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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Just wanted to let you know that the 3 covers fit perfectly. Thanks once again for working with my drawings, the handle holes are spot on!
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~Justin M., Australia
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got cover today..perfect fit !!! now I can take amp with me and be protected..great service
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~Paul R., Dudley MA
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The bag arrived and everything is perfect!! Thank you gain for providing such a high quality product and superior service. I will keep you in mind for all my future "cover" needs.
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~Robert C., Fremont, CA
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They all fit very fine ! You have done a very good job ! Thank you very much.
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~Philippe L., Waadt, Switzerland
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It came in today and fits perfectly.
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~David P., Newport NH
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just got my custom amp cover, I was worried about finding something to fit my home built amp, but your clamshell gigbag fits it perfectly!! The workmanship is top-notch, and I couldn't be happier!! Thanks so much for the fast processing of my order, I'll be looking you up again for future covers.
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~Kurt S.,
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I have received my brown double padded cover, so cool so nice, thanks a lot.
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~Francois D., Paris, FRANCE
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Just wanted to drop you a note... The covers are perfect. Thanks a whole bunch!
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~Rick G., Halethorpe, MD
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The briefcase gig bag arrived today. It is absolutely perfect! Thank you!!!
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~Andrew S., Conklin, NY
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I wanted to get back to you and say thanks for the great work and speedy service on my clamshell! As always, you're top notch!
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~Jerry T., Camillus, NY
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Got the bag today and it was perfect 😊🙏🏻
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~Eskil E., Norway
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Great fit!!! Thank you so much.
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~Mark T. North Andover, MA
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Just to let you know my covers arrived safely on Friday. I am really pleased with them, they fit perfectly and look great. The Bogner gear is quite expensive, so it makes sense to have the best covers possible to protect them and yours are certainly the best. Very many thanks for all your help.
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~Alan H., CATERHAM Great Britian
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I did receive the clamshell gigbag for my The Valve 212 OB speakercabinet yesterday and it`s a perfect fit. So thank you for doing a excellent job.
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~Ed K., Noord Brabant, Netherlands
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that is some super fast shipping. Never before have I actually received a shipment from the USA within three days. To the extent that you can help this: thanks! The bag is just perfect.
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~Matthijs D., Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Fits like a glove! As I haul my amp around Nashville, this cover will keep it looking sharp.
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~Andy E., Nashville, TN
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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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I'm the guy who ordered the Eden speaker cover, and I just wanted to say it arrived today, and fits perfectly. Excellent job. Thanks much! It was a better fit and design than I'd even hoped for... Arigatou!
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~Eric E., Kanagawa Ken JAPAN
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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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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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WOW...I received my Studio Slip yesterday. Great product! Thank you.... the hard work is much appreciated!
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~Albert P., Sierra Vista AZ
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I have just received my order. This was the clamshell bag for my 2x10 Super-Amp combo. I just wanted to say that it fits perfecty and looks to be of very high quality. It should be perfect for my needs. Awesome job!
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~Billy P
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Just wanted to drop you a line to let you know that I received the padded slip cover for my Bludotone head shell today, and that it fits perfectly! Thank you for the wonderful work. You guys are the best!
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~Rick O., Raleigh, NC
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I just wanted to say that the slip cover arrived. I am very impressed, very well constructed and fits perfectly! I was amazed to see cut outs for the wheels even, I had never thought of that! Thank you again, I will mention your quality of service to anyone who asks where I got such a nice cover for the speaker cabinet!
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~Joel A., Vaughan, ON CANADA
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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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Got the cover yesterday. Thanks very much. It's perfect. Protection for the best amplifier I've ever used (you can tell your husband!) You were right, the double padding doesn't really add any weight at all. Short of a full flight case this is going to guard against most of the knocks that the amps likely to get. I'm sure I'll be ordering things from you in the future. And will reccomend you to anyone who's looking for similar things.
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~Mike M
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I just slipped my Port City Pearl and OS Wave cabinet into their new gig bag and slip cover. Fit is flawless! The quality looks and feels like they'll last forever. I'm always apprehensive when ordering third party items of this nature, and I'm happy to say any fears I may have harbored were for naught. I am well pleased with my bag/cover and will definitely be upgrading my other heads, cabs and combos with Studio Slips. Thanks so much!
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~Evan S., Seal Beach CA
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Hello Susan, perfect fit! Very good quality, thank you!..... This also goes for both the Crate V50-112 as well as the Yorkville XM200T.
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~Peter H., Alberta CANADA
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Received the cover today. Outstanding workmanship. It fits perfectly! Thanks so much for doing such a great job and so quickly!!!!
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~Ed L, Wyckoff, NJ
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Well, I had intended to write to you sooner after receiving my clamshell bag for my Bruno Special 22 shortly before Christmas, but life intervened, and work demands, etc. ate my time before now. I have to say that before I received the bag, I was a little skeptical in ordering, as the Studio Slips bag was substantially more expensive than the Tuki and D2F bags Ive ordered in the past, and both of the other manufacturers delivered good quality, serviceable products. After opening the box and putting my amp in the Studio Slips bag, all I can say is Wow! There really is a tangible difference in both quality and utility between the Studio Slips bag and the competitors. The others had lower prices, but are not as good of a value in the final analysis. The Studio Slips bag, from the fit, quality of stitching, and extra protection afforded by the clamshell design, is clearly a step above the competition. The pockets on the outside and the leather strips on the bottom are additional enhancements in regards to utility and durability. Ill definitely be ordering again from you in the future when I need the best bag/cover available. Thanks again for delivering such a great product!
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~Raymond G., Houston TX
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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 the cover today. It fits perfectly. It's exactly what I needed. Thank you.
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~Marshall G., So. Pacific
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My slip got here today. Boy howdy, that's a nice piece of work! Like a second skin on that amp... Thanks for such a speedy turnaround. You will be hearing from me again in the near future.
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~Mike P., Port Angeles, WA
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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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Its actually Brian here (Lesleys husband) She has just arrived back home in Wellington and gave me my slip for my Mesa Boogie MK1 Reissue and it fits perfectly. The quality is amazing and Im seriously considering one more for my Fender 68 Custom Vibrolux Combo. Thank you for all your help and kind communication.
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~Brian G., New Zealand
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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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Just wanted to let you know that I received the cover for my Blackstar HT-1R and it fits perfectly. Goes on easily, not too loose not too tight, handle opening fits exact. Thank for the great work and service.
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~Eric C., Wilmington, DE
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I received my Studio Slips cover for my Line 6 AMPLIFi 150 today and it fits great.
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~Michael R., Coon Rapids MN
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Got the cover today and as expected it's a perfect fit!. Thanks a million keep well and will be in touch in the future.
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~Turlough M., Galway IRELAND
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I got my clamshell cover for my fender blues jr early dec but I'm just writing you now. Great cover! perfect fit ..nice and snug. Well designed and I have a lot more piece of mind bringing my amp on gigs.
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~Tom N., Poughkeepsie, NY
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Just thought Id let you know that Ive received the Clamshell Bags. Thank you for the prompt service, it is rare that you find what is definitely a quality product backed by quality service.
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~Michael G., Victoria, Seychelles
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Sorry it's taken so long to write...just have to say the covers are amazing! Your attention to detail is outstanding and they're a perfect fit. Not to mention, you are a pleasure to deal with. Thanks so much and know you have a very satisfied customer! PS...feel free to post this testimonial if you wish....
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~Randy S., Monmouth Junction, NJ
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My order arrived today (2/24/16) in perfect condition. The cabinet cover fits perfectly and the opening for the handle is in the right spot. I love this padded cover. Secondly the padded case for the amp head is also a great fit. Love the padding and the pocket is also a great size for my accessories. Both will work out wonderfully for my needs. Thanks again for your cordial and professional assistance.
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~Gerry L., Alden NY
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recieved my cover, just wanted to say thanks for the quick turnaround, & it fits like a glove, and is exactly what i was looking, I"ve actually had my amp a while and have been lugging it around in a blanket and duct tape because i wasn't so crazy about the other offerings out there, so thank you! gonna have to get one for my deluxe soon
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~Dwight B., Kingston, NY
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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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Just wanted to thank you for your time and assistance. The cover you made for my Empire fits perfectly.
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~Doug G., Phelps, NY
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Hi Susan, thanks for the great cover. The double-padded pocket you added was superb- maybe you should make it a standard option on those clamshells, being your top model and all? I was always worried that my pedals were going to get broken in the front pocket of my old studioslips dust cover, so it's a great option. Thanks also for getting it out to me quick. :)
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~Richard J., NEW ZEALAND
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Susan, I almost forgot to thank you for another great fitting cover (too many kid things going on). Great fit for the board and pedals. And its way lighter then the road case I thought I wanted/needed. Thanks again.
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~Bob K., Oakland, CA
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Clamshell #8 received and fits like a glove as usual...thanks!
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~David G., Lincolnshire, GB
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Just letting you know, slip came in yesterday. Great looking and a great fit. Thanks again!
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~Wayne D., Collierville TN