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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The bag fits perfectly, thanks!
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~Tor Egil B., OSLO, Norway
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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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The covers arrived last week just in time for the Easter gigs! Better than chocolate anytime? as usual they are fab. That?s 5 brown padded slip covers I have got now, so when the amps are all up in the studio it looks rather impressive! Thanks again for all your help and fantastic service ? I?ll be in touch next time I treat myself to an amp!
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~Steve B., Brighton UK
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Just to let you know I picked up my cover from Parcelforce yesterday. It fits perfectly and , like my other Studio Slips Covers, Im really pleased with it so, thank you.
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~Alan H., Great Britain
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The case for my Vox DA5 Amp is absolutely perfect. Truth be told - the case costs more than the amp itself, but I needed a simple carrying case with adequate protection. Thanks for the quality work.
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~Fred D., Dearborn MI
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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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Wanted to thank you for the wonderful product you make. I received my order today, and the fit is absolutely perfect. This is my third order, and I will undoubtedly keep coming back for future purchases.
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~Pete J., Brunswick, GA
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Just letting you know I received the cover for the Alessandro 2 x 12 safely in the mail today. It fits like a glove, & is up to your usual exemplary work in stitching & fit, - in a word superb. When you are using the best gear you can afford, it is nice to know it is being protected by the best quality covers in the business! Cheers from 'downunder'
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~Brad F., Sydney, AUSTRALIA
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Just checking in, the amp slip covers arrived in the mail yesterday. They both fit perfectly and look great! Thanks again for your assistance and also the help with the shipping. I appreciate everything, I'll let you know if I need anything more.
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~Jose R., Union City CA
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I wanted to thank you for making THE finest covers I've ever seen! Back in 1994 you made a slip cover for my Boogie. Used it for 10 years on the road and my amo looked brand new. I ordered a clamshell cover for my Alessandro Rotwieller Working Dog amp back in 2003 and that amp still looks brand new after almost 10 years on the road. I cannot recommend your covers enough, especially the clamshell! What an awesome cover! There are not enough words in the English language to adequately describe my satisfaction with your amazing products!
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~Johnny M., Chula Vista, CA
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I received my Studio Slips yesterday and they are exceptional, especially the Clam Shell. They are very well made, a great fit, look great and look to have years of use in them. I shall certainly be placing further orders when the need arises.
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~Jason P., Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, Great Britain
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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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Hey Susan ? finally received the bag. It is wonderful! Great construction, perfectly fitting size, obviously much more durable and well padded than the stock case ? and lighter, to boot! It looks fantastic too and is extremely comfortable to carry by hand (the originals had rubber handles ? bad bad idea) and via the shoulder sling (well padded!). All in all I am very happy with this purchase. I?ll need to road test it a little bit, but I?m sure my initial favorable impressions will be proven true. Thank your team for me for the great work. I?ll be happy to recommend friends your way. Cheers!
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~Daniel S., SINGAPORE
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Cover just showed up. It's perfect! I love it.. Thank you so much next time I get an amp I'll call you guys for sure.;)
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~Benny L, New York, NY
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Just wanted to let you know, the covers fit like a glove. I'll let Anthony at RME (Reason Amps) know abut the Heirloom 2X12 cab and the Smallbox JTM/ Plexi head. My clones are housed in these cabs and they are very accurate.
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~Sammy C., Denver, CO
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the cover for my Mesa Boogie Express 5:25 arrived old Germany on Saturdy. I'm very happy. The cover is fabulous and fit perfectly. Thank you for the perfect work. My best wishes,
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~Karl-Heinz N., Koblenz, GERMANY
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Slips arrived, absolutely perfect....beautiful work and you can quote me on that! thanks and all good wishes,
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~Dave G., Bremen, Germany
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Just a quick word of thanks for a cover that fits freakin' perfectly! You are the Queen of Slip Coverists.
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~Brian E., Golden, CO
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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 writing to let you know the cover arrived today and it fits beautifully! (Just like every other cover I've ordered from you!)
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~Timothy S., Canada
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The cover arrived and it looks great, just like it says on your website. I'll be getting another amp in September and hopefully you can make me a cover for that one.
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~Jay L., El Mirage, AZ
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Just wanted to let you know that the cover for my little rack is excellent. Great fit, excellent finish, just what I needed. Thanx again!
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~Howard B., Waukesha, WI
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I could not be more pleased, it fits like a glove, works great, looks great and most importantly looks like it will provide many years of protection. Thanks for making a great product, and right here in the USA!
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~Steve K., Batavia, NY
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The cover for my amp arrived this week. It fits perfectly snug and the quality of materials and construction is everything I had hoped. Now I know Studio Slips is legendary for a reason Thank you for a great product!
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~Steve R., Los Angeles, CA
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Howdy gang I received my clamshell cover for my Gibson ga45 and it fits both ways!! Many thanks
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~Peter M., Stonington CT
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The cover for my Matchless Lightning just arrived, fits perfectly (of course), and came just in time to protect the amp from a big rainstorm...cover arrived 10 minutes before I had to leave for the gig!
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~Steve L., Portland, OR
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HELLO . JUST TO LET YOU KNOW THAT I GOT THE COVER FOR THE EVH 5150 III . IT REALLY COVERS THE AMP WELL ALL AROUND INCLUDING WIRING IN THE BACK WITH A LITTLE SLACK EXTRA WHICH I WANTED, AND AM VERY HAPPY WITH IT.
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~Richard B., New York, NY
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It's perfect. Expect more orders soon. (and I shared the love on a couple of guitar forums)
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~Kip P., Oak Park IL
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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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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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The cover got here yesterday morning and is, as I should expect, a perfect fit! Thanks for such a speedy, friendly service! Have a great xmas, sister :-)
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~Jon S., Willits, California
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Just wanted to say I got my briefcase bag for my Silvertone 1472 amplifier and it's perfect, love it. Great quality/price and can't wait to to take out to the next gig. I'll be ordering a cover for another of my old amps soon!
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~Patrick G., Seattle WA
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The covers arrived today, and they fit perfectly. Thank you for sticking with it to get the fit right!
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~Mark W., McKinney TX
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I wouldn't keep coming back if you didn't make the best covers on the planet!
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~Rob B., Framingham, MA
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Just wanted to take the time and say thank you, the bag fits like a glove.
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~Leslie S., Philadelphia PA
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...I've had the padded covers on 2 Headstrongs, 2 Fender Tweed 57 Deluxes, and a clamshell on an extension cab for 4 or 5 years now, despite relentless gigging, everything looks like new!... Great product.
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~Steve B., Brighton, UK
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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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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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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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The slip arrived today, and fits good. Not too tight, not too loose. Just right. Good job.
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~Robert R., Denver CO
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I've received the new brown canvas clamshell cover for my Dr. Z. It's very nice, as always! Thanks ladies!
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~Mark C., Canton, MI
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received the cover yesterday. It fits like a glove and looks great. Thank you!
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~Frank A., Germany
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Covers got here today and snug they are! Great work, thank you. I will contact you later for an amp that needs a cover. You earned my trust.
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~Robert K., Haut Rhin, France
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I just received my amp cover. Thanks for the speedy service!
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~George S., Ontario, Canada
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I received it. I fits like a glove! It appears to be well made. I like it. I posted your cards at music store.
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~Howard C., Anchorage, AK
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As you know, it's been a brutal winter especially here in the Midwest. Had a gig in Wisconsin this past Sunday, so I drove up from Chicago worried about what was predicted; 12-18" of snow! Well, as it turned out what happened weather-wise instead was just horrible sleeting rain/snow and it was a mess and I started getting nervous about taking out my groovy little red leather Boogie Maverick. Got to my Mom's where I'd left my amp, and lo and behold; your studio slips cover had arrived and truly saved the day! Much better even than I'd hoped for, nice, tight fit and great padded covering- how perfect for the Perfect Storm? Anyway, it was such a nice surprise and I am so pleased.
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~Frank F., Chicago, IL
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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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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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THE COVER FITS PERFECT. YOU DID A GREAT JOB AND IT LOOKS LOVELY. THANKS FOR AN EASY TRANSACTION TOO. PS...I WILL DEFINITELY KEEP YOU IN MIND FOR ANY FUTURE PROJECTS.
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~Tim R., Baton Rouge, LA
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I wanted to let you know that I just received my two Clamshell Bags for my speaker cabinet and Twin Reverb head and they fit perfectly. Fantastic quality too! Bill Kirchen turned me on to your company and I'm glad he did. I'll have another order or two for you shortly!
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~Fred W., Harmony, RI