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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iamqman 06/23/2011

Peavey Windsor Head : iamqman's user review

« Eeeh not great but look at the price!! »
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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.