Conford Carrera 1×12 Combo Tube Guitar Amp-Rare!

$1,999.00

Conford Carrera 1×12 Combo Tube Guitar Amp-Rare!

Very rare Cornford Carrera combo amp in Oxblood tolex.

As you know if you are reading this, Cornford amps is out of business and these killer, hand-wired in England tube amps are nearly impossible to get a hold of. This one is in excellent condition and sounds awesome. Truly a unique design from a company that its a shame to say is no longer with us.

CARRERA

OVERVIEW:
Amplifier type: Combo
Wattage: 5-8 Watts
Speaker: Celestion Vintage 30
Reverb: Yes
Features: Switchable 8/9 pin power valves; FX loop

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This amp is the ideal canvas for you to create your perfect guitar tone on. This little beauty with your favourite guitar & pedal selection plugged into it will rock your world!
The Cornford Carrera is low enough in power to get those searing solo sounds in either the home or studio, but it has the balls to work as a great small gigging amp. Such a versatile amp – you just switch the tubes around & all of a sudden it’s like owning a new amp!

Unlike most modern tube amps, the Cornford Carrera features a Class A tube power section & is hand wired point to point, rather than using PCB’s (printed circuit boards). This ensures that you get the absolute purest tube tone out of your tube amplifier.

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SWITCHABLE POWER VALVE TYPES – OCTAL OR 9 PIN

Here’s what Cornford say about the Carrera Combo:

This is a 1×12 Celestion Vintage 30 loaded combo, with a 5-8 Watt, all tube, class A amp section, perfect for home and studio applications. All point to point hand soldered wiring, no PCB’s in sight and full of fantastic guitar tones. 5 to 8 watts output, depending on the output valve used. Output stage is 1×9 pin valve base suitable for an EL84/6BQ5 valve, switchable to 1×8 pin Octal valve base suitable for any of the following valves – 6V6, 6L6/588, EL34, KT66, KT77, or KT88/6550.

The Cornford Carrera comes with 1xEL84 and 1x6V6 as standard. The preamp is 3x12AX7’s as standard, interchangeable with ECC81/12AT7, EC882/12AU7, ECC803 and ECC83/12AX7 in any combination.

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THE CARRERA HAS REAL SPRING REVERB

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THE CARRERA HAS HI AND LO INPUTS AND fx LOOP

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Guitarrista Spain also gave the Carrera its 5 Star Award.

Carrera – Story

Cornford’s Harlequin became an instant hit with studios, and with guitarists with home set-ups who were fed up with synthetic sounds and who wanted real tone on their recordings. Six and a half years down the line comes the Carrera.

“It was as a direct result of pressure from our players,” says Paul C. “They kept telling us they wanted a Harly, but with a few more features, like reverb and an effects loop, so we’ve bowed to their requests and come up with the Carrera. But we’ve added a couple of our own ideas to make it even more interesting.”

The Carrera is a hand-built, point-to-point wired amp – “no PCBs of any sort” insists Paul – as well as the aforementioned reverb and effects loops, both entirely valve driven, Cornford has come up with an ingenious way to create different power ratings and tones from one amp.

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Carrera – Specification

TYPE: All valve, single channel, single ended Class A combo with solid-state rectification. Covered in Custom-made ox-blood vinyl.
OUTPUT POWER: 5 to 8 Watts – depending on the output valve used.
POWER VALVES: 1 x 9 pin valve base suitable for EL84/6BQ5, switchable to 1 x 8 pin octal valve base suitable for 6V6, 6L6/5881, EL34, KT66, KT77, KT88/6550. The Carrera comes with 1xEL84 and 1x 6V6 as standard. Switch to standby and leave for 10 seconds before switching valve bases.
PREAMP VALVES: 3 x 12AX7s as standard, interchangeable with ECC81 / 12AT7 / ECC82 / 12AU7 / ECC803 / ECC83 / 12AX7 in any combination.
TOP PANEL: From left to right:
Hi and lo inputs, Effects send and return, gain, reverb, bass, middle, treble and master volume. 8/9 pin output valve switch, standby and mains on off switches.
BOTTOM PANEL: Extension speaker socket, for 8 or 16 ohm extension cab (can be used with in conjunction with the internal speaker). Slave output, switchable output and preamp valves.
ACCESSORIES: No.
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: No.
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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