Cornell Amps Launch Traveller 5 Guitar Combo

Published 5 years ago on November 30, 2018

By Jonathan Graham

Cornell Amps Launch 5 Watt ‘Traveller 5’ Guitar Combo

The theme behind the new Traveller 5 guitar combo from British amp maker Denis Cornell, is the ability to allow guitar players the opportunity to own an all-valve, hand-built ‘modern classic’ at the fraction of the cost, without compromising quality of build or tone.  

Like all Cornell valve amplifiers, the Traveller 5 is hand made to the same build quality and uses the same high specification components as all the Cornell range of amplifiers, with all components connected by the use of Turret Tags and Eyelets.

Powered by 1x ECC83 valve in the preamp stage and 1x EL84 valve in the output stage, the Traveller 5 delivers a loud 5watts of pure valve output and tone and like the highly successful Cornell Romany, Plexi, and Vintage Brown 10, the Traveller 5 also incorporates a four-stage output attenuation.

Offering 0.05, 0.25, 1.5 and 5watt outputs, the Traveller 5 not only allows the amplifier to be overdriven harder at lower output levels, but a wide range of distorted overtones can be achieved utilising both pre amp and output distortion, whilst the introduction of the new in-house designed ‘Clean/Mean’ switch, offers two core tones for controlled flexibility.

In ‘Clean’ setting, the Traveller 5 has heaps of headroom delivering a crisp, warm valve-clean for fingerpicking and chiming chords, set to ‘Mean’ a noticeable midrange boost provides a healthy crunch that’s ideal for blues and rock.

Controls are kept to a minimum with Volume, Gain, Tone, 4-way output rotary and that handy Clean/Mean switch on the top loaded, rear facing control panel. The panel also contains Hi-Lo balanced inputs and Extension Speaker output socket.

On the outside, the Traveller 5 looks cool, finished in black Tolex, basket weave speaker grill and Cornell branded handle and commuter friendly weighing a mere 10.5 kilos.   

Cornell amplifiers are designed and hand-built by Denis Cornell and used by some of the biggest names in the guitar world, favoured by professional musicians, studio players and engineers worldwide for their specific tonal range and headroom.   

CORNELL TRAVELLER 5 Specifications:

5 watts RMS with Cornell 4 way attenuation.

Hi and Low Inputs.

8 inch Celestion speaker.

12AX7 pre-amp valve and EL84 output valve.

Clean/Mean switch.

Gain Tone and volume.

Extension cabinet output.

RRP: £499.


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