#1
I've heard that they produce one of the sweetest tones out there. Heard of them from a friend and realizing that Guthrie Govan, probably one of the best guitarist I've ever heard, uses them, along with suhr guitars.

I know they're pretty pricey, but has anyone tried them?
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I hear they've very unforgiving, i.e. you have to play right, but then it sounds brilliant

and very versatile with just 1 channel
#3
Dave_mc tried one, I think.
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I hear they've very unforgiving, i.e. you have to play right, but then it sounds brilliant

and very versatile with just 1 channel

Aye, I hear it's the same with all boutique tube amplifiers.

Too bad that there aren't any dealers here.
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The [Cornford rk100 Richie Kotzen signature model] was one of the VERY BEST amps I've ever played. All hand wired, 4 EL34s.

The controls are super simple & provide a vast range of adjustments. You could spend days dialing in different tones. It was like playing a simplified Mesa MkIV, but WAY better sounding.

The lead sound is to die for, like a smoothed out Soldano SLO 100. Punching low end palm mutes, no problem. Lots of clean headroom, even Fender-esque cleans were possible. Not bad for a single-channel amp. I didn't even get to crank it past about 2 1/2 or 3, as it was VERY loud. It sounded very good at low volumes across the tonal range.

The Cornford was good enough that I'm seriously considering selling my Soldano to get one. BTW, I played it through the matching 4X12 cab w/ Vintage 30s. I'd give this amp a 9.5 out of 10. One of the best sounding amps ever, IMO.


From another thread, think this amp debuted at NAMM this year.
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From another thread, think this amp debuted at NAMM this year.

There's more than one Cornford.
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From another thread, think this amp debuted at NAMM this year.

It's been around since 2005. Amazing sounding amp.
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Tried one? I'd never even heard of them, til now.
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Theres some guy on youtube called alexorangeblues who has a Cornford Hurricane and it sounds great.
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There's more than one Cornford.


Hmm? I know.

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It's been around since 2005. Amazing sounding amp.


Ah! Didn't realise it had been around for a while, just remembered that it had been at NAMM and that riffhog had loved it.
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I think Guthrie Govan's videos on this YouTube profile are probably the best Cornford demos available. The guy is an absolute beast.

I agree.
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#14
wish I could afford one, I've never heard a bad tone out of them just...dayum.
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i've played the hurricane, and on the contrary of what was said above, it wasn't unforgiving at all. it was excellent for lower volume sounds, and would make an incredible recording amp but it seemed to lack some dynamics from picking and volume changes, what it lacked in dynamics it more than made up for in it's creamy tone though.

EDIT: i tried the harlequin NOT the hurricane.
#16
^Isn't that the low wattage one?
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#17
If the leads are like a smoothed out soldano...it should be extremely forgiving, not unforgiving. Thats like putting water in a blender.
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I own a harlequin, I can say that its reasonably forgiving, but not as much as say, a marshall solid state. The tone is beautiful and creamy, great for playing most styles, the voice switch means that you can get some pretty meaty metal tones out of it as well, but if you wanna get really heavy you would need to whack a distortion pedal in front of it. Also, I can for the life of me get pinch harmonics through it, and I know it isn't my technique because I can get it spot on through my friend's marshall AVT150. wierd.
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Troy Grady tried out a Cornford in his uber expensive amp demo.

I about shat a chicken over the VH4 though...I want one...bad.
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#21
killer sounding amps. That Troy Grady video at ultrasound is great, so much gas watching that thing. The guy I bought my Mills Acoustics cab from is getting the MkII 50 in a couple weeks, along with a Stone Age cab. Said the SA cab absolutely rips.

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how much does a typical cornford go for?
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#23
I own a Line 6 Flextone and it models a Cornford amp - it's probably one of the best settings, especially for my Strat