Recognisable from their vintage motor logo, Ashdown Engineering is a British company that has made a big impact in a short time with the Ashdown Bass Amps. Just ask Nate Mendel of the Foo Fighters and Biffy Clyro who use their gear on stage at every gig. While focused on combos, stacks and cabs for the big bass tone they also make high-end acoustic amplifiers and effects pedals. Known for their reliability and ruggedness, Ashdown Bass Amps are great for transmitting crystal clear deep bass tones with amazing clarity.
Based in Essex they design solid state amps with a goal of being lightweight gigging tools for bassists. Colossal power, matched by a feature set that means you don't have to haul a huge rig. Alongside this Ashdown continue to manufacture custom amps in the UK. Ashdown Bass Amps were first formed in London in 1997 and quickly rose to fame for producing bespoke hard-wired amplifiers that produced exceptional quality whilst retaining innovative design features that companies such as Fender were pumping out.
Ashdown Bass Amps are a common sight at any large concert tours, with the likes of Biffy Clyro, Foo Fighters and Radiohead taking advantage of the serious tone Ashdown amps can convey. Foo Fighters Ashdown Bass Amps of choice are the BTA-400 Head or the CL-810 Stack, whilst Biffy Clyro and Radiohead have preference for the ABM range such as the ABM 1200 EVO IV Head and the matching 8x10 cabinet.
Although Ashdown Bass Amps are used by big names at large stadium tours, they produce plenty of affordable smaller amps for the bedroom and studio. Ashdown has made sure to include a vast range of bass amps with varying wattages that suit your needs no matter what location you’re playing in or your preferred play style is. An ABM 115 or ABM 210 cabinet is more than enough to fill a room with the bass tone you’re looking for. Going smaller you have the AE30 or the PT60, or if you’re feeling the style of the Woodsman series there are plenty of different wattages available in this range. If you need to gig we have the Ashdown AAA-300-210T 300W Bass Combo or the Ashdown MAG C115-300 EVO III Bass Amp Combo.
Made by engineers with years and years of experience, Ashdown construction and circuitry is second to none and if high quality yet reliable sound is your thing then an Ashdown Bass Amp is something to look at. Ashdown is down the road from PMT HQ and we've always have a big selection of Ashdown amps or can sort you out with the ultimate bass rig. With one of the biggest selections of bass amps in our stores around the UK from Portsmouth to Newcastle, pop into PMT and jack into an Ashdown.