The Studio Challenge
Some of the greatest guitar tones ever recorded were captured through small, low-wattage tube amplifiers. The first Led Zeppelin album proves that. But the studio is also about having tonal options. In guitar amplifiers, different tube types produce different tones. Historically, having access to all of these tones required a room full of different guitar amps. Another challenge to guitar recording is that for stage-designed tube amps, the higher the volume, the better the tone. In the studio, the higher the volume, the higher the risk of mic bleed.
So our goal with the Windsor™ Studio was clear: revolutionize the concept of the recording amplifier. In that spirit of innovation, we proudly present the the only amp you'll ever need for recording amazing guitar tones.
The Essential Recording Amp
The Windsor Studio is a highly portable, 15-watt, class-A, all-tube studio monster. Innovative features like the Power Sponge™ variable power attenuator and the integrated MSDI™ XLR mic/cab simulated direct output allow you to capture the sound of an amp being pushed to its limit in a low-volume studio setting. You can expand your tone possibilities by swapping the EL34 output tube with a 6L6GC, 6550, 6CA7, KT88 or KT66--without re-biasing--and explore how using high and low gain inputs, dual speaker outputs, footswitchable boost and effects loop, 3-band EQ, and reverb can affect your sound. The tone options are endless!
| Windsor™ Studio Equipped with Power Sponge™ |
Guitar players love the sound an amplifier makes when the output transformer reaches its full output, but a studio isn't the ideal place to crank an amp wide open. With the exclusive Peavey Power Sponge™, you can get that sound at low volumes. The Power Sponge allows you to push the power amp all the way, then set the actual volume output from zero to 100%. The Power Sponge absorbs and dissipates the unwanted power, allowing the amp's power section to produce full output, but at reduced volume levels.
"The studio bells and whistles wouldn't mean as much if this wasn't such a fine-sounding amp that also works for stage use. The Windsor Studio wears both hats convincingly." - EQ Magazine