#1
Apologies for asking a similar question to one I posted before: if you are familiar with the Peavey Windsor, you know it doesn't have a clean channel. If I use a tube powered pre-amp with a clean channel, and use the Windsor's fx loop as a power amp, how will this sound? Is this preferable to a solid state power amp, such as a Rocktron Velocity or a Marshall 8008? Thanks!
#2
Try it and see if it would sound right to YOU.

Who cares if it's "preferable" or not?
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#3
It'll work - whether it sounds GOOD or not is your call.
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#4
Thanks - by good I mean "warm, organic, not sterile, dynamic." I'm also in search of an 80's tone - Dokken, Ratt, etc.
#5
A good amount of the tone would also be coming from the preamp. You said you wanted something tube, but did you have anything specific in mind?
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#6
I have a Peavey Rockmaster pre-amp, which I'm happy with. I am debating whether or not to run it through a Peavey Windsor or a solid state power amp. Given I couldn't afford a nice tube power amp, I thought getting a tube head might give me the sound without the cost.

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A good amount of the tone would also be coming from the preamp. You said you wanted something tube, but did you have anything specific in mind?
#7
I was also thinking of the Crate Power Block head, if anyone has experience of it.
#8
Don't have experience with the Crate or the other two, sorry.

In my opinion, even if the Windsor is cheaper than a tube power amp, it'd just be a waste to be buying that whole thing just for the sake of using the power section. I was under the impression that you had the Windsor already. Since you don't, don't buy it.

I'm not 100% sure about the power amps you listed but I do know that there ARE solid state power amps that have good tone. Read up on some reviews and listen to demos and judge for yourself.
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#9
No, looking into the Windsor - I have the tube powered Rockmaster. Thanks for advice. But why would it be a waste - would it not give me a warm tone using the Rockmaster as my preamp, or not?


Quote by DrNick
Don't have experience with the Crate or the other two, sorry.

In my opinion, even if the Windsor is cheaper than a tube power amp, it'd just be a waste to be buying that whole thing just for the sake of using the power section. I was under the impression that you had the Windsor already. Since you don't, don't buy it.

I'm not 100% sure about the power amps you listed but I do know that there ARE solid state power amps that have good tone. Read up on some reviews and listen to demos and judge for yourself.
#10
You could get a EHX 22 Caliber or 44 Magnum, seems like it would be easier if you just need a power amp.
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#11
You could buy a nice clean tube amp with an
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#12
Is there something missing here or was it meant to spiral into nothingness?

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#13
i used the windsor with my mesa mark 1 pre the other day and it sounded just fine.
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#14
I would say very much so.

The Windsor's got a power section well suited to power amp use (bags of volume and headroom but still with a bit of warmth), and should work very nicely given the right speakers.
#15
Thanks, given I'll only be using this at home, the speaker would be a Marshall 1912 1x12 cab.

BTW anyone tried a Marshall 9005 power amp?


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I would say very much so.

The Windsor's got a power section well suited to power amp use (bags of volume and headroom but still with a bit of warmth), and should work very nicely given the right speakers.
#16
I know a couple people who use the windsor as a power amp. You can pick them up for $150 used...that's cheap for a 120 watt EL34 power amp
#17
Sounds like a good idea to me. I use the Tweaker's power amp with my GNX4, bypassing the preamp. There are some cheap older Peavey's that have a SS preamp and 6L6 power tubes. I've heard they are great for just using the power amp.
#18
Tried putting my engl 530 through the windsor and it sounded thin and lifeless, sounded much better through my bugera using the tubes from the windsor, so I concluded the windsor's fx loop is shit.
#20
I let the Windsor go. I read too many inconsistent things. If I opt for a tube head as a power amp, then I'll now likely go for a Laney AOR or a Randall RM-50. Anyone got any thoughts on these bad boys?