วันนี้นำรีวิวแอมป์ยี่ห้อ Cornford รุ่น Roadhouse 30 มาฝากกันครับ
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Amplifier type: Combo / Head
Wattage: 30 Watts
Speaker: 1 X Celestion Vintage 30 (combo only)
Features: FX loop
Roadhouse 30 1x12 Combo - Music Radar Review Cornford's new Roadhouse range puts that coveted tone and reliability into a more modestly priced package. Cornford has successfully carved out a niche for itself at the top of the UK's boutique amp-building tree.
Making its debut at this year's NAMM show in California, the Roadhouse range sees Cornford forsaking its traditional hand-wired circuits for the more affordable PCB - but money aside, can the new Roadhouse still cut the mustard? On the outside, at least, there's little change from what we've come to expect from Cornford.
The traditional maroon vinyl has been changed for black and the steel loudspeaker grille is now black fabric, but the Roadhouse's cabinet is as tough as ever, and very neatly put together.
It's also very substantial, measuring a good 40mm more than most combos front to back, and this extra depth means that it's not quite as portable as you'd expect. Cornford's thick steel chassis is the same as ever, covered in a durable powder-coated finish with the panel lettering directly silk-screened onto it. Inside though, where you'd normally expect to see meticulous hand-wiring, almost all the Roadhouse's electronics are contained on one solidly supported and through-plated PCB, with a smaller board supporting the loudspeaker jacks.
"With plenty of range from that superlative EQ, any good guitar is going to sound great." The Roadhouse 30's controls are typical Cornford - simple and easy to understand, yet deceptively versatile. It's a single channel, with gain, master volume and a standard three-band EQ. The versatility comes in the shape of a footswitchable boost with its own gain control, and send and return sockets for the Roadhouse's series effects loop.