#1
Has anyone here played through or heard in person a Cornford Hellcat? If so, what did you think about the amp? Is it true it does metal really good?
Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
#2
The Cornfords are some of the best sounding amps I've played. Just incredible.

The Hellcat can do metal of sorts, but don't expect super-tight modern tones. Plenty of gain aggression, just not surgical. Some of the juiciest sounding leads you'll ever come across though.
#3
Cool. Thanks. I've got an opportunity to get one really cheap that is in mint condition. Really rare for around here. It's the combo. I really wish I could find clips for it.
I'm figuring I can't go wrong on this purchase no matter what though.
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ever considered cornford mk50h?

No, only because it's too expensive in the states. This Hellcat was a rare find around here.
#10
I don't think anyone on here can afford one....correct me if i'm wrong, but aren't Cornford really boutique, hand-made amps that cost quite a lot? I know someone who sold a Diezel Einstein 1/4 stack to get a Hellcat combo, and the Diezel 1/4 was going for like 3 grand; not sure if that was to cover ALL the costs of the Hellcat, but still, if he had to sell a Diezel to get a Cornford the Hellcat's gotta be kind of expensive.
#11
^ depends on where you are, here in the UK, cornfords are a bit cheaper than diezels (depending on model)... oh, and prophet of page (member here) owns a couple. maybe you could PM him.

yeah, but i was a bit of a noob, so i didn't like it as much as i expect i would were i to try it again now.

agreed with nolly about it not being a really modern tone.
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Cool. Thanks. I've got an opportunity to get one really cheap that is in mint condition. Really rare for around here. It's the combo. I really wish I could find clips for it.
I'm figuring I can't go wrong on this purchase no matter what though.


I swear I remember seeing clips on YouTube of some guy doing a demo w/ a Hellcat head, & it sounded damn good. Nolly pretty much described it as I would have. Very fluid sounding amp, not for uber-tight metal, but it could probably come close from what I heard in the demo. I'd love to have one, but no one seems to ever stock them in the US, even so-called Cornford "dealers". I tried the RK100 at NAMM earlier this year, & it was easily in the top 5 amps I've ever heard. I'll definitely try more of the Cornford line when I go back in January. If you're getting that amp for a good price, jump on it for sure!
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#13
I would search up the troy grady video of him demoing all kinds of niiiice amps.

He demos a hellcat, and i think 2 other cornfords, a VH4, roccaforte, and thats about all I can remember, but there were a ton of amps.
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Is that the guy that has the Washburn N4 and does nothing but shred? I don't really think that's a very good example of an amps sound unless those interested are more lead/shred guys.
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Is that the guy that has the Washburn N4 and does nothing but shred? I don't really think that's a very good example of an amps sound unless those interested are more lead/shred guys.


It's not just shred, he plays some funk lines and some clean jazz stuff, and some chugging riffs. Still then, it's a comparison, not a sound demo.
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I've only seem him do a few clean lines and some funkier riffs, but primarily he seems to shred. I haven't really seem him do chuggin though. Still, I realize it's a comparison and not a full blown demo.
#17
If it's as good a deal as you say it is, it's certainly worth a punt. You can always sell it on.
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