Celebrate 20 years with us…
This year sees the return of our London Routemaster open top double decker to Hall C (Booth 4284) to celebrate in style. We have some exciting new products we cant wait to share with you but for now here is a little background and insight on what’s in store for the new-year…
The Ashdown story began back 1997, but this certainly wasn’t a new venture for company founder Mark Gooday. Having previously been managing director of industry giants Trace Elliot for the 12 years prior to forming Ashdown, Mark was already somewhat of a bass amp pioneer. You could say that Bass was in his blood.
Mark’s natural eye for design and enormous attention to detail in terms of bass tone has helped to establish Ashdown the world’s leading amplifiers on the market. Over the years Ashdown have earned the trust of literally some of the biggest names in bass - John Entwistle, Adam Clayton, Paul McCartney, Geezer Butler, to name but a few.
2017 signifies the 20th Anniversary milestone since the launch of Ashdown, but building a globally respected brand does not come without hard work, passion and determination. 20 years on and Mark Gooday and his team still strive to learn, evolve and take the Ashdown brand name to the next level.
Pushing the boundaries, Mark and Ashdown have tapped into new technologies and a new market with the launch of Meters Music. Meters Headphones use Ashdown’s trademark VU meter as the vision behind the brand and offers customers something never seen before – all-the-while with a sound quality that rivals some of the biggest names in the headphone market.
Despite becoming the brand we know and love today, Mark will never be one to forget what the Ashdown name was originally built on. Adopting the name of Mark’s wife’s family name, Ashdown remains a small, family run business made up of primarily family and a few close friends.
Ashdown Amps are designed and produced from their small operation located in the village of Heybridge, Essex, with a little help from their chain of global distributors. The Ashdown team line-up features son and son-in-law, Dan and Lee, as well as electronics engineer and valve amp guru, Dave Green. Together Ashdown look forward to continuing to serve the industry for a further 20 years and beyond.
See you at NAMM, Hall C, Booth: 4284, 19th - 22nd of January 2017, Anaheim Convention Center.