#1
Alright, so I've spent a lot of time recently looking into tube amps.

So my question is, Should I bite the bullet and buy an Epiphone Valve Standard now,
or wait till the Peavey Windsor Studio comes out?

I'm after an early EVH sound by the way.
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#2
windsor studio? whens that coming out and whats it gonna be like?
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#4
ya def go windsor but what is this windsor studio stuff about?
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Fender Highway One Telecaster
Squier Affinity Strat
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Crate GLX65

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Digitech RP120
Boss Chromatic Pedal Tuner

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#5
Quote by redweekrocker
windsor studio? whens that coming out and whats it gonna be like?


I think it comes out in like, October over here.

And I tried a Windsor Stack the other day. Beltin' amplifier for classic tones.
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#6
Aiight. Sorry for bumping my own thread but it ain't worth starting a new one.

Peavey are quoting January 2008 at the earliest for the Windsor Studio in the UK.

So should I wait, or should I get the Epiphone Valve Standard?

Bear in mind that I'm stuck with a ****ty spider 3 at the minute.

I know the Peavey would be better for Van Halen sounds but could the Epi do it?
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#7
Quote by AntClifford
Aiight. Sorry for bumping my own thread but it ain't worth starting a new one.

Peavey are quoting January 2008 at the earliest for the Windsor Studio in the UK.

So should I wait, or should I get the Epiphone Valve Standard?

Bear in mind that I'm stuck with a ****ty spider 3 at the minute.

I know the Peavey would be better for Van Halen sounds but could the Epi do it?


You could buy the Windsor head, then save up for a good cab and play the windsor through your spider's speaker in the meantime.

I have a Valve Jr and it's nothing like an EVH tone. Even with the extra controls on the Valve Standard I doubt you'd get close.
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#8
^Not a bad idea with buying the head instead but being a student I don't really have room for a half stack.

Haha cheers anyway mate.

Anybody have any other amp ideas that might get me close to an EVH tone?

I've got about...£250, could push it to £350-400 if I wait a few weeks.
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#10
Peavey is really bad about giving a release date for amps and then falling far behind. Even when they are actually delivered the stores seem to sell out quickly and the amps and switches get put on eternal back order.
#11
Is the Windsor Studio going to come as a combo too? Because you really don't need a half stack unless you're doing some serious gigging.
#12
The Windsor Studio is the combo amp of the Windsor amp series.

I know, I'm wondering whether or not to do as Tim said because it's a good idea, but won't it sound crap unless I crank it? And I'm not planning on cranking a 120 watt amp in a dorm room. Biggest gig I'll probably play is local pubs and the like for now.

So does anyone have any other ideas? Other amps, or pedals if i get the Valve Standard?

I can't wait to get shot of this feckin' spider.
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#13
Quote by AntClifford
^Not a bad idea with buying the head instead but being a student I don't really have room for a half stack.

Haha cheers anyway mate.

Anybody have any other amp ideas that might get me close to an EVH tone?

I've got about...£250, could push it to £350-400 if I wait a few weeks.


I say just wait and save up the cash... are you in desperate need of an amp? Are you gigging at the mo?
#14
^Yes lol, I could do with a new amp sharpish. I had an MG, and it started to die. So I thought, I'll get a spider, I know they're not great but they can't be any worse than the MG, and it's cheap. But I was wrong. I'd rather have my MG back than this piece of ****e.

Also, formed a band not long ago and wasn't expecting any gigs soon but things moved faster than I thought, we have our first gig in 3 weeks. Like I said, most our gigs will be pubs/small clubs and stuff.
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