J2G
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#1
So I am gonna purchase a new amp soon and I was going to get the Peavey VYPYR 15W.

But I am going to start jamming soon with my friend and he plays the drums, I've read that I won't be heard without enough wattage so will a 15W be enough orrr?
cdr_salamander
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#2
What's your budget, where are you, and are you willing to go used?
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#3
i've jammed with a heavy handed drummer, a bassist and another guitarist only using a 15 watt solid state amp. i really depends more on the room your gonna be playing in we were playing in our friends out building which had a low ceiling and it was quite small
J2G
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#4
I'm on a... $200 budget or so, and I know anything over 30W is over $200.

It'll be played in a basement that the drummer is turning into a home studio eventually. Low ceiling as well, not too big either.
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#5
Surely you can find a used 30W Vyper for under $200?
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cdr_salamander
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#6
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Surely you can find a used 30W Vyper for under $200?

+1

Hell, I see some 60 watt tube Vypyrs going for $245 on the Bay. Save up just a tad bit more OP, and get something you aren't going to regret.
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#7
Oh yeah most definitely the 30W can be done for under $200. & the 30W would do me just right for being loud enough to jam then?

& don't you gotta change the tubes on "tube amps" that cost extra $$ don't it?
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#8
The 60W and 120W ones are the ones with tubes, the 30W doesn't. The 60W has two power tubes, they last a few years and cost about $35 per pair. The 60W is the better amp, it basically has a 60W version of the 6505 power amp. So you get the Vyper modelling preamp mated to a 6505 power amp. They're a good thing. The 30W Vyper will be loud enough though. Your choice.
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#10
i have done 6 watts tube with a death metal drummer before.
Although, it was not clean and through a 2X12
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#12
30 Watt vypyr can be had new for $150 these days. Amazing Amps and loud as Hell for 30 watt ss'ers
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#13
I've jammed with a band with a Roland Micro Cube, which is 2 watts. As long your drummer is reasonable and doesn't smash their kit, it doesn't matter.
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#14
As long as you project the sound from the combo properly so you can hear it, it might work. You'd be best saving up a bit more for something a bit more higher wattage if you're planning on staying with solid-state though. Solid-state can sound a bit iffy if played on extremely high volumes, whereas tube amps can go louder than you originally think its power can supply. You just get less headroom the louder you go, and believe me, they can get extremely loud, even at 5 watts.
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#15
If you're going to use a combo keep in mind you'll have to put it up on a chair or something. My old 75W Vypyr didn't curt through at all in the mix, but I never tried getting it off the ground.

If you been get $50 more, I very highly recommend the Vypyr Tube 60.
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