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 let you know that the covers came in and they are perfect! Excellent service and quality! Thank you!
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~Bas W., Brunssum, NETHERLANDS
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Thank you for the wonderful Morgan 1 x 12 cabinet cover. It fits perfectly!
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~Matthew A., San Francisco, CA
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Theyre here! Very impressed with the fit, look and quality thank you!!!
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~Rick B., Liberty Township, OH
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I just received my new slip cover today and it fits perfectly! Thanks again for the quality product and the fast shipping!!!!!!!!
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~James H. Weatherford, TX
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Jim & Susan, I performed the first gravity test of my VVT Fralin Model 2 - it rolled off the hand truck as I made a turn going up a ramp. It landed on the control knobs and completed a flip, ending up face down. I took it into the gig, looked it over and found not a scratch (great cover from Studio Slips), fired it up and it works fine - thanks to you and Susan!
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~David G., Chesapeake Beach, MD
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Kudos for another awesome job, as I just received my third amp cover from Studio Slips. The Briefcase" fits my Mesa head perfectly. I also wanted to say thanks for the speedy turn-around on this order.
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~Dave M., Rochester Hills, MI
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I just wanted to let you know I am thrilled with the new cover. It arrived today and fits perfect. Good job and well done!!
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~Kenny M., Corinth, MS
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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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I just wanted to let you know, the slip cover arrived today and it fits perfectly. Very quality product, I'm quite pleased. Thank you so much.
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~Jason L., Newville PA
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received my slips this morning...very happy ;-)
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~David G., Scopwick, GREAT BRITAIN
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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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I just got my amp cover and pedal train case. As always, your work is amazing. Thank you so much!
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~David T., Santa Cruz CA
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I received the clamshell bag in the mail today. It looks great! The stitching, zipper, and leather strips look like very good quality. I appreciate all your help and for getting the bag to me very quickly. Thank you!
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~Andrew T., El Cajon, CA
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Susan I received the case for the Carr Mercury the other day. It fits like a glove. I really like the new design. Great job. FYI I also sent an email to Steve Carr telling him how satisfied I am with your products and service and requesting that he add a link to Studio Slips on his website.
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~Thomas B
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I`ve got the package today, earlier than expected. Great work as always and a very surprising and nice detail with the original Milkmansound logo on the bag ! Merry Christmas and a happy new year to all of you at Studio Slips. Thank you very much and all the best
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~Andreas B., Germany
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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, AL
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The little brown clammy arrived this afternoon and fits the Satellite like it grew there. I expected a lot from your gig but must say I have been well impressed even beyond expectations-well done.Many thanks,your work is much appreciated here.You will certainly have my business in the future and I would expect many players that see the case will also pony up to protect their gear when a road case is just too much. I feel the money was well spent and am indeed a happy camper.
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~Mark D., Campo, CA
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Forgive the latency of my reply, but I wanted to make sure and let you guys know that I received the covers a few weeks back - and couldn't be happier with your product! Superb quality, aesthetically appealing, and durable. Thanks again for your great customer service, and your outstanding merchandise!
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~Manny C., Miami, FL
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My cover has arrived and its perfect.
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~Roderick F., Church Point, NS, Canada
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My clamshell arrived today and it fits my Swart AST Pro like a glove! I really love the new padded pocket option as I like to store several cables, a switch box and a few pricey pedals in there. It's a fantastic addition to an already amazing case. Thanks again for another great cover. My experience with you has always been great.
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~Steven S., Mahomet, IL
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Received the gig bag yesterday and it fits the keyboard perfectly! This is the 4th gig bag I've purchased from you and I'll soon be ordering a clam shell for the Motion Sound Pro-145. Well done...again!!!
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~Thomas W., Houston, TX
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I just got the cover yesterday. Perfect fit!! Nice job to you and your team.
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~Steve M. Penfield, NY
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Susan, I received my cab cover today. It was beautiful, and my cabinet was so grateful. We had a lot of fun tonight and made many people happy. It DOES take a community, doesn't it. Thanks for pushing this along and for the beautiful work.
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~Michael F., Canton NY
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The slip was delivered last evening and fits like a glove; it's good to know that some folks still make things with an attention to detail! I will definitely recommend studio slips to everyone I know.
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~Andrew B., Santa Monica, CA
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The case for my Fender reverb looks great! Thanks so much! It's such a fragile little thing, I'm always nervous transporting it (in fact, I bought it only partially working at Guitar Center and had my dad change all the components inside to get it to work), now I don't have to worry about it so much! Thanks again!
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~Aaron E., Fishers, IN
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The bag arrived today. It fits the amp perfectly. Thanks for all an an happy new year.
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~Baptiste B., Martigues France
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Just wanted to let you know that I am very pleased with the custom slipcover that I received! God bless! Have a wonderful holiday!
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~Ron S., Lititz, PA
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Thank you Susan!! I received the cover today. It was just a size. I am very glad. I use only your cover. Because the quality and making are perfect. Thank you really. Regards, of the maximum.
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~Takaki Y., Naga, JAPAN
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It looks like I'll get my fourth bag from you tomorrow. I wanted to thank you again for being wonderful. I just liked you on facebook, and started a thread about you on the gear page. http://www.thegearpage.net/board/showthread.php?p=11649327#post11649327
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~Michael D., Buffalo, NY
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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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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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I only wanted to let you know that the four clamshell gig bags and dust covers arrived yesterday. Theyre absolutely fantastic, look great and their fit is perfect. I only regret not buying them years ago and Ill be sure to recommend them to anyone I come across, looking for serious quality covers - thank you so much. :)
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~Matthas B., Iceland
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Arrived on time, and both fit perfectly, as ever. Thanks very much!
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~Dave P., Houston, TX
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Susan and Team, Finally had a chance to check out my new bag for the Quilter. Fits perfectly!
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~Bob K., Oakland CA
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I've just received the bag today. It's a very good work you've done , thx ! I'll talk about your products around here .
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~Jerome A., FRANCE
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I received my cover a few weeks ago and just wanted to let you know it was perfect. I will definitely recommend your products to all my friends.
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~William B., Chattanooga, TN
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I have to say that I absolutely love the amplifier head cover that you made for me in June. That's why I'm back to get the matching cabinet cover. Thanks for your great work and attention to detail.
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~Rene L., Covina, CA
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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 wanted to drop you a note to say the covers arrived today and I love them! The clamshell design is brilliant and they fit my Fuchs head and cabinet like a glove. Keep up the great work and I'm sure you will see more covers headed towards Detroit as players see these around town.
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~Brian., St. Clair Shores, MI
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Working with Susan was great. Everything was 100% professional and courteous, and the delivery was spot on the estimated date. I would certainly come back for my next custom case project.
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~Ed H., Ringwood, NJ
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I just wanted to write to tell you that I received my clamshell gig bag yesterday and it looks great and fits wonderfully. It's everything I wanted and it's very well constructed. Thank you to you and to everyone there at studio slips. I'm very happy with it and I know where to go if I need a custom cover or case.
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~Zac A., Boonville, IN
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The cover arrived today and OMG! WOW! Is it beautiful. Thank you very much. It fits perfectly, like a glove.
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~Allen Z., Elgin IL
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my clamshell just arrived. What can I say? It is phenomenal. Fits perfectly. Looks awesome. Top quality product. I am happy. The amp too, I guess.
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~Frank B., Merzig, Saarland
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The 410 Bassman Neo cover fits awesome. Studio Slip number 4 for me, very happy :-)
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~Alan C., Palo Alto, CA
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Got my cover today. It's fantastic! Thank you and everyone at Studio Slips! I'll be sure to spread the word.
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~Steve L., Metairie LA
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Got both the cab and amp covers. Just wanted to say "thanks!" - they are beautiful, rugged, and fit perfectly! Thanks again for the great service.
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~Erik E. Savage, MN
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The cover fits PERFECTLY!!! Thank you so very much! And I must say The quality is MUCH better than... I look forward to ordering more of these from you so please be sure to save the design.
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~Wes D., San Antonio, TX
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Sorry it took me this long to write, but thanks for the expedited shipping and making of those amazing slips- Like a velvet glove cast in iron! I will soon order a cover for my reverb unit as well-
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~John K. Newton MA
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Hi Susan, thanks so so much for this feedback! I received them today and they are absolutely perfect. I am in awe how quickly and easy the process was! Perfection!! Well done! Now I feel safe to lug around my equipment AND be able to fit it all in the back of my vehicle. ATA cases are only good if you're road tripping with a band and trailer!
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~Marc J., Canada
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Thank you Susan and staff! Just received the clamshell bag and it's a perfect fit!
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~Eric F., Hatboro PA