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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Received the bag and just wanted to comment on how pleased I am with it. Thank you for a great product.
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~Rich S., Nelson NH
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The amp cover fits and looks great, the side pocket was a very good idea. Thank you. My Dr Z amp is well taken care of.
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~Ed G., CANADA
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Bag arrived and fit's perfect....now it's just a test of time.
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~Shane H., Australia
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Cover arrived safely and fits like a glove.
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~Milton W., Federal Way, WA
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The bag arrived and everything is perfect!! Thank you gain for providing such a high quality product and superior service. I will keep you in mind for all my future "cover" needs.
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~Robert C., Fremont, CA
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Got my Clamshell bag for my Oldfield Club 40 amp yesterday and it is a perfect fit. Fits like a glove! I am very pleased with your work and I am recommending your company to everyone that may need your services.
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~Mark M., Spokane, WA
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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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Greetings from England! Back again with another order... I must stop buying amps. Thanks for all your great service.
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~Warren E., Dudley, GB
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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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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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Another perfect fit from Studio Slips! Thanks guys!
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~Jon D., Temperance MI
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Got the bag, seems like a great fit! Really appreciate you guys making it so quickly! I'll make sure to recommend you to my musician friends...
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~Jean B., Redwood City, CA
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Just want to let you know that I received the amplifier cover this afternoon. I really like it! The fit and finish is great; and thank you again for covering the entire bottom in leather at no extra charge. I will certainly be recommending you to anyone in the market for a good case.
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~Chris L., Mahwah NJ
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Hello! This morning I received the cover! Great job, it's perfect! Thanks for everything. Greetings from Italy.
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~Gianluigi G., San Vitaliano ITALY
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I received it today and it's a perfect fit. Thank you very much I appreciate everything!
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~Russell H., Waverly, IA
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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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hey wanted to say i received my slip cover and its everything i expected it to be. perfect fit and everything! thank you so much!
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~Brian G., Brooklawn, NJ
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The cover is a perfect fit on my KC-220, and nicely rugged. Love the sizable pocket, and perfect stitch-work. Thank you much for the good work!
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~George E., Brooklyn, NY
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I got the clamshell gig bag cover for the Victoria 5112 and it fits perfectly. Thanks again.
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~Orley A
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Just got the case today. It fits my Mesa Fillmore 50 combo amp perfectly. Thanks again for your terrific work, as always!
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~Scott S., Dana Point, CA
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I wanted to let you know I recieved the briefcase cover for my loudbox 100. Fits great. I had four gigs this last weekend and could just throw it over my shoulder and go. " Look ma no hands" Protects the amp and helps my tennis elbow to boot.
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~Kevyn D., Salt Lake City, UT
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The amp is great and draws loads of attention... And the cover is a perfect fit and looks really good with it.
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~Philip B., Deeside, GB
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Susan, I got my covers you made for me and they are perfect!!!, Thank you very much !!!!! and I will be telling all my friends about you, and will be ordering some more covers soon myself !!!!
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~Bob L., Newcastle, WA
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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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You make a great product!!! I have a clam shell gig bag for my Route 66...really keeps the amp well protected against scraps and dings. I want to order a gig bag for my Fargen head.
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~Aloha Steve
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My covers arrived today, and they are KILLER!! I LOVE the Z on the front :-)) Cheers and thanks
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~Peter G., Surrey, Great Britain
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Susan the cover arrived the other day for my electradyne and it fits like a glove ,same as the other 2 i have ordered from you. THANKS
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~Greg L., Lisle, IL
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The cover came today! It's beautiful! And it fits perfectly!
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~Andy A., Lawndale, CA
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I am just Hyena happy and Peacock proud over the Clamshell gig bag I ordered for my new Motion Sound kp500-SN keyboard amp!!! It is very professional, durable and offers supreme protection for my keyboard amp. Thank you to Susan and the entire Studio Slips Team!!!
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~Davren M., Roseville MI
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Received the dust cover. Fits perfect. Thanks!
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~Michael F., San Francisco, CA
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Today, I received Padded Slip Cover that I had ordered. Thank you very much for your prompt deal.
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~Katsuoshi, Kobe, Japan
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Hello Susan, perfect fit! Very good quality, thank you!..... This also goes for both the Crate V50-112 as well as the Yorkville XM200T.
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~Peter H., Alberta CANADA
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I wanted to let you and the rest of the team know that I absolutely love the cover for my amp. It fits perfectly. It protects and looks great. Everyone who sees it loves it.
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~Craig F., El Granada, 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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Just wanted to let you know I received my Fuchs SLX 1x12 50 watt amp earlier today. I tried the padded cover and it fits perfectly. Thanks again for providing a quality product.
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~Jerry L
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I received the covers and they fit perfectly - Thanks
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~Charles A., Newton, Massachusett
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The covers arrived today. They look and fit great! Thanks.
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~Mark N., Moorestown, NJ
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I just wanted to say that the slip cover arrived. I am very impressed, very well constructed and fits perfectly! I was amazed to see cut outs for the wheels even, I had never thought of that! Thank you again, I will mention your quality of service to anyone who asks where I got such a nice cover for the speaker cabinet!
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~Joel A., Vaughan, ON CANADA
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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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Today, Bag arrived. Very nice! Perfect fit! I respect your work.
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~Yamada S., Tokyo, JAPAN
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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
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I just wanted to let you know that I just got a chance to try the cover on my Boogie and it looks awesome and fits fantastic! The handle opening is perfect! I am very pleased with your work. I will not hesitate to drop your company name when people ask me about this cool cover. I love the zippers! Nice! I hope to do business in the future with you again! Thanks again for your great personal customer service!
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~Gary B
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I want to personally thank you on behalf of Gloria Speck, & Cass Broadview, for building me the clamshell case for my new Milkman Half & Half Amplifier Head. I received your clamshell case as a gift, that is why I am writing on their behalf. It fits just fantastic. I have never owned one of your products before, and how the ladies heard of you, I'm not sure. But anyways, just a fantastic fit, and workmanship is second to none. Again, thank you for building this fine product. Here is a link to the forum write up about my amplifier, and photos of your wonderful case. http://bb.steelguitarforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=280038
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~George Redmon, Gloria Speck Cass Broadview
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Just wanted to let you know that I received the cover and it is perfect. Thanks very much for the great product.
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~Paul S., Mountain View CA
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Hey guys - received my cover - fits like a glove - love it! Thanks so much!
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~Jim C., Raleigh NC
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...It looks and fits great. I could not be more satisfied with the product. Thanks again for the great service as well. I will be sure to spread a good word where I can for you guys.
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~Stephen F., Saskatoon, Canada
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Just letting you know I received the cover for my Alessandro 2x12 cab in the mail today. As usual it fits like a glove & the workmanship is flawless. I will send some photo's of my Studio Slips collection soon! Cheers from Australia
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~Brad F., Sydney, AUSTRALIA
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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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I just received my clamshell gig bag and my dust cover for my JCM 2000 today. It fits perfectly. Thanks for the amazing work.
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~Andy Medeiros, ON, CANADA
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Good Morning! Rec'd cover last night - Great design and too nice to use - ha! Pocket is wonderfully larger than anticipated.
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~Chris C., Fairfield CT