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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i received the clamshell for my mazerati gt head today. it fits great, with room for the cord in the back. thanks so much for the great (expedited) work and customer service. i'll recommend you to anyone interested.
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~John S., Oak Park, MI
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I got my order today (clamshell for JBL EON518S 1x18 Cabinet.) It fits! And I was able to wrestle the cab into the slip pretty easily. Thank you very much.
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~Blair B., Plymouth, MA
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I received my Sewell Blistertone 35 & Marshall Haze 40 covers, awesome! Excellent workmanship, I'll highly recommend your company. I've a couple more for you in near future. Thanks,
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~Mark S., Reno NV
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Cover received and of course it fits like a glove. Thanks Susan! And a very Merry Christmas to you and yours!
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~Gary L., San Diego, CA
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I've just received the bag today. It's a very good work you've done , thx ! I'll talk about your products around here .
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~Jerome A., FRANCE
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The cover fits perfectly. Thanks for another nice cover.
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~Jeff B., Firestone, CO
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Just got it today, and it fits well, and looks great. Thanks a bunch!
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~Nichol R., Toronto, Canada
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Hi Susan greetings from the Great white north!!! I receieved the gigbag yesterday,its' awesome!!!!! It fits perfectly, looks sexy, and will keep my Dr.Z in great shape for years to come. I am very impressed the way you designed this product, well thought out,it is so easy to setup and strike out of the bag, way coooollll!!!!. Thanks again for making a cool product, I just wish US Postal service was quicker to your Canadian cousins. I look forward to doing buisness with again in the near future (I have more amps/ gear, self confessed gear junkie!!!)
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~John D
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I just received the case cover for my soprano. It fits perfectly and looks great; thanks to you and everyone at Studio Slips. I now have three (3) of your covers and if you ever need a testimonial, let me know.
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~Dave A., Santa Fe NM
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It fits! Thanks again
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~Daniel H., San Anselmo CA
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Great surprise with that Milkman Badge on the cover!! Nice cover, too, as always!! I saw one of your covers on Ebay or Reverb with a Milkman badge and wondered where the heck did they get that.........Now I know. A really cool touch, for sure.
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~Richard H., Jacksonville IL
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I got the covers and they are wonderful. Well worth the wait. As I get other equipment, I will be back for more covers from you.
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~Chris A., Leavenworth, WA
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Ive been on holiday so I just can answer right now. But what can I say - everythings perfect as always...!
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~Ralf O., Raesfeld, Germany
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Just a quick word to say that i'm very happy with the cover and it fits like a glove !
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~Patrick C., Quebec, Canada
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The amp cover arrived today and fit perfectly... thank you for your attention to detail and the pleasure of your correspondence which 'fit' equally as well! Until we do it again...Love & Peace,
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~Jeffrey M., New York, NY
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I received the amp cover and I just want to say ,...as usual ..your work is superb!!
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~James H., Bethlehem, PA
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I just received my new cover today. I'm extremely impressed with the quality of your product, fits and looks great and it was shipped to me quickly.I just wanted to say thanks and I will definately refer Studio Slips to others.
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~Dan F
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Susan, the cover arrived and it fits perfectly. A great cover for my Dr. Z! Love it!
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~Brad N., Ham Lake, MN
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The case arrived today, and it looks like it will do just fine. Good product. Thanks so much.
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~Clark J., Huntington NY
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I received and I'm already using the slip for my Mesa cabinet. I'm really happy with the product...Thank you very much.
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~Babis T., Eleusis, GREECE
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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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Thank you, my case arrived today and it fits perfectly and is well designed. I will recommend you folks to my colleagues.
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~Lukas P., Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA
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Sorry it has taken me a few days to get back to you about my custom cover. I received it on time last week and I am REALLY impressed with the job y'all did! The hauling handles work perfectly. Now, all I have to do is zip my amp up in the case, and pick it up like an AC30. Running those webbing straps around underneath really did the trick. They take the weight so the material doesn't give way. The other thing I like is the quality hardware that y'all used to attach the handles. They unclip and move right out of the way for opening. They are also nice and snug against the top when in position for hauling. The padded slips are very comfortable for my hands and the whole rig is so transportable now I don't know how I ever lived without one of your covers!! You really should consider making the work you did for me part of your standard options. It is very handy and I know that many musicians find it difficult to haul amps like mine with just that single handle provided by the manufacturer (what were they thinking?!?!). It really is a sick joke to put a lone handle on an amp that weighs as much as an AC30 or a Twin. Thanks again for a terrific product, and I'll be sure to peruse your site for my other gear needs.
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~John H., Richmond, VA
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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.
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~Robert R., Denver, CO
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Got the Clamshell for my Dr. Z 1x12 today. Perfect as always! I won't even consider ordering from anyone else. Thanks again!
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~Tom G., Rio Rancho, NM
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I have just picked up your package at an Amsterdam post office, unpacked it and stuck the Royal Bluesman in the bag. It fits perfectly and snugly too. So snugly in fact that the Royal Bluesman started humming a tune in a low voice! I must be imagining things. Anyway, thank you and who knows, I might require your expert skills again someday. Bye,
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~Robert N. Amsterdam, Netherlands
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I just opened the box with my new cover in it. I cant tell you how happy I am with it! The cover fits my amp, an SWR Workingmans 15 Combo, like a glove. The quality of the workmanship is outstanding. You even put a little flap under the opening for the handle. Its just beautiful. Again, I want to compliment you for your superior customer service and attention to detail. As I mentioned, Ive NEVER bought any custom items directly online before, but your website and communications made me feel confident enough to go ahead. And Ive made a point of suggesting your company on our band Facebook page - bass player for The Curbs www.facebook.com/thecurbsband
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~Sher K., Portland OR
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thanks, Susan - I always feel like ordering your bags is the wisest money I spend.
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~Creston L., Burlington, VT
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Many thanks. I use your bags almost daily and love them!
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~Mike K., Orlando FL
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I received my clamshell for my Carr Viceroy and just wanted to say thank you so much! It fits like a glove and instantly took my worry out of accidentally bumping my $2,800 amp up against something.
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~Pat M., Ventura, CA
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I just picked up the Clamshell Gig Bag for my Fender Head from the post office. What a beautiful product, so well made and easy to use. I am extremely pleased to have found Studio Slips on the Internet. Excellent service and your quick turn-around meant I didn't have too long a wait for delivery.
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~Doug G., Ontario, Canada
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Got my cover for my Carr Rambler yesterday and it's a perfect fit. Thank you very much for the short turnaround time from order to receipt. Btw - the black with your white stitched logo looks real nice.
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~Steve M., Honolulu, HI
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This is better than I could ever have imagined. A true masterpiece. You are a very talented human being. You are amazing, I wish there was something more I could do for you Ill think of something Im sure, but if you have any suggestions Thank you so much for everything you have done for me and my equipment. I dont want to ignore the QSC K8s either, fit like a glove.
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~Steven D., Phoenix AZ
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I received the gig-bag yesterday. It fit the my gear, avalon u5. I'm satisfied with it. Thank you very very much !
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~AKIHIRO K., Tokyo, Japan
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Just want to thank you for one of the best products I have ever purchased. My Clamshell bag has been flawless; sturdy, quick to unpack and pack and I just love it. I have several road cases that are now likely to sit in storage due to the great convenience your product delivers. Thank you again.
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~Grant M.,
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I got the covers yesterday -- AMAZING QUALITY!!! I am blown away -- both items were perfect, snug fits. I am VERY pleased with your product!! :) Thanks for dealing with the UPS issue -- you got that resolved fast! :) I'll definitely be recommending you guys to my friends -- great work!
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~Bryan J., Oklahoma City, OK
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This is my 7th amp cover I have bought from you over the years- you are BY FAR THE BEST value out there!!!
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~John M. W., Gaithersburg, MD
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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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Susan - the cover for my Victoria 50212 arrived this week - wow ! another beautiful job - the color, material, fit, and workwomanship is stunning - thank you so very much - Appeciate you!
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~Mark W., Lafayette, LA
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I thought it would amuse you that my Studioslips covers have already paid for themselves. My jazz band was playing on an open air roof deck last night and part way through the heavens opened. Luckily I was able to quickly haul the covers over my equipment and it saved $6000 of organ equipment from getting drenched and possibly ruined.
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~Wil S., Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
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The dimensions of the custom cover fit my 2015 Korg Kronos well. Instead of resting on the keys, the cover is supported by the top of the keyboard, and rests atop a series of dials on the left and right panel above the keyboard. I believe there is little to no pressure on the keys. Highly recommended.
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~Peter W., Roseville, MN
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The gig bag for my Two Rock arrived today -- it fits perfectly, and seems to be exceptionally well made. Thank you, and Happy New Year!
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~Steve S
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Perfect! Thank you the slip matches perfectly.
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~David T., Portsmouth, NH
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Hi Susan-this is the best cover of all time! Will you please make me a second cover (clamshell) exactly like the first? (I have just acquired a second EA cabinet.)
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~Michael F., Oak Park, IL
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Wanted to let you know, I did receive yesterday. Very nice - pocket is great!
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~Mark D
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I just wanted to let you know I am thrilled with the new cover. It arrived today and fits perfect. Good job and well done!!
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~Kenny M., Corinth, MS
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The amp cover has arrived and it fits (Hartke KM-200 Keyboard amp)! Great job, thank you very much.
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~Hans H., Zurich, SWITZERLAND
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Covers received today. Awesome quality, both fit like a glove. Hopefully I can find some more reasons to buy more!
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~Nate R., Germantown, MD
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The slip arrived today.....absolutely PERFECT. I've been purchasing covers from you for about 12 years now, and each one has been better than the one prior. Thank you so much....it's so nice to be able to depend upon someone to deliver a quality product.
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~David H., Portland, OR
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I just wanted to let you know that the clamshell cover for my Bogner Duende is great. Just like I envisioned, it's the perfect solution to protecting my amp but without the extra weight of a flight case. The availability of the optional utility pocket is great, also. Thank you.
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~David F., Oregon