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HELLCAT

OVERVIEW:
Amplifier type: Head
Wattage: 35 Watts
Reverb: Yes
FX Loop: Yes

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The Cornford Hellcat has an enormous repertoire. This beauty of an amp has the power to suit stage or studio with ease and sounds ranging all the way from vintage early break-up through to downright hair raising modern rock and metal.

Add to this a sumptuous valve reverb, dual master volume controls and an overdrive lead sound to die for, the Hellcat is definately not to be missed.

A quartet of EL84 valves provide the Hellcat's power and add a unique complexity and detail to the sound.

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Hellcat - Story

The idea behind the “Hellcat” was to push the boundaries of boutique amp making to their very limits, taking it to, where no boutique amp has been before.

Channel 2 takes you to every point on the vintage amp scale with just the turn of the gain control where as channel 1 takes you to a place that no boutique amp has ever dared visit.

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enlarge GUTHRIE GOVAN AND THE HELLCAT

A boutique amp that does metal?? And all points in between and it does it all in that very special Cornford way. None more brown and most definitely the tone by which all others must be judged.

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Guitarist Magazine gave this amp a 5 out of 5 review & awarded the Hellcat with a "Guitarists Choice" award.

The Hellcat also received a 5 Star Tip Award from German magazine Gitarist, as well as a 5 Star Award from Guitarrista Spain.

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THE CORNFORD HELLCAT'S FOOTSWITCH

Guitarist Award

 

Hellcat - Specifications

TYPE: All valve head. Cathode bias, 2 channel with shared EQ, footswitchable reverb and channels. Solid-state rectification.
OUTPUT POWER: 35 Watts
POWER VALVES: 4 x EL84
PREAMP VALVES: 5 x ECC83 / 12AX7
FRONT PANEL: From left to right:
2 x inputs Hi and Lo; Modern Channel 1 Gain (higher gain channel - controls the gain / overdrive on channel 1); Vintage Channel 2 Gain (lower gain channel - controls the gain / overdrive on channel 2); Bass (Adjusts the low frequency response of the pre-amp); Middle (Adjusts frequencies around 500hz in the mid-range, which are very guitar friendly, unlike most amps you can dial in mid-range and it works); Treble (Adjusts the high frequency response of the pre-amp); Master channel 1 (Sets the output level of the modern channel 1); Master channel 2 (Sets the output level of the vintage channel 2); Reverb (Sets the reverb level for both channels); Standby and Mains.
REAR PANEL: From left to right:
Mains Inlet, Mains fuse, HT fuse, Speaker impedance selector 4ohm, 8ohm, 16ohm, Speaker sockets x 2, Footswitch socket, Effects loop send and return. The speaker outputs are connected in parallel. Impedances from 4-16 ohms can be accommodated and it is important to note that a resistive load or loud speaker must always be connected before switching the amp on to play.
ACCESSORIES: Footswitch and top quality cable wired to Neutrik connectors; mains lead - 10 feet long (at least it'll reach the floor if you're using two cabinets), moulded plugs each end; speaker lead - 2 feet top quality 8mm cable with nickel plated Neutrik jacks.
EFFECTS LOOP: Valve powered series effect loop.
HARDWARE: All corners, screws, cup washers, handle fixings etc. are nickel-plated. Bespoke CNC punched, powder coated grills. 16 gauge (1.5mm) powder coated chassis with 16 gauge base / screening plate secured to chassis with 4 machine screws. Leather handle.
CONSTRUCTION: Totally handbuilt and point-to-point hand wired in the UK, all components bolted directly to the chassis.
TRANSFORMERS: Custom designed in house and hand wound.
SPEAKER(S): Not applicable.
REVERB: Valve powered footswitchable reverb.
FOOTSWITCH: Two button footswitch, for Reverb and Channel switching - hand made 14 gauge, powder coated metal.
CABINET: Made from 19mm birch plywood, lock jointed, finished in Cornford Oxblood Tolex.
DIMENSIONS: 580 mm (W) 280 mm (H) 280 mm (D).
WEIGHT: TBC

 

   
 
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