#1
So.. I've gone through a few amps in the past few months.

Began with my HT-5 which I got last year, thanks to you guys.. Didn't fit me anymore as I changed styles rather drastically. It's definitely not a progressive metal amp.

Got my Flextone II Plus not long ago, which I liked for awhile...

Then FINALLY got an offer from someone for my HT-5. It was on CL for a good 7-8 months. They wanted to trade me a Jet City JCA2112R combo. I took it, assuming I could flip the JCA quicker than I could ever sell that damned HT-5. Those things are like a ****ing disease, sorry Blackstar, but I'm no longer a fan boy. Great amps for several genres and low volumes, but no one wants them second hand, at least around here.

The JCA obviously wasn't suited for me, but he threw so much at me.. The JCA, a 112 cab he built himself for the JCA (With a british vintage mojo speaker), and an MXR classic distortion.

Well, I had that for 2 weeks I believe. Someone posted an ad for a Peavey...


I'm sure half of you will already know what series it is.. But I'll try *Read: Terrible attempt* to make it suspenseful.


Annnnnnd here it is.




Yeah, he took the "fangs" off it, and I do think it looks better just plain like that. I have the stuff though, obviously, because I have the Peavey logo..

So there it is. A Peavey Vypyr 75. I really do love the Vypyr series. I played the 30 and the Tube 60 head, and ever since then i really had GAS for one. This is the 75, though.. Not the tube, but it's still just about as good. The tone I'm getting out of it blows my Flextone out of the water, and puts my HT-5 to shame.

Oh, and I got something with it.



Yep, the Sanpera II footswitch. And wow, does this bring out the amps best qualities. Tons of room to store presets, wah & volume pedals, and you can switch off the effects and stompboxes, as well as the delay and reverb, without touching the amp.. I'm fanboying a bit, but seriously. When people say these amps kick ass for how cheap and little they are.. They mean it. I ****ing love this thing.

Flextone hasn't been touched since I got this

All in all.. Great trade. Gave the guy my JCA as well as the cab for these. Cab & JCA weren't selling.. So win-win for me. Hell, in the future.. I might upgrade to the tube 60 since I can just keep the Sanpera. Oh, he also threw in this M-audio midi thing that's used to update it. works for me

Mini review: It's a modeler. Meaning it's versatile as all hell. I have 5-6 presets so far, and I have stuck to those primarily.. But I've played around with everything. I have one for sludge, one for straight up metalcore-ish stuff, one for leads, and 2 for cleans. Tone sounds wonderful. I also like the power soak knob, when its late at night..

I've got 2 questions.. What kind of USB cable do I need for recording? Also, any advice on getting a good djent-ish tone out of this? I've tried the XXX, the 6505, and the Diezel. Crank the mids, low bass, use my MXR 10-band to raise the high mids, and keep the treble at a reasonable level.. And it doesn't seem to sound very good.

Now I'm trying to sell my Flextone..
Last edited by TheAbsentOne at Sep 28, 2011,
#2
I need to get one of those...

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I need to get one of those...

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Thanks!

Really, do not be turned off by the fact that it's a "cheap" modeler. I got this thing sounding much better than a 6505+ 112. I've gone back and tried that damn thing 5 or 6 times now. And this thing is better. I always end up turning off the 6505 and going back to the Vypyr section.
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Thanks!

Really, do not be turned off by the fact that it's a "cheap" modeler. I got this thing sounding much better than a 6505+ 112. I've gone back and tried that damn thing 5 or 6 times now. And this thing is better. I always end up turning off the 6505 and going back to the Vypyr section.

No way am I scared by it, I love it A guys selling a 15w for $100 on my local classifieds...I'll try and get him down to $70
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#6
Try the Rec Red channel. Don't raise the mids a shit load, it'll make things a bit nasally.

Mids are important but they're not the be-all end-all, especially for something like djent.

Great amps. My friend upgraded to a Vypyr 75 from his Line 6 Spider, I played it for a while and I was pretty impressed.
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Try the Rec Red channel. Don't raise the mids a shit load, it'll make things a bit nasally.

Mids are important but they're not the be-all end-all, especially for something like djent.

Great amps. My friend upgraded to a Vypyr 75 from his Line 6 Spider, I played it for a while and I was pretty impressed.

Yeah, I'm still new to the whole djent thing. I mean I've been listening to it since sometime last year but it's only recently that i've attempted to get that sort of tone and play it.

I have my Agile 7 in G# for Periphery, but the EMGs sound SO shitty and I'm having such a hard time EQing with them for almost anything, especially djent.

My Schecter is in C standard/drop A# though, so I'm using that as my base for getting a djent tone. I'll try that..

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No way am I scared by it, I love it A guys selling a 15w for $100 on my local classifieds...I'll try and get him down to $70

Definitely try! I can't recommend these enough, especially if you just want something small like the 15 watter for home practice. I'm just a "hobby" player myself, never been in a band nor am I looking for one.. So you might call my 75 a bit overkill

But it sound just fine with a low master volume.
Last edited by TheAbsentOne at Sep 28, 2011,
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You should have got the 60.

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You should have got the 60.

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Got this in a trade

If I could have gotten the 60, I would have. But I've never seen one listed around me. There's one of CL I saw that's with the sanpera II as well, but it's several hours away. Not worth it..
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I've got 2 questions.. What kind of USB cable do I need for recording?


http://www.amazon.co.uk/Belkin-Hi-Speed-Device-Cable-1-8m/dp/B00005KJJ9/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1317197947&sr=8-1

That type, standard USB 2.0 as found on printers etc

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#11
dont be hatin the flextone man, but the vypyr kicks its ass in versatility.....not to say the flextone doesnt have enough already
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Sweet! Never seen an end like that so I had to ask..

Also, no hating on the flextone. It's still kickass, just the Vypyr is a fair bit better IMO.
#13
HNAD sir! i can say you will enjoy it very much The Rec Red channel is probably my favorite for distorted tones, with the Plexi green with pre gain rolled down for cleans. One interesting combination is JSX green mixed with the XR Wilde effect. I've gotten a crazy amount of tones out of mine, from Zeppelin's Since I've Been Loving You to Van Halen to more modern metal. If you're looking for any particular tones you can't find, PM me and i'll try to help Sorry i can't help on the whole djent tone though. Not really my thing
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HNAD! I love the Vypers. I actually saved a friend's ass by telling him to get a Squier Strat and a Vyper 15 for his first guitar/amp. Hell, I'd be more than happy with that rig as a practice setup.
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#16
Thanks to everyone.

Everytime I play this thing, I find another tone I love. This has been the one single amp I've owned where I haven't been disappointed by a single thing. I mean, I got 4 or 5 passable tones on the Flextone.. But this thing is so much better and quite honestly easier to achieve a good sound.

One thing I'm stuck on.. Using the "X boost" and the "tubescreamer" stompboxes. What do you set the parameters to to use these as, literally, a boost in front of say the 6505 or the duel rec.. I can't seem to figure it out right, it either sounds crappy or it just creates MOUNDS of feedback. I want to tighten up the sound more.

Also I tried the rec for djent.. It feels too loose. It has a BOOMING low end to it, which i've found to be awesome for other metal. But for djent I can't seem to get it to swing it..
#17
So wait, you just did the same exact thread I did.

Da fuk.

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So wait, you just did the same exact thread I did.

Da fuk.

JK man, HNGD!

I read yours after and went "OH WHAT THE FU-"



But yours is better, the tube 60
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I read yours after and went "OH WHAT THE FU-"



But yours is better, the tube 60120

fixed

for the boosts ( I have yet to mess with the parameters yet) but generally for clean boosting for metal you want the Gain on '0' and the Level on '10'. Additionally then you should be able to control the tone somewhat in which case decrease the Bass. I prefer the XBoost myself
#20
So you traded a full tube JCA for a Vypyr? Do you feel like the vypyr is better than the JCA even though it's a modeler? I am between a JCA 22h,a Vypyr tube 60 or a Line 6 POD HD 500...and I'm really torn as hell
#21
^ not my thread but that would def be a hard choice

best bet is to try to play them and make a decision.


my opinions

JCA - a bit thin and one dimensional for me but it is all tube and sounds good. FX loop.

Vypyr 60 - more versatile, headphones, USB, not all tube, a bit fake sounding, no loop.

POD HD - never played, obviously even more versatile, sounds good, needs speakers.


That last part is important to me. I like the smell of tubes in the morning and the way the speaker blows air on my leg hair
#22
311, one drawback of the Vypyr tube over the POD would definitely be heat. Hot & muggy summer days + tube amp on = uggg Nice on those chilly fall, winter and spring days, though... which get a lot of here in Atlantic Canada
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