Founded in 1997 by Mark Gooday, Ashdown Engineering is a hugely popular British amplifier brand, with a large catalog including amp heads, speaker cabinets, combos, FX pedals and more.
Known around the world for their unique VU meter, stylish vintage looks, fantastic sounds and world tour proven reliability. Catering for players of all budgets, Ashdown offer extremely lightweight and affordable combos right through to fire breathing, stadium filling, hand built all valve heads as well as a combination of valve and solid-state technology in their amps.
Offering immense tonal flexibility and bullet-proof reliability, their ABM/CTM ranges are the modern industry standard and can be seen on stages of all sizes around the world every night of the week plus the hand-built Ashdown Guitar Magnifiers have been racking up plaudits for their stylish designs, modern features and classic tones.
Ashdowns’ forward-thinking approach to their design has caught the attention of many of the biggest names around, including Nate Mendel (Foo Fighters), John Myung (Dream Theatre), Nick O’Malley – (Arctic Monkeys), Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath), Guy Pratt (Pink Floyd/David Gilmour) Shavo Odadjian (System Of A Down), Andrew Levy – The Brand New Heavies, Pino Palladino (John Mayer/The Who) James Johnston - Biffy Clyro, Adam Clayton - U2, Michael Rhodes – (Joe Bonamassa), Brian Marshall (Alter Bridge)and many many more, all of whom choose to trust their tone to Ashdown Engineering.
Today Ashdown Engineering’s line up is more diverse than ever before, giving guitarists and bassists plenty of choice when it comes to finding the perfect amplifier. New for 2020 Ashdown have teamed up with bass guitar legend Dan Lakin to launch a range of collaboratively designed bass guitars that have garnered great attention. Despite now being one of the biggest names in the industry Ashdown is still 100% independent and family owned and run.