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The Windsor Tube Amp Head employs three 12AX7 preamp tubes and four EL34 power-amp tubes in a single-channel configuration to deliver 100W of the sound of rock's golden era with exclusive Peavey techn... Read More

Overview

The Windsor Tube Amp Head employs three 12AX7 preamp tubes and four EL34 power-amp tubes in a single-channel configuration to deliver 100W of the sound of rock's golden era with exclusive Peavey technology and reliability.

While most amplifiers leave the EQ to the preamp section, the Windsor features Peavey's patented Presence and Resonance controls, which adjust speaker damping from tight to loose in the high and low frequency ranges, respectively. The Windsor also offers Peavey's patent-pending Texture™ circuitry for adjusting the response characteristics from modern Class A/B push-pull to vintage Class A sounds. The Texture control provides incremental adjustment for an incredible range of tone texturing and coloring.

The Windsor also features a footswitchable gain boost, three-band rotary EQ on the preamp, master volume, footswitchable effects loop and high and low inputs.

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
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4.7

(based on 12 reviews)

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peavey windsor tube amp

I have had this for about 2 months and now that i have experimented i have found that it is a very good amp. i could not believe that you could buy a tube...Read complete review

I have had this for about 2 months and now that i have experimented i have found that it is a very good amp. i could not believe that you could buy a tube amp for $400 and have it sound this good. although it is not quite as good as some of the reviews have said, it is not a marshall and therwefore does not sound as good but for the money i dont think you can beat it. also some reviews said tha you cannot get a good clean sound, they are completely wrong, plug into the low input preamp volume at 1 master volume as high as you want use the neck pickup with the tone rolled of and you get a beautiful sound, on the bridge pickup there is just a hint of breakup(at stage volumes you will have to decrease the guitars volume control).thwe distortion sound is also very good, from blues to classic rock to metal,works well with my zakk wylde overdrive(lots of feedback though,but thats ok).The only thing i dont like is the lack of reverb and that the knobs go up to 12, its confusing trying to translate the settings i've written down, also the resonance controlis useless to me because i dont like the sound when its turned down. overall i would definately recommend this amp for anyone looking for a good tube amp on a budget

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One trick pony.

This amp is ok. Good for a first tube amp. I got it a few months back, and I'm ready for something new. It's a one trick pony without a ton of pedals...Read complete review

This amp is ok. Good for a first tube amp. I got it a few months back, and I'm ready for something new. It's a one trick pony without a ton of pedals backing it up. I does classic rock, 80's style metal real well and you can get to "Kill em' All" type tone. Nothing more. The clean is well, not so clean. It is a one channel amp, so be ready to use pedals. I say if your ever buying a Peavey, get a 5150 or 6505. The Triple X are ok. Other than those amps and a few good guitars Peavey doesn't have much going for them. Just avoid this one (Windsor). Get something with at least two channels. There are better choices out there. Once you get past the low price tag, it's pretty unremarkable.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I LIKE ALOT!!!!!!!

By Chuck

from monrovia, ca

this is my first tube head, and i am extremely happy with it, if you give yourself plenty of time to sit and fine tune the tone it comes out very beautiful

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing Sound!

By Zach Cornias

from Catonsville, Maryland

I'm in a Metalcore/Hardcore band and even though this amp head is based on older, more vintage British amp models, I can get the most beautiful tones out of it. And to boot it can get loud, obnoxious and really heavy like I want it. i go to shows wit it and everyone asks "isn't that like a vintage amp?". I say "yeah and it's perfect!"

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Stellar Sound, Great Deal

By Ade

from Santa Clara, CA

I recently joined a band and was looking for Marshall like tub tone on a budget. Marshall MG100HFX wasn't cutting it. This Peavey caught my attention immediately - the looks and the price being the initial draw. I managed to get a Windsor 2x12 slanted cab with the specially voiced speakers to go with it. The tone on this single channel amp is incredible - you can dial in what you want (clean, crunch, distorted). I was so inpressed, I bought a 2nd head (Peavey is discontinuing these, so now is the time to get one) - this time with a 4x12 straight ValveKing cab, as new Windsor cabs are all but gone. I am still on the fence about the tome through the ValveKing cab, but the sound still rocks. This amp gets LOUD, but you can dial the volume back accommodate small clubs and/or practices without losing the tone. The effects send/return works well, and the footswitch (sold seperately) allows you to switch the effects send/return on and off, as well as engage the boost (which turns up the mids and lows). Regardless of what cab you attached to this puppy, this amp is a serious contender to amps 3x the price. If you are on a budget, go for it while they are still available. My only issue: no built-in reverb, but add a verb stomp box to your send/return, and your problem is solved. I play both single (tele) and Dual Coil (Les Paul) pick-up guitars from different manufacturers through this set up and they all sound fantatsic.

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(0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

One trick pony.

By Big EZ

from Arkansas

This amp is ok. Good for a first tube amp. I got it a few months back, and I'm ready for something new. It's a one trick pony without a ton of pedals backing it up. I does classic rock, 80's style metal real well and you can get to "Kill em' All" type tone. Nothing more. The clean is well, not so clean. It is a one channel amp, so be ready to use pedals. I say if your ever buying a Peavey, get a 5150 or 6505. The Triple X are ok. Other than those amps and a few good guitars Peavey doesn't have much going for them. Just avoid this one (Windsor). Get something with at least two channels. There are better choices out there. Once you get past the low price tag, it's pretty unremarkable.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fantastic Tube Amp

By Tyler S.

from Albany, Oregon

Let me just say that this is a great value on a great amp, especially for people who are new to tube amps. The tone is really great and the volume is more than plenty for small to medium sized venues. The only downside is the lack of a clean channel. The whole amp runs on pre and post gain, so even at its cleanest, it will still sound a little warm. Overdriven - it can go anywhere from Jimi Hendrix to AC/DC to Tool to Zakk Wylde. I'm glad I bought one.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Slide-Man

By Harold Schultz

from Michigan City IN

Let's face it , at a price this low you just can't go wrong. I just bought this thing last night and after seven years of trying to find a "Clean" sound for my Fender Strat , that is without having to mortgage my house , this little number slid right in and filled the bill. Leave your treble down low and you have "Chime" that can shatter every window in the house. or run a "Blues-Driver" or "tube - screamer" through this gem and have fun with the master volume and be like me..."Delightfully satisfied" without spending the childrens college fund.

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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

smokin' head

By Epilpman

from garland, TX

i bought one of these about 4 months ago. i liked the sound but i thought it could be improved. i replaced the AX7's with a handmatched set of russian AX7's and replaced the ruby power tubes with russian made EL34's. this really gave it a kick. this head smokes now. this is a great head for a beginner or advanced pro. for $400, grab one before they are out of production.

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(16 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

peavey windsor tube amp

By guitarman

from AB, Canada

I have had this for about 2 months and now that i have experimented i have found that it is a very good amp. i could not believe that you could buy a tube amp for $400 and have it sound this good. although it is not quite as good as some of the reviews have said, it is not a marshall and therwefore does not sound as good but for the money i dont think you can beat it. also some reviews said tha you cannot get a good clean sound, they are completely wrong, plug into the low input preamp volume at 1 master volume as high as you want use the neck pickup with the tone rolled of and you get a beautiful sound, on the bridge pickup there is just a hint of breakup(at stage volumes you will have to decrease the guitars volume control).thwe distortion sound is also very good, from blues to classic rock to metal,works well with my zakk wylde overdrive(lots of feedback though,but thats ok).The only thing i dont like is the lack of reverb and that the knobs go up to 12, its confusing trying to translate the settings i've written down, also the resonance controlis useless to me because i dont like the sound when its turned down. overall i would definately recommend this amp for anyone looking for a good tube amp on a budget

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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Peavey Windsor Head

By abyssbass1989

from ST.G, MO

This head is awesome it gives you just the right amount of distortion for metal and you can still pass for classic rock. I have played on a Marshall Tube amp and a Mesa Boogie amp and this amp can run with them easily. For the price you can't beat it, it's a great deal.

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5.0

Peavey You Did It Again

By Gibson Freak

from Pittsburgh PA

Hey.... Let me say that this is a killer amp for $400. I get so much tone and distortion from this beast. It lets my guitar (which is a Epiphone Les Paul) shine through. I use a Pro Co Rat, Maxon 0D80D Overdrive, A Boss Drive Zone (twin pedal), and a MXR Dyna Comp. This lets all those pedals shine through with sweet tone and awesome overall sound. This amp it so affordible that i cant tell you how much your getting for this money. I hope this helped you and you really should buy it. IT WILL MAKE YOU SMARTER. PS. This amp does make noise/hum if your too close to it with your pedal(s) on.

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