Kruse Kontrol Amplification founder Jens Kruse was born and raised in Germany where he started playing acoustic guitar at the age of 5.
He received his first electric guitar and tube amp at age 7 and started performing in public as a solo artist, in orchestras and bands starting with age 8.
Jens enjoyed a thorough musical education in Germany from classical to modern styles, studying instruments like piano and clarinet as well as classical singing in addition to his first passion, the guitar.
Jens Kruse's father Alf Kruse worked as an electronics engineer for Siemens and Beckman Instruments. Through his father's profession and ham radio hobby Jens was exposed to and surrounded by tube and solid state technology from an early age.
Until today Jens has benefitted from his father's 50+ years unmatched experience in electronics. Father and son work together as a team in the Los Angeles workshop.
Jens is an active song writer and ex-session player. He is currently recording an instrumental Solo CD.
The unmatched combination of trained musician's ears and technical knowledge makes Kruse Kontrol Amplification an invaluable source for today's tone seeking guitar players.