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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I received my 5 covers today and I am very pleased with them. They all fit well, look attractive and will protect the cabinets from bumps and bruises. I am impressed with the quality of the work and your prompt attention to my order. In addition, I enjoyed working with you in confirming the cabinet dimensions and details of the order. Bottom line -- you and your company are first class and I will do my best to share my experiences with other musicians.
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~Rick K., Champaign, IL
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Hi, just wanted to let you know that the cover is PERFECT! Thanks so much. I'm spreading the word about you.
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~Stanley E., Pittsburgh, PA
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Thanks so much for making the bag so quickly. It is very much appreciated. It fits like a glove and looks great. The amp is already in there and ready for my show this evening.
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~Chris D., Bloomfield, NJ
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Hi Susan and Cole, The clam shell cases for my two new Fender amps arrived and they're perfect. Thanks so much for your attention to detail and great service.
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~Orley A., Milwaukie, OR
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You girls are the greatest! I have been elated with every case you have delivered.
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~Steven D., Phoenix, AZ
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Thank you very much for my recent order. The cover fits my Vintage47 amp perfectly and it looks just great! I definitely will recommend you to my fellow musicians.
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~Nick R., San Francisco CA
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I got my cover for my Stangray and it fits great. Thanks mucho and have a great Christmas!
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~Bill H., Studio City, CA
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Just a quick email to say thanks for the Clamshell gigbag and dust covers I ordered recently, they arrived safe 'n sound and are a perfect fit :) Very happy, the quality of your work is impeccable! Incidentally, I work for Pro Audio Supplies in Australia, national distributor for Mesa/Boogie down here. I discovered your company from a very old Dual Rectifier slip cover with your logo on it that I found in our inventory a little while back, how 'bout that! I have recommended your company to some friends (and customers) so I hope you see some orders coming your way from our neck of the woods :) I'll likely be ordering more from you too.
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~Rowan S., Fyshwick, AUSTRALIA
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Just letting you know that the two covers arrived a few days ago and they are perfect!
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~Martin A., Victoria, Australia
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Items received; they fit great and look/feel great. I'll be sure to order some more stuff for any other amps or cabinets I get.
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~Peter M., Toronto ON
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Just a quick one to let you know that the covers have arrived and fit fantastically. Quality job and will be recommending you guys in the future.
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~Steve A., Victoria, Australia
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Thanks for the amp cover. It fits great.
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~Stratton H., Louisville, KY
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I would like to thank you for the speedy service in sending my order. It was a present for my Husband and he is delighted with it.
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~Catherine R., GREAT BRITIAN
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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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Just got the double padded cover for the Kendrick K-Spot 15 amp. I didn't think you guys could do any better than you do, but ya' did!
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~Peter A., Chicago IL
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I received the bag today and I was very happy with the craftsmanship, the look, and the fit on my equipment. Great quality of work and material. I will be a repeat customer for sure.
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~Arnold G., Orlando FL
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Susan, got the bag for my pedal board . . . well made and looks terrific. Thanks for your help.
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~James K. Missouri City, TX
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I just wanted to send my sincerest thanks for the amazing covers that you built for me and got to me in a super quick timeline. They are fabulous! Thank you so very much for your amazing customer service and quality of product. I have several gigs over this weekend and over the holidays and with the colder weather and snow up here, I am can now keep my gear much safer with my new Studio Slips covers!
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~Paul G., Brampton, ON CANADA
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i received my cover yesterday, and its awesome. very well made. the fabric is sturdy, and the color is beautiful ( glad i got the brown) im also glad i decided to get the zippered pocket on the back. its perfect for my power cord, exrtra cables, etcetera. very nice touch! thanks so much, im glad i found you!
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~Richard L., Birmingham AL
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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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I received the cover yesterday. It's beautiful, very nicely made, matches my other Mesa covers and fits perfectly. Thanks!
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~Brandan W., Brentwood CA
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Susan, Karen, and S.S. crew, I just got the covers for my 2 Dr. Z amps & Scumback DB Limiter and (no surprise here) everything fit perfectly. Thanks again! When I buy another nice piece of equipment, you'll be the first to know...
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~Mark C., Canton, MI
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I received my Studio Slips cover for my Line 6 AMPLIFi 150 today and it fits great.
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~Michael R., Coon Rapids MN
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I received my amp cover yesterday and it fits perfectly. As a professional engineer, I appreciate the precise design and accurate construction displayed in your covers. As a musician/artist, I appreciate the care and artisanship that goes into your final product. Even the understated Studio Slips logo adds to your amp cover?s good looks. Finally, it does my soul good to find there are still American companies that believe in the philosophy of a quality product coupled with outstanding customer service is the best way to do business. You?re my kind of philosopher!
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~Kevin S., Fountain Valley, CA
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...your work is Awesome!!!! Im very pleased with the clamshell gig bag!!! I will recommend your products every chance I get! I hope to upgrade a few of my existing covers in the near future!
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~Ed N., Buffalo Grove, IL.
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Cover received and fits perfectly. Thanks
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~Greg S. Warrenton, VA
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Hi, got my cover today...Thanks for the super fast turnaround...much appreciated...you guys are the best...Respect...
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~John F., Lomita, CA
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I got the package yesterday and it is a perfect fit!!! It looks great. My only regret is that I'll have to remove it to use the amp. Fortunately it's a nice looking amp.
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~David R., Portland, OR
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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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Received the cover earlier today, it fits perfectly and looks great!! I'll be ordering again soon for my other amps
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~Geoffrey G., Yonkers NY
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Got the cover in for the Classic 30, thanks! It fits perfectly! I'll be in touch again, guaranteed!
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~Dennis S., Harvest AL
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Just letting you know the package arrived today and the covers for the Ampeg are a Perfect fit! But I knew they would be... Y'all always nail it! Great work! And thanks for the super fast turnaround on my order.
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~Michael B., Kaufman, TX
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I just received the cover for my Dr Z amp, and I must say that I am one happy customer once again! It arrived here in Australia quicker than you quoted me, and it is a perfect fit. It?s on the amp right now and it looks so good I almost don?t want to remove it to play the amp! I?ll be back for more.
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~Al R., New South Wales, Australia
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Got the cover today and it is perfect!!
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~Chad N., Mesa AZ
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I received case today! That's great and cute! Just fitted my AMP. Thank you so much!!
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~Hiroki A., Tokyo, Japan
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I received my amp cover and it's great! It fits perfectly and looks fantastic. I love having the pocket in the back to carry an extra cable and the channel switching pedal for my Boogie. The brown canvas looks great with the cream colored vinyl and cocoa color grill.
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~Chris R., ChrisRemy@verizon.net
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Susan, I wanted to let you know that I received the Studio Slips "Padded Slip Cover" for my Ultrasound Pro250 today. I believe that you indicated that this was the first time that you made a cover for an Ultrasound Pro250. You would never know it. It fits absolutely perfectly. I am impressed. I almost went with a Tuki Cover. I'm so glad that I chose Studio Slips. From the detailed measurements that you require through your well organized website and from our communications before you began the manufacturing process, I had an instinct that you would do quality work and I was correct. It is clearly evident that both the materials and workmanship are absolutely first rate in every respect. I wanted let you know how pleased I am with my Studio Slips cover and I want to thank you very much. It's really nice when everything goes right. Thanks again!
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~Doug W., Lancaster, PA
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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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Just thought I'd let you know the cover arrived today and its absolutely brilliant just what I wanted to protect my new amp. Thank you very much for being a great company I will definitely be using you guys again and telling my fellow musicians about you.
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~Dan L, Sevenoaks, GREAT BRITAIN
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Received the cover. It's super! I'm sure you knew that you do it all the time. Suzanne & The Blues Church
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~David B., Long Beach, CA
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I received my covers for Phil Jones Suitcase compact and C4 cab yesterday. An absolutely perfect fit and your suggestion on padding was exactly what I needed. I've been having my covers made by a local canvas company for 40 years and yours are way superior and only a few dollars more. Sure wish I knew about your company a long time ago. Thanks very much for your help and I will recommend Studio Slips to all.
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~Dan C., North Plainfield NJ
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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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Just got the cover for the Cali Blonde. It's awesome!!! Thanks so much!
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~Michael G. Chula Vista, CA
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My Maverick 112 slip cover arrived the other day. It fits snug and I'm happy with the options. The strap pulled the cover tightly down and the pocket is just the right size for a chord and songbooks. I hope not to hit doorframes too often but the double paddling is good insurance. I'm also glad that the brown is a different shade from many of the less expensive ones. It looks and feels top shelf. Thanks for the great customer service.
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~Marty G., Virginia Beach, VA
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Just wanted to say THANKS!!! for the sweet cover that fits oh so perfectly on my Ted 'O Connell special amp. Not only is it perfect, but DAMN you're fast!!!! And as soon as everyone sees this little badboy they're all going to be calling you ;-). I also dropped your name to Alan Rosen the Manager of Bananas at Large in San Rafael ( I teach there on occasion ). I look forward to doing business with you again and spreading 'the gospel' of your great craftsmanship (or craftswomanship shall we say). Take care =)
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~Erik S., Sunnyvale, CA
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The covers for the Vox AC15 and Marshall Vintage Modern arrived today. They both fit perfectly, as I knew they would from my previous orders. Good work. And the pocket on the Vox AC15 cover is larger than I expected. I can fit a lot more than the footswitch in there. That could come in handy.
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~Robert R., Denver, CO
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I received my canvas gig bag. It's perfect! Thank you so much!
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~Brian W., Indianapolis IN
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You really do fantastic work and have a great company. The How To Measure video & that you confirm each order is excellent. This is my second order. My first cover is still working perfectly. It's durable and keeps my speaker protected nicely.
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~Elmer J., Bronx, NY
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The cover for my Tweed Bassman fits great. It will go out on Sunday for a test drive. I am sure it will be perfect like my other one. Thanks again!!!
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~Billy P., Toms River, NJ
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I just wanted to let you know that i just received my clamshell cover. It fits perfectly and the side pockets are perfect! I will send pics in a day or so for your scrapbook. You folks have been an absolute pleasure to work with!
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~Ira G., Austin TX