Case Study

Retro sound – modern tech

How we made our guitar amplifier client dance around the studio with our design


With this project the client had a very specific thing in mind – for a very specific audience.

The client has created a way to cleverly use electronics and the latest ‘Pro- Audio’ technology with the valve technology of the 1960s that characterised that decade’s special sound.

The result is an amp that gives you the feel of yesteryear’s era but with the clarity and adjust-ability of a modern amp.

Which means that you no longer have to have your valve amp ringing out at full volume to recreate that special sound – this amp lets you get the sound even when practising in your bedroom.

All it needed was a look that said exactly this… which is where we came in.


This was a super-fun one to work on. We created a powerful looking cabinet complete with a retro looking ‘head unit’ that echoed exactly what our research into the client’s target market told us was required.

It took quite a few designs until we were confident we had nailed it.


‘We literally danced round the studio when we saw the design!’

Neil Kavannagh, MD

- Valvesound Audio

Why You'll Love Us

We have worked with many great companies over the years and seen some of our designs go on to do great things for our clients. That’s what we’re here for

Adam Stroud CEO, Paxton

It's been a great experience working with the team at Design and Product.

Laurence Kemball-Cook CEO, Pavegen

D&P were a great help to Pavegen in our early days producing some excellent mechanical designs for us.

Mark Exley Head of Design, LapSafe

An excellent design that gives us everything we require and need. Thanks guys!

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