With the success of the Gries 5 I began to wonder if I could build an even more affordable head-only hand wired amp that would sound great with a variety of speaker cabs. I looked at the 5F1 circuit amps that were built from 56 to 64 due to their popularity but realized there was room for improvement. This amp had to have the same level of components and construction as the rest of the Gries line. The originals are great amps, however, I wanted something better suited to todays player. After a lot of R&D, trying various components to find what worked and what didnt, Ive come up with a simple amp that is surprisingly versatile. The new Gries Minnow has the following features: Mercury Magnetics transformers Hand wired turret board construction Powered by a single 6V6 with a 5AR4 rectifier and 12AX7 pre amp tube A simple circuit with no EQ that puts the tone in your hands Volume and Master Volume controls Much larger output transformer than a stock 5F1 for improved tone & efficiency 8 ohm output transformer that will handle any cab from 4 to 16 ohms Available only as a head. Everyone knows a quality built cab with the right speaker(s) has a great impact on the overall tone of an amp rig; 1x12, 2x12, 4x12, 1x10, 2x10, 4x10 will all work with the Minnow. Run the cab you prefer, or call us for a matching, finger-jointed, solid pine cab. The Minnow will be ready to go late February at a shipped cost of just ..$549.00! Contact one of our dealers or visit our web site.