The Shaw Tone Rod MG is an 8 watt Class A Single ended amp that picks up where the beloved Champs, Gibson Skylarks, and other small amps leave off. Its compliment of a 12AX7 preamp and two (yes two) paralleled EL84 power tubes takes this amp to a new level for single ended amps. This amp features a single input, Tight switch, Volume, Tone control, and Master volume mated with a beefy power transformer, solid state rectifier, and an oversized output transformer. The Volume control and Master Volume are configured to allow varying amounts of preamp tube distortion, power tube distortion, or both. Mate this amp with a good speaker cab, crank it up, and experience sweet Class A tone with tighter bottom end and creamy smooth distortion when pushed.