Well I finally changed the tubes on my windsor after a year of the stock tubes. I changed them to the higher end Golden Dragon EL34s (the russian made ones) and then PM tubes 12ax7as. Holy shit... My amp is infinitely tighter and has so much more clarity.
moral of the story:
Don't be a lazy asshole and skip out on changing your tubes when you know you need to
PMs and Golden Dragons>Rubys and JJS
Funny, JJ's and a TSovChaos make my JSX as tight as a VHT Deliverance
to the retube of success!