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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Cover arrived yesterday; fits perfect. Thanks again for yet another perfectly executed cover. I tell anyone who'll listen about your products. Your the best!
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~Peter T., Lexington MA
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...got the clamshell yesterday. It's absolutely beautiful and fits perfectly! Huge thanks, especially for getting it done so quickly for my tour!!!
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~James N., San Francisco, CA
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Got it today Susan, just as you promised, and its perfect. You know, doing business with you is a DELIGHT. You?ve made several items for me over the years and every one has been perfect. Not to mention how nice you are to deal with. And the cherry on top was the generous 10% discount, which I really appreciate. You?re at the TOP of my list Susan.
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~Andy D., Corte Madera, CA
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It arrived today. Perfect fit! Thanks!
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~C. Webb, Chicago, IL
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My clamshell bag just arrived yesterday. I put my LSS right in and it's a perfect fit, and very attractive. I almost wish I had a bag for my bag, as it will live outside the bag most of the time! I'm sure I'll be calling again as I will probably need other bags for other amps.
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~Chuck M., Knoxville, TN
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I got the cover on Wednesday. It fits perfectly. What a great work. Thanks alot.
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~Hans G - Germany
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Great fit. And fast too. I will put it to use with a 3 gig in 2 days weekend.
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~Jon J., Austin TX
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As always, thank you for your outstanding products. I've bought many covers from multiple manufacturers and I'm happy to say, I've now replaced them all with your product.
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~E. Scott W., Chapel Hill, NC
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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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The clamshell for the Z-28 1x10 combo just got here. Looks great and fits like a glove. Thanks for getting it to me so fast.
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~Lonny C., Dallas, TX
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Good news! The amp is back and feeling well and the cover is a perfect fit. It is very nice and the quality is A1.
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~Trent D., Franklin MA
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Susan, The slip is perfect! Very well done. Now I am saving up to order another slip from you for my Fender "Twin amp".
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~Skyler S., Brooklyn NY
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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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...All of the covers that I have ordered previously (four to date, I think) have fit like gloves..I love the protection and quality of your products.
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~Tom T., Woodstock, GA
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My friends have received their bass clarinet case covers. We three all perform with the Plano Clarinet Choir here in north Dallas. Well, they both are completely convinced that the case cover you made for me is only the beginning of what SS can do. You have two more customers for life. It's my pleasure to tell people about your company. Keep on keepin' on. You'll be receiving lots more orders from me and my music friends.
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~Warren R., Plano TX
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The cover arrived today. It fits like the proverbial glove. Thank you so much for your help and punctiliousness. Gotta love standardized measurement. Every time a potential ding is thwarted by your fine cover, I will turn towards California and offer a heartfelt thank you
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~Chilese, Peoria, AZ
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Just wanted you to know that my new cover arrived yesterday and fits my Blues Jr. LTD like a glove--actually better than any glove has ever fit me! Thank you for another order flawlessly executed.
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~Tony M., Palo Alto, CA
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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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I received my covers yesterday. I just now zipped up my antique cradle. I thank you very much! I couldn't of asked for anything better! Now, it'll be safely protected until I move. Again, thank you so much. In the future, when I need something covered, I will be contacting you. Hell, I might just drop an email just to say Hello. Sincerely, A Very Happy Individual,
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~Scott C., Pinellas Park, FL
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My amp and cab protections are perfected. I am very satisfied.
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~Jean-Luc B., Seine Maritime, France
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I just got my new Studio Slip for my Ceriatone Overdrive Special amp. WOW !!!!! That is an exceptional cover. I have never seen anything like it before. You make the absolute best quality product out there. I am more than pleased and will recommend you to everyone I know who uses amp covers. Thank you for a great product at a very fair price. I feel like I received an exceptional value.
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~Jim M. Middletown, IN
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Fits like a glove, looks perfect with the other slips I have. Thank you again for your efforts to get things done in a timely fashion. Everyone who sees these slips are "blown away " with the quality.
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~Jim M., Odessa, Canada
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Fits like a silk glove on a chickens beak. Thank you very much for the exellent amp cover and service.............................
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~Bill B., Powell River BC CANADA
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I just wanted to let you know that my studio slips are “in da house”. They’re a perfect fit, look great and I know they’re going to last. Thanks so much for a great transaction!
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~Alan A., Sydney, AUSTRALIA
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I just received my clamshell cover for my Fender 68 Custom Deluxe Reverb today and I must say that I couldn’t be happier! The cover fits like a glove and I just love the way it zips closed so easily. I no longer have to worry about scuffing or denting my amp when transporting it. Thanks again for such an awesome and well made product!
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~Mark D., Hercules CA
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I just wanted to drop you a line and say that I am really happy with my slip covers. You do great work!
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~Phil W., Toluca Lake CA
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Just wanted to thank you for the amazing quality and care you put into your product. I feel so confident and relieved that the investment in my rig is now protected when I go play. (cab and speaker, with bonus pocket...love it) You have such a great product, that I will strongly endorse it to all my guitar playing friends.
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~Steve O., Woodbridge, ON CANADA
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I purchased a Studio Slip cover for my Swart AST 6 months ago. From the day I received the cover, I have admired the quality and attention to detail that was put into creating this. It fits perfectly, has a gorgeous inner lining, and provides complete protection including a flap underneath the handle. I also own a Fender 65 DRRI, Buddha SuperDrive, and Mesa Mini Rectifier, that have their own covers, and none remotely compare to this. I will only purchase a Studio Slip cover for my future boutique amplifiers.
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~Harley T.
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The clamshell case for my acoustasonic 150 arrived. Very nice quality!! Perfect fit. Color looks great ( brown one ).
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~David D., Boise ID
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It fits perfectly! I was really needing it, because I am completely in love with this amp and its so light and loud than I am taking it with me all the time: reharsals, gigs, jams or just when I practice. The bag really helps taking it with me on the shoulder and its good for a little protection (and its really beautiful in brown)
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~Jorge G Lisboa, Portugal
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I just received yet another perfectly made perfectly fitting amp cover. Truly impressive! As far as I'm concerned your manufacturing process is one of the best in the business. I've lost count of how many covers I've purchased from you over the years but they always perfect fit perfectly. Not a single one has ever ripped or shown damaged. Amazing quality control. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
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~Don K., Denver CO
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Marshall JCM combo cover fits like a glove! I don't know how you do it, but you rock!
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~Mark V., Helena, MT
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Received cover today. You guys are the best. Perfect fit excellent craftsmanship.
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~Greg S., Warrenton, VA
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Well, I had intended to write to you sooner after receiving my clamshell bag for my Bruno Special 22 shortly before Christmas, but life intervened, and work demands, etc. ate my time before now. I have to say that before I received the bag, I was a little skeptical in ordering, as the Studio Slips bag was substantially more expensive than the Tuki and D2F bags I’ve ordered in the past, and both of the other manufacturers delivered good quality, serviceable products. After opening the box and putting my amp in the Studio Slips bag, all I can say is “Wow”! There really is a tangible difference in both quality and utility between the Studio Slips bag and the competitors. The others had lower prices, but are not as good of a value in the final analysis. The Studio Slips bag, from the fit, quality of stitching, and extra protection afforded by the clamshell design, is clearly a step above the competition. The pockets on the outside and the leather strips on the bottom are additional enhancements in regards to utility and durability. I’ll definitely be ordering again from you in the future when I need the best bag/cover available. Thanks again for delivering such a great product!
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~Raymond G., Houston TX
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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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Many thanks for the cover; it fits perfectly. Like Boogie, Hamer guitars and Moody straps, your self-made business makes me proud to be an American. Call me an ol' softie but, to me, artistry, quality, service and the commitment to "get it right" really means a lot. It's touching to see that someone would CARE so much...that's cool.
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~Rob B
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Nice job looks great!
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~Kent S., Surprise AZ
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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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...just recieved my amp cover.....love it!!!!-thanks
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~John M., Penacook, NH
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I just tried out the cover on my Lunchbox amp. Once again it fit like a glove!! Although for a second I almost thought it was going to be like the OJ glove. I panicked and thought "I guess I finally screwed up those measurements". So as I'm trying to zip the cover up and turning the amp over, I realize that in my haste the amp wasn't sitting correctly in the cover. There was plenty of space at the bottom of the cover and once I moved the cover around all was good. And I was smiling once again.
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~Bob K., Oakland CA
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Received my amp cover exactly when it was suppose to be....the quality is impeccable ...thank you very much !
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~Gerald G., Grand Junction CO
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Thank you for the wonderful cover, it will be perfect. Now, I just need the dang keyboard to put into it! More delays on that, hopefully soon I'll get delivery....
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~John G., Everett, WA
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Dutch Customs kept the shipment for 8 days (and made me pay 24 dollars) but today the cover for my Markbass Mini CMD 121P finally arrived. I must say I'm impressed. Perfect fit, great quality! Thank you very much
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~Ed B., Holland
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I just want to thank you guys for the awesome clamshell you made me for my Dr. Z Carmen Ghia 2x10 combo! I couldn't be happier!
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~Peter K., Levittown, PA
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The latest two amp covers arrived yesterday. They both fit perfectly, are exceptionally well made (as usual) and look great. Thanks again for such excellent service!
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~Scott B., Bellevue, WA
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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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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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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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Thought I would drop you a line to let you know that I received the cover for the Peavey Classic 30 amp today. I have never ordered anything from overseas before and was therefore a bit apprehensive but as we are unable to buy anything like this in NZ I had no choice. My husband is very very happy with his cover and we are both very impressed with both your service and the quality of the goods supplied, so from both of us thank you very much for your excellent service. My husband is involved with music clubs here so who knows people may start asking him where he got his cover from.
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~Adrienne B., New Zealand
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Susan -- the cover arrived yesterday -- great fit, perfect, actually. Thanks very much!
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~Keith T