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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It arrived today and, like everything else you have ever sold me, its perfect.
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~Andrew D., Corte Madera, CA
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Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you!!!! I just got home from rehearsal and the case arrived. Wow, you really blew away my expectations, the case is absolutely fabulous and fits perfectly. Thanks again for ensuring I received it before the weekend. I'm playing at a street fair, and will likely have to park some distance from where I'm playing, and the case will definitely protect my amp while it's on the cart. I really appreciate it.
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~Jason W., Dublin CA
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Your service was first class and the finished product was just as I had hoped So Thank you very much. I have passed your name on to others who may require you services.
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~George M., Pittsburgh, PA
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Arrived today. PERFECT fit. Thanks for making me measure again. Very cool case; I like it. One regret: should have gotten the extra padding. Next time...
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~Steve S., Santa Ana, CA
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Elation DMX-Operator 192 Ch DMX Controller (padded cover) - Hi, I received it today and it fits perfect, thanks again!
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~Robert L., Georgetown, TX
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The covers arrived yesterday and they work fine. "HAMMER"!! that's a German expression for great!
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~Roland S., Dortmund, Germany
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It fits perfect.
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~Ludwig V, Belgium
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Got your slips and they are a perfect fit. The printer case is outstanding. I have forwarded your info to Citizen and some of my counterparts in the industry who will be buying the same printer for the same applications I have. I expect you?ll see more business from them.
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~Jim G., Valencia, CA
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Just received my new pedalboard cover - it looks great! Very nice quality. Can't wait to take it home and try it out...Thanks very much for all the communication regarding the order - really a great organization you have there!
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~Brian K., Atlanta, GA
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Thank you a million times over- these Clamshell cases are fantastic. They fit absolutely perfectly and came just in time for a gig I have tonight. I much appreciate your personal service. The quality is top notch and your pricing/lead & ship times were all very reasonable. Thank you again
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~Seth C., Manchester, PA
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Aloha Susan~ I received my bag today. I love it!!!!! The material and workmanship is awesome... I highly recommend you product! Mahalo
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~Steven F., somewhere safe!
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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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I got it yesterday. Perfect timing. And that as really nice bag by the way, fits perfectly in the amp. I really appreciate all the attention you got on this order. I will recommend to my friends l. Thank you very much Susan
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~Euclides N., Las Vegas NV
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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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What an amazing company and great product you have. I've turned several of my guitar buds on to you guys already. Your cover is like a cute puppy at gigs... Everyone wants to pet it!!!
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~Jerry F., Front Royal, VA
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I am very pleased with the bag you custom designed for my washboard. It has high quality material and a sturdy strap. I appreciate your excellent customer service in tracking down our post office's error. I will be back and will send others your way.
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~Judy C., Sequim, WA
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Susan, Got my cover today. It's perfect! Thanks so much for your quality work. You guys rock!
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~Ernie S., CO
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Many thanks for the cover; it fits perfectly. Like Boogie, Hamer guitars and Moody straps, your self-made business makes me proud to be an American. Call me an ol' softie but, to me, artistry, quality, service and the commitment to "get it right" really means a lot. It's touching to see that someone would CARE so much...that's cool.
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~Rob B
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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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Hi Susan, just got the cover today and I'm very impressed with the quality ! Thanks again!
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~Alan K. B., Ellicott City, MD
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Received it today and it was a perfect fit thank you again.
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~Terrence F., Long Beach NY
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I received my Studio Slips yesterday and they are exceptional, especially the Clam Shell. They are very well made, a great fit, look great and look to have years of use in them. I shall certainly be placing further orders when the need arises.
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~Jason P., Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, Great Britain
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I just wanted to let you know that the slip cover for my Boogie set-up fits great! Thanks for your help, and always my best wishes to Mike and yourself.
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~Warran R., Santa Cruz, CA
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Many thanks! I got it last week but the cabinet didn't arrive till' this week. The cover is perfect. A great fit and looks terrific. Great job! Much obliged.
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~Sean T., Henderson, NV
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got the cover today and it fit's perfectly. thank you
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~Martin G., Cleveland,, OH
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Just wanted to let you know that the cart cover has been a lifesaver in my practice with the ADHD kids I am treating!!! I made the mistake of having it off during one treatment session and will NEVER do THAT again :) !!!! Take care and Thanks again for your wonderful custom product (and my equipment thanks you too!)
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~Tina B., St.Thomas, VI
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I received the amp cover, yesterday; it's nothing less than outstanding. This is my second amp cover purchased from you. The quality control and durability are excellent. You are my "go to" amp cover person !! No one does it better than you do.
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~Dennis S., Antelope, CA
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I just got the dustcover. It is FANTASTIC! The fit is PERFECT! The quality of the material is EXCELLENT! I'm going to take some pictures of it on my TC Helicon VoiceLive unit with your cover on it and post it on the TC Helicon Facebook page with a link to your site. I'm sure you'll get some more VoiceLive custome
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~Jordan H. NY, NY
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I got my bag for my speaker cabinet today. It's perfect!!
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~Alex M., Astoria, NY
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Today, Bag arrived. Very nice! Perfect fit! I respect your work.
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~Yamada S., Tokyo, JAPAN
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Just a quick one to let you know that the covers have arrived and fit fantastically. Quality job and will be recommending you guys in the future.
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~Steve A., Victoria, Australia
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I just wanted to say that the cover is amazing and fits perfectly. Of course as soon as I got it the weather changed back to sunny and warm but I'm not complaining...
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~Scot C., Vancouver, BC CANADA
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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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I got the cover for my Ultrasound amp last week. It's very well made and it fits even better than expected. BTW, the timing was great. I'd had a few weeks off and it showed up just in time for one the busiest weeks I've had in a while. It's great to see people doing nice work and giving good service. Thanks!
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~Dean S., Central City, PA
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I received the dust cover today and it fits perfectly. Very surprised it got here so fast.
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~Tom G., Philadelpha PA
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The amp cover I ordered arrived today thanks. Again you delivered great quality and exactly the size I ordered. Thank you!
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~Don K., Capistrano Beach, CA
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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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It figures that the cover would show up the day I e-mail you... IT IS PERFECT!!! Thanks so much. Perfect! I wish I had more amps so I could purchase more covers from you. :)
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~David H
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Received the Padded Slip covers for my Z amp heads today. They are just what the Dr. ordered.
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~Tommy H., Woodridge, IL.
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Just a quick note to wish you a Merry Christmas and let you know my cover arrived today and the fit is perfect. Couldnt be more pleased and now Im thinking I need a clamshell for my other amp!
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~Chris B., Roslindale MA
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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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I received my slip covers today! They came out perfect. Thanks so much!
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~Dennis W., Stevenson Ranch CA
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Dear Ms. B, You must get bored with hearing how perfect your work is. Allow me to bore you some more; this cover is just right! As always, thank you for tending to me and my amplifier habit.
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~Clint J., Taylor, Miss.
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Thanks for the quick service with my amp cover. It fits perfectly & looks great.
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~George G. El Cajon, CA
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My cover arrived today. The fit over my VHT combo is ideal with just enough room to slide on/off easily. The standard pouch holds all of the cables and foot switch easily there's enough room for a stomp box or two if I want. I couldnt be happier.
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~Mike H., Sunnyvale CA
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My name is Justin and I play guitar in the band Ellery, out of Cincinnati. I ordered one of your clamshell gigbags (in brown!) last year for my mid-70s Fender Princeton Reverb, and have been touring with it ever since. I've always been meaning to write - oh my gosh do I love this bag for my amp. It fits perfectly (!), is very protective, and looks great (I love the brown!). It really is one of my favorite things - such a perfect combo of form and function. I tell everyone about it...Thanks for your great product, it's such a blessing for what we do.
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~Justin G., Lakeside Park, KY
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I wanted to thank you for the great covers for my Ampeg amp and cabinets. These are by far the best slip covers I have ever experienced in my 30+ years of playing and touring. The Gig Bag was just the ticket. I'll be recommending you to all musicians I come in touch with but your covers will speak for them selves when they see them!
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~Tad L., Lexington, KY
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Success!! Once again Susan... the Ashdown cover fits like a glove.
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~Rick G., Halethorp, MD
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I just wanted to let you know that the cover you made for my Bruno fits beautifully. Very much appreciated, and I am sure we will do business again.
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~Manny Z., Purchase, NY
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The covers fit PERFECT. Thank you so much for the amazing customer service. I'll be ordering more soon. Truly a great company.
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~Stephen M., Kenmore NY