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    I must start from this - people dismissing the Peavey Windsor are useful idiots. I bought one yesterday for 200 Canadian!!! When I bought it I had a chance to compare it to the JCM 2000 DSL 100W head. Two things surprised me - how close the DSL sounded to my 15W DSL head and that the DSL sucked compared to the Windsor. I heard the Windsor described as "lifeless" and "sterile"... What can I say - you got to love them the useful idiots.

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    I had one up until about two months ago when I sold it because it wasn't getting used.

    I'm saddened by it, but hopefully someone else is appreciating it and enjoying the great sounds it made. I loved that thing but it was time to part.
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    Default Re: Peavey Windsor

    Agree and I understand you. The guy who sold me the amp bought a JVM head right then and there. He wanted *more* gain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vivanchenko View Post
    Agree and I understand you. The guy who sold me the amp bought a JVM head right then and there. He wanted *more* gain.
    That thing has plenty of gain. Maybe it could use a tighter sound, but there's plenty of ass it can haul. My problem was that it's just not practical for me. I was looking at a new Bugera, but I'm okay for now.
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    Default Re: Peavey Windsor

    Was it too loud/big?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vivanchenko View Post
    Was it too loud/big?
    Way too big and loud for me. I lived in a dorm freshman year of college and now I live in an apartment. Either way having a 100 watt into a 4x12 would make me the most popular neighbor ever.
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    :-)

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    Default Re: Peavey Windsor

    And here is the Windsor cranked: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68uZjvGwpA0 Unbelievable! No pedals.

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    Default Re: Peavey Windsor

    That's pretty funny... calling everyone who doesn't use that amp an idiot. What a great way to make friends.

    Enjoy your amp.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Empty Pockets View Post
    That's pretty funny... calling everyone who doesn't use that amp an idiot. What a great way to make friends.

    Enjoy your amp.
    His quote was "people dismissing the Peavey Windsor."
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    Quote Originally Posted by vivanchenko View Post
    And here is the Windsor cranked: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68uZjvGwpA0 Unbelievable! No pedals.
    The tone in that vid is god awful bad. I get it that its on a cell phone, its still really bad.

    Its a decent amp for hard rock/early metal. Not enough gain and not nearly tight enough for modern metal. Nothing to cream your jeans about but hey if it blows your skirt up have at it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Edgecrusher View Post
    The tone in that vid is god awful bad. I get it that its on a cell phone, its still really bad.

    Its a decent amp for hard rock/early metal. Not enough gain and not nearly tight enough for modern metal. Nothing to cream your jeans about but hey if it blows your skirt up have at it.
    I can't even hear it well enough to say whether it's good or not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny the Kid View Post
    I can't even hear it well enough to say whether it's good or not.
    You're not pickin up what im putting down scoobs, Its a cellphone vid with terrible sound quality but the other guy says the tone is "unbelievable"

    Im not telling you to listen through the crappy sound im telling you the sound you hear is crappy cause its a cell phone vid and is hardly "unbelievable"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Edgecrusher View Post
    You're not pickin up what im putting down scoobs, Its a cellphone vid with terrible sound quality but the other guy says the tone is "unbelievable"

    Im not telling you to listen through the crappy sound im telling you the sound you hear is crappy cause its a cell phone vid and is hardly "unbelievable"
    It's early. I understand now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny the Kid View Post
    It's early. I understand now.
    No worries i probably didnt say it so clearly either
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    Quote Originally Posted by Edgecrusher View Post
    No worries i probably didnt say it so clearly either
    All good.

    Yeah, the Windsor wasn't the greatest amp I've ever played, nor was it the worst thing I've ever played. But the price was factored into my love of the amp and it was a good enough amp for my purposes.
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    Cool find! I heard that it sounds somewhat like a JCM 800, but I've never actually heard it in person. Will there be clips.
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    Attenuators are for pussies. Neighbors calling the cops isn't a problem - if the cops can actually still decipher the neighbor's complaint on the phone with the Marshall in the background, you're doing it wrong and it needs to be louder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny the Kid View Post
    All good.

    Yeah, the Windsor wasn't the greatest amp I've ever played, nor was it the worst thing I've ever played. But the price was factored into my love of the amp and it was a good enough amp for my purposes.
    Yeah for the price point it was a killer amp.



    Quote Originally Posted by Archer250 View Post
    Cool find! I heard that it sounds somewhat like a JCM 800, but I've never actually heard it in person. Will there be clips.
    Ive AB'd one against my JMP (didnt use my 800s as they are modded and its unfair) it sounds a lot like it. But at the same time different. Compared to my jmp it was warmer but fuzzier and had less definition particularly when pushed hard. In a band mix the JMP cut way better and didnt get lost and indistinct.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Edgecrusher View Post
    Ive AB'd one against my JMP (didnt use my 800s as they are modded and its unfair) it sounds a lot like it. But at the same time different. Compared to my jmp it was warmer but fuzzier and had less definition particularly when pushed hard. In a band mix the JMP cut way better and didnt get lost and indistinct.
    I always found that it was better when pushed by some kind of overdrive or a box. It definitely had plenty of gain, but could have focused it a bit more.
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    Default Re: Peavey Windsor

    Tone is subjective. I tend to judge amps the way I judge a woman's looks: nothing sucks, nobody is ugly, they're either my type or not my type. I'm not going to call anyone a useful idiot (and yes, I DO know what that means) just because they don't like the amp. Having said that, I own one, and I love it for one or two types of sounds like an early AC/DC type of crunch. It doesn't switch channels, imo it has to be LOUD to sound really good, and a decent EQ pedal in the loop can help it greatly. I've never been able to get the "modded" JCM 800 sound out of it that others claim it sounds like, and I definitely know that sound. Mine sounds more like a 60s Marshall that can be boosted with a pedal to get a metal tone if needed. It is a fun amp to own and play with, but with the vast choices and quality of amps out there now, it is a niche type of amp. For anyone playing out, it is an amp I wouldn't recommend if using it by itself with no pedals or modeler unless you're only going to use that one sound. BUT...if you don't want to spend over a grand or more for a vintage Marshall, and want to get into that area, not a bad amp to play around with for generally three bills American for one in great shape with a footswitch. BTW, the footswitch isn't to switch channels, but to engage the boost.
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    700 watts is ok for small clubs, but when you play with a loud drummer or at a medium-large sized venue, you really need 1,500-watts at least. no one should be left alive.

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