Cornell Traveller 5: One for the UK guys

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  1. Richie-string

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    https://www.cornellamps.com/traveler-5

    This looks an awesome little amp.

    Cornell amps are well known in the UK - high quality components and all handwired. The main guy - Denis Cornell - used to work for Vox back in the day and i think another well known British manufacturer before starting off his own company. His company is well known for the high quality of their work and i think the price is sensational for a handwired amp. I'm going to start saving for one of these.

    The specs are 1x EL84, 1x 12AX7, 5 watts with attenuator going down to 1.5, 0.25, 0.05 watts. Controls: gain, tone, volume. Clean/mean switch that controls how aggressive the amp is.

    I really like the look of this. Must have one. I already have two small 5 watters but the attenuator and the HW really swings this one for me.
     
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    I've been looking to the webpage regularly, toying the idea of ordering one someday. It looks great, and much more home-friendly than their other bigger amps.
     
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    Cornell. Good enough for Wilko, good enough for us mortals :)

    Given the exorbitant cost of the Fender Champ, this looks like a bit of a bargain for what it is. As to having 5 Watters already, so Watt!. Quality tiddler amps are a joy unto themselves.

    Succumb to GAS and keep us posted.
     
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    Yes so much better value than the fender champ (don't get me wrong i love small fender tube amps - i've got the Bassbreaker 007) but this little Cornell is so much more versatile. And as you say the price just makes it so much of a great proposition.

    I've just started new job - so it'll be a couple of months before i can afford one but as soon as the funds are there this little puppy is top of my shopping list. I've also got the Vox AC4c1 which is an absolutely smashing little amp but ever since i bought it i have always worried in case i get a problem with one of the components on the board. With the Cornell i can know i'll be playing the thing till the end of my days.
     
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    My Romany Pro with 2-10"s weighs a ton, but sounds great, especially with OD and delay pedals.
     
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    An attenuated 5w is a pretty versatile amp if I may say so, I use mine a lot. Mines got a Celestion Alnico gold 10" speaker in it and keeps up with a moderate drummer in a jam situation no problem (albeit running pretty much full throttle). Then I can click in the attenuator and get full grind without causing the family to leave the house. I say go for it!

    Cheers, Scott.

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