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Old 08-20-2008, 12:46 AM   #1
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The Official Peavey Vypyr Thread

With the launch of this mysterious little guy I anticipate loads of questions.

What is the Peavey Vypyr?
The Vypyr is a new line of guitar amps from Peavey. They come in a variety of flavors: 15w, 30w, 60w(With tube power-amp), 75w, 100w, and 120w(Also Tube power-amp). They range from $99 to $650.

Well ok, but what is so special about this amp?

The Peavey Vypyr is a modeling amp that features analog distortion, many different amp models to choose from, rack and pedal effects, and a nice easy to use interface.

What amp models can I find on the Vypyr?

Classic 30
Bad-Kat
Brit
Plexi
Dlx
Twn
Dzl
K-Stein
Rec
6505
JSX
XXX

As you can see there are quite a few choices and each amp model has a low gain or clean and a high gain setting.

What effects can I use on this amp?

The Vypyr series has a TON of effects, I'm not going to list them all out but there is everything from simple chorus, reverb and delay all the way to crazy rotary speaker, reverse and even a looper!

Really? It has a looper?

Yes, unfortunately you Have to have a 30 watt model or above and you HAVE to buy the Sanpera I or II to use it.

What else does this amp feature?

Plenty! An on-board tuner, niffy bank feature for saving your favorite settings, USB recording(60 watt model and up only) and headphone and aux input on all models!

Well, how does it sound?
I'll try to keep opinion out of this first post(because I want it devoted to information), if you really want to know go try it out.... everyone has their own taste in tone.

Overall this is a nifty little amp that has loads of features. feel free to ask questions or post your experiences with the Vypyr!

Handy feature guide:
http://www.peavey.com/products/Vypyr/index.cfm

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Old 08-20-2008, 12:47 AM   #2
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is this the next line 6 spider or marshall mg?!

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Old 08-20-2008, 12:49 AM   #3
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Now that I have the info post up...

After seeing this was released I called up my local guitar center and promptly picked up a 15watt model.

After playing around with it for a while I am quite impressed! This little practice amp has so much versatility and it sounds pretty amazing considering it was $100. So far I really like the XXX and Plexi models. For being 15 watts it is loud as hell... turn it too high and it starts sounding crappy though. I really think this amp will be the new starter standard!
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Old 08-20-2008, 01:11 AM   #4
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I've been looking for a versatile, portable amp. This looks perfect!

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Old 08-20-2008, 01:25 AM   #5
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I dont know what to get, the Vypyr 30, or a low wat tube + pedals
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Old 08-20-2008, 01:28 AM   #6
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is this the next line 6 spider or marshall mg?!

lord help us

the only thing is, Peavey never makes bad amps, some not so great but are decent
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Old 08-20-2008, 01:29 AM   #7
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Hmm, I might get the 15W model for a practice amp for my bedroom at my moms as, my Mesas at my dads.
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Old 08-20-2008, 01:29 AM   #8
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vypyr 30 ^^^

saves you a lot of money with pedals.
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Old 08-20-2008, 01:30 AM   #9
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Old 08-20-2008, 01:36 AM   #10
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the only thing is, Peavey never makes bad amps, some not so great but are decent

RAGE series much?

but yeah. seems this line seems alright for bedroom rock...
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Old 08-20-2008, 01:38 AM   #11
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RAGE series much?

but yeah. seems this line seems alright for bedroom rock...


Wasn't the Rage part of the Transtube series?

But, IMO, Peavey has yet to make a bad amp... they do however use really crappy stock speakers lol.
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Old 08-20-2008, 01:41 AM   #12
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^when i played the RAGE, it sounded pretty good
peavey speakers=
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Wasn't the Rage part of the Transtube series?

But, IMO, Peavey has yet to make a bad amp... they do however use really crappy stock speakers lol.


ah yes it was. i always confuse myself with multiple labellings and whatnot. but IMHO its just "ehhhhhhhh". id take a low-wattage spider over one (at least id get fun fx) >_>

and the speakers thing probably does plays a big part to it
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Old 08-20-2008, 01:55 AM   #14
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The general consensus so far is that they are significant steps up from the Spiders, but still not perfect.
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Old 08-20-2008, 02:43 AM   #15
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Of course they're better than the spiders, but I want to know how to stand up to the cubes and valvetronixs. Also I'm kinda bummed that the 30 watt doesn't have the built in usb interface that the higher watt ones do.

You should put the link in the original post, it has a nifty chart.
http://www.peavey.com/products/Vypyr/index.cfm
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Of course they're better than the spiders, but I want to know how to stand up to the cubes and valvetronixs. Also I'm kinda bummed that the 30 watt doesn't have the built in usb interface that the higher watt ones do.

You should put the link in the original post, it has a nifty chart.
http://www.peavey.com/products/Vypyr/index.cfm

They are better than all three from what the HC users have said. Solid practice amps for the price. Don't think anyone has posted about the tube versions yet though.
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Old 08-20-2008, 05:05 AM   #17
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Do the 60 and 120 have ALL tube poweramps? Can they achieve tube breakup?

This makes more sense than a tube preamp and solid state poweramp like other hybrids...
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Old 08-20-2008, 06:38 AM   #18
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this amp have a lot of features, for example,parameter stomp boxes and effects,read the manual http://www.peavey.com/products/Vypy...als/VypyrOM.pdf

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Old 08-20-2008, 08:12 AM   #19
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I was going to get myself a cube 30x but this arrival only confuses me! SH1t!
30 watts don't have usb and attenuators. That sucks pretty bad imo.
Still need sound clips or stories :p
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I as the same as dungeon was about to get a cube, when I heard about these little nifty things. I'd prefer the 30 watt vypyr for the stompbox effects. But would it be easy enough to carry around in 1 hand, with my guitar in the other and school stuff on my back? This is my main question about it tbh
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