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Old 10-23-2012, 02:18 PM   #21
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I just bought a VYPYR 75 and I love it. Been practicing with an old Jackson PS-4. Think I'm going the Schecter route when the time comes
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Old 10-23-2012, 03:25 PM   #22
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I would like to point out that the Vypyr 60 Tube (the only 60 watt vypyr there is) is a hybrid with tubes in them and therefore is probably going to sound MUCH better than the 30 watt. It's also a whole lot louder. I wouldn't recommend it as a practice/beginner amp, really.

Secondly, as I have experience with the Vox VT's as well, I would like to point out that, although I love the VT-series a lot, it may not have enough gain for your musical tastes. I play lots of metal and don't have any issues with it, but for the heavy stuff you listed in your posts, I'm just not sure.

Vypyr 30: good for metal, but may sound a bit 'digital'
Vypyr 60: seems to be great sounding, but expensive and loud for a beginner
Vox VT-series: sound good for rock/blues/hard rock/some metal, but maybe not for the stuff you want to play

Try them all, see what you like.
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Old 10-23-2012, 03:36 PM   #23
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I would like to point out that the Vypyr 60 Tube (the only 60 watt vypyr there is) is a hybrid with tubes in them and therefore is probably going to sound MUCH better than the 30 watt. It's also a whole lot louder. I wouldn't recommend it as a practice/beginner amp, really.

Secondly, as I have experience with the Vox VT's as well, I would like to point out that, although I love the VT-series a lot, it may not have enough gain for your musical tastes. I play lots of metal and don't have any issues with it, but for the heavy stuff you listed in your posts, I'm just not sure.

Vypyr 30: good for metal, but may sound a bit 'digital'
Vypyr 60: seems to be great sounding, but expensive and loud for a beginner
Vox VT-series: sound good for rock/blues/hard rock/some metal, but maybe not for the stuff you want to play

Try them all, see what you like.

I messed around with a vt already and it was amazing but agree with the amp gain. Short of getting a distortion pedal it may be low and the vts are a bit more than vyprs which could cut you a little short. I preferred the vox i tested a bit before I got the vypr but for me the 100 dollars I saved made up for the slight improvements offered by the vox.
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Old 10-23-2012, 03:54 PM   #24
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I messed around with a vt already and it was amazing but agree with the amp gain. Short of getting a distortion pedal it may be low and the vts are a bit more than vyprs which could cut you a little short. I preferred the vox i tested a bit before I got the vypr but for me the 100 dollars I saved made up for the slight improvements offered by the vox.


Ehh, Vox VT 20+ is currently around 130-150$ and Vypyr 30 is 180-200$. I give my vote to the Vox VT 20+ since I have played it more than the Vypyr and I like the Vox a bit more. But yeah, you definitely can't go wrong with either.
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Old 10-23-2012, 06:22 PM   #25
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Yeah. I was looking at bitter ones and in that area vypr was much cheaper. My mistake
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Old 10-23-2012, 06:48 PM   #26
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I owned a Vypyr 30 and played it constantly for about a year or two. It was a great amp, but too loud for my small apartment, so I got a small Spider 15 watt for free. It's overall a much better amp than the Spider for starters.

However, there is NOT a huge difference between the tube and the SS Vypyr, other than the tube is better a higher volumes. Though I have not played a 75 or 100 watt SS version. My band member plays a Vypyr tube and when I had my 30 watt, I realistically couldn't tell the difference at comparable volumes. I was really impressed with the SS version, but get a higher watt version if you're going to play live. I can tell both are modelling amps and somewhat lacking in comparison to other higher end tube amps, though they're still good amps.
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Old 10-23-2012, 06:57 PM   #27
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Definitely go with the Vypyr. At that price range, it will give you the best tone to suit your styles, it does come with it's own built-in distortion. And for the guitar, anything with a humbucker will work, really, but that Schecter is nice...
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Old 10-24-2012, 05:43 AM   #28
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Thanks kramer242, Jeeves24, and evmac your posts helped a lot

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Old 10-24-2012, 05:46 AM   #29
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I would like to point out that the Vypyr 60 Tube (the only 60 watt vypyr there is) is a hybrid with tubes in them and therefore is probably going to sound MUCH better than the 30 watt. It's also a whole lot louder. I wouldn't recommend it as a practice/beginner amp, really.

Secondly, as I have experience with the Vox VT's as well, I would like to point out that, although I love the VT-series a lot, it may not have enough gain for your musical tastes. I play lots of metal and don't have any issues with it, but for the heavy stuff you listed in your posts, I'm just not sure.

Vypyr 30: good for metal, but may sound a bit 'digital'
Vypyr 60: seems to be great sounding, but expensive and loud for a beginner
Vox VT-series: sound good for rock/blues/hard rock/some metal, but maybe not for the stuff you want to play

Try them all, see what you like.


Hmm......that's some important stuff you mentioned (Or at least according to me), thanks, posts like these are all I need.
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