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Cornford Hurricane

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HURRICANE

OVERVIEW:
Amplifier type: Combo
Wattage: 20 Watts
Speaker: Celestion Vintage 30
Reverb: Yes
Features: FX loop

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The Cornford Hurricane is the big brother of the original Harlequin. This is the amp you need when you want all that sweet tone, but at a more gig-friendly volume. Its compact size and light weight - due to its pine cabinet - make it ideal for easy transport and modest stages, whilst making no tonal compromises.

Hurricane - Story

The reason why we have designed and built the Hurricane was purely because so many of our Cornford players asked us to. There seems to be so much interest in 20 wattish vintage valve amps that can really be cranked to get that sweet "on the edge" tone, but at club volume levels, that we had to make our own.

The one thing that we've added over those lovely vintage amps is a huge dollop of Cornford dirt (should you want it!) and if you don't want to revel in that creamy filth it's got a tonne of clean headroom plus that lovely valve powered reverb.

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Cornford Hurricane

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Like its baby brother, the Harlequin, the one that lives in the studio, you can really drive the output stage hard but this time you can gig it too.

The Hurricane is a hand-built, point-to-point wired amp - "no PCBs of any sort" insists Paul.

The reverb and effects loops are both entirely valve driven.

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THE HURRICANE HAS HI AND LO INPUTS AND fx LOOP

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

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THE HURRICANE HAS REAL SPRING REVERB

Guitarist Award

Guitarrista Spain also gave the Hurricane its 5 Star Award.

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THE CORNFORD HURRICANE

The Cornford Hurricane combo has also been awarded...

Guitar Magazine UK * Amp of the Year 2002

Guitarist UK * Best UK Product 2002

Gitarist Germany * 5 Star Tip Award

What Guitar UK * Best Amp in Class

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... and the Guitar Player USA Editors         Pick Award

Hurricane - Specification

TYPE: All valve, single channel, cathode biased class A/B combo with solid-state rectification. Covered in Custom-made ox-blood vinyl.
OUTPUT POWER: 20 Watts.
POWER VALVES: 2 x EL84.
PREAMP VALVES: 4 x 12AX7s.
TOP PANEL: From left to right:
Return/Send (effects loop send and return. This is a series effects loop send level is - 6dbv. Suitable for foot pedals and rack processors); Hi Input (this is a high impedance input so as to avoid loading passive guitar pick-ups. Treat this as the normal input); Lo Input (this is a lower impedance of - 6db sensitivity. N.B. When both inputs are in use they are both low sensitivity); Gain (simultaneously controls the 1st and 2nd gain stages via a tandem pot); Reverb (this controls the level of the reverb effect. With the reverb knob turned fully anti clockwise, this is the same as turning the reverb off with the supplied footswitch: i.e. You don't need the footswitch to turn the reverb off); Bass (adjusts low frequency response of pre-amp); Middle (adjusts frequencies around 500hz in the mid-range, which are very guitar friendly; unlike most amps you can dial mid-range and it works); Treble (adjusts high frequency response of pre-amp); Master (adjusts overall output level); On / Off Switch (mains power switch for the amplifier); Mains neon power on indicator.
BOTTOM PANEL: Extension speaker sockets, for 4 and 8 Ohm extension cab/s (can be used with in conjunction with the internal speaker).
ACCESSORIES: Footswitch and cable (see below).
EFFECTS LOOP: Valve powered effects loop.
HARDWARE: All corners, screws, cup washers, handle fixings etc. nickel plated. 16 gauge fully welded, powder coated chassis. Leather handle. Black cloth grille piped in cream.
CONSTRUCTION: Totally handbuilt and point-to-point hand wired in the UK. No PCBs Of any sort.
TRANSFORMERS: Custom designed in house and hand wound.
SPEAKER(S): Single 12" Celestion Vintage 30, 8 ohm.
REVERB: Valve powered reverb (Accutronics 3-spring tank).
FOOTSWITCH: Reverb footswitch - handmade, powder coated, 14 gauge with 8mm top quality cable and Neutrik jack.
CABINET: Solid pine with ply baffle board permanently dadoed into Cabinet.
DIMENSIONS: 600 mm (W) 450 mm (H) 250 mm (D).
WEIGHT: 21kg / 45lb.

 

   
 
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