#1
Alright sometime, after I upgrade my guitar. (to a Fender Standard HSS Stratocaster) I'm going to upgrade amps. I do want a tube amp.

I have heard some good things about The peavey valve king 112.
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Peavey-ValveKing-112-Combo-Amp?sku=481442

But what does anybody think about the winslor?
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Peavey-Windsor-Studio-All-Tube-Guitar-Combo-Amp?sku=481660
or
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Peavey-Windsor-Tube-Amp-Head?sku=481331


John Petrucci is my fav guitarist but I like a lot of other too. Some stuff I listen to are: Dream Theater, The Beatles, John Mayer, Weezer, Coheed and Cambria, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Dragon Force, Audioslave, Boston, The Fall of Troy, Foo Fighters, Jimi Hendrix, Iron Madien, Gun's n Rose's, The Killers, KillRadio, Led Zeppelin, OK Go, Pink Floyd, Rush, The Used.

The top five of those are: Dream Theater/John Petrucci), Pink Floyd, John Mayer, Jimi Hendrix, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
And to complicate things more I would like to keep things under $500 (U.S.)

Any info on those amps would be awesome, or some other recommendations.

Thanks for any help, I don't know much about amps, as I bought a fender 212r last year lol.
Last edited by thebroken at Feb 14, 2008,
#2
Quote by thebroken
Alright sometime, after I upgrade my guitar. (to a Fender Standard HSS Stratocaster) I'm going to upgrade amps. I do want a tube amp.

I have heard some good things about The peavey valve king 112.
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Peavey-ValveKing-112-Combo-Amp?sku=481442

But what does anybody think about the winslor?
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Peavey-Windsor-Studio-All-Tube-Guitar-Combo-Amp?sku=481660
or
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Peavey-Windsor-Tube-Amp-Head?sku=481331


John Petrucci is my fav guitarist but I like a lot of other too. Some stuff I listen to are: Dream Theater, The Beatles, John Mayer, Weezer, Coheed and Cambria, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Dragon Force, Audioslave, Boston, The Fall of Troy, Foo Fighters, Jimi Hendrix, Iron Madien, Gun's n Rose's, The Killers, KillRadio, Led Zeppelin, OK Go, Pink Floyd, Rush, The Used.

The top five of those are: Dream Theater/John Petrucci), Pink Floyd, John Mayer, Jimi Hendrix, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
And to complicate things more I would like to keep things under $500 (U.S.)

Any info on those amps would be awesome, or some other recommendations.

Thanks for any help, I don't know much about amps, as I bought a fender 212r last year lol.


Well Mr. Petrucci has about a million dollars intos his rig and everthing is custom or modified so he is out lol

Now for everyone else you good to go with a valveking. Stay away from the Windsor unless your going with pedals. Also Palaminos are decent.
#3
Windsor and an overdrive pedal for the win, or a randal rg50tc
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#4
Windsor and an OD should do that for you.
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#5
I have a Fender Standard HSS Stratocaster. It sounds great on my Line 6 Spider III 30 watt amp
Last edited by IRV at Feb 14, 2008,
#6
Quote by IRV
I have a Fender Standard HSS Stratocaster. It sounds great on my Line 6 Spider III 30 watt amp


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Anyhoo... Yeah, windsor and OD for the win.
As long as you don't want cleans.
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Weber MASS Attenuator
#7
Quote by darkarbiter7
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Anyhoo... Yeah, windsor and OD for the win.
As long as you don't want cleans.

Yeah the windsor be great if he didnt want Froosh, Mayer, Beatles, or Pink Floyd tone. That needs a pretty sexy clean tone, which the Windsor doesn't have stock.

I would personally take a look at the Traynor YCS50. I haven't played it, but have played its brother, the YCV50 Blue. THe YCS50 has more features like a british/american voicing switch, so it would be worth checking out.
#8
Than you everyone for your great reply s. i will probably go with the Valveking. but who knows I may find something else, but thats going to awhile anyway.
#9
Actually... As long as you're thinking about the Valveking, check out the peavey classic series too.
Basically (IMO) a better Valveking, usually less wattage, better speakers, better construction, better tone (to most people, some people like the VK better), better pretty much everything.
Except the classics don't have the A/ A/B texture knob. Oh well.
But... More expensive.
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Gear:
Fender American Deluxe HSS Strat
Chicago Blues Box Roadhouse
Bad Cat Cougar 5
1957 Gibson GA-5
Ceriatone 18w TMB Combo
Hughes & Kettner Tube Factor
Various Ibanez TS9s
Weber MASS Attenuator
#11
Personally I think the Windsor sounds the best out of the listed options (excepting the Traynor YCV50BLUE), however, as noted, it won't really clean up. Fortunately it can be modified for this exact purpose, should you wish to pursue something like that. The Valveking is flatter and more modern sounding than the Windsor but should suit your purposes quite well.
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