#1
hey I'm looking for a nice new amp I have about 600$. If this is no good what other amps should I check out?
#3
Its a good amp
but we need specifics
what do you play,
how loud do you need it...
there are better for 600
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#4
I have a Gibson les Paul.

My fav bands are metallics, maiden, megadeth, Zeppelin, gnr, and other classic rock and metal.

Loudness is not an issue I'm looking for sound.

Right now I'm on a Marshall mg30dfx which sucks so I'm looking to upgrade
#5
My friend has a Windsor, and its very versatile, and very LOUD. The Windsor would be a good choice for anything except really high gain applications. And a good boost pedal will fix that problem
#6
As long as you don't need to be able to swtich to a clean sound much, then yes. I traded mine away and I really wish I hadn't. For any "British metal" sound, this is the amp.
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i prefer a B-52 if you are playing metal
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#8
the answer would be a stern. NO. save up, buy a better amp, then purchase a tubescreamer and win.
#9
I'd be a very good fit for your classic rock leanings, as well as Maiden and Megadeth.
#10
Eh...the Windsor has some quality issues. It has decent sound quality, but nothing amazing. Maybe they've fixed the problems with them breaking down (I don't know) but my friend couldn't keep one working. Hardly any clean, but that might not bother you at all. I'd look used for something better.
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#12
windsor is a good amp for GNR and classic thrash it would be great also If you can find a laney AOR combo it would be even better and probably cheaper
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#13
Is it too loud to play at home? I have heard that you have to get tubes at a certain level before they sound good. Is that level too high for house playing?
#14
You don't have to crank a tube amp for it to sound good, that's a misconception. Now, tube amps do tend to sound better at higher volumes.

The windsor breaks up pretty early, but that being said, it's still a 100 watt head and certainly not optimal for bedroom practice. I've heard nothing but bad things about the combos so I'd steer clear, the head isn't too bad that, definitely does that JCM thing pretty well.
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#15
It depends if you're using the combo or the head. The Windsor head is completely different from the combo and its much better sounding. But I've heard that it has very low headroom, so be prepared to use your volume knob for cleans.

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#16
If you are going to get one, the head is much better than the combo as stradivari310 said. I'd get it with a 212 cab or something, not the half stack. It will be slightly loud for the bedroom, but still usable.
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#17
If you do go for it, MF has a half stack package for $500 (The head alone normally costs $400) http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Peavey-Windsor-All-Tube-Half-Stack?sku=485059
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#18
Personally, I really liked the Windsor when I tried it. Poor mans JCM. Hope you don't want cleans, though.
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#19
I've briefly tried one, sounded a little weak to me, doesn't have the balls of a JCM800. Maybe I needed to spend some more time tuning it in but that was just from 5-10 minutes of diddling around on one.