I had a Cornford Harlequin delivered on Friday and I am not impressed with it. It doesn't have a nice "creamy-smooth" distortion and sounds quite bad. After a lot of talking with people, my Cornford *might* have a dead valve.
How can I tell if a valve is dead? I was told that I should look to see if they are glowing - mine only has a glowing tip (slightly glowing) after 5mins of it being on.
The other 2 valves I cannot see as there is a metal tube casing around them.
Anyone got any pics of them glowing so I can compare?
This amp will go back monday and will get an Ashdown Peacemaker 40 instead if it looks knackered
(BTW this is my first valve amp, not including my Marshall AVT20)