Korg USA, exclusive U.S. distributor of Korg, Lâg, VOX, Blackstar and HK Audio products, has announced an addition to its line of brands. Effective immediately, the company has taken on exclusive distribution for Ashdown Engineering in the U.S. and Canada. Korg USA will distribute Ashdown’s bass amplification and effects products, acoustic amplification products, and the Dr. Green brand of guitar and bass effects pedals. Founded in March 1997, Ashdown quickly became a favorite of bass players around the globe. Known for their cool styling, tour reliability and good tone, Ashdown bass amps are used around the world by prominent bands and artists.
With global headquarters, engineering and a custom shop based in the U.K., Ashdown has developed a range of products that satisfy the tonal demands of a diverse array of bass players. In addition to the ABM range, Ashdown also offers bass amps for all situations and budgets, from 10-watt practice amps to 400-watt, all-valve monsters that are handcrafted in the UK. The full line of Ashdown products will be on display at the 2014 NAMM show.
Korg USA President Joe Castronovo noted, “Korg USA has a long and rich history of brand-building, and we’re always looking to partner with companies whose product mix complements our existing brands. With Ashdown, we are not only able to draw upon our extensive experience in the amplification category, but we are also able to offer our dealers a complete solution for all the major product areas they are interested in….”
Mark Gooday, Ashdown Founder and Managing Director, commented, “This is a fantastic moment in time for all of us here at Ashdown. After 16 years of Ashdown and 32 years of personally building bass amps, I am very proud to have Korg USA as our new U.S. and Canadian distributor, as this will enable our brand to achieve the level of success in those markets that it enjoys in the rest of the world.”
Korg USA will begin shipping the Ashdown line of bass amplification products to dealers in the U.S. and Canada starting the end of this month.