Cornford Hurricane

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  1. phretbored

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    Anybody own one currently or had one in the past?
    Likes and dislikes?
     
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    I really liked this amp. It shined with my Les Paul. It is a single channel amp, so that could bother some folks. It felt a bit more alive and forward sounding than the Shiva (2x10- el84) I had at the same time. I traded the amp for a guitar and I wish I would have not done that.
     
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    I thought it was a great sounding amp when I played it. With reverb and an effects loop, it was well equipped, but the $2300 price tag seemed a bit much for an 18 watter. If that amp was around $1600, I would have taken it home.
     
  5. Rock72

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    Which I think is one of the main reasons Cornford is now releasing their more affordable Roadhouse amp head and combo series.
     
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    Probably so. I know building hand built amps is time consuming. Couple that with the exchange rate, and overseas shipping, and the business model is a tough one!

    Are the Road House amps going to be PCB, or just built on this side of the pond with more cost effective labor (or both)?
     
  7. Rock72

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    The Roadhouse is PCB, but still built by hand at Cornford in the United Kingdom. Pricewise it will be significantly less than their PTP amps. It is a single-channel amp, with effects loop, treble, middle, bass, gain, mastervolume and boost (footswitchable). This is only their second amp with EL-34s since their RK-100.

    It received very favorable reviews in the magazine 'Guitarist' (U.K.) where it received the Gold-Award. I'm not sure if the U.S. price is set yet, and that will of course somewhat depend on how the $ is doing on the currency market :).

    Disclaimer: I am in no way associated with Cornford or anyone selling their products. Just a regular guy who happened to be able to pick up the Roadhouse 30 head a couple of weeks ago. And I am very happy with it.
     
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    Very cool! Thanks for the info. I will be keeping my eyes open for one of these to check out!
     
  9. phretbored

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    Any other former or current Cornford Hurricane owners?
     
  10. Tweak

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    I own an early serial number Hurricane combo with a matching extension cab both loaded with British made Celestions.
    One of the best amps i have owned in 40 years.
     
  11. ItJustRocks

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    I now own Tweak's former Hurricane and its killer! The build quality is awesome so if you can find one used that is the way to go.

    I had a Hurricane once, sold it, and after a lot of other amps came back to it. Its easy and quick to dial in good tones and is usable at multiple volume levels.
     
  12. phil guitar

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    whats best a roadhouse 30 or 50
     

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