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High power handling, low cost.
The Windsor 4x12 Speaker Cab is perfect for delivering the classic British tones of the all-tube Windsor guitar head. 4-12" Supreme XL speakers handle up to 300W power, are available in slant and straight fronts, and are priced so low you can afford the full stack.
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I had bought the windsor setup when I first seen the ad. It offers massive power and tone for my setup. I use digitech effects and peavy eq's. It really has a nice warm tone for me, I bypass the preamp and use the power only. The distortion the windsor has is ok, but not for me. You can play around a little to get a clean tone, but you still end up with a little bite. I slave 2 heads and both cabs when I do a show. It is overkill but it looks killer onstage. All in all, it is probably one of the best deals out there for beginners and professionals. By the way, go ahead and buy new casters for the cabs! You'll see.
The important issue is to turn the treble to 100% and the bass and mid to about 9 o' clock. This gives you the British sound of the 60's. Drop your Strat to the bridge position pick up. This cab handles distortion very well and you will only need a small amount to get the Ozzie sound.Listen to the Kinks rendition of " YOU REALLY GOT ME ". You cannot get a soft clean sound out of this cab. You can get great harmonics and FEEDBACK .
I purchased the Windsor half stack just because of the price. I have to say that with the windsor head, this cab is not horrible. However, when I compare it to an old Carvin 4x12 that I have had for years... it lacks clarity. I thought it was probably the speakers so I tried swapping them out and the Windsor cab still sounded distant and muddy. To my surprise, the Peavey speakers sounded pretty darn good in the Carvin cab. I think this is probably a combination of the cabinet being constructed from cheap particle board and the fact that there is not a lot of air space as the slant front is set very deep and does not allow adequate room for the speakers to breath. The Windsor head is well worth it's asking price but do yourself a favor and pass on this cabinet because even replacing the speakers will not help it.
I use this cab with my peavey ultra 120 plus all tube amplifier head as a half stack. I was looking to replace an old cab I have with something new but didn't want to spend $1,000+ on 1 cab...(marshall). Anyway. I've had alot of experience with peavey over the years and don't have any complaints. This windsor cab sounds great when I set my amp at half power (60 watts)and crank it up, saturating the tubes with power and getting them really heated. It has good clarity and gives me a lot of emphasis on the lows while maintaining good voicing at middle and high. I would reccomend this to anyone regardless of weather you can afford to spend 5 times as much on something more trendy.
i own the straight model, and i've been using this cab for about a year now for live shows, practice, and a bit of recording. it's tough (my guys aren't exactly gentle with it), and very clear-sounding. i've used it with the windsor head, my valveking 112, and a vox ac30cc. it sounds great. if you're a metal-guy, it's got a great low-end response (punch) and never gets muddy. not to mention you can't beat the price.
I have the Windsor slant cab playing a 16 year old Peavey Classic 100 head. These drivers are very close to being a perfect match for EL34 tubes. Lots of ability to handle clean / middle with a low end that comes close to matching the ValveKing half stack that sits right beside it. More UK sounding than the VK and that is exactly what I wanted. I consider Peavey before any other, including the "M" brands. Peavey has been around for years and my years of experience with them has always been rock solid. Yeah I've still got Marshalls, Fenders and Kustoms in my studio and use them, however the Peaveys get the heavy workouts and when I need blues and jazz it is only the Peaveys. This sounds one sided but it's the truth IMO the Windsor cabinet is the best for it's usage and price range; if bigger sound and 400w power handling over the Windsor's 300w is needed then the VK is the ticket. Hope this helps.
If your looking for Marshall but can't afford one, this is the stack for you. Even though it could use some effects to come with, it is great. This is my first tube amp(I also bought the windsor tube-head). This features a knob that makes this amp sound classic, or heavey metalish. You will not regret getting this cabinet.
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