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
"
The covers came in today. The fit great. The notched backs worked for clearing the plugged in speaker cables. One lies perfectly flat and the other sticks out a little by the power plug. I hope the notches did not add a lot of work. I'd bet there are other amp owners that would entertain some sort of cut out to facilitate hooked up / plugged in equipment.
"
~Tim H., Wake Forest, NC
"
I just received my Clamshell Gig Bags, and I couldn't be happier! I had been searching for padded covers for my MarkBass Standard 104HF and Standard 151HF cabinets for quite some time. I emailed and called other companies, including one of the biggest names in the business. I was met with bewildering questions, slow response time, busy signals, and just poor customer service in general. After altering my web search, I came across Studio Slips, and have been delighted ever since. My phone conversations were extremely friendly, the turn around time was amazingly fast, and most importantly, the Gig Bags are fantastic! In fact, they've already passed their first gig test with flying colors.
"
~Randy C., Nederland, CO
"
bags arrived today - thanks a lot ! Fantastic Quality as usual !! Great work !
"
~Armand O., Austria
"
Got it- Looks great and fits perfect!
"
~Jorge "The Holstered", Ft. Lauderdale, FL
"
I had a minute and thought I'd share that the Carr / Rambler Amp Cover you made is the best non-playing music investment I have ever made! Fits, looks and works better than any other cover ever!
"
~G. Case, Philadelophia PA
"
I thought before I sent an email to tell how great the studio slips covers are I'd give them a try for about 6-9 months. Best thing I could buy. Works great, protects the equipment. I especially like the clamshell cover so the bottom of the amp doesn't get trashed. I bought the standard padding and that seems to be fine. The equipment is moved 3 times a week, minimum and there are no problems. I'm looking into a getting a few more covers for other equipment, but I wanted to tell you how well the cover for the Marshall 1974x was working for me. Easy to open and setup and easy to pack away and none of the weight of a road case. I'm the roadie too so I really appreciate that. Not a scratch on the amp, perfect. I can't tell enough people how well this has worked out for me.
"
~Andy V., Manchester, CT
"
Susan: I got the Budda cover today. As always, the fit was perfect and the quality outstanding. The covers look so good I wish I could use my stage rig without taking them off!!
"
~Jon B., Porterville, CA
"
I just want to report that the dust cover came out perfect thanks!
"
~Finn S. Hedmark Norway
"
Just wanted to say thanks for my Tone king Falcon cover, it is a great fit and really well made.
"
~Adam D., Essex, Great Britain
"
I got my clamshell bag for my Fishman Loudbox mini yesterday. It fits great, looks really good. The amp has a "swept back" design and I'm sure it's not easy to sew a case for it. Good work, and thanks!
"
~David K., Wichita KS
"
I received the cover today. It is just a size. I use it for Redstone Audio RS-8 cabinet. I came to be able to carry it at ease. A big pocket is convenient. Thank you for wonderful cover.
"
~Takaki Y., JAPAN
"
Wow - just received my order and they are even better than I expected! The clamshell for the CLR Wedge is fantastic and the gig-bag for the MFC-101 couldnt be better!
"
~John R., Windermere FL
"
Well You outdid Yourself again I put the covers on today and they fit and look great I wanted to thank You for making them for me .
"
~Albert M., Hobart, IN
"
The Gig Bag for my Lap Steel arrived yesterday. The guitar fits perfectly and the bag is beautiful!! If I know of someone in need of a bag or cover I will surely send them your way. Thank you so much..................
"
~Roy P., Eden Prairie, MN
"
Marshall JCM combo cover fits like a glove! I don't know how you do it, but you rock!
"
~Mark V., Helena, MT
"
I received the amp cover and it's a perfect fit! Thanks so much for your assistance!
"
~David W., Manhasset, NY
"
Received the cover yesterday. It is a perfect fit and am very happy with it. Definitely a superior cover.
"
~Randy C., Bakersfield, CA
"
My cover arrived in perfect, fitting condition! Thanks!
"
~Mark Z., Baltimore, MD
"
I just received my amp cover and it is beautiful! Thank you.
"
~Richard B., Duluth MN
"
Got my cover....great job! Fits perfect, nice material, looks great!
"
~Michael C., Putnam Valley NY
"
I LOVE the cover for my Top Hat club deluxe. It fits PERFECTLY! Thanks again, and I'll be ordering from you again in the future.
"
~Jennifer G
"
Thanks for the great cover. Really like the black, makes that old hammerhead happy.
"
~Bruce J., Manor, TX
"
Received the gig bag yesterday and it fits the keyboard perfectly! This is the 4th gig bag I've purchased from you and I'll soon be ordering a clam shell for the Motion Sound Pro-145. Well done...again!!!
"
~Thomas W., Houston, TX
"
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.
"
~Ed G., CANADA
"
The amp cover is beautiful - true justice for an awesome amp thanks!
"
~Joel R., Hartford SD
"
I received my Studio Slip for my Mesa Roadster amp head yesterday and it fits perfectly. The padding is thicker than I imagined and a lot lighter. All for the better. Because of the side handles on the Studio Slip, it makes the amp head much easier to handle when loading in and out of my car. It is nice when highly recommending products turn out better than expected.
"
~Jon B., Buena Park CA
"
Thanks Susan. Great as always. Happy New Year!
"
~Michael K., Vancouver, WA
"
The amp cover I ordered arrived today thanks. Again you delivered great quality and exactly the size I ordered. Thank you!
"
~Don K., Capistrano Beach, CA
"
I just received my amp cover. Thanks for the speedy service!
"
~George S., Ontario, Canada
"
Just received the cover and I wish my gloves fit my hands as well as the cover fits my amp. Another great job. Thanks much!!
"
~Al C., San Francisco CA
"
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.
"
~Jerry L
"
Just wanted to say that the cover for my 610XLT fits like a glove. Beautiful fit and finish.
"
~Geir B. Norway
"
I received the cover Monday, or actually my wife did, and when I got home from a business trip Tuesday night I checked it out. It is beautiful. But that is what I expected, like the cover for my Dr Z head that you also made. I especially like the Z logo too. Anyway, best of luck on a very successful business, as you have a great product.
"
~George G., Rancho Palos Verdes
"
Received the clamshells for my (2) Little Walter 2x12 cabs today & another perfect fit! Thanks for doing such good work. You're making me clamshell for my Little Head now, so when that comes in all my Little Walter gear will be dressed up in clamshell brown!
"
~Gary L., San Diego, CA.
"
I just received the amp cover yesterday. It fits perfectly ! THank you so much. Your company does the best work.
"
~Roanne K., Hilo HI
"
Yesterday I received the cover in good order... the cover fits perfectly, looks great and is of outstanding quality.
"
~Ivan d., Strijen, The Netherlands
"
I just wanted to say thanks for a great cover. Perfect easy to use, just what I hoped it would be. It protects my gear and I stuff my bass case in it at the gig. Thanks so much for your good work.
"
~Piro P., Bolinas, CA
"
Yow! Received the clamshell bag today for my Aiken Tomcat head. When I pulled it out of the shipping envelope, my heart sank as I was sure that it was too small to fit the head. How could I have mis-measured? But no! The thing fits like the proverbial glove. Snug and firm. I couldn't be happier! Thanks for a wonderful product and really fast service!
"
~Albert Y., San Francisco, CA
"
Just to let you know, It has arrived and fits Perfect as always Take care happy new year
"
~Chris T. Petersborough, U.K.
"
I received my slip cover. It fits perfect and is great quality. Thank you!
"
~Jaime S., Chula Vista CA
"
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.
"
~Robert R., Denver, CO
"
THANKS GUYS,PERFECT FIT,NICK
"
~Nicholas N., Brick NJ
"
Let me say two things, THANK YOU and WHAT A GREAT PRODUCT! Thank you and I'll be back!
"
~Louie F., Anacortes WA
"
wouldn't you know I walked out to garage last night and it was there...fits great, looks great...now I can afford to haul the amp out with me!...
"
~ William K., Alexandria, VA
"
I wanted to thank you for the wonderful service that we received from your company. Our slip covers are exactly what we expected. Your company was very responsive and it was a pleasure doing business with you.
"
~Debbie M., Calif.
"
The Clam-Shell Cover's you made for my Tone King Imperial and and Faustine Phantom just arrived. They fit perfectly, look great.....and I couldn't be happier. That I get to support a local business makes it all the more satisfying to me, and I can guarantee you that I will recommend you to all my musician friends (at least the one's who have not discovered you yet).
"
~Herb G., Petaluma, CA
"
Got my cover today. It's fantastic! Thank you and everyone at Studio Slips! I'll be sure to spread the word.
"
~Steve L., Metairie LA
"
The cover arrived today and it's fantastic! Thanks for producing such a fine product.
"
~Lou T., Burleson, TX
"
Clamshell #8 received and fits like a glove as usual...thanks!
"
~David G., Lincolnshire, GB
"
The slip arrived today, and fits good. Not too tight, not too loose. Just right. Good job.
"
~Robert R., Denver CO