glove. Thanks again:)
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~Greg S., CANADA
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My new slip cover just came in!!!! Wasn't supposed to be here until tomorrow. I have a gig in a couple of hours and thought I was going to have to take my amp again without the cover. Anyway it's here just in time!!!!! Thank you Susan!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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~James C. H., Weatherford, TX
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Got the second clamshell today. Perfect & would have been surprised otherwise. Thank you both for everything to date, all of the clamshells are getting a good workout & had have done their job well.
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~Barnett C., Sturbridge MA
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Thanks for the early Christmas present!!And as usual it fits perfect.It never ceases to amaze me that you can make the cover fit despite the fact that I have a problem measuring my equipment.Now if my guitar playing was as good as the fit,finish and quality of your covers......... Have a great Holiday Season and a Happy New Year.
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~Bob K - Customer extraordinare , Oakland, CA
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Just wanted to let you all know my cover arrived today and, as always, it fits like a glove. Actually it fits like a speaker cab cover, which is even better. Thanks for another great Studio Slip.
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~Hoby E., Poestenkill NY
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Just wanted to let you know that my clamshell arrived yesterday. It fits perfect and I am very happy! Thank you much,
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~Jeremy, W. DesMoines IA
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Hi Susan-this is the best cover of all time! Will you please make me a second cover (clamshell) exactly like the first? (I have just acquired a second EA cabinet.)
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~Michael F., Oak Park, IL
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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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Just received my clamshell case for the 500-series rack, it looks fantastic!
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~Leslie M., Honolulu HI
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I really like the gig bag you made for my steel guitar. Thanks a lot. It makes life quite a bit easier.
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~Mike N. Middlesex, NJ
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My cover for my 65 Amps London Pro 1x12 Combo fits beautifully and looks great! Great work!
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~Ken C., Midlothian, TX
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Cover fit perfect!
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~Michael S., Troy, IL
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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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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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MANY, MANY, MANY thanks for the quick turn around and excellent product!!!!!!! My Dr. Z Carmen Ghia LE made the trip securely under the seat in front of me on the plane.
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~Tim S., Traverse City, MI
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"Regardless of the gender of my amps, they ALL wear Studio Slips"....:)
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~Tom T., Woodstock, GA
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Got my studio slip case for my Peavey Custom shop 212 cabinet today. Took it out of the box and put it on cabinet...and, as always, it fit like a glove!!! I cannot express my thanks and my appreciation for the quality job you do with your product. You are always my first suggestion to any on my musician friends who are looking for a slip for their equipment.
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~John D. Carthage, M
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I just wanted to let you know that the clamshell cover for my Bogner Duende is great. Just like I envisioned, it's the perfect solution to protecting my amp but without the extra weight of a flight case. The availability of the optional utility pocket is great, also. Thank you.
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~David F., Oregon
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Got the new bag a few days ago. Thanks again! Great quality as usual. Cheers,
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~Henrik M., Los Gatos, CA
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Just wanted to let you know the case came today. What a great case! And again, thanks so much for the awesome customer service!
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~Casey S., Rhinelander, WI
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Another great fit! (Cover #5 I think) Thanks again for a great product :)
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~Alan C., San Jose, CA
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My slip got here today. Boy howdy, that's a nice piece of work! Like a second skin on that amp... Thanks for such a speedy turnaround. You will be hearing from me again in the near future.
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~Mike P., Port Angeles, WA
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Thanks again! Your covers are by far the best I have ever come across.... Your covers are great!
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~Joseph M., Binghamton, NY
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I got the covers yesterday -- AMAZING QUALITY!!! I am blown away -- both items were perfect, snug fits. I am VERY pleased with your product!! :) Thanks for dealing with the UPS issue -- you got that resolved fast! :) I'll definitely be recommending you guys to my friends -- great work!
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~Bryan J., Oklahoma City, OK
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The amp cover fits like a glove and looks great (Swart Amps ST-6V6se Tweed 1x8 combo). Thank you.
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~Mike R., San Lorenzo, CA
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I received my clamshell and I am very pleased with the quality workwomanship and overall process. Thanks so much... :)
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~John R., San Bruno, CA
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I received the cover today. It fits perfectly and really couldnt be any better !
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~Bernd W., Germany
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You made a set of cases for my Bogner Shiva head and 2x12 cabinet about 6 years ago. I just want to say thanks. I still have the amp, and the cases are great. They have always fit just right, the zippers are holding up perfectly, and all in all I can't imagine better cases for someone that has to "carry his own". I sprung for the extra padded cases with leather bottoms, and they are worth every cent. You do excellent work, and I will buy cases from you the next time I get a new amp.
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~Jon K., Portland, OR
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The case for my '65 Jet came today and it is "Spot On" Thank you so much!!
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~Chris S., Goleta CA
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love the cover! thanks Susan
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~David L., Sherman Oaks CA
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Thanks for the great fast service you always provide me with Susan! I appreciate it.
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~Jerry T., Camillus, NY
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Just confirm receipt of the cover this morning. It fits beautifully and is everything I was expecting.
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~John H., Brighton UK
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My padded cover arrived today for my Morgan PR12. The quality is superb, and the fit is perfect. It is refreshing to get a product delivered that exceeded my expectations.
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~Larry G., Saskatoon, Canada
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A perfect fit once again! Thank You!
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~Andrew S., Conklin NY
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I just got my Studio Slip and it fits perfectly. It is made better than I expected. Thank you for such a great product, I will be letting my friends know.
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~Dan H., Benbrook TX
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Thanks Susan. The cover fits perfectly!
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~Joe B., Mercer Island, WA
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To whom it may concern: The covers arrived and fit perfectly. Thank you very much
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~Bob T., El Cajon CA
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Case just arrived and fits like a glove. Super high quality. Thank you dude and very excited!!!!
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~Julian V., Brooklyn NY
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i received the clamshell for my mazerati gt head today. it fits great, with room for the cord in the back. thanks so much for the great (expedited) work and customer service. i'll recommend you to anyone interested.
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~John S., Oak Park, MI
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I received the amp covers today. I'm so happy with them. You do great work! They fit so well and again I'd like to thank you for the discount you've given me on the six covers. I will highly recommend you to other amplifier owners I know.
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~John R.
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Wanted to let you know, once again, what a fantastic job you did with my custom bag!!!! Everything fits perfectly, and your craft remains best-of-the-best!!! I?m really thankful you are out there working as you do!! Look forward to needing something else in the future?.
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~Michael L., Denver, CO