David Boonshoft


Oral History Information

Interview Date
Job Title
Co-Founder, Former Owner, President
Company Name
Aguilar Amplification

David Boonshoft, former president of Aguilar Amplification, boasts a multifaceted career deeply rooted in the music industry. From his early days as a jazz bassist to his collaborations with iconic labels like Def Jam and Naked Music, David's journey is a testament to his diverse talents and unwavering passion for music. As the co-founder of Aguilar Amplification in 1995 and Naked Music Recordings in 1998, he has seamlessly balanced roles as a bassist, MI product developer, record label owner and businessman since 1975. With a keen eye for engineering and a commitment to constant improvement, David has played a pivotal role in shaping the sonic landscape for countless bass players worldwide. As president of Aguilar Amplification, David brought a wealth of industry experience to the company, which is known for manufacturing a range of gear — from heads and cabinets to preamps and effects pedals. He’s proud that his gear can be seen on stages and in recording studios around the world.