Who we are
Barefaced Audio began in 2008 when I (Alex) wanted a better bass cab than anything I could buy - and other bassists wanted some too so that DIY project turned into a business. It’s always been about maximum tone but making that possible in the real world, even when playing bass very loud in rooms with bad acoustics, or playing guitar in a tiny room with the cab pointing at your knees. And the great thing about making cabs that sound good all the time is that they sound awesome at home too - practice with some proper gear!
For almost 15 years we’ve applied our scientific musician approach to bass cabs, PA cabs and subs, guitar cabs, FX pedals and amps. Some of these you won’t have seen yet even though we’ve been working on them for a long time (bass amp design started in earnest in 2017!) If you haven't heard of us before, have a look through the reviews and feedback on here, or search the internet for what people say about our company and our products - you will be amazed.
Before Covid 19 arrived the team had expanded to double figures but once gigs and tours were paused we had to downsize to half that, due to the massive drop in demand. On the plus side, staff that had been full time on production learnt new skills, we refined manufacturing processes, and did more R&D and product design.
We're now (late 2022) nice and busy, with a smaller team than before but working fast and efficiently and enjoying making the best guitar and bass cabs we've ever made (the best guitar and bass cabs that ANYONE has ever made?) and sending them to very happy customers all over the world!
Meet the team:
I started Barefaced! So I'm chief engineer and ideas person, I deal with all the enquiries (email only - I'm far too chatty and inefficient on the phone!), finances, boring company director stuff, etc. I also like to work in the factory building things because building things is satisfying!
Has been here for quite a few years and is now our factory manager, keeping all the production plates spinning and building cabs (and pedals) too. When he's not here he never seems to stop producing music, endless collaborations!
Looks after orders, purchasing and shipping so has many hats to wear. Also helps out in production. And is a wicked drummer!
Is part of our new duo - an excellent guitar wielder and fast-working member of the production team, quickly learning all the skills required.
Joined a few weeks after James and has been rapidly getting to grips with all the processes - and when she's not building cabs she's busy playing both drums and bass for various bands.