Looking for great sounding valves for Cornford Carrera amplifier? You’ve come to the right place.
Depending on the year of manufacture, the Carrera comes with an EL84 and a 6L6 power valves on board, offering 5 Watts and 8 Watts respectively, but you can swap these for, say, a 6V6 (like a Fender Deluxe) and an EL34 (typical of most Marshalls), greatly enhancing the amp’s versatility in the studio.
You can also swap any of the Carrera’s three 12AX7 preamp valves for a lower gain 12AT7 or 12AU7 to further fine-tune the amp’s gain structure to your own requirements.
Although there have been previous amp designs that can accommodate a range of different output valve types there’s nothing like being able to do it at the flick of a switch to encourage creative experimentation.
Preamp Valves (* indicates original valves supplied with this amp)
* 2 x ECC83 (also called 12AX7) preamp valves.
* 1 x Balanced ECC83 for the phase splitter position.
1 x ECC81 (optional alternative).
1 x ECC82 (optional alternative).
Power Valves (* indicates original valves supplied with this amp)
* 1 x EL84.
* 1 x 6L6GC.
1 x EL34 (optional alternative).
1 x 6V6S (optional alternative).
1 x 6550 (optional alternative).
Over time your valves will lose their tone and their power. A brand new set of valves will get your amp sounding better than ever.
We always recommend JJ valves for this amplifier. This is because they guarantee you get awesome tone and long life and they don’t cost a fortune. Remember, JJ is one of only five manufacturers of valves in the world. So don’t pay higher prices for valves from the same factory that have simply been rebranded by other companies.
So restore the tone, the power and the sparkle to your guitar amplifier. Treat yourself to a brand new set of valves today.
If you have any queries about replacing your valves please get in touch. We have over 30 years experience so one of our team will always be happy to help and advise. Also, have a look at our FAQ section where we answer the most popular questions we get asked.
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About the amp
Cornford was a British boutique amplifier manufacturer that unfortunately ceased production in mid-2013 and the company is no longer trading.
The Carrera is the smaller brother of the Hellcat model, less gain and less power but just as much tone and arguably a more useable volume. these gorgeous hand-wired amps came with the traditional Cornford Oxblood covering.
The Carrera’s strength lies in the fact you can use any output valve, from EL34s and 6L6s, right through to 6550s. Ever wondered if your amp would sound better with a different power valve? This amp solves the problem.
Fitted with a Celestion Vintage 30, this amp delivers superb tone and offers a crisp response and dynamic range.
Valves for Cornford Carrera amplifier. Order yours today and get your amp sounding better than ever.
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