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by RichM
Mon Nov 16, 2015 10:15 pm
Forum: Cornford Discussion
Topic: WELCOME BACK!
Replies: 10
Views: 4361

Re: WELCOME BACK!

Nice one ... back online as it should be :)
by RichM
Mon Jun 08, 2015 6:45 am
Forum: Cornford Discussion
Topic: Tone compare vs Boogie please
Replies: 37
Views: 12402

Re: Tone compare vs Boogie please

Okay latest is that I've taken the switch out and green LED back in to make the HC visually unaltered and I've hardwired a NOS Mullard (rainbow one) 1uF for the V1a cathode bypass. Decided that the 470nF was a bit too extreme and didn't like the fiddly switch (didn't fit that easily on the insude wi...
by RichM
Wed Jun 03, 2015 7:37 pm
Forum: Cornford Discussion
Topic: Tone compare vs Boogie please
Replies: 37
Views: 12402

Re: Tone compare vs Boogie please

Might try some Alnicos soon ... have been thinking about a blue or gold for some time. How would you describe the change from a V30 to an Alnico gold say? ps. The bypass cap switch actually makes quite a bit of difference ... I was playing quite quietly when I was trying it initially. The reduction ...
by RichM
Tue Jun 02, 2015 6:35 am
Forum: Cornford Discussion
Topic: Tone compare vs Boogie please
Replies: 37
Views: 12402

Re: Tone compare vs Boogie please

I have a Cornford 2x12 (closed back - 1xV30, 1xGreenback) and a 1x12 (open back V30) and at the moment I use both in parallel which gives the mid range focus and punch from the 1x12 but with the bottom end and fullness from the 2x12. Whenever I try just one or the other, I end up reverting back to u...
by RichM
Mon Jun 01, 2015 6:33 am
Forum: Cornford Discussion
Topic: Tone compare vs Boogie please
Replies: 37
Views: 12402

Re: Tone compare vs Boogie please

I notice that the Hellcat doesn't have a bypass cap on V1b so maybe that's why the impact is less severe. V1b just has a cathode resitor in the HC design so no roll off at all. I am actually finding myself using both settings - with the 2,2uF it has a vintagey, softer, 'squishier' saturation to the ...
by RichM
Sat May 30, 2015 5:14 pm
Forum: Cornford Discussion
Topic: Tone compare vs Boogie please
Replies: 37
Views: 12402

Re: Tone compare vs Boogie please

I installed a switch in the end - I used one of the LED holes which is not really needed anyway so no permanent modifications needed. I am switching between the 2.2uF original and the 470nF cap. Being able to switch back and forth has proved the effect is quite mild - just a rolling off of deep bass...
by RichM
Sat May 30, 2015 7:14 am
Forum: Cornford Discussion
Topic: Tone compare vs Boogie please
Replies: 37
Views: 12402

Re: Tone compare vs Boogie please

It clearly is thinner yes .. but rather than sacrifice preamp clarity, I think if I feel the need for more bass now, I'd prefer to get one of those Mesa 5 band EQ pedals to put in the loop. The frequency selection is excellent for guitar - suprosed there aren't more clones!

R.
by RichM
Fri May 29, 2015 7:30 pm
Forum: Cornford Discussion
Topic: Tone compare vs Boogie please
Replies: 37
Views: 12402

Re: Tone compare vs Boogie please

Hi there, So I put in the 470nF cathode bypass cap on V1a and glad I didn't go halfway with the 1uF. The bass tightness is now on par with my Mesa StuPre which is what I was aiming for. However the change isn't that drastic ... and I don't feel the need to add in a switch to select the different val...
by RichM
Thu May 28, 2015 7:02 am
Forum: Cornford Discussion
Topic: Tone compare vs Boogie please
Replies: 37
Views: 12402

Re: Tone compare vs Boogie please

Cool - thanks. I have a vishay 470nF coming that I'll try and a 1uF mullard too so I'll pick what I prefer. The 470nF gives same bass roll off on V1a as a Mark (IIC+) circuit based on my research. I'll only install a switch if I can find a way of placing it that doesn't look too naff. The stock cap ...
by RichM
Wed May 27, 2015 5:19 pm
Forum: Cornford Discussion
Topic: Tone compare vs Boogie please
Replies: 37
Views: 12402

Re: Tone compare vs Boogie please

Very interesting ... so in terms of the bypass cap, what would you recommend as the mod - a pull switch on a control pot to put another 2u2 cap in series lowering the total to 1.1u maybe? Or would you switch between a 2u2/1.8k and the 1u/1.5k together? What caps would you recommend for this job ......