#1
Hey, does anybody know whether it's possible to connect a Peavey Windsor to a Marshall 1960A 4x12 Speaker cab?

I'd also like to know EXACTLY what I have to do when setting up a half stack what I have to do to NOT blow it up. Before you bash, yes I have read the stickies, and what it says about not running a head without the speaker, because you can easily fry the tubes, or the whole amp. I just want to be absolutely sure how to do this.

I know this might sound silly, but I have never put a half stack together before. DO I just need the Peavey Windsor head, Marshall cab and a lead to plug it in? if so, which lead should I buy?
Gear:

Vintage VS6 (Wine Red)

Marshall VS100 Valvestate head with 4x12 angled cab

Squier Strat (Fiesta Red) 90's, Korean
#2
you need a speaker cable. I like the award session/cleartone ones, they're good quality, and really cheap. I'm sure you can get better if you're willing to spend £50 per lead, but for around the tenner mark, they're virtually unbeatable, compared to anything I've tried of a comparable price.

it should be possible, yeah, assuming the impedances match up. You just need to find what impedance the cab is, then set the impedance selector on the head to the same impedance, then connect the speaker cable between the two. I checked the marshall website, but it's giving the cab's impedance as 16/4 ohms in mono, and, er, I'm not quite sure what that means... sounds like you have the option, but I'm not sure. You'd want to make sure what impedance the cab is, of course.
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#3
That might mean that the selector switch on the cab 'engages' either 4 ohm parallel or 16 ohm series wiring. Not familiar enough with that cab. But like Dave said, what ever you do make sure the impedance (ohms) match and play the amp without it being connected to the cab (speaker load).
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#4
Hmm - why would you pay £50 for a speaker cable, when you can pay £10? Surely it doesen't affect the sound?
Gear:

Vintage VS6 (Wine Red)

Marshall VS100 Valvestate head with 4x12 angled cab

Squier Strat (Fiesta Red) 90's, Korean
#5
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Hmm - why would you pay £50 for a speaker cable, when you can pay £10? Surely it doesen't affect the sound?


It definitely affects the sound. Length is more of an issue for speaker cables than other factors though. Just realize that the Windsor head is oversized and will partly hang off the Marshall.
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#6
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you need a speaker cable. I like the award session/cleartone ones, they're good quality, and really cheap. I'm sure you can get better if you're willing to spend £50 per lead, but for around the tenner mark, they're virtually unbeatable, compared to anything I've tried of a comparable price.

it should be possible, yeah, assuming the impedances match up. You just need to find what impedance the cab is, then set the impedance selector on the head to the same impedance, then connect the speaker cable between the two. I checked the marshall website, but it's giving the cab's impedance as 16/4 ohms in mono, and, er, I'm not quite sure what that means... sounds like you have the option, but I'm not sure. You'd want to make sure what impedance the cab is, of course.



I'm not familiar with the 1960 models but most cabs that are either 4 or 16 ohms mono have two inputs, one for 4 ohms and one for 16 ohms, with a selector switch to run both inputs as 8 ohm stereo (this is how my Ashdown cabs are set up, and I've seen numerous other cabs set up the same way).
#7


If it's the switchable mono/stereo set-up ^^^, then one side is parallel and one side is series.

If you have a 4 or 16 ohm output on the amp, switch it to mono, then plug into the side that corresponds to amp output.

If your amp is 8 ohm output only, then switch the cab to stereo and plug into either side, but you'll only be using one side of the speaker cab.
#8
You got any idea how/where I can check the ohm output?
Gear:

Vintage VS6 (Wine Red)

Marshall VS100 Valvestate head with 4x12 angled cab

Squier Strat (Fiesta Red) 90's, Korean
#9
^ does marshall have pdf manual downloads on its website? if so, that'd be the easiest way to check.

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That might mean that the selector switch on the cab 'engages' either 4 ohm parallel or 16 ohm series wiring. Not familiar enough with that cab. But like Dave said, what ever you do make sure the impedance (ohms) match and play the amp without it being connected to the cab (speaker load).


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I'm not familiar with the 1960 models but most cabs that are either 4 or 16 ohms mono have two inputs, one for 4 ohms and one for 16 ohms, with a selector switch to run both inputs as 8 ohm stereo (this is how my Ashdown cabs are set up, and I've seen numerous other cabs set up the same way).


yeah, something like that is probably how it works, thanks guys.


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Hmm - why would you pay £50 for a speaker cable, when you can pay £10? Surely it doesen't affect the sound?


it does affect the sound. I noticed a pretty big difference when i upgraded from planet waves to cleartones (which were half the price!)... though of course, just because a cable is dearer doesn't necessarily mean it'll be better.
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You got any idea how/where I can check the ohm output?

Yeah, use a multimeter.

Respond back if you have one.

Set black and red testers on the other end of the speaker cable, the part that goes in the amp. Set the multimeter for 20 mA or ohms.

It will read something close to 4, 8 or 16.
#11
Quote by Eurozeppelin
You got any idea how/where I can check the ohm output?

If you mean for the Windsor, it has a switch on the back to let you select 4, 8, or 16 ohm output. You pick whichever matches the cab.
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If you mean for the Windsor, it has a switch on the back to let you select 4, 8, or 16 ohm output. You pick whichever matches the cab.


+1

Just looked at the PDF from Peavey's website.

I also looked at the Marshall website and I was write - its got a 4 ohm mono and a 16 ohm mono jack with a selector switch to switch both jacks to 8 ohm stereo.

So all you have to do is set the Peavey's switch to 4 or 16 and plug it into the corresponding jack on the cab.
#13
Ok guys, thanks for all your efforts checking the website, so forth, you've completely solved my problem.

Thanks!
Gear:

Vintage VS6 (Wine Red)

Marshall VS100 Valvestate head with 4x12 angled cab

Squier Strat (Fiesta Red) 90's, Korean