The UK-Based Audio Innovators
who always put the music first
Founded in 1997 by industry bass amp veteran Mark Gooday, Ashdown Engineering has become one of the world’s leading brands in Bass Amplification.
Over the years the brand has collaborated with some of the world’s most respected bass players, including John Entwistle (The Who), Mark King (Level 42) and JJ Burnel (The Stranglers). With a global family of users that runs across all spectrums of the bass playing community, Ashdown Engineering remains as true to its roots today as it did in 1997, giving the brand a unique place in the hearts of bassists who know that just like them, Ashdown has bass in the blood.
Whether live or in the studio, the ABM (Ashdown Bass Magnifier) Series has become relied upon by many of the highest profile bassists in the world. Immediately identifiable on stages around the world thanks to its glowing VU meter. Over the past 20 years the Ashdown ABM range has become the industry standard for bass players in pursuit of real bass tone, versatility, power and tour proven reliability.
For bassists who wish to cut the weight not the tone, the Rootmaster EVO II Series provides Ashdown quality tone and power. While the Studio Range of combos has been engineered from the ground up to be lightweight and portable, while still delivering the tone and versatility Ashdown is famous for and have everything you need to establish great tone straight out of the box.
If you are a player who worships at the altar of glass, fire and high-voltage, Ashdown has created a complete range of Custom Shop bass amplifiers combining classic tube tone with the brand’s innovations and modern reliability. Each and every Custom Shop model is designed and engineered using only the finest hand selected components, lovingly constructed at the Ashdown HQ in Essex, England.
Pedals and Accessories
The Ashdown range of PRO-FX pedals are designed and engineered using selected components from the best manufacturers in their respective fields. All models are designed to ensure the best signal to noise ratio and lowest possible background noise, this is essential with high gain distortion pedals and floor up compressors.
Ashdown accessories offer a wide choice of specific accessories to compliment your Ashdown bass amp from footswitches to gig bags. Everything an aspiring bass player could ask for including the minuscule but mighty Tone Pocket bass headphone pre-amp.