Peavey Windsor Head
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Peavey Windsor Head

Windsor Head, Tube Guitar Amp Head from Peavey in the Windsor series.

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Average Score:4.5( 4.5/5 based on 9 reviews )
 5 reviews56 %
 3 reviews33 %
 1 user review11 %
Value For Money : Excellent
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iamqman06/23/2011

iamqman's review"Eeeh not great but look at the price!!"

Peavey Windsor Head
This amp is not the best but come on look at the price. this amp retail for right around $400 and come on how can you beat that price. There are some great features on this amp like the texture control which tightens and loosens up the power section of the amp.

The amp can sound amazing with the right speaker cabinet. I suggest not getting a Peavey cab since they are just garbage and I'm a Peavey fan. Get a nice Marshall cabinet or a decent Mesa Boogie cab and see how this amp will open up with good Greenbacks or Celestion v30's.

UTILIZATION

Peavey Windsor Tube Amp Head Features:

100W all-tube watts
Three 12AX7 preamp tubes
Four EL34 power amp tubes
Single channel
Footswitchable gain boost
Three-band EQ
Footswitchable effects loop
Master Volume
Patent-pending Class A-A/B Texture control
Patented Resonance and Presence control
High and low inputs

SOUNDS

This amp sounds a little like a Marshall JCM800 in its character of voicing but is has its own thing going. I like this amp like all the Peaveys with a Gibson Les Pauls or another humbucker style pickup guitar. I think the humbucker sounds the best through Peavey's type of distortion. It has a great resonance feature that controls the bottom end of the amp a bit which is a nice addition.

I can't complain too much or at all about this amp because for the money the tone is better than some $2000 amps I have heard. I would invest in a better cabinet because I have never cared for the Peavey speakers or cabs.

OVERALL OPINION

At new these amps come in at around $400, which in my opinion is an absolute steal of a price. You can get a whole lot for that kind of money these days and many guitar pedals cost most that this. Invest in a nice Mesa Boogie 4x12 cab or a decent Marshall cab with Greenback speakers.

If you are looking for the best $400 you'll ever spend then this is your day. You will be happy with the tone and coming at 120 watts you will shake down the walls with this amp.
iamqman06/08/2011

iamqman's review"Sweet deal!"

Peavey Windsor Head
The tone of this mp doesn't sound all that great, but for $400 how can you complain that much. It sounds good enough for this price for sure. The texture control is a great feature to get the amp tightened up or loosen the amp a bit based upon your feel for the amp.

UTILIZATION

Peavey Windsor Tube Amp Head Features:

100W all-tube watts
Three 12AX7 preamp tubes
Four EL34 power amp tubes
Single channel
Footswitchable gain boost
Three-band EQ
Footswitchable effects loop
Master Volume
Patent-pending Class A-A/B Texture control
Patented Resonance and Presence control
High and low inputs


SOUNDS

This amp sounds a little like a Marshall JCM800 in its character of voicing but is has its own thing going. I like this amp like all the Peaveys with a Gibson Les Pauls or another humbucker style pickup guitar. I think the humbucker sounds the best through Peavey's type of distortion. It has a great resonance feature that controls the bottom end of the amp a bit which is a nice addition.

I can't complain too much or at all about this amp because for the money the tone is better than some $2000 amps I have heard. I would invest in a better cabinet because I have never cared for the Peavey speakers or cabs.

OVERALL OPINION

At new these amps come in at around $400, which in my opinion is an absolute steal of a price. You can get a whole lot for that kind of money these days and many guitar pedals cost most that this. Invest in a nice Mesa Boogie 4x12 cab or a decent Marshall cab with Greenback speakers.

If you are looking for the best $400 you'll ever spend then this is your day. You will be happy with the tone and coming at 120 watts you will shake down the walls with this amp.
yann414008/25/2011

yann4140's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" THE economic solution!"

Peavey Windsor Head
Section 3 preamp equipped with lights and power 12A7; for four EL34 100W.
The bare minimum, 1 channel, master, presence, resonance. And effects loop on the front. And a control class AA / B
2Quit jacks for speakers
16-8-4ohm mono.

UTILIZATION

Personally I used it just for the power section (multi purpose ToneLab plugged into the return of the effects loop) and the use it makes the job very well being asked anyway! Heat lamps make a real difference, I was comparing the connection of the multi sound, at once very bland, and even worse to the headphone, but what made the amps!
I can not say much about its sound quality when using the single channel, it do not like me actually ever used! ;)
Manuel, apart from the reminders (always good to take) the impedance is not very useful.

Against by not least ... its weight and size, one of the largest head and also quite heavy, not to give a weakling on pain of a shattered land 3m back later ^ ^

The same applies to the corresponding speaker, particularly heavy compared to the "normal" for the little that I could compare, 4 * 12 marshall and randall.

Use at home, watch out! I control the volume with the volume output of the pedal and only! For in the case of use plugged directly into the fx loop return of the master knob does not work! And oe .. But this fu a blessing in disguise because I could play with the pedals at a very moderate volume if I wanted.
Besides, I have subsequently reduced the power is 50Watts 2lampes removing power from the ends, detail required for the survival of your amp, this during a drying lamp (and bias adjustment) by me. It is often just a patacaisse this story change lamps but with minimal awareness of security (open amps work on) a multimeter and some research on the net in 10 minutes you're done! I had no experience in this field, apart from what my foundation in electronics but I have not encountered any pb, adjusted the knob thanks to the internal bias for this purpose has the desired value and voila.
9 / 10 was because of the weight and position as the transport is quite annoying.

SOUNDS

British sound of EL34, its fairly neutral Finally, I recall at least for the use that I did!
The matching cabinet, good quality, enough to be worthy of a tube amplifier what.

I used this config to give style metal, progressive, with the ToneLab, possibility of a pleasant change from clean arpeggios fenderiens (Start HSS) wrapped in reverb and chorus tuti on good big distos (an upstream 7cordes Ibanez S7320 )

OVERALL OPINION

I used 2 years, at home, repeating and concert and frankly he never let go! Its addition, the mere fact of being just a very basic one ^ ^ and good quality. I recommend! bought 539 euros in 2008 at Thomann.
Now I'd like to spend a laney ironheart with a TC Electronic G SYSTEM this time use the channels of the amp (switchable from Gsystem) and mix them with the effects of tc. And experience will tell me but I think holding my holy grail of the ^ ^
tremonti05/16/2010

tremonti's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Peavey Windsor Head
120-watt lamps (and 3x12ax7 4xel34)
2 between High and Low Gain an effects loop, 1 standby, 1 boost, 1 or 16 ohm selector 4.8 speakers, equalization only (preamp volume, low, treble, high), 1 master + presence, resonance and texture.
1 taken footswitch for the boost.
No reverb (so -1)

UTILIZATION

Very simple configuration; it connects, we wait, we lower the switch "stand by" and we play!
EQ very effective "resonance" plays on the bass rsonance, "presence" on the presence Gnrale and "texture", as you are 0 or substance use 2 or 4 lamps power (respectively A or A / B).


SOUNDS

Firstly if I decided to post an opinion on this head, that after you read the heaps of rubbish published on its web site.
Some accused him of being a head hi-channel gain and therefore have no clear sound. It's asking if they are informed before you buy! If they thought out Fenderiens clear sounds from a 120 w in Mount EL34 and 12AX7, they would have done better to go their way.
Provided it is possible to have a clear sound unlike what other users suggest. You just have to connect via between "low gain" (o the name) to the preamp between 2 and 5 and Roll! Obviously there will be far from a Hot Rod, but in simple as humbucker is very much exploitable, Repeat 'or live in a particular register funk / blues.
Between the hi gain crunch has continued to finish in the bulk or the hard metal with an equalizer in V. With my Flying V is happiness!
Then it is quite possible to play on the gain with the volume knob on the guitar unlike what I've read, the low gain you can spend a distortion and clear sound on high gain a more or less pushed crunch outright distortion hairy.
By playing "rsonance", "presence" and "texture" you sculpt a more vintage or modern.
That is why I emphasize the great versatility of the Windsor Head because, as long as you pass the single coil humbuckers, the high gain and low gain in that tamper with the equalizer was ACCS of bluesy crunch, well made of clear or limit the crunch, overdrive and distortion free pousss or lisire of the metal.
Add an equalizer in the loop or indeed even a facade of distortion pedal and I do not see any music genre that does not assume head.
In short you wanted to do blues, rock AC / DC, ZZ Top, Guns or looking for more contemporary sounds (Metal Ind.) you will find your happiness.
Moreover it is all done exploitable small volume, the sound will not transcendent but obviously more than enough good for home use.
I also specific on any fact that you can only use the Tagus power by logging into the "return" of the effects loop and with a good multi effect or preamp, all styles when you will open with a sacrerserve same power!

OVERALL OPINION

I use this head for a year at home (yes, really!) In RPET, and concert and I'm thrilled!
Obviously before you buy, try the it will not fit everyone as long as you're a minimum Misrepresenta above you should not regret it.
So for those who bought in thinking out clear sounds Fenderiens, go your way, you have to post notices Vitera due.
For those who criticize his lack of versatility and good start by rediscovering the gain between low, your volume knob and legalization in general; and if you do not always go out, c is so that YOU your the problem.
Finally, for those who put their balanced CHRISTIAN plexi heads of the 70's, also put the price scale, you will see that the oddly RULING favors the Windsor. If your a millionaire then no problem, you vintage breaks out!
For others, the Windsor will read.
Pat Flam11/01/2009

Pat Flam's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Peavey Windsor Head
HEAD tube amp 4 34 + 3 12AX7 el 120watts a single channel of crunch to saturated.

UTILIZATION

Super simple setup, no need for manual, possibly ears ...
Easily obtained a good sound

SOUNDS

JJE just bought this amp, I already have an excellent peavey classic 50, but the windsor send much, her ACDC, AEROSMITH, GUN'S, and other Marshallian frankly it kills, I have 14 guitars including a Les Paul TV, etc. .. strat really forget the ridiculous price, go for it, it's certainly not a great versatile amp, its not clear, but if you have fingers, you will follow a dynamic dehorn a beef with the les paul, it's magic, you can go to Angus Young, Santana, to Gary Moore, or Joe Perry and others will follow your sound and your fingers. frankly, i like the saturation in classic 50, but now I'm crazy ... they say it is too powerful, but it's not true, you do not have to play fully, but power dynamics and provides an enjoyable grain. Caution still the ears ....
You should know that the amp already sounds great at low volumes, but from the quarter master, which is very progressive in contrast to a twin forexample, the sound becomes top.

OVERALL OPINION

I've had three days, I tried a bunch of amps, JMC 900, JMC 800 (very similar), peavey classic 50, fender etc. .......,
I said forget the price of € 211 which could suggest a low-end amp, go for it for the pure, raw rock that takes you in the guts, so with that you do not ring, it's not the amp that will cause (referred to as his tendency to rock or hard rock, not jazz eh ...)
So no one versatile round, no clear sound that's crunch and saturation is an amp-oriented rock, if you like the marshall sound, power and grain, DARK ......
VALUE FOR MONEY 10/10 to rock 0 / 10 for the Jazz. (And I also play jazz ...) A classic 50 you permetttra plalettes much more sound, but not as far n'iar in the great big rock.
JHE would do so this choice
Mickey Wyhnner02/22/2009

Mickey Wyhnner's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Peavey Windsor Head
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UTILIZATION

I think from my use.

I do not plug my guitar on the Windsor. I plug my guitar into the entrance of the Digitech Grunge and out of the pedal in the RETURN effects loop of Windsor, and so I use only the power amp (four EL34 100watt).

Attention in this connection by the master volume is set on the pedal. remains the only buttons that are active in the Windsor Resonance, Presence, Texture.
Therefore thought to always put the volume to zero your pedal, pod, crank, etc. ... before turning on the Windsor.

SOUNDS

It is on the pre amp of Windsor is rather to ACDC Rock.
Therefore it must be the metal booster, or as I plug it directly into the power amp pre amp with a metal.

I bought 320 euros a head and cabinet, and this award is the top.

Look how much does a power amp with 100 watts for four EL34 ampe.

OVERALL OPINION

I've had two months, and I did 16 repetitions.
The amp is doing very well and the sound is always present you.
saint germain musique02/11/2009

saint germain musique's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Peavey Windsor Head
All lamps, and 3x12AX7 4XeL34
120W
H & L Input Input & Return effect loop preamp out, 4/8/16 Ohm output
gain, bass, medium, treble, master volume, resonance presence, texture
No effect.
Mono Channel, Mono sound, small prix.Maxi power.

UTILIZATION

Simple configuration
Mono sound: fat saturation type AC / DC
need manual
progressive power setting
The presence and resonance settings rather his gadget, and texture lets me tank ...
I takes only 5 for the lack of opportunity, apart from use in power amp rack with one effect or preamp out there that depends on the rack itself.

SOUNDS

I'm going to advertise, and it is not good, but this side and single channel mono sound does not suit me pas.Bien for the low price of its 120W lamp, do not ask for the moon. So I changed this amp, not without difficulty, to get the sound I wanted to keep the 120W, and here's what happens:
pierrejean-200710/17/2008

pierrejean-2007's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Peavey Windsor Head
Power manufacturer claims, or if I 12O watts is abusing tural, the lamps are by appointment to remind us, of course, those are OE quality trs average, however, meaningless given the modest purchase price rgulirment finding in stores, and then turns the lights ca! I do not m'tendrai rglages and the effects it is best to make the Discoveries from a reseller.

UTILIZATION

This head has a simple configuration unexceptional accssible everything is clear and the sound as it is similar and typ particulirement by far one of the many Obviously Marshall JCM 8OO, however, the clean sound is practically non-existent and lattention surprise, ds that we try to Exceeds level 1 and even less of the saturated volume knob on, trs good for those who do not know the sound clear in their games but for all others is the amp not to buy or at least try prventivement has in store. Personally I played on two Marshall 1960 A, is my humble opinion is an impractical requirement for sound quality I mean by that, whatever the brand of the cabinet must be used to put the premium for a given + as correct.

SOUNDS

No comment on this topic.!

OVERALL OPINION

I use this head for + a year and get full satisfaction for it take me to do a meeting on the ebay store music St Germain, St Germain les Corbeil situ in dpartement 91, the the boss who prnomme Pierre PROCD a change in my amp, I will not go into the technical aspects of this transformation as well as its price is low as +! musician friends rest assured s
it's the top of "RANGE" and that whatever happens you will be greatly satisfied with the report of this transformation, because in this case prcis one can speak of transformation, and even + bonus, your amp will transcend warranty and found clear sound even pushing the knob trs high volume, short, to explain all this it is best to contact the developer of this project that I know today, will happy to share his passion amps and music!!
tatav8805/13/2007

tatav88's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Peavey Windsor Head
- 120 Watts RMS into 16, 8 or 4 Ohms
- Harmonized four EL34 tubes and three 12AX7
- Single channel
- 3-band EQ
- Gain boost and effects loop foot control
- Master volume control
- Control of grain (texture) Class AA / B
- Presence control
- Resonance Control
- Shipping weight: 22.00 kg
- Volume info: 0.12 m³

UTILIZATION

Very simple and friendly

SOUNDS

Genial!

OVERALL OPINION

So I'm not professional tester so just to say I acquired this head three months ago and I am more than happy! I am guitarist in a Thrash (http: \ \ www.myspace.com \ trashtatav) and value for money is excellent I thought not having the means for a head lamp and it is true that € 500 j ' I jumped at the chance is very cheap for an all-tube! the distortion is a powerful and fine grain that suits me very well, can not be against playing in the clear or very difficult because even with the preamp to the mini there is always a small grain crunch ... well for my style, no problem! I am with a Marshall cabinet JCM900 Lead 1960A makes a very good overall sound. The head grows very well especially with its strong enough after 20 minutes of play really nice I highly recommend!