It’s the age-old struggle – you find your sound, you find an amp you like, you spend the money to get your rig together, and then it comes time to tour – you mean, I have to take my babies out on the road with me? Tour is tour-ture for your gear sometimes, especially if your “roadies” are random helpers from whatever venue you’re at that night, loading out at 2 am in the dark.
Well, if your desired tone includes a Marshall JCM 800 or 900, then you may have a very cheap touring solution – the uber-affordable Peavey Windsor. It’s a very close carbon copy of the JCM series, and with a used price tag of around $200, it’s a perfect replacement for your pricier head that you can tour without fear of damage.
Glenn Fricker details and demos the head in this video with help from Al “The Yeti” Bones of the band Gypsy Chief Goliath. I think it’s a pretty convincing clone tone, what do you think?