So I've been thinking about plugging my peavey vypyr 30 into a power amp using the record out port for awhile, but a friend of mine recently gave me his crybaby wah and mxr smart gate. Now I know I can put the wah in before i go into the peavey but I was wondering if i could go into the smart gate through the record out port then from the smart gate into the power amp? also if so what are some good power amps?
I play rock-metal and have a budget around $400. Would be used for gigging.
I can't see why not. Just try it.

As far as power amps - there are several different options. I'd look for something used. What is your closest major city? You can find a decent Carvin amp or even a Peavey Windsor 100 head used.
San antonio is the closest city and yeah id be totally cool with something used!
I just found a whole bunch of stuff all post in the last few days that might be worth consideration.

Warning: I do not have a lot of personal experience with running a setup like you are talking about but I'll give you a jump start. You will want to talk to some others about my ideas before pulling the trigger. Keep your eyes open to craigslist and guitar center and sam ash used sections because chances are there is something perfect for you.

If you don't mind some power tube distortion then some of these may be more attractive than others. If you want as clean a power amp as possible (to pass on exactly what your vypyr record out gives you) then a solid state power amp or a guitar amp with a real clean Clean channel would be desired.

Are you happy with your Vypyr tone I guess is a first good question. Like, what are you trying to accomplish tonally? I'll see if I can get some help in here for you.

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Yeah ill look around, but yeah im happy with the tone, I want to try to keep the same with perhaps more bass, or more ability to cut through a heavy mix
Why? The Vypyr already has USB, and studio quality headphone out. And how would you bypass the power amp in the Vypyr anyway?
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No mine only has the headphone out and it does give the pre amp tone I thought...