#1
I am looking to get a versatile practice amp. I have narrowed my search down to the Peavey Vyper and the Vox VT+ series. Has anyone any experience with either of these?

Thank you for any help
#2
I've got a vypyr 30 and have had it for about 6 months now and it does everything I need it to... I play mostly metal to anything rock and you can get any tone you want from it if you dial it in properly and it's got a sh*tload of stompboxes and effects as well, but getting the sanpera pedal will help a lot to be able to use those on the fly. I love the vypyr, but haven't tried the vox, but have heard a lot of good things about it as well as the vypyr too. I think either one you go with you won't be disappointed as far as i'm concerned. what kind of music you jammin to or playing??
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#3
Well I play mainly metal stuff as well but I do like to occasionally play funk and blues e.t.c
#4
Vypyr.

Vox VT doesn't do good metal tones, while you can easily play blues and funk on the Vypyr.
#5
I'd recommend trying them both before acting. I own both 15W models and I find myself liking the VT's warmth of the pre-amp tube that's there, but the Vypyr does have a better gain and stuff, but it just sounds clinic/generic to me. I guess if you play more than just metal, the Vox would be the way to go, you just have to find a gain-channel you digg. I love the Brian May AC30 model (it's the one @ 1 o clock), with the gain cranked. Sounds metal to me, but with a nice vibe to it.

Just try them both and see what you like best. In a better situation you should borrow one of them from a friend or something, then you'll really see what you want, probably.
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- through -
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The actual correct answer
#6
Quote by JesusCrisp
Vypyr.

Vox VT doesn't do good metal tones, while you can easily play blues and funk on the Vypyr.


TS stated VT+ which isn't the same as the orginal VT.

The VT+ is the next generation of Valvetrorix amp. It has 11 new amp models a total of 33 many of them from the AD VT XL high gain series.

It's getting really annoying when people who don't know what they're talking about.

Go around saying a VT+ can't do metal because the original VT wasn't all that good at metal which is debatable in and of itself.

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Quote by TuningGamer


Just try them both and see what you like best. In a better situation you should borrow one of them from a friend or something, then you'll really see what you want, probably.


The actual correct answer

I own a VT20+ the tube stage in the preamp isn't a gimmick it actually does help the tone.

Not saying a VT+ sounds like a tube amp but IHMO it's warmer than the all solid state Vypyr 30...

The Vypyr Tube is has better tone than either of them.
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#7
What is your budget? Also, where are you located?
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#8
Cheers for all the info! My budget is around £200 although I could push a bit extra (I'll mainly buy off eBay). I have tried the Vox VT40+ and I actually do really like it, I haven't found anywhere which sells a Peavey vypyr yet unfortunately. I had a look at the Vox ad50vt-xl which looks quite good as well, just because of the high gain models on it however I think someone on here said that a lot of the models from that amp were modeled onto the VT+
#9
The vt + does metal much bette4 than the previous valvetronix. If I had played one before the vypyr, I would have got one instead of the pv. Id go the vt+, but no other vt for metal.
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#10
peavey Vyper.. i have the 15 watt and the things cranks loud sounds good at any volume.. and lots of effects....