Guitar tone is a subtle combination of the right guitar, the right guitar amp and of course, personal technique. Over the years I eventually found the guitars that inspired me to play, but I never found a guitar amplifier that completed the triangle (my 1959 Les Paul Junior really screams!).
I remember the tones achieved by Ritchie Blackmore, Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page and Paul Kosoff, clear and articulate, you could really hear the tone of the guitar. I wanted that tone but with more optional gain, no mush, and facilities that all modern day players need (an effects loop!! Switchable boost, and dual master volume controls)
After years of searching in vain, I decided to form WKZ Amplification and build the sounds I had in my head. Our amps are of course all valve and deliver a tone that is smooth and organic but with a cut that makes sure you’re heard. In fact, they inspire the player to pick up a guitar and play, and let’s face it, that’s what it’s all about.
All our guitar amps use the highest grade components available and are totally hand-wired in the UK, by a small and devoted team, and by the way, they’re built like tanks. These amps are meant to be taken out and played, provide great tone and not fail on you!
We have also designed that certain look. That special something that makes you proud to have a WKZ stack behind you.
Quite simply, WKZ…. the heart of rock n roll