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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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 wanted to let you know that the 3 covers fit perfectly. Thanks once again for working with my drawings, the handle holes are spot on!
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~Justin M., Australia
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The cover arrived today. Thanks to you all for making such a really high quality product and for providing such good service. I'm an extremely happy customer.
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~Michael S., Grandview Heights OH
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Both the clamshell cover for the Landgraff head and the second padded cover for the Clark 2x12 arrived here yesterday. They both fit perfectly and as always, are beautiful work (I especially like the way you do the zippers on the clamshells, by the way, so you don't have to struggle at all with them around the bottom or anything)... Of course, you'll be hearing from me again (unless I'm "cured" of my compulsive acquisition of amplifiers.)
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~Mark W., Philadelphia, PA
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One extremely happy customer! Here's a couple pics, they fit perfect! A great addition for Foster Sound Studios. You will have repeat business!!
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~Kevin H., Cypress, TX
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Received the carrying case for my Diezel Columbus footswitch. I just wanted to say thank you and tell you what a perfect fit, the quality is beautiful and materials worthy to stand up to gigging during the Minnesota winter (i.e. -47degF). This is the third custom piece now that you made for me....Thanks very much for your professionalism, exceptional quality and attention to detail, and for the warm and timely customer service.
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~Larz E., Savage MN
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Just wanted to send a pic, ( sorry I'm not very good with a camera), say how much I LOVE my Studio Slip covers for my Mission Gemini Gear.
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~Jonathan M., Alexandria, VA
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I want to thank you and Susan for the great covers you made for me! The fit is perfect and they look really nice, too. :) The full leather bottoms are just what we need here in the snow belt. Thanks very much for the quick service.
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~Jeffrey S., Cleveland Hts, OH.
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I just talked with you on the phone but wanted to put it in writing: Thank you for a wonderful, quality product. Seven covers and not one stitch out of place! They all fit perfectly, and look great too.
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~Steve G., Newbury Park, CA
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I received my Mesa Boogie cover today. All OK, nice job, good looking, good quality, I appreciate your services, thanks a many, :-)
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~Pierre-Andr, Pully, Switzerland
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My cover just showed up! Great fit, great workmanship (workwomanship?), looks wonderful. I'm very pleased; thanks.
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~Scott G
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I received it and it fits perfectly. Thanks so much for your great work.
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~Ken Mathews, Croton on Hudson, New York
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I just want to write you back and say thank you so much for putting great pride in making the best covers available. I received them on the 17th and they all look great and fits perfect. Thanks again for providing great service and craftsmanship.
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~Jan F., Hedmark, NORWAY
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Studio Slips, Thank you. I get a lot of crap in the mail. A lot of my orders are disappointing. Your clamshell bag was not. It is an excellent cover for my amp. Excellent! Thank you so much for making such a great product. Matt Franco Ps - Your customer service was ridiculously patient. Thank you.
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~Matt F., Allentown, PA
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WOW! Beautiful job....Fits like a glove.....I will recommend you to others.
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~Gary D., Springfield, MO
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My new slip cover just came in!!!! Wasn't supposed to be here until tomorrow. I have a gig in a couple of hours and thought I was going to have to take my amp again without the cover. Anyway it's here just in time!!!!! Thank you Susan!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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~James C. H., Weatherford, TX
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I got my cover the other day. Great job, as always! Your quality of materials and workmanship, fit, and finish on these products make it impossible for me to consider buying from anybody else.
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~Michael J., O'Fallon MO
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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 have received my cover this morning, product, service, all is perfect, great deal with great people, thanks very much, I trust you and I have not to regret it ! Thank you again ! Just a funny word , I don't know yet if my cat will like the cover too ! :))
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~Dominique C. SAINT-DIZIER
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Dear Susan, My Mesa Boogie DC-5 Head cover arrived today. I have to say the fit and the workmanship are spot on. I'm very pleased, and would not hesitate to deal with Studio Slips again. There is nothing quite like your covers available in the U.K. Well worth the wait and shipping costs. Best regards,
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~Pete A (England, U.K.)
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Scotland - Absolutely brilliant I sent you the measurements on 05 20 2008 and the cover arrived 1300 GMT 03 06 2008 that's great going making the cover from scratch. P.S. Fits like a glove.
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~Watty R., SCOTLAND
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The covers arrived yesterday and they are wonderful. The Two Rock & the Princeton covers fit like a glove. Thanks for your patience in getting the measurements right and the quick turnaround on my order! Appreciate it very much!
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~Mark W
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The slip covers arrived today, and both fit snug! They should provide much needed protection to my combo amp and extension cabinet from the other gear in my band's van. Thank you very much!
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~Tom E., Falls Church, VA
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The covers arrived today and they all fit perfectly. Thank you.
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~Max B., Castle Rock, CO
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Hi I just received my order from you. The covers are perfect, and I couldn't be happier with them. Thanks much for your fine work!
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~John P., Minneapolis MN
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Hiya Susan! Wow your covers are FAB! They are really good quality, thankyou soooooo much!
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~Tim S., Fareham, GREAT BRITAIN
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I just received the slip cover and gig bag for my David Eden cab and head and they fit and look GREAT! I will recommend Studio Slips to ALL my playing peers.
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~Jason S., Clearfield, PA.
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Thanks for everything Susan!!!! You are amazing. The cover is a PERFECT fit. I have attached a picture for you to see! This is probably the first Studio Slip to travel all the way to Oman!!! Congrats! Happy New Year
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~Jared P., N Hollywood CA
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Thanks Susan. The slip arrived and is great as always.
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~David H., Portland, OR
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I currently own a studio slips cover for my Vintage Sound amp and it is beautiful. I have owned other studio slips covers in the past and have owned Tuki, D2f and others.... The Studio Slips is , by far , the best.
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~Tino G.,
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Thank you so much. The one I put on looks and fits great. I'll send you a couple pictures in the next couple days. I'll definitely keep you in mind for any other covers in the future
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~Jim C., St. Louis, MO
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Received the cover today. It fits perfect, looks great, and will definitely protect my beloved amp.
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~Alexander B., Richboro PA
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Received my order today. Great job, top notch quality and design.. perfect fit. I'll be showing off your work to other players.
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~Mike F., Kihei HI
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It arrived. It fits great and looks great. Thanks!
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~Paul L., San Luis Obispo, CA
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Your service was first class and the finished product was just as I had hoped So Thank you very much. I have passed your name on to others who may require you services.
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~George M., Pittsburgh, PA
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The gig bags arrived yesterday, and I am very happy with how they turned out. The design is excellent and the construction is top notch! Looking forward to protecting more of my gear with your great products.
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~Brandon G., East Aurora NY
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i am so happy with the milbert amp bag you made for me! the quality is terrific and the fit is wonderful. it is easy to set up and tear down making it a joy to use. the look is professional. i am so glad i found you for this project and will definitely order any equipment cases from you in the future. again, thanks for your personal attention to detail and your friendly attitude toward customers (i bite, so my customers stay away).
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~Harry
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I ordered a cover for my Peavey amplifier awhile back. The cover is super and does an excellent job at keeping my amp clean and free of scuffs. I recently checked out your competition and I was not impressed. They didn?t appear to have the same quality as your product. I may eventually replace the factory cover on my Mesa Lonestar. If I do, it?ll be replaced with a Studio Slips cover.
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~Steven P., Hampton, VA
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I received the cover yesterday. It turned out perfect. Thanks a million.
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~Joe B., Scotts Valley, CA
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Hello, received the slips. They are perfect. Excellent work! Thank you
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~Grady P., Shakopee MN
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I received the covers yesterday. Both fit snug. Very nice! The quality seems to be fantastic - better than anything else I've seen and much more friendly than a tuki cover I have for another one of my amps.
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~Kyle B., Midlothian, VA
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The covers fit perfectly - they're snug, but not too tight - the openings line up perfectly with the handles - great job - the SWR cover I have for my Goliath III cabinet is sloppy in comparison - I will definitely recommend your products.
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~Gary S., Marietta, GA
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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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Case arrived today. Fits perfectly and looks great! Thanks!
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~Darryl H., West Newton PA
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Received the covers yesterday. Only one thing I can say... Perfect! Thanks again for all of your help, great customer service and a great product. Now I want to order covers for everything in the house!
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~Michael M., Baltimore, MD
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Just arrived, slipped it on, perfect fit, thank you!
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~Robert C., Aliso Viejo CA
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Got the cover today and it is fantastic! Thanks very much for all of your assistance.
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~Jonathan K., Union, NJ
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Perfect fit. Thanks
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~Kjetil S., Akershus, Norway
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I received the cover on Friday and it's absolutely perfect. Thanks,
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~Joan B., Kensington, MD
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Just returned home after almost 3 weeks in Sunny Florida...The cover was waiting here for me and it fits like a glove. Looking forward to using it to keep my amp looking good.
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~George D., Brookfield, WI