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Cornford Amps Now Available

Published: Mon March 13, 2006  News Feed

Cornford Amplification has been building some of the finest handwired all-tube guitar amps for some time now in England. It is with great enthusiasm and pride that Tone Merchants brings in the Cornford line to join a constellation of great amp lines that are already here. Distinctively British but quite different from the other well-known brands from that part of the world, Cornford amps are designed and built for the most discriminating accomplished players who enjoy the challenge of coaxing out a multitude of great guitar sounds with their hands, not extra circuitry.

There are many amps out there that offer multiple channels with separate EQ sections, multiple effects loops, and more switches and lights than you could shake a stick at. Cornford takes the opposite approach and keeps things simple for sonic integrity while still offering features that are now considered a must for most professional applications: master volume, effects loop, switchable channels, reverb, etc. Featuring top-notch handwired PTP construction, Cornford amps are amongst the most touch-sensitive and dynamic amps that we've ever laid our ears on.

What does touch-sensitivity and dynamics mean in a guitar amp? It means your hands are in control of the amount of loudness and overdrive gain that you get out of the amp, not the amp's controls. Pick hard and you get a raunchy classic rock crunch. Ease off on the picking to play legato lines and the amp responds beautifully with a smooth attack and bloom in the notes you sustain. These are the things that Cornford amps excel in. If you're tired of the tap dance routine and constantly fiddling with the amp's controls to dial in a variety of great sounds, check out a Cornford and focus on your playing.

 
 
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