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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Letting you know I received my cover today for my amp head. It fits like a glove! Thanks again for your help. DAN
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~Dan D., Rockville, IN
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Received the new dust covers for my homestudio, they are great. Good quality, fit perfectly and look good too. No dust on my keyboard, mixer and floor board anymore. Keep up the good work!
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~Mike N. Vienna, Austria
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Very cool!! Thanks!! By the way, if you go to the attached site they have the dimensions for the Lindy Fralin combo amp (1x15). Someone took the time to measure everything out. How does this compare to your notes? The amp manufacture told me to go to "coveramp" to get my cover (as I mentioned to you on the phone) but I ultimately found their covers to be unattractive and canceled my order. I was happy to find the Fralin amps were also in your system because I really like Studio Slips the best!!
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~Robert K. Leonardtown, MD
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The bag arrived yesterday and I put the Freidman ASM-12 in it this morning. It fits perfectly!!! Quality is second to none. Thank you for making a great product and an alternative to road cases for us weekend warriors.
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~Tim H., Prairie Du Sac WI
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The cases arrived and are perfect!
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~Sgt. Mark G., OCSD, Calif.
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Received the bag today. Awesome! Perfect fit.
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~John P., Carbondale PA
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Just got my bag in today... supper stoked & happy with it. It fits like a glove on my photo booth case.
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~Moi M., Santa Barbara CA
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It came in today and fits perfectly.
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~David P., Newport NH
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Got the cover today. Thanks a ton. It's beautiful and fits perfectly
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~Christopher M., Chicago IL
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Just wanted to say thank you again for not only putting a new pocket on my Friedman 50 watt head cover, but getting it done so quickly.
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~Sidney S., Rocky River OH
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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 wouldn't keep coming back if you didn't make the best covers on the planet!
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~Rob B., Framingham, MA
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Dear Susan, Thank you and all the folks at Studio Slips! The Crate (CA6110DG) amp cover fits perfectly and looks great. You're the best.
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~Craig A., Independence, MO
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I received my fEARless F112 cover yesterday and it fits perfectly. Thanks so much for your attention to getting it right.
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~Paul A., Upper Nyack, NY
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Well, you have done it again. On time delivery. Fantastic quality on a very special order. You are my music instrument case cover company for life.
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~Warren R. Plano, TX
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Once again top notch service the cover is great and very professionally made (of course) the follow up customer service was excellent and I got to email directly with you... where else can you talk directly to the boss ? Any one wanting a cover and on the fence about which one to purchase needs to just get a Studio Slip and then not worry about it anymore...
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~Albert M., Hobart, IN
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Received the cover today. Looks and fits great. Thank you so much for all the help. If I ever need another or a friend is interested in your product I will gladly forward your web address.
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~Dave M. Hanover Park, IL
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Hi Susan! I wanted to let you know how much I love this cover! It fits perfectly. Thank you. Although now this has now opened a whole can of worms. Now I have to get more for my other amps!
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~Jeff W., Salinas CA
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I got my order today (clamshell for JBL EON518S 1x18 Cabinet.) It fits! And I was able to wrestle the cab into the slip pretty easily. Thank you very much.
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~Blair B., Plymouth, MA
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I have received yesterday the S.W.R amp covers, ... excellent work! very good material, short time production and delivery, and fit perfectly! I will be back for future purchases
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~Fabio F., GUASTALLA, Italy
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Just letting you know that the two covers arrived a few days ago and they are perfect!
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~Martin A., Victoria, Australia
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Just to let you know I picked up my cover from Parcelforce yesterday. It fits perfectly and , like my other Studio Slips Covers, Im really pleased with it so, thank you.
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~Alan H., Great Britain
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Received the cover earlier today, it fits perfectly and looks great!! I'll be ordering again soon for my other amps
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~Geoffrey G., Yonkers NY
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Just wanted to let you know that the amp cover arrived and it fits perfectly.
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~Christine F., Mastic, NY
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I swear I had a 15% impulse to weep whenever I whenever I opened the package. A 500 foot homer better than Id envisioned.
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~Lusgardo C., Lubbock, TX
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Received my cover for the Traynor. Fits perfectly....Thanks again!!
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~Rob N., Chicago IL
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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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Hello, My Tone King Metropolitan slip fits perfect. Just wanted to let you know so that you can rely on those measurements for future orders from customers with the same amp.
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~Mike M. Tucson, AZ
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The clamshell gig bag--back pocket and all--for the Fishman amp arrived in good order today and fits beautifully. Thank you.
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~Tony M. Palo Alto, CA
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hi Susan- just got the cover- and it fits wonderfully- THANK YOU!
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~Manny Z., Monroe CT
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Clamshells fit perfect, look fantastic! A truly perfect, serious, professional product. Will be road testing in the ice and snow to NJ this Sunday. OBTW BZ Gerber built AMP housed in head cabinet which led to this order.
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~Will B., Warminster, PA
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It fits! Thanks again
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~Daniel H., San Anselmo CA
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Just wanted to thank you for the amp covers. They arrived today, fit perfectly and the workmanship is stunning! Very much appreciated. Will be ordering from you again as soon as I work out what I need covers for.
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~~Steve M., Naples, FL
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Hello Susan and all at Studio Slips, I just received the clamshell cover for the Bogner Goldfinger 45 combo and as usual, it was a slam dunk fit. Thanks and best wishes,
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~Peter A., Chicago, IL
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i received the clamshell for my mazerati gt head today. it fits great, with room for the cord in the back. thanks so much for the great (expedited) work and customer service. i'll recommend you to anyone interested.
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~John S., Oak Park, MI
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yo susan, just wanted to let you know that those dust covesr you made (dr.bass 210 and 112),well they fit perfect.thanks to my superb and precise measurements. do i get a royalty? ha haaaaaaaa.thanks again.
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~Don S., Cinncinati, OH
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The covers came in today. The fit great. The notched backs worked for clearing the plugged in speaker cables. One lies perfectly flat and the other sticks out a little by the power plug. I hope the notches did not add a lot of work. I'd bet there are other amp owners that would entertain some sort of cut out to facilitate hooked up / plugged in equipment.
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~Tim H., Wake Forest, NC
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Hey just wanted to say i got the covers last week and they are awesome!!! i will definitely purchase more in the future.my amp and cabinets are bandmate protected
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~Pete G., Nova Scotia CANADA
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Thanks for making me awesome covers for my Dr.Z Remedy. As with the previous covers you have made me they fit like a glove!
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~Dan F., Victoria, BC
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Hi Susan - received the case. Really beautiful. Wonderful job on it. Do you make instrument (guitar) cases? I'm very impressed.
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~David E., Hastings-on-Hudson, NY
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Just a thought I'd let you know how happy I am . The covers arrived yesterday - wow that was fast! They fit like a glove - perfect. The quality & craftsmanship is excellent Thanks for all you help - I will be spreading the word -
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~Mike M., Massapequa Park 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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I received my custom gig bag for the Friedman Dirty Shirley Mini head last week and it's great. I'm very happy not just that the measurements worked out, but that the finished bag looks and feels really secure.
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~Jeffrey D., New York NY
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Just a quick note/update: the two covers I ordered from you are fantastic -- super- sturdy and nice looking! Now I need to upgrade all my other covers! I've been telling my friends about your products, too.
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~Dr. Marc Y., CA
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I thought it would amuse you that my Studioslips covers have already paid for themselves. My jazz band was playing on an open air roof deck last night and part way through the heavens opened. Luckily I was able to quickly haul the covers over my equipment and it saved $6000 of organ equipment from getting drenched and possibly ruined.
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~Wil S., Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
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Got the covers today.perfect fit! Nice job for (what I believe) is your first time making covers for this JBL model!
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~Jason M., Wilmington MA
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Received the cover today, looks great, perfect fit. Thanks.
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~Stephen T. Woodstock, GA
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Just a quick note to thank you so much for the cover. It fits my Bludotone head like a glove! You are amazing!
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~Frank P., San Jose, CA
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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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Thank you for your Custom Leo 212/115 cabinet covers. They fit great, I have already passed on info to the store that converted my Mark I from a combo to a head for me. He liked the idea of the Boogie cover being padded. Hope he sends some business your way. After I received the covers, I waited to get my Boogie back just to make sure everything fit, even though I knew they would. I just placed an order for for my Ampeg BA-112. I will keep passing your info along as often as possible. It is a great product.
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~Tommy H., Woodridge, IL