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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Just a note of thanks on the cover. Fits perfect..well done. It's better then anticipated.
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~Jeff S., Las Vegas, NV
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I love the Slips.
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~Chris C., Houston, TX
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Just to let you know my covers arrived safely on Friday. I am really pleased with them, they fit perfectly and look great. The Bogner gear is quite expensive, so it makes sense to have the best covers possible to protect them and yours are certainly the best. Very many thanks for all your help.
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~Alan H., CATERHAM Great Britian
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I received this evening the clamshell gig bag. It is wonderful Great job.
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~Jean-Marc R., Villiers St Frederic, FRANCE
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The covers just arrived and they look fantastic. I am so glad I decided on the padded for both amps. FYI. I got the additional pocket for the Marshall Class 5 amp because that combo amp has an enclosed cabinet in the rear. The power cord plugs into the back, but there is no place to store the cord inside once you are not using it. I would suggest you recommend anyone else buying covers for a Class 5 to get the pocket. Thanks again - you guys are the best!! God bless-
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~Bruce R., Ventura, CA
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Got the slips! Amazing quality / GREAT customer service!!!
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~Chris C., San Jose, CA
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My cover arrived today and it fits perfectly! Thanks again for great service?
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~Roger S., Vancouver BC CANADA
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I just received the amp cover on Friday. Thank you! It's sooo nice! I'm glad i ordered it from you. It fits perfectly. Aloha,
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~Roanne K
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everything fits perfectly :P
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~Sylvain A., Canada
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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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Thanks again for rushing out the covers for my Dr Z amps! They got here Friday just in time for my weekend work. The new one is really nice and the strips on the bottoms are really a nice feature! Good idea on that one.
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~Dan P
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The custom cover you made for my Smith Audio (odd shaped cabinet) is a welcome addition. Due to the position of the handles, it is now quite easy to load and unload. I also like the way you did the zippers. As I expected, leaving the majority of the choices up to you worked out best. GREAT JOB, EXCELLENT COMMUNICATION, VERY GOOD PRICING
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~Bill H., Wantagh, NY
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I received the amp cover today. It's perfection, as usual. No one does it better than you ! You are a stone groooooooove ! I'll be baaaaaaack !!!
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~Dennis S., Antelope, CA
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I just received my Studio Slip for my Carr Mercury amp. It fits absolutly perfect. It is great to do business with a company that delivers exactly what they promised. I will recomend you to all my musician freinds. Thank you and have a great Holiday season.
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~Ed S., Pittsburg, NH
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Got the case I ordered just before heading off for work. I had just enough time to run downstairs and try it out before leaving. My pedal board fits perfectly and the case looks very professional. Thanks for doing such a great job!
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~Tracy C., Wichita, KS
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Item arrived yesterday. All measurements are perfect, and quality is very good. I love it ! Thank you so much,
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~Hidehiko O., Tokyo, JAPAN
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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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Hi Susan, well, who needs express mail anyway! Cover arrived today, probably the fastest delivery yet I have had from the 'States. The cover fits the little Nomad fits like a glove and is excellent quality. Many thanks to you and your colleagues for a superb service. Next time I need an amp or cabinet cover I will come straight to you (if you do not mind!).
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~Richard J., Midi Pyrenees FRANCE
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Both covers arrived. They are fabulous. Many thanks. I'll likely be putting in another order for a pedal board tote in the near future.
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~Terry W., CANADA
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Got the cover today. Perfect as usual. Thanks for a great product and service.
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~Mike A., Burbank, CA
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Just to let you know that my order arrived safely yesterday. Brilliant work & fit as usual.
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~Nik L - UK
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When I was a little boy (a loooooong time ago) my dear mother taught me, "Make sure you always say 'Thank you' at least as loudly as you say 'Please.'" I'm writing to thank you folks for great stuff backed by great service and communication. Having gotten one of your covers for my Groundswell board, I already knew what kind of work you did when I ordered a cover for my new Carr Impala. The Impala was a big investment for me and between my age and the sweet tone it produces most likely the last amp I'll ever own. (Hopefully, that still represents a lot of notes and miles and years ) I didn't bother to check out any other sites; you were my go-to. Life's been pretty busy and I'd actually had the amp cover for a good week or more before I even took it out of the shipping box. I spread the clamshell out, set the Impala on it and immediately thought, "Oh, man this is too small. It's never gonna fit." And then proceeded to grin like a fool as I slowly zipped the cover up around the Carr and proved myself wrong. What a fit! In an age of "Close enough" and "Good enough" and "Yeah whatever," your covers are a mix of precision and soul. It's obvious you care about what you do and the folks who use your products. Thanks so much. Know that you make me smile every time I have to lug my gear and that's a good thing.
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~Brian R., Nobleboro ME
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Dear Susan, Thank you and all the folks at Studio Slips! The Crate (CA6110DG) amp cover fits perfectly and looks great. You're the best.
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~Craig A., Independence, MO
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My clamshell cover arrived today! Its all I hoped it would be and Im extremely happy with my purchase. Looking forward to future purchases.
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~Kasper A., Whittier, CA
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Thanks for all your help. It was a pleasure working with you and everything fit!
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~Marcus H., Blue Island, IL
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The covers arrived on the weekend. They all fit perfectly and I am very happy. Thanks for doing a great job.
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~Simon L., Fitzroy North, 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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You did it again!! My new cover fits my speaker cab like a glove. Absolutely perfect. Thank you for such good workmanship. Studio Slips is my go-to supplier.
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~Jim G., Walnut Creek CA
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Just want to say that the Cabinet cover is awesome!
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~Craig D., Margate FL
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I received the bag today and it fits my amp perfectly. Handles are reliable and material is VERY strong. Shape and color are beautiful. I really like this bag!
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~JY
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my clamshell just arrived. What can I say? It is phenomenal. Fits perfectly. Looks awesome. Top quality product. I am happy. The amp too, I guess.
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~Frank B., Merzig, Saarland
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Arrived today and fit perfectly as usual!
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~Jeff B., Boise, ID
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The slipcover fit perfectly and of course looks great. Will be talking to you again if/when I buy another amp :-)
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~Scott B., Toronto, CANADA
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I received the bag/case and it looks and fits great! When I was designing and building this pedalboard I was originally concerned how I would carry and transport it as I custom built it to the dimensions I needed to hold all of my pedals. I did not think I would be able to find a case. I am so happy I found Studio Slips. Thank you for your great product and great service!
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~Ron K., Parrish, FL
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The cover for my Phil Jones amp arrived today, and it is excellent, fits perfectly, looks fantastic, and the quality of your work is outstanding. Many, many thanks, I am sure it will serve me well for years to come.
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~Terry S., Dersingham, GB
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You folks are the best! I meant to e-mail late Monday, thats when I got the corrected covers. Im so happy you took care of my mistake so quickly! You dont notice the seams unless you know that they are there! (Thats just you and me!) Thanks again! Ill have to buy something else so that I can get a great cover from you again, and Im telling my friends to use your stuff!
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~Ed N., Buffalo Grove IL
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the cover for my 65 amps London head came today, it looks great and fits like a glove. This the second cover you made for my amps and they are perfect. keep up the good work.
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~Eric G., West Seneca, NY
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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 just recieved my covers for my Dr. Z amp and they fit like a glove.
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~Gary P., Donald, OR
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Thanks for a Great Cover!!! Fits great and looks fabulous!"
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~Rick S
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I received my clamshell cover late last week. It fits great! No more wrapping my amp in a moving blanket for me to gigs. ;)
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~Mashi
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I received my amp cover last week. Wow! You guys did a great job. The cover fits to a "T." I also love the optional pocket. I really appreciate the fast turn around from the time I ordered my cover to the very short time I received it. Let's not omit the quality of this cover. Anyone who takes pride in their equipment and really wants to protect their investment (their equipment), owes it to them self to seriously look into purchasing one of your covers.
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~Uncle Lewie, Toledo, OH
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Well, another amazing fit!! The cover fit my SWR GoLight cabinet like a glove! That is why I keep coming back! So far I have used your covers on: (2) Avatar 2x10 Cabinets GK MB212 Bass Combo SWR Workingman 2x10 Combo and now my new SWR GoLight Marcus Miller cabinet. Can't thank you enough! Keeps my gear looking like new...
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~Kenneth B., Delray Beach, FL
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Fits like a glove. Thanks!
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~Jonathan A., Greensboro NC
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Just to let you know the slips have arrived and I am really pleased with them. Many thanks for an excellent product and first class service.
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~Paul G., Alnwick, England
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Perfection!!! ... I received the Clam covers yesterday. Thanks for getting the Kendrick done and shipped before you split. I just snugged my Babies in the Clams this morning. There was a barely noticeable, yet audible, 'Aaaaaahhhh' from the Kendrick and 'Yeah, Baby' from the Gibson when each was completely zippered in. Each cover is a Perfect Fit for its amp. The material and workwomanship are both superb quality! The pockets add a valuable, very useful feature and are much bigger than I had imagined. Great for cords, pedals, mics, extra harps, extra-large sub sandwiches, medium-sized dogs, and small friends. Although, I wouldn't put the sandwiches and dogs in at the same time. As you can tell, I am a very satisfied customer. Thanks again and I will be referring business to you when I can.
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~Stevie B
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Thank you so much Susan, perfect fit!!!
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~JP S., East Rutherford NJ
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Just writing to confirm that the cover arrived for my 65 Amps Ventura Combo arrived and fits perfectly... Excellent cover! The capacity of the accessory pocket is impressive.
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~Greg L., Altoona, PA
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Thank you I received the covers ... They fit and are great many thanks
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~Richard C., Talent OR
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The cover for my Cornford Carrera arrived last week, sorry I've not been it touch sooner, just want to let you know that as always it's superb. Absolute perfect fit. No comparison to the shoddy UK made cover that I managed to get rid of on ebay! Thank you so much. I will recommend Studio Slips to everybody that will listen!
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~Gary H., GREAT BRITAIN