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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Thanks for the great service and the super quality covers!!! Your covers make professional equipment look even more professional!
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~Jim W., Vista CA
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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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RECEIVED MY ORDER OF THE COVER FOR MY AMPEG B-15 HERITAGE COMBO. FITS LIKE A GLOVEGREAT JOB
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~Michael N., Bordentown NJ
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Hello from Nashville... The slips are holding up great. We have been on the road for about 3 weeks. We have been to Kentucky, Ohio, West Virginia, and of course here in Tennessee. I have not had a single problem. What an outstanding product and a great American Company. We are going to be entering the studio to record a full length CD. When it is done I will send you one.
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~Johnny B
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Thank you Susan for the eighth Studioslips.com cover that you have sent to me. As usual it fit exact, dead nuts, bingo, right on the money as in perfect. Great quality and heavy duty as expected. Thank you once again Susan for a great job.
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~Brian C., Waterford CT
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I wanted to confirm back to you that I received my cover. It fits great and I am sure it will keep my amp looking good for years to come.
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~Fred B., Santa Clara, CA
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Received the dust cover. Fits perfect. Thanks!
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~Michael F., San Francisco, CA
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Hello from Texas, I recieved the padded slip today and all I can say is WOW! It fit perfect and looks great. Thanks again. Flawless workmanship. I love it. We finally cooled off here in the Panhandle even got a little rain.. Had a couple friends over and they like the slip better than my amp. What else can I say.
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~Dwight J., Fritch, TX
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Just wanted to let you know how impressed I am with my new Traynor K4 keyboard amp cover. The quality of materials and impeccable workmanship are amazing.
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~Michael C., Glendale, CA
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Hello, My Tone King Metropolitan slip fits perfect. Just wanted to let you know so that you can rely on those measurements for future orders from customers with the same amp.
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~Mike M. Tucson, AZ
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Hello Susan. Got the cover..love it! The handle cutout is perfectly placed with 4 7/8 from the back. Thanks again
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~Will R., Frankfort KY
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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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Just received it and its great (as I expected it would be)! Thanks so much once again.
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~Joseph T., Burbank CA
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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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I received my cover today and it fits like a glove. Great quality! Great look! Keep those dimensions that Jess Oliver gave me (Ampeg Portaflex Model B-15N 1x15 Combo) for future reference as they are perfect!
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~Brian P., Los Angeles, CA
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Just a quick note to inform you that I received the cover for my Matchless DC-30 today. Well made, perfect fit. Good work.
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~Stefanos, Greece
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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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Once again very impressive fit and finish. I am really pleased with the quality of your work. This case should perfectly protect my Kemper remote pedal.
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~Gary G., Northville MI
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Susan, looks like I'm loosin', loosin' my mind.......over studioslips covers! (kinda sounds like the Buckinghams doesn't it?) I received my latest covers for my Dr. Z Mini-Z head and my Fender Vibro-King yesterday. They fit perfectly. I am going to take a photo of the four and send to you. Your clamshell covers are the best for keeping my amps in good shape. Thanks for making such a great product!
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~John E., FORSYTH, IL
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I received my slip cover yesterday and it's awesome! Not only that, but it's a perfect fit too! I will display it proudly! Thank you so much for such an excellent product. :D
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~Luther G., Spring TX
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Fits like a glove, and appears extremely well made. Rec'd in time, appreciate the rush order. Another happy customer.
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~Ken M., Narberth PA
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that is some super fast shipping. Never before have I actually received a shipment from the USA within three days. To the extent that you can help this: thanks! The bag is just perfect.
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~Matthijs D., Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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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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Superb workmanship and fast turnaround, as always...
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~Lyndon L., Sherman Oaks, CA
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I got the cover three days ago, I think. I've been really busy with my work. It fits and looks great! Thank you so much for the great product.
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~Kazya A., Suwa-gun, JAPAN
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I rec'd the clamshell cover for my Fargen Head. WoW!!! Nice work!!! Fit's like a glove!!! Mahalo nui loa (Thank you very much)!!!
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~Aloha Steve
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Just wanted to let you know the cover looks and fits great. Thanks for the all the support and care you provide in producing your covers. I can't imagine anyone getting a better cover or service.
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~Scott I, Elk Grove, CA
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Just wanted to let you know the cover for my amp arrived on Friday. It?s a perfect fit and the workmanship and materials are first-rate. I?ll certainly call again when I need another amp cover ? I probably should have you replace a couple that I already have!
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~Hal G., Atlanta, GA
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I received my fearless F112 today and the cover, apart from looking great, fits perfectly. Thanks so much for doing the order change and refunding the difference. I will certainly be recommending you to any one looking for a great cover.
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~Jeff R., Chico CA
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I just picked up the Clamshell Gig Bag for my Fender Head from the post office. What a beautiful product, so well made and easy to use. I am extremely pleased to have found Studio Slips on the Internet. Excellent service and your quick turn-around meant I didn't have too long a wait for delivery.
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~Doug G., Ontario, Canada
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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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Ignore my previous e-mail, the cover arrived literally 10 minutes ago. Fits like a glove, looks perfect and is durable enough to last a long, long time. Thank you very much!
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~Noor A., Malvern, GREAT BRITAIN
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Received the bags. As always, they are wonderful. Keep up the good work.
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~Dave W., Rancho Cucamonga CA
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The cover came today and it looks great and fits perfectly (even the logo is on the front)! Thanks.
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~Dave H., West Bend, WI
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Hello You guys at Studio Slips..Just received my cover for the Mesa Heartbreaker Combo, and I am blown away by the look and fit. You really do what you say. Expect me back for my other cabs!
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~Dan S., Wisconsin Dells, WI
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Just received the cover for my Matchless Spitfire. Absolutely perfect; I love it! Thanks a bunch
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~Michael W., Salt Lake City UT
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Got it. It's an awesome piece of work. Thanks.
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~Dean Y., Arlington, VA
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I just wanted to say thank you for the Victoria amp gig bag. The fit is perfect and the quality is excellent. I will be recommending your product to my fellow musicians. Cheers!
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~Alex B., Valparaiso, IN
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I couldn't be more pleased with the cover I recently received for my Hartke VX3500. Very high quality and it fits like a glove. I will surely be spreading the word among my fellow musicians.
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~Brad H., Reedsville, WV
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Slip arrived....looks good. Fits perfectly. Thanks.
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~William K., Alexandria, VA
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Just wanted to let you know I received my Studio Slip cabinet cover and am really impressed with its overall quality and fit. In addition its been a pleasure dealing with real people at Studio Slips - in every sense of the word - during the ordering process. You have my future business and recommendations.
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~Bob E., Ashland, OR
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Just a short note to say thanks for the cover. It was waiting for me at the hotel when we got back, as promised. Just got back yesterday, fits great!
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~Tony, UK
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Received my Little Walter Twin 50 head clamshell cover and its perfect, especially with the double padding. All my gear now is covered in a rolling advertisement for Studio Slips!
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~Gary L., San Diego, CA.
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I received the custom cover yesterday and as usual it fits dead nuts, bingo, right on the money. Another super quality cover for me. Thank you so much for your super quality work. I will order another custom cover from you this Fall for a new Lone Wolf Blues Company 40 amp head as soon as they have them ready for shipment.
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~Brian C., Waterford CT
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Just received the cover. The cover has exceeded my expectations GREATLY! I will be ordering another Cabinet in a few months and I will definitely order another cover.
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~Paul C., Beaumont TX
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The bag arrived and fits perfectly. Thanks so much !
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~Roberto S. Chicago, Illinois.
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I just wanted to let you know that the cover you made for my Bruno fits beautifully. Very much appreciated, and I am sure we will do business again.
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~Manny Z., Purchase, NY
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The Bludotone Ported 1x12 Cabinet #3781 fits perfectly. I wanted to make sure since it's a new cover #. Love it.
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~David G., Freeburg, IL
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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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The bag fits perfectly, and I am very impressed with the level of craftsmanship and protection in a lightweight case. Ideal for my portable organ pedals.
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~Michael B., Cape Elizabeth ME