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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Thought I'd let ya know I got the Passport cover today and it fits perfect. A little lose, but it makes it easier to put on and take off. No more clear plastic bag to protect from dust, haha!!
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~Michael C., Lockport NY
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Those are some extremely fine "Custom Slips" Whoa! You are so far beyond custom I'm not sure what to call you anymore. Those Slips will make that amp sound better; I just know it!
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~Capt. Mike, Forestville, CA
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It fits perfectly. Thank you!
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~Jeff B., Firestone, CO
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... you have a fantastic product. I have already showed off the case to my band mates. If anyone asks, I will send them your way!
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~Bill A., Alachua, FL.
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Dear Susan, Im sorry it's taken so long to write..My Studio Slips "Clamshell" Custom Cover for my little custom made "V" front cabinet arrived about two weeks ago. In a word? PERFECT. It's sturdily made of the toughest soft case materials.. The Zipper is heavy duty and works perfectly.. The double thick padding is exactly right for protecting my amplifier: The 'custom work' Leather on the bottom also helps me protect the amp and I'll get that much more mileage out of the case; The "Clamshell" design is brilliant.. making it easy to get the amp in and out. The opening for the handle is placed perfectly. The amp is an unusual custom design and the fit of the case was critical. You and Justin were thorough in confirming accurate measurements from me, and the result is a perfect fit. It's also a great looking case. My amp is happy.. Me too! Thanks for everything Susan ~ I look forward to doing more business with Studio Slips!
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~Marc S., Scarsdale, NY
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Susan the cover arrived the other day for my electradyne and it fits like a glove ,same as the other 2 i have ordered from you. THANKS
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~Greg L., Lisle, IL
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thanks a lot. great cover. now, my mesa is safe (2 cats and a little son)!!
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~Tom K., Goettingen, GERMANY
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My covers arrived today and they are wonderful. They fit perfectly and look super-snazzy. Thank you for a great product and great service,
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~Hoby E., Poestenkill, NY
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Dear Susan, I received the amp cover late this afternoon after talking to you today, & it's WONDERFUL! It fits absolutely perfectly, & seems like it has great padding for protection. You really did a great job,& we will definitely call you again for other covers in the future & recommend you to friends.
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~Sharon, American Made Band
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Hi Susan, well I got your terrific gigback for my amp this afternoon and may I say wow, great workmanship and it fits like the proverbial glove. I am extremely happy so may I please thank you so much for the quick turnaround, your obvious superior talents and I think I have made a new friend in California, so have your guestroom on standby..LOL
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~Steve L., Hamilton, Ont. CANADA
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I received the Roland dust cover. It fits perfectly. Thanks for your help. Contact you when I need more items.
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~Tom B
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Got it, fits great!
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~Peter M., Canada
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just wanted to let you know that the slip cover fits perfect!!! thanks for the attention to detail.
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~Greg G., San Rafael, CA
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Hi received my cover today very satisfied with it Thanks
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~James C., Frankfort KY
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For making super slip covers. This is my third, I guess that makes me an official endorser. The Clamshell bag is a keeper with openings for the casters ,great product.
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~Mel M., Amityville NY
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Hey Susan just got back into town and tried the dust covers they are perfect! Thanks again for everything - Studio Slips RAWKS!
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~John B/Angus in KC/DC
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It was delivered yesterday. It fits perfectly and looks the part. Thank you.
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~Dave N. Helden Netherlands
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Just want to let you know that my covers came in and fit perfectly! I gave you some measurements for the handle cutouts that were different than what you had supplied for the Fender Rumble 410 and 115 cabs. The measures and your output are dead on. I included a photo of the handle cutout's fit on the 115. The 410 looks just as good. I showed my band mates your slip covers and they were quite impressed with the fit, quality and padding. So glad I invested in your Studio Slips.
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~Loy F., Portland OR
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Got them both today and they both fit like a glove!!! They are fantastic. You and the team @ Studio Slips are top shelf!!!
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~Javier C., Meriden, CT
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I just wanted to let you know that I received the cover today. It fits perfectly and looks great. Thanks very much. I'll be sure to recommend you to friends and fellow musicians.
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~Elmer J., Bronx, NY
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Received today, and PERFECT! Really a nice job. Easy on and off, just the right amount of "extra", and the back handle opening was right on. Thanks for the work, and you'll be highly recommended. Will be ordering from you again, no doubt.
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~Mark K., Henderson NV
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Just wanted to know that I got the slip yesterday, and that it was a perfect fit! ;) The pockets even roomed more than I hoped for, simply perfect!
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~Arne O. N., Sandnes Norway
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Received the bag this evening, marvelous, simply marvelous. I am impressed. Can't wait to try it out.
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~Peter Z. Lunenburg, Canada
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My Studio Slip arrived yesterday on time! Just wanted to say thanks again for all your great customer service. The slip fits as good as it looks. Couldn't be happier. Thanks again!
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~John C., Spring TX
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I ordered a cover for my Valco Comet from you a few years ago, and it has performed very well. Actually, someone had knocked my Amp off a small sill a couple of Years back, and the padding saved my Amp from any damage.
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~Jim S., North Brunswick, NJ
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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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Received it yesterday. Perfect fit and quality. So happy to have it and to be doing business with you folks!
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~Darryl T., Glendale CA
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wanted to let you know the covers came today and i'm totally pleased with them. you do great pro work and i'll pass the word. the mods you made for the euphonics amp cover was perfect. it fits as though you had the amp in front of you to model from. thanks for the good work.
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~John P., Brookfield, IL
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Just wanted to write and say thank you, once again, for providing such an awesome product. The attention to detail really shows all over. Great quality zippers, heavy duty fabric, (So glad I went with the brown, matches my retro looking amp to a tee) and most importantly, fit. The old saying "fit's like a glove" should be replaced with "Fits like a Studio Slips cover".
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~Alex S., Edmonton, CANADA
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I received the clamshell bag in the mail today. It looks great! The stitching, zipper, and leather strips look like very good quality. I appreciate all your help and for getting the bag to me very quickly. Thank you!
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~Andrew T., El Cajon, CA
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I received my cover a few weeks ago and it fits perfectly. Very well made and the shade of brown really fits with my amp.
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~Jeff F., Seattle, WA
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I wanted to let you know I recieved the briefcase cover for my loudbox 100. Fits great. I had four gigs this last weekend and could just throw it over my shoulder and go. " Look ma no hands" Protects the amp and helps my tennis elbow to boot.
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~Kevyn D., Salt Lake City, UT
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The clamshell arrived today. What a great design, and well made. I love it. It's almost as pretty as my swart. I've had a variety of covers made for my amps, and this clamshell is by far the best. I don't think I'll be ordering anything else in the future. Thanks (especially for the fast delivery).
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~Sang S., Albuquerque, NM
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sorry for the late feedback... the clamshell gigbag for my Koch amp head arrived a couple of weeks ago; it fits great and seems to do a good job at protecting the amp during my frequent transportations. Thanks a lot!
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~Brendan P., Fano ITALY
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I received the clamshell bag today for my Fishman Loudbox Mini amp, and once again, it's a perfect fit. So glad I had the zippered pockets added on the front and back. I'll be in touch again when I need my next bag made!
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~Gary L., Sand Diego, CA
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Well I just slipped that baby on my amp and it fits like a glove of course! Thank you I'm so stoked!
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~Missy T., Raleigh NC
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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.
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~Piro P., Bolinas, CA
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Hi from Scotland! Just wanted to thank you very much for the amp covers. Beautiful workmanship / design and I'm sure my amps will be much safer now.
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~Sam G., SCOTLAND
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Just wanted to thank you and your company for providing a quality product. The one I just ordered is my third from you. I get your non padded dust covers because they fit so well. I put them over my amps and cabs inside their road cases, yes that seems like over kill, but your covers stop the amps and cabs from being scuffed by the inside of the road cases and they look great on stage with the covers on before we play. I will be back as soon as I get more gear.
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~Jeff O., Lexington, KY
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Susan, you nailed it. Cover is perfect and beautiful.
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~Aaron B., Redondo Beach, CA
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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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The clamshell bag for my Trace Elliot acoustic amp just arrived and it is, of course, perfect. In spite of the fact that you were working from photos and my measurements it fits perfectly.
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~Daniel E., Marion, OH
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Just received the covers yesterday (Alto Elvis 10A). They fit perfectly. Thanks so much for your help. You're the best!!
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~Eric H.,
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The cover fit perfectly! Thank you!!!
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~Allen C., Los Angeles, CA
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I received my Gig Bag today, and it is exactly what I was looking for. It is perfect! Thank you so much. I will be referring everyone I know to you. Thanks again!
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~Clay D., Tucson, AZ
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I just opened up my six new speaker covers and I must be honest; I am not 100% satisfied with my order. I am 500% satisfied. Your workmanship is unbelievable and FAR exceeded my expectations. Wow is all I can say. The fit is absolutely perfect and the materials are superb; these covers will last for many years. Thanks so much for your very apparent commitment to excellence. Ordering on-line from a company you have never dealt with can sometimes feel like a gamble. What an unexpected surprise to have your expectations blown out of the water! I will most definitely tell my friends about you and your company. Not 100% Satisfied,
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~Tim E., Andover, KS
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Just wanted to say that I got my padded slip covers for my Jackson head & cabinet and they fit great! Thanks for a super product.
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~Greg F., Sunnyvale, TX
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I just got the covers (Bose F1 812) and they are just terrible!! Just kidding... They are perfect! Great fit and the openings are right on. I can't imagine you would need to change anything.
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~Larry N., Top Hat Entertainment, Broomfield, CO
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Just wanted to let you know that the amp cover is awesome! PERFECT fit and the quality is excellent. Now I don't have to worry about my amp getting dinged up when my band goes on short tours. Thanks SO much for the quick turnaround and the friendly e-mails. I'll definitely recommend you to others and, once I have some extra money, will get covers for my other amps.
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~Pete J
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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