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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Hello You guys at Studio Slips..Just received my cover for the Mesa Heartbreaker Combo, and I am blown away by the look and fit. You really do what you say. Expect me back for my other cabs!
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~Dan S., Wisconsin Dells, WI
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I just received the cover!!! Thank you so, so much for it! It is amazing and fits the Roland like a glove!! Now my cat can't leave his claw marks on the amp! haha
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~Mike R., Princeton University!
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I recieved my cover today for my Fender Blues Junior. Love it! It fits prefectly. Thank you so much! This is the second one I've ordered from you. The quality is outstanding!!
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~Jeffery W, Salinas CA
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Got the vibe cover today. Fits real good. Thanks
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~Brad D., Tujunga CA
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It arrived. It fits great and looks great. Thanks!
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~Paul L., San Luis Obispo, CA
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Just wanted to let you know that I received the cover and it is perfect. Thanks very much for the great product.
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~Paul S., Mountain View CA
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Ciao Susan, my new cover arrived yesterday. It's perfect, it fits my cabinet like a glove : -)
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~Riccardo M., Padova, ITALY
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I received my latest studio slip and my first clam shell style, and all I can say is "WOW!" Perfect fit - which is really a feat for an amp that is almost brand new to market! Thanks so much for making such a great product!
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~Joe C., Loveland OH
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I wanted to let you and the rest of the team know that I absolutely love the cover for my amp. It fits perfectly. It protects and looks great. Everyone who sees it loves it.
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~Craig F., El Granada, CA
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The cover for my Allen Sweet Spot arrived today. It is very well made and fits perfectly! Many years from now, it will still be protecting my amp. Thanks for producing a great product!
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~Mark E., Bourbonnais, IL
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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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The 410 Bassman Neo cover fits awesome. Studio Slip number 4 for me, very happy :-)
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~Alan C., Palo Alto, CA
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Well, another amazing fit!! The cover fit my SWR GoLight cabinet like a glove! That is why I keep coming back! So far I have used your covers on: (2) Avatar 2x10 Cabinets GK MB212 Bass Combo SWR Workingman 2x10 Combo and now my new SWR GoLight Marcus Miller cabinet. Can't thank you enough! Keeps my gear looking like new...
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~Kenneth B., Delray Beach, FL
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Bought my first slips from you about 4 years ago. When I bought this new cab - there was no doubt in my mind that I would buy your slips for this cab. It is just great to deal with you - great quality and great customer service.
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~Frank T., Selden, NY
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Just to let you know that my clamshell arrived today, it fits fine. Thank you very much.
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~Keith P., Hayling Island,Hampshire, Great Britain
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My Studio Slips cover for my early Matchless HC30 & THD speaker box arrived today & they both fit like a glove. Fantastic quality workmanship & great service as per usual! Keep up the good work. Cheers
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~Brad F., Sydney AUSTRALIA
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I got my Blues Jr. gig bag this week. I wanted to let you know that It fits perfectly and looks really cool with the Fender amp logo patches you put on it for me. As always, you did a great job.
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~Steve M., Rockville, MD
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The instrument case cover turned out perfect. And the handle was a terrific recommendation. Thank you.
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~John P., Toledo OH
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The cover fits perfectly and really looks sharp. It was a pleasure to work with you and I appreciate your fantastic customer service.
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~Stewart C., Richmond, VT
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Thank you Susan for the eighth Studioslips.com cover that you have sent to me. As usual it fit exact, dead nuts, bingo, right on the money as in perfect. Great quality and heavy duty as expected. Thank you once again Susan for a great job.
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~Brian C., Waterford CT
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All I can say is wow! That was so quick it's crazy! And the covers are perfect. I'm amazed. U just want to say thankyou so much for your help. You'll hear from me again soon for sure!
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~Scott S., Canberra, AUSTRALIA
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thanks a lot. great cover. now, my mesa is safe (2 cats and a little son)!!
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~Tom K., Goettingen, GERMANY
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I got the cover three days ago, I think. I've been really busy with my work. It fits and looks great! Thank you so much for the great product.
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~Kazya A., Suwa-gun, JAPAN
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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
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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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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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The cover arrived this week and fits great! Thanks!
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~Robert M., Wildwood, MO.
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Thanks for the beautiful covers. They fit like a glove
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~Bret A., Vallejo CA
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I just wanted to write and thank you for the keyboard cover for my Roland. It works great!
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~David N
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I just received my Clamshell Gig Bags, and I couldn't be happier! I had been searching for padded covers for my MarkBass Standard 104HF and Standard 151HF cabinets for quite some time. I emailed and called other companies, including one of the biggest names in the business. I was met with bewildering questions, slow response time, busy signals, and just poor customer service in general. After altering my web search, I came across Studio Slips, and have been delighted ever since. My phone conversations were extremely friendly, the turn around time was amazingly fast, and most importantly, the Gig Bags are fantastic! In fact, they've already passed their first gig test with flying colors.
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~Randy C., Nederland, CO
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I just wanted to say thank you for the Victoria amp gig bag. The fit is perfect and the quality is excellent. I will be recommending your product to my fellow musicians. Cheers!
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~Alex B., Valparaiso, IN
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the cover for my Mesa Boogie Express 5:25 arrived old Germany on Saturdy. I'm very happy. The cover is fabulous and fit perfectly. Thank you for the perfect work. My best wishes,
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~Karl-Heinz N., Koblenz, GERMANY
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I just wanted to let you know that my new "Studio Slip" cover arrived yesterday (10/30). It's perfect.
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~Chris B., Taoyuan City, TAIWAN
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This is a beautiful and perfect job, total satisfaction. Thank you !
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~Laurent A., France
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I love the case Susan. I used it for my first gig the other day and it worked great Thanks again
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~Don O., Yardville, NJ
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Just wanted to let you know that the covers came in and they are perfect! Excellent service and quality! Thank you!
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~Bas W., Brunssum, NETHERLANDS
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Package received and it fits perfectly ! Thank you so much for your great product and fast service .
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~Kilian A., Willagee, AUSTRALIA
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Got it - fits awesome! Thanks very much!
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~Chris K., Heath, OH
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I received the covers and they fit perfectly - Thanks
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~Charles A., Newton, Massachusett
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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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Received the cover. Fits perfectly! Thank you!
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~Larry S., Los Angeles CA
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I received the covers for my Red Plate combo and extension cab a while ago. They're both great. Thanks again for being meticulous, double-checking my measurements, and sending a great product.
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~David F., Coos Bay, OR
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I thought before I sent an email to tell how great the studio slips covers are I'd give them a try for about 6-9 months. Best thing I could buy. Works great, protects the equipment. I especially like the clamshell cover so the bottom of the amp doesn't get trashed. I bought the standard padding and that seems to be fine. The equipment is moved 3 times a week, minimum and there are no problems. I'm looking into a getting a few more covers for other equipment, but I wanted to tell you how well the cover for the Marshall 1974x was working for me. Easy to open and setup and easy to pack away and none of the weight of a road case. I'm the roadie too so I really appreciate that. Not a scratch on the amp, perfect. I can't tell enough people how well this has worked out for me.
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~Andy V., Manchester, CT
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I received my Briefcase Gig Bag I had you custom make for my Eden Bass cabinet. It was delivered exactly on time and It fits my cabinet perfect. I am very happy that I came across your company while browsing on Amazon. Not only does this Gig Bag make it much easier to transport my cabinet but it will protect the speaker from a lot of wear & tear. Thank You for making a excellent product and providing excellent customer service. I look forward to doing future business with you. I will highly recommend Studio Slips to other friends and musicians.
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~Jim L., Cleveland/Akron,Ohio
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The covers look great. Tried them on and they fit like a glove. I will be sending you my pedalboard sizes soon or at least as soon as we get it done. Merci Bananas,
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~Stephen B., Los Angeles, CA
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Just wanted to know that I got the slip yesterday, and that it was a perfect fit! ;) The pockets even roomed more than I hoped for, simply perfect!
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~Arne O. N., Sandnes Norway
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I'm sorry I forgot to email you earlier that I received the keyboard bag on Sat.! It's very nice and I'm very pleased with it. Mahalo! (thank you) Aloha,
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~Roanne K., Hilo, HI
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just wanted to drop you an email to let you know how impressed I am with the amp covers...they fit perfectly and look amazing thanks so much!
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~Tony N., Halifax, NS CANADA
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Received my cover the other day, & it fits perfectly (as I knew it would). Thanks again, excellent product & service!
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~Dainis K., Salem, MA
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I just received my Studio Slip for my Carr Mercury amp. It fits absolutly perfect. It is great to do business with a company that delivers exactly what they promised. I will recomend you to all my musician freinds. Thank you and have a great Holiday season.
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~Ed S., Pittsburg, NH