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 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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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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Got my Clamshells! Absolutely LOVE them!
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~Adolfo R. San Jose, CA
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I received the bag today & it fits perfect! Thanks for the super-fast service & excellent quality product!
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~George C., New Castle, DE
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I received my pedal board bag today - GREAT JOB! Fits Perfectly! Very quick turn-around, you will be recommended highly to all my musician friends!!
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~Jim C., Stevensville MD
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Covers arrived today...fit like a glove! Thank you. T
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~Ted M. Erie, CO
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Speaker cover for the PF-112HLF just showed up. Its Great!
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~Kirk A., San Rafael CA
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Got the case, love it! Its perfect.
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~James C., Greenville, SC
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Just brought it in from behind the garage...fits great! Thanks again for a beautiful job and perfectly functional piece of gear to protect valued equipment...
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~William K., Alexandria VA
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The covers arrived today, they all fit perfectly, and the side handle works really well. As always, a really top quality set of covers.
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~Keith G., Philadelphia PA
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Thank you so very much for the covers! They fit great!!! Also I want to thank you for sending not only the Mesa/Boogie 50 Cal Plus and extension speaker covers,but also the cover for the Roland 80XL. I didn't expect that till later. :-) Awesome job! I mentioned the covers I ordered to another musician and she told me she has them. Where have I been all this time. LOL
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~Don H., Pacheco CA
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i am so happy with the milbert amp bag you made for me! the quality is terrific and the fit is wonderful. it is easy to set up and tear down making it a joy to use. the look is professional. i am so glad i found you for this project and will definitely order any equipment cases from you in the future. again, thanks for your personal attention to detail and your friendly attitude toward customers (i bite, so my customers stay away).
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~Harry
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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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I received the cover today ... Looks Great!😊
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~Jeffrey L., Canada
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Your cases are tight, sublime and perfect - did I leave anything out? I'll use your cases until death do us part.
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~Paul H., Beverly Hills, CA
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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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Received both covers today. Perfect fit & quality x2. Fine products.
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~Chad W., La Verne, CA
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The fit and finish are perfect! Thank you so much for making such a great product for making the ordering process so easy with the custom size of my amp! You have a customer for life!
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~Chris M., Mission Viejo CA
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I received the cover today it fits perfectly! Thanks for the quick turn, you guys are the best!
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~Paul D. Allendale, NJ
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Thank you I recieved the slip covers today & they are perfect. Great quality, I will recomend you to all my mucisian freinds. Tanks again. Sincerely, Dave
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~Dave A., Stoughton, WI
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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!
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~John R., Windermere FL
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The cover Studio Slips made for my Z Lux is the best cover I have ever owned and I have owned a lot. The last cover I bought from another company cost more, took longer to get to me and was not nearly the quality of this padded cover. Excellent work and service!!! thank you
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~Fred R., Birmingham, AL
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Received the cover yesterday. It is a perfect fit and am very happy with it. Definitely a superior cover.
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~Randy C., Bakersfield, CA
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The slip covers arrived today, and both fit snug! They should provide much needed protection to my combo amp and extension cabinet from the other gear in my band's van. Thank you very much!
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~Tom E., Falls Church, VA
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Just wanted to say I received my cover and it fits perfectly :) Many thanks
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~Jerry B., Longmont, CO
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The bag came in today and fits great-looks sharp! Thanks so much!
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~John H., Lexington, KY
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Case just arrived and fits like a glove. Super high quality. Thank you dude and very excited!!!!
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~Julian V., Brooklyn NY
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Just got my cover for my Fender 57 Tweed Twin. I can?t tell you how happy I am with it ? really great product and fast turnaround. It fits like a glove.
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~Julian M., Perth, Australia
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Dear Ms. B, If the phrase "perfect fit" were in the dictionary, a picture of one of your covers would be next to it. By golly, I think you've got this sewing thing figured out. I have the best dressed amplifiers in Mississippi, and that's because of you. 😄🎶 Thanks as always, Clint
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~Clint J., Taylor, Miss.
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I just received my guitar case you made and it is beautiful. Fits perfectly, I'm very happy with it.
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~Joseph G., Islandia, NY
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Just dropping a note to say that Id received the covers and they fit perfectly! :) Tks!!
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~James T., Australia
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Received cover today. You guys are the best. Perfect fit excellent craftsmanship.
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~Greg S., Warrenton, VA
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Cover received today, works great. Thanks a lot, you guys are the best.
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~Marco P., Brooklyn, NY
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Susan, got the bag . . . . looks great. Thanks.
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~James K. Missouri City, TX
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The covers arrived today. They are real nice. Thanks for the quick delivery and everything.
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~Joe B., Scotts Valley, CA
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Just a quick note to say Thank you! The slip fits like a glove and is gorgeous. Happy New Year!
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~Michelle L, Smyrna, GA
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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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Just wanted to thank you for the cover. It?s perfect! Good snug fit. Me so happy!
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~Scott I., Maple Grove, MN
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love the cover! thanks Susan
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~David L., Sherman Oaks CA
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The cover came. It is the best cover I have bought. It fits perfectly...much better than covers from other companies.
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~Stephen S., Frenchs Forest, AUSTRALIA
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It fits perfectly! I was really needing it, because I am completely in love with this amp and its so light and loud than I am taking it with me all the time: reharsals, gigs, jams or just when I practice. The bag really helps taking it with me on the shoulder and its good for a little protection (and its really beautiful in brown)
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~Jorge G Lisboa, Portugal
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Received my amp cover exactly when it was suppose to be....the quality is impeccable ...thank you very much !
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~Gerald G., Grand Junction CO
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I just wanted to drop you a line to thank you again for your companys fine work. Everything fits like a glove! The quality of materials and the construction are first-rate. Your covers will save my back from having to haul my gear in ATA cases, and they look much better.
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~Kelly S., San Mateo CA
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Received the cover today and it fits perfectly thanks so much!
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~Colin B., Mesa AZ
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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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Susan, I see that you have shipped my cover! I can not thank you enough for making sure that I received it before next weeks gig! It looks like it will be here the day before. It is so nice to work with someone so thoughtful and professional! I can not wait to see the studio slip!
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~Brian F., Nashville, TN
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I just received my amp cover and it is beautiful! Thank you.
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~Richard B., Duluth MN
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The Studio Slips cover for my Tone King Metropolitan arrived today and it couldnt be more perfect. Thank you for such amazing quality and craftsmanship.
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~Stephanie L., Beaverton OR
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Just arrived. Perfect fit. Thanks for the great service.
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~Sam P., Georgetown, KY
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Just got the Reason Grande head briefcase gig bag.... LOVE IT!! I'm getting another one for my Jackson Britain head. This is fantastic!! Be expecting another order in early Feb!
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~Eric K., Jackson, MS