#1
my main amp is a peavey windsor, set pretty clean and i distort it with a boss sd1. it sounds ok but the amps od is awesome, but then i cant play anything clean. I have an old peavey classic combo (great cleans), but the speakers are weak and it weighs a ton. i want to take the controls/tubes/transisters/whatever else out of the classic and turn it into just a head. would i be able to run this and the windsor head into one of those selector pedals into the windsor cab?
the problem i have is the windsor cab is meant to take 16 ohms, and the classic runs 4 ohms. The speakers in the classic are in parallel if that matters. Is it safe to run the 4 ohm head into the windosr cab?
#2
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my main amp is a peavey windsor, set pretty clean and i distort it with a boss sd1. it sounds ok but the amps od is awesome, but then i cant play anything clean. I have an old peavey classic combo (great cleans), but the speakers are weak and it weighs a ton. i want to take the controls/tubes/transisters/whatever else out of the classic and turn it into just a head. would i be able to run this and the windsor head into one of those selector pedals into the windsor cab?
the problem i have is the windsor cab is meant to take 16 ohms, and the classic runs 4 ohms. The speakers in the classic are in parallel if that matters. Is it safe to run the 4 ohm head into the windosr cab?
afaik, all the Peavey Classic series amps run 16 or 8 ohms. What model is yours?

2 - running a tube head into a cab that has a higher impedance is dangerous. With less load, the primary of the output transformer will swing to excessive voltages when a signal is applied. This can cause arcing in your output tubes, or even worse, punch through the insulation of the windings of your output transformer. Damage like that is expensive.

3 - a proper selector pedal for switching 2 amps into a single cab won't come cheap. the switches or relays connecting the amp outputs to the speaker must be capable of high current. Also, the disconnected amp should be connected to a resistive load and the input of the disconnected amp should be shorted to ground. This is a complicated arrangement. There ARE systems available to do this. They ARE expensive.
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afaik, all the Peavey Classic series amps run 16 or 8 ohms. What model is yours?

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its a 1975 model, so its older. im 100% sure its 4 ohms though
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afaik, all the Peavey Classic series amps run 16 or 8 ohms. What model is yours?

3 - a proper selector pedal for switching 2 amps into a single cab won't come cheap. the switches or relays connecting the amp outputs to the speaker must be capable of high current. Also, the disconnected amp should be connected to a resistive load and the input of the disconnected amp should be shorted to ground. This is a complicated arrangement. There ARE systems available to do this. They ARE expensive.


Would a boss ls-2 not work for switching amps?
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^No, its meant to be used ahead of an amp (I'm sure you know this), and I really doubt that it would stand up to being in between the cab and the head.

I don't know how much cheaper this would be, but I think if you used an attenuator, and devised some kind of switching setup, you could build a device to switch between heads.
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^No, its meant to be used ahead of an amp (I'm sure you know this), and I really doubt that it would stand up to being in between the cab and the head.

I don't know how much cheaper this would be, but I think if you used an attenuator, and devised some kind of switching setup, you could build a device to switch between heads.


So this probably wouldnt work?

Guitar->pedalboard->LS-2->(one output into the classic, other into the windsor head)->both into a jack that takes 2 1/4 inch jacks into 1 output (or some pedal that does this)->windsor cab
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So this probably wouldnt work?

Guitar->pedalboard->LS-2->(one output into the classic, other into the windsor head)->both into a jack that takes 2 1/4 inch jacks into 1 output (or some pedal that does this)->windsor cab
That would work.


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