Thirty Five Tube Reverb Amp
The Gries 35, originally introduced in 2004, has been updated with a new look and a second input jack.
The circuit, components, and that unmistakable blackface tone haven't changed. The 35 is based on the mid '60's
Vibrolux with several modifications including: one channel, added Midrange control, no vibrato, a post-phase inverter Master
Volume control, switchable 4 & 8 ohm speaker outputs. Mercury Magnetics power & output transformers. 35
Controls: Volume, Treble, Midrange, Bass, Reverb, Master Volume
Rear panel: AC (Power), DC (Standby),
4-8 Ohm Speaker Output
Tubes: 12AX7 (2), 12AT7 (2), 6L6GC (2), 5AR4
Dimensions: 24"w, 17"h,
9"d. 40 lbs.
Fifteen Tube Amp
The Gries 15. The preamp is based on the JTM45/5F6A.
Two 6V6 power tubes, cathode biased. Post phase inverter master volume. Two pairs of inputs, Normal & Bright.
A very loud 15 watts. 1x12 combo with Eminence Red, White, & Blues speaker. Baltic birch
ply cabinet with salt & pepper grill cloth & white piping.
Controls: Volume, Bright Volume, Treble, Midrange, Bass, Master Volume, Standby, Power
12AX7 (3), 6V6 (2), 5AR4
Dimensions: 24"w, 20"h, 9"d. 39 lbs.
Twelve Tube Reverb Amp
Gries 12 Tube Reverb amp is based very closely on the AA1164 Princeton Reverb. The
blackface PR was probably the most popular studio amp in the 1960's. If it wasn't, then it was a close second behind
the Deluxe Reverb. It's simply an incredible sounding amp and is very appropriate in today's smaller, quieter
rooms. It's also light & portable, a plus for today's aging backs. The circuit isn't changed
in any way, but the Gries 12 does have a 12" Eminence Screamin' Eagle speaker (as opposed to a stock Princeton's
10"). As with all Gries amps, it is built using a 1/8" fiberglass circuit board, not the fiberboard that was
in the originals. Convenient bias test points and an adjustment pot have been added.
Controls: Volume, Treble, Bass, Reverb, Vibrato Speed & Intensity
Tubes: 12AX7 (3), 12AT7, 6V6GT (2), 5AR4
Dimensions: 20"w, 16"h, 9 1'2"d.
Five Tube Amp
The 5 has been our most popular amp since its introduction in 2006. It
is based on the blackface Champ with many added features and upgrades. The
Mercury Magnetics output transformer, the larger cabinet,
and the Eminence Screamin' Eagle 12" speaker allow the amp to be louder with
greater low end than the original amps ever could. A Midrange control and pull bright
switch have been added to the tone stack for greater flexibility. The Gain control blends the tone stack out
of the circuit for greatly increased gain and midrange. When the Gain is up full, the amp is essentially a tweed Champ.
The Gain control is also foot switched and can be used to toggle between a clean rhythm tone and a louder,
more distorted tone for leads. A Master Volume control allows you to dial in as much distortion as needed with the Volume
& Gain controls at any volume. Also available as a head.
Controls: Volume, Gain with Pull Bright Switch, Treble, Mid, Bass, Master Volume
Tubes: 12AX7, 6V6 or 6L6, 5AR4
Dimensions: 20"w x 16"h x 9 1/2"d. 31 lbs.
Minnow Tube Amp
|Working on the Minnow prototype
The Minnow is based on the 5F1 Champ of the late 50's & early 60's.
The circuit is enhanced with slightly more gain, better power supply filtering, an oversized output transformer, and a Master
Hand wired turret board construction.
Powered by a single 6V6 with a 5AR4 rectifier and 12AX7
A simple circuit with no EQ that puts the tone in your hands. 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.
as a head only. Everyone knows a quality built cab with the right speakers 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.
Costs about as much as your last two pedals.
Front Panel Controls
Master, AC ( Power)
12AX7, 6V6, 5AR4
Dimensions: 14 3/4"w, 8"h, 8 1/2"d