Would you ever buy a new CORNFORD now?

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Would you ever buy a new CORNFORD now?

Post by 59Bassman » Mon Jan 04, 2016 3:00 pm

Happy New Year all and to start off a little thread: I was thinking that even if Paul Cornford did resurrect Cornford amps, would you even buy one now - what with all that happened et al ??
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Re: Would you ever buy a new CORNFORD now?

Post by s&m freddy » Mon Jan 04, 2016 11:15 pm

I would never say never on this one. Martin Kidd is off and running with Victory so Paul would no doubt need to find another genius designer though.
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Re: Would you ever buy a new CORNFORD now?

Post by andy couchman » Wed Jan 06, 2016 6:37 pm

Only one question for me - is it the amp I want? That would be down to its sound, quality, suitability for purpose, robustness and 'feelgood'. That said, I still love the Cornford brand, quality and sound and haven't heard a bad one yet!

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Re: Would you ever buy a new CORNFORD now?

Post by d1dsj » Wed Jan 06, 2016 9:04 pm

I would if Paul and Martin were working together again. Not really sure what type of amp I'd want them to build mind you because my MK50h would take a lot of beating for my purpose. Maybe something along the lines of a JTM45 single channel would get me interested :wink:
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Re: Would you ever buy a new CORNFORD now?

Post by Motodogz » Mon Feb 22, 2016 1:26 am

Still have my black face mk50. Love it, been using Evh speakers in a Marshall 4x12 lately. excellent!. Still my favorite rock and fusion amp. Thanks Don for sending me the switch relay many moons ago! Haven't forgot you my friend. Hope all is well. Would love to have another cornford. I wonder how close The Victory amps sound to the original Mk 50. I think mine is #002 if memory serves.

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Re: Would you ever buy a new CORNFORD now?

Post by bigbazz » Sat Jul 16, 2016 8:45 pm

I still have my Hellcat, my buddy who I play with still has his MK50II and I'd love one too. Would I buy a new Cornford? Maybe not since MK designed the originals and it was the originals that I fell in love with, like the Hurricane, MK50 and Hellcat.
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Re: Would you ever buy a new CORNFORD now?

Post by andy couchman » Thu Oct 27, 2016 5:24 pm

Played a gig recently and a guitarist in the other band noticed my Hellcat. He had had one too but sold it. Said he now regretted that and wished he still had it.

I wonder home many folk have sold their Cornfords for a new amp and later regretted it?

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Re: Would you ever buy a new CORNFORD now?

Post by Gadget » Sat Oct 29, 2016 1:56 pm

andy couchman wrote:...I wonder home many folk have sold their Cornfords for a new amp and later regretted it?

Andy
Many, I should imagine.

The guitar gear world is very fickle. It seems players are constantly looking for the 'emperor's new clothes'.

Pros seem to primarily use what's currently available and therefore endorseable, available for free, easily repaired or replaced, cool, etc.

Amateurs fall victim to the 'out of sight, out of mind' effect, where if an amp isn't current or being talked about or reviewed in magazines, they forget about it or disregard it as outdated and irrelevant. Also, because of a lack of opportunity to use high-end gear in its best environment, often coupled with a relative lack of talent, frustration fuels the endless search for amps which will make them sound as good as their heroes.
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Hellcat #HC0025 Built by Martin Kidd 28-8-2002
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