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.
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.
THE CARRERA HAS REAL SPRING REVERB
|Guitarist Magazine gave this a 5 out of 5 review & awarded the Carrera with a “Guitarists Gold “ award.||
THE CARRERA HAS HI AND LO INPUTS AND fx LOOP
|Guitarrista Spain also gave the Carrera its 5 Star Award.|
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.|
|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).|
|CABINET:||Solid pine with ply baffle board permanently dadoed into Cabinet.|
|DIMENSIONS:||600 mm (W) 450 mm (H) 250 mm (D).|
|WEIGHT:||21kg / 45lb.|