After years of playing in bands and experimenting with pedals and different amps, I realized you can't replicate that sound you hear on many classics with a digital pedal or solid state amplifier. I discovered the magic of a vintage tube amp with my first blackface Fender, this evolved into a love for the tone and feel of vintage amp circuits.
I began re-purposing vintage equipment like old organs and tube radios and putting them together with a few other new components to create my own tube amps. By doing this I learned how many different classic amps, radios and organs functioned. Late nights of studying circuits and days of piecing together new and old components, began to create the familiar as well as unique tones that I had been searching for.
Next, I began creating tube amps using all new, off the shelf components, but this was still at a fraction of the price of buying a brand name tube amp.
I decided to start Monkey Wrench because I know there are people like me out there; people who want that tone and feel but don't have the budget for a vintage tube amp. Everyone deserves a chance to discover the magic I did.