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 just received my amp cover. Thanks for the speedy service!
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~George S., Ontario, Canada
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Hello Susan, I just HAD to write and let you know how extremely happy I am with my amp covers. They arrived today and they are a real class act. They look beautiful and fit absolutely perfect. They go on and off so easily but look like they would stop a bullet. Thank you so much for the great job you did and for the excellent service! Fitting me in just before taking your vacation was very kind. I will most definitely tell my musician friends about your products and services. Your covers are an excellent value and I personally hope that I will be able to do more business with you in the future.
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~Dan W., Sumas, WA
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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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The cover reached a little while ago. The size of the cover is perfect. You make a really wonderful cover. I can carry the amplifier at ease. I will feel the attachment in this cover. I wish to express my gratitude from Japan to you.
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~Takaki Y. Nagano, JAPAN
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Everything turned out great! The clamshells are exactly as I pictured, and they make a perfect set together. They load the same way, stack in the same direction, and carry very well. The case for the amplifier head is also great. The double padding makes me feel like it is very well protected and the pocket is just the right size for 2 speaker cables and a power cord. Thanks for a great set of products. You'll be my go-to source for this sort of thing in the future.
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~Keith T., Sterling Heights, MI
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2 years on the road with those 57 Tweed Deluxes and your padded covers still look like new ? so do the Deluxes. The clamshells on the Dr Z stuff are equally hard wearing.
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~Steve B., Brightton, U.K.
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Got it! Its a thing of beauty! Fits perfect!
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~Tom E., Dublin, CA
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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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The Clamshell arrived and as always it's beautiful. Thanks much and I'll be in touch again soon!
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~Peter Z., Los Angeles, CA
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Thanks so much for getting my covers to me really fast!!! I ordered the two covers for the Yamaha DXR-10s...They fit great !!
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~Todd A., Indio, CA
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The clamshell you sent me for my Samamp VAC23 fits perfectly. Thanks again for a quality job and excellent service.
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~Joe S., Chatham, NY
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As a third time repeat customer I just wanted to let you know my covers for the Carr Mini Mercury Amplifier are nothing short of perfection. The brown canvas is rather stylish and compliments the tweed exterior of the amp. I've had my regular Mercury Amp and my digital Mellotron covered with Studio Slips for a few years now and they are tough as nails. You just can't beat good lookin' and tough as nails! I'd order again in a heart beat and will refer Studio Slips to others whenever I can. Please keep up the great work and have a wonderful holiday season.
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~Rick G., Halethorpe, MD
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Ignore my previous e-mail, the cover arrived literally 10 minutes ago. Fits like a glove, looks perfect and is durable enough to last a long, long time. Thank you very much!
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~Noor A., Malvern, GREAT BRITAIN
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The cover is fantastic ? as always! Thanks!
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~James F., Papillion, NE
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I got my new clamshell cover yesterday. It fits my Dr Z Maz 18 1X12 perfectly. This is one of the finest covers I've ever seen and it completely covers the amp...like a cover should. I just ordered another one for my Dr Z 1X12 extension cab.
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~Michael B., Galveston, TX
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Just received the padded slipcover. Perfect fit! Thanks!!
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~Marc W., New York, NY
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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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Got the cover. Awesome fit. The cat misses the sheet used prior! will order for more soon. great work Susan. Thank you.
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~Mike M. Cleveland OH
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Wonderful! Thank you!
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~Brian S., Lakeland FL
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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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Apologies for the delayed message, just wanted to say thanks for the 3 excellent covers I ordered recently. They turned out great and fit perfectly. It?s really nice to finally have these on my amps so I can cart them around without any trouble, especially the tweed covered amps. My friend Scott Hughes at Vistalux Amps is impressed and will be recommending Studio Slips to his customers.
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~Shawn H., Fort Worth, TX
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Ya'll are so COOL. "I'll be BAACK!
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~Michael B., CO
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Thank you for the great briefcase/bag for my amp! The dimensions for the MoMark heads were right on and the fit is perfect. I will be telling other bassists on Talkbass about the superior quality of construction and reasonable prices for your products.
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~Rodger B., Guilford, CT
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I received my slip cover. It fits perfect and is great quality. Thank you!
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~Jaime S., Chula Vista CA
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I received my Mesa Boogie cover today. All OK, nice job, good looking, good quality, I appreciate your services, thanks a many, :-)
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~Pierre-Andr, Pully, Switzerland
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Thanks again for a great product. As always it fits perfectly and looks great!! (Dr. Z Air Brake).
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~Bob K., Oakland CA
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Both covers fit greatthanks for the quick delivery!
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~Robert G., Mont Vernon NH
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I received the cover. That fits my amp very well, perfect! Thanks so much.
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~Toshiyuki O., Hyogo, Japan
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I just wanted to drop you a quick note to let you know how much I appreciate your product. The quality is outstanding and it fits my keyboard like a glove. Below are pictures of your gig bag compared to another brand's version of a "61 key slim" gig bag. There is just no comparison.
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~William H., Rockledge FL
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Hi Susan - have now received the padded cover for my Bad Cat Mini amp. It's great - well made and fits beautifully. Pity no-one seems to make such a good product in United Kingdom, so I'll recommend my fellow guitarists to look at your website and have confidence in the high quality of your products.
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~Malcolm K., UNITED KINGDOM
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Thank you for the great cover! It's gorgeous, well made, and it fits like a glove! Absolutely love it!
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~Eliud H., New Bedford MA
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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 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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Cover came in today & Once again excellent fit......(If you ever need a Good reference on one of these covers or any have them email me) Thanks Again!
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~Mike W. Lincoln NE
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Hi Susan! I got my new clamshell cover today for my Mesa Boogie 1/12 Thiele Cab and it looks and fits great! Thanks again for all your help and I'll see if I can drive some business your way. Your work is truly quality all the way!
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~Gary B
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Covers arrived...?and they fit like a GLOVE!! Thanx again!
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~Howard B., Waukesha, W
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Received it today, and no surprise...a perfect fit! Thanks for getting it out so quickly too!
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~Gary L., Sand Diego, CA
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The slip arrived today and fits perfectly, you hit the nail right on the head. Thank you for your professionalism and look forward to buying one for my 4x12 flextone cab!!
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~Derek P
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Just confirm receipt of the cover this morning. It fits beautifully and is everything I was expecting.
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~John H., Brighton UK
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I want to thank you for the fantastic job on the clamshell cover for my 3 Monkeys Orangutan Combo amp. Because of the asymmetrical cabinet shape it could not have been easy but It fits as though it was sewn on the amp! Wonderful!
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~Peter A., Chicago, IL
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Thank you very much, very impressed - perfect fit! I am very happy with the cover, the product is much better than I expected. Will recommend you guys to friends and colleagues.
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~Geoffrey M., Canberra, AUSTRALIA
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I just wanted to thank you for the new cover, and how quickly you got it made and sent to me. I love it! It fits perfectly... just like the previous cover you made for me. Please don't ever retire :-)... I don't know where I'd turn to for such a quality product, made by such a nice person, that filled my need so completely the next time I need a cover. It's always a pleasure doing business with you and Studio Slips.
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~Ricky B., Lexington, KY
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Received the studio slips cover today, perfect fit! Thanks Again for a great product! Great doing business with you again.....
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~Joe V., Lindenhurst, NY
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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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Amazing cover! You guys rock! Thank you! Cheers
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~Almer I., Pasadena, CA
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Got it - fits awesome! Thanks very much!
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~Chris K., Heath, OH
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The cover was just delivered 5 minutes ago and I wanted to let you know that it looks great and is a perfect fit. I really appreciate it and will put it to good use.
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~Steve W., Aledo TX
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It's perfect. I love it. Thanks so much
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~Steve H., Escalon CA
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The dust cover arrived yesterday. It is exactly what I was looking for. Thank you!
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~Jim B., Richmond, VA
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Thanks for a Great Cover!!! Fits great and looks fabulous!"
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~Rick S