Peavey Windsor Studio
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Peavey Windsor Studio

Windsor Studio, Tube Combo Guitar Amp from Peavey in the Windsor series.

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iamqman 06/08/2011

Peavey Windsor Studio : iamqman's user review

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The coolest feature of this amp is the ability to self bias any power tube from the list below to get a variety of different tones. I don't know Peavey does it at these low of prices. This is a great little amp for practice or recording for an unbelievable price.

Peavey Windsor Studio Amp Features:

Class A power amp designed to use various octal power tubes, including EL34 (stock), 6L6GC, 6550, 6CA7, KT88, KT66, KT77, KT90, KT100 or any variation
Two 12AX7/ECC83 preamp tubes
15 watts RMS into 4, 8 or 16 ohms (selectable)
Exclusive Power Sponge output power attenuator
No negative feedback in power amp
High and low gain inputs
Preamp gain
Low, mid, and high EQ
Footswitchable Boost
Footswitchable effects loop
Master volume
Spring reverb with level control
Transformer-balanced XLR recording output with unique mic simulator
XLR ground lift switch
Dual speaker outputs
Power and standby switches
12" loudspeaker

UTILIZATION

Details
Type Tube
Number of Channels 1
Power 20W Class A
Speakers 1 x 12" Blue Marvel
No Effects
Reverb
EQ Bass, Middle, Treble
No Amp Modeling
Preamp Tubes 2 x 12AX7/ECC83
Power Tubes 1 x EL34
Inputs 2 x Instrument
Outputs 2 x Speaker, 1 x Record Output (XLR)
Footswitch I/O
Effects Loop
Height 18.38"
Width 21.13"
Depth 10.25"
Weight 37 lbs.

SOUNDS

The voicing of this amp is going to be more of the British flavor. So you aren't going to hear the 5150 tone or the XXX tones in this amp. This is going to be more of Hiwatt or a Marshall type voicing and character.

I like these amps with Gibson Les Pauls or something with a decent humbucker in it. I am not a fan of the clean tone as it sounds a little harsh to me but it may change if there were 6L6 power tubes in there instead of EL34's.

OVERALL OPINION

At new these amps come in at around $400, which is an absolute steal of a price. For the features you get and ability to take virtually any type of power tube is remarkable.

I would recommend this amp to anyone needing a solid practice amp or something decent for small clubs or private jams. At only 15 watts you won't be pushing too much air.