victory vs cornford cab for my mk50ii

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victory vs cornford cab for my mk50ii

Post by leos » Sun Dec 08, 2013 4:03 pm

i am still struggling with my mk50ii that i have recently purchased.
i have played it thru a very high quality hand built semi open backed 2x12 cab with well broken in v30's in it.
the cabinet sound great with my roadhouse and marshall.
the mk50ii seemed just hard and uninspiring on the clean channel. on the gain channel: lacking bottom end, weird resonances on certian notes, boomy/ woofy.
just for fun i put it to my old jcm900 1936 2x12 with g12 t75 today... a cab that i have dismissed a long time ago as just a rather poor sounding cab. but ... surprise. the mk50ii sounded like 10 times better. much more bottom end andthe clean channel beatyful .. i mean, really. the difference was huge. but sadly, the gain channel kind og flat, and the lead sound thin.
now i have wanted for some time to get a gennuine cornford pine cab as everybody says this is the cab for the mk50ii.
but its very hard to find one, and very expensive to get to denmark :(
i now see that victory makes solid pine cabs, and wondered if i perhaps should buy one of those as they are available!
but will it be reasonable to assume that these cabinets will work as well for my amp as a cornford cab?
Cornford RK100 (SE)
Cornford Mk50 II Black #450 (Martin Kidd)
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Re: victory vs cornford cab for my mk50ii

Post by Gadget » Mon Dec 09, 2013 9:18 am

As they're both from the same designer (I asume Martin Kidd designed all the cabs as well as the amps?) and AFAIK they're built at the same factory where the Cornfords were laterly built, I would have thought it's perfectly reasonable to assume they'll work well with either brand.
Carrera #1757 Built by Chris Jones 26-7-2007
MK50H #0167 Built by Martin Kidd 10-7-2003
MK50H II #0296 Built by Martin Kidd 28-2-2006
Hellcat #HC0025 Built by Martin Kidd 28-8-2002
RK100 #040 Built by Martin Kidd 18-1-2005
RK 4x12 #041 Built ~2005
RK 4x12 #079-0907 Built Sept 2007
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Re: victory vs cornford cab for my mk50ii

Post by s&m freddy » Wed Dec 11, 2013 8:45 am

The Cornford cabs do sound incredible and no doubt the Victorys share similar construction. I have to say I don't like the look of the low position of the speakers in the Victory 2x12s though. Can't help with sound dispersion if you are stood in front of one. Seems to be to accomodate the styling as well...which is a shame I think...
Cornford RK100 #108 used on Winery Dogs UK dates 2016 by Richie Kotzen
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Re: victory vs cornford cab for my mk50ii

Post by leos » Thu Dec 12, 2013 9:35 am

Yes I would definately prefer a Cornford cab - if nothing else because it sort of matches my Mk50II better - , but I am a bit worried that it will be "never" before I actually manage to find one.
The Victory cabs do have slightly back-angeled baffle which perhaps makes up for the low speaker position in the 2x12.

It seems that Andertons and Victory's own homepage slightly (but consistently..) disagrees on the cab size (both 2x12 and 4x12).
Victory shows roughly the same dimensions as the old Cornford cabs, whereas Anderstons add 100mm to all measurements. But I guess the Victory site must be the correct one as the cabs otherwise would be quite huge indeed...
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Cornford Mk50 II Black #450 (Martin Kidd)
Cornford MK412 Black
Cornford RH30 Combo (6L6 SE)

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