#1
Hi all!
I'm looking for a tube amp, and I've seen a nice little peavey.
The Windsor Studio 20Watts all tube power But i want ur opinion on its sound.
I've got a strat and a les paul and play classic rock, funk(the peppers?), blues and sometimes a bit metal(metallica). Also, is the 20 watts enough for practice with drums?
I'm not a gigger but i do sometime practise with a drummer. So is it loud enough?
Thx!
#2
the sounds is a little jagged, and cleans can be an issue, so funk may not work well with it

i don't know about volume, but crankin it may give you enough
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#4
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it'll be loud enough, but it doesn't do cleans very well, but a bit of chorus will soften it out.


+1

Turning the volume down on your guitar helps too. I think the lack of cleans will be an issue for funk though...but these amps are great for a classic rock sound.
#5
So, it's got some great overdrives. But cleans are a bit less..
But that problem can be solved with a nice pedal?
And can someone explain what that "power sponge" knob does?
Friendly greetings Dimitri
#6
Its got great overdrives, but like I said the cleans leave a lot to be desired. If you roll back the volume on your guitar you can get OK clean tones from it. I use a chorus pedal too when I want to clean it up a bit more. The power sponge is only found on the studio combo version of this amp, but it essentially acts like an attenuator.
#7
And whats an attenuator?
And about the cleans, would it help changing the tubes?
#8
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And whats an attenuator?
And about the cleans, would it help changing the tubes?


An attenuator is kind of like a volume control. It allows you to keep a tube amp cranked, while keeping the over all volumes low. I haven't tried changing the tubes in my head yet so I don't really know if it will help out the cleans at all.
#9
Thankyou verymuch for the fast replys eyebanez!
So u've got the Windsor head ! Do u have the matching cab or something else?

'Bout the studio, is the 20 Watt enough to play with a loud drummer? Or should i look for something bigger than 20watts. I noticed that it's possible to put a cab underneath it. How does that work? The studio works as a head then? and using only the cab speakers? If i put lets say 2 12 inch 50 watts underneath it. Will it go way louder or...? Cause the head/cab storys here on UG are a bit difficult for me, cause i'm not from an English speaking country.
Friendly greetings Dimitri
#10
The Windsor Studio is loud enough for a drummer.
There is an external speaker jack with switchable ohm-age. The internal speaker becomes disabled when plugging in an external speaker (I think).
Plugging in a cab with 2 speakers will not make it louder, but should make it sound fuller.
#11
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Thankyou verymuch for the fast replys eyebanez!
So u've got the Windsor head ! Do u have the matching cab or something else?

'Bout the studio, is the 20 Watt enough to play with a loud drummer? Or should i look for something bigger than 20watts. I noticed that it's possible to put a cab underneath it. How does that work? The studio works as a head then? and using only the cab speakers? If i put lets say 2 12 inch 50 watts underneath it. Will it go way louder or...? Cause the head/cab storys here on UG are a bit difficult for me, cause i'm not from an English speaking country.
Friendly greetings Dimitri


Yeah I have the matching cab...unfortunately It lacks in the low end...I might end up selling it and getting someting else in the future. 20W should be loud enough to play with a drummer. I'm not sure about adding a cab. Most combos disable the internal speaker when you have a cab hooked up, but I'm not sure. The cab won't necessarily make it sound louder, just a little fuller. And with a cab you will be able to choose the kind of tone you're looking for, speaker combinations, etc.
#12
Tomorrow i'm gonna try it out
A musicstore nearby has a nice offer for the windsor studio,
299 euros
I'm also gonna try some VOX stuff And maybe I can hook up a cab on the Windsor.
I'll let u know what i'm gonna do Thnks a lot for the advice!
Friendly greetings
Dimitri