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d1dsj

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N.P.D.... oh and new to me amp day too!
« on: June 23, 2010, 08:52:32 AM »
I wasn't going to bother with this thread after seeing those Lions.... they are just too much!

Ok, well... I'd been after a Cornford Hurricane for a while but just hadn't the cash but came across one that had been made into a head... a flippin' horrible leppard print one. They had also covered the control panel with some kind of horrid gold film, maybe to give it a Plexi look? I don't know. Bottom line is, apart from a couple of crackly pots it sounded wonderful. Oh yeah, the reverb unit came in a bag, whoever designed the head box didn't take into account the reverb unit?  :lol:  WTF. After 2 patient night of softening the gold film and nearly buring out my better halfs hairdryer, the chassis was back to normal with minimal damage to any of the lettering. So I called both Mongotone and Cornford ref a combo box (I would have loved a Mongotone built one - can't say enough about his work) but they were both too expensive, I may as well have bought a combo to start with. I got lucky and found an oversized 1 x 12 Cornford cab on the Bay and drove to surrey to pick it up. The cab was pretty darn good and to be honest I started to doubt if I should be chopping this up to get the amp to fit. I shouldn't have doubted myself, it all turned out pretty good... looks good and sounds huge. So I guess it's a kind of one off... a wide bodied Hurricane!  :lol:




The new pedal is a Keeley Ltd Edition Time Machine for adding a littlemore of the same to my amps, haven't really got a clue why I bought it but I did!  :lol:  Should be here today ready for Saturdays gig.
 

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Re: N.P.D.... oh and new to me amp day too!
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2010, 09:00:00 AM »
Nice one!  Top work!

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Re: N.P.D.... oh and new to me amp day too!
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2010, 09:01:45 AM »
Nice amp, good skills as well, looks great.

what guitar is that btw ?

d1dsj

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Re: N.P.D.... oh and new to me amp day too!
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2010, 09:07:29 AM »
Cheers both :D

Dazza, it's a G&L Legacy... an older 3 bolt neck model that honestly is the second best strat I've ever played. I know it's all subjective... but I never really got on with Strat types but this one is the one for me. Nothing special but I wouldn't swap it a a top dollar C.S Fender even if I had the chance. I just put some custom wound pick ups in the middle and neck made by a guy on the S.D forum, they are SUPERB. Now I'm just waiting for a S.D Custom Surfer bridge (hotter than standard) to complete this guitar.

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Re: N.P.D.... oh and new to me amp day too!
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2010, 12:02:15 PM »
sweet :D I saw this on the cornford forum, i was half-tempted myself but knowing what I'm like at DIY i'd have been stuck with leopardskin o_O

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Re: N.P.D.... oh and new to me amp day too!
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2010, 12:33:36 PM »
sweet :D I saw this on the cornford forum, i was half-tempted myself but knowing what I'm like at DIY i'd have been stuck with leopardskin o_O

Ha ha.... Well after a 6 hour round trip from West Brom to Surrey my better half was panicking more than me... moaning that it was going to have been a waste of time AND money! To be honest she had a point because got home late afternoon, walked the dogs, went shopping and had tea the England game was on. So feeling well pissed off and having a few bottles of Bud I and feeling a little merry ( I don't drink much at all) I got the drill and jigsaw out and set to work!  :lol:  She of little faith... I reckon the Dutch courage helped in this case!

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Re: N.P.D.... oh and new to me amp day too!
« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2010, 12:41:55 PM »
Congratulations Don,

That amp looks lovely if you had not said about it being a converted 1x12 I would not have guessed. Nice work!

Intresting that you went for another pedal too. Will me intrested to here what you think of that one.


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Re: N.P.D.... oh and new to me amp day too!
« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2010, 01:12:55 PM »
Cheers bud, If I had known I was going to get the Hurricane I would have kept the BB Pre Amp as I think it would have been ideal. Have heard good things about the Time Machine but don't really know what to expect..... we shall see  :)   

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« Reply #8 on: June 23, 2010, 08:07:05 PM »
The pedal came today and O LEE cr@p it's good! I've not had long with it, about 15 minutes, and I have to admit all my apprehension disappeared immediately. It's seems that this is more of a treble booster or rahter treble boosterS. It's hard to explain, but it just adds something to your sound... doesn't change the core tone, just builds on it. I can't wait to get back to it later... I'm going to put it on my board in a bit and I'll use it on saturday for the gig. If you get chance to try one - do it. I have honestly never been so impressed with a pedal before.  8)   

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Re: N.P.D.... oh and new to me amp day too!
« Reply #9 on: June 24, 2010, 01:49:05 PM »
The pedal came today and O LEE cr@p it's good! I've not had long with it, about 15 minutes, and I have to admit all my apprehension disappeared immediately. It's seems that this is more of a treble booster or rahter treble boosterS. It's hard to explain, but it just adds something to your sound... doesn't change the core tone, just builds on it. I can't wait to get back to it later... I'm going to put it on my board in a bit and I'll use it on saturday for the gig. If you get chance to try one - do it. I have honestly never been so impressed with a pedal before.  8)   

yup, I've got one too and it's my all time fav booster. Pushing a slightly breaking up amp with modern side +warp switch = instand lead tone heaven. Vintage side offers nice gritty top end that cuts through the mix too.
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Re: N.P.D.... oh and new to me amp day too!
« Reply #10 on: June 25, 2010, 11:51:06 AM »
Very nice looking pair! Lovely  8)
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