#1
I am considering replacing the drivers in my Peavey Vypyr 100. But i really don't know what to get and don't have the money to just 'try' something and see how it goes. I like the amp, but some of the sounds just seem a little too processed and I'm wondering if some better drivers would help that a little...

The Vypyr series amps come with 'custom voiced drviers', which in manufacturing terms usually means 'the most affordable and durable speakers we could find that could handle the output'.

has anybody else ever replaced the drivers in their Vypyr? What did you get?

In car stereos I had always heard that you should get drivers that are rated at half of the maximum wattage of your stereo... this way you get maximum audio quality and performance, because underpowering speakers can cause them to sound terrible. Does this hold true for guitar drivers as well?
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#3
You should get guitar speakers that are rated at or above your amp's wattage.

Wattage of lowest wattage speaker * Number of speakers ≧ amp wattage.

However I really wouldn't get new speakers for that amp. Your money would be better invested in a new amp. If you like the amp, look into getting the Tube version.
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Last edited by Offworld92 at Jun 12, 2013,
#4
Don't waist your money. You want flat response speakers which the vypyr already has. Save your money and get a better amp.
Or do what Offworld suggested and get a Vypyr tube 60/120
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#5
ok,

Vypyr 120 it is.. that was one of my first considerations... thanks for the suggestions.
PRS SE Santana - Santana III Bass/Treble
ESP LTD EC400vf - Gibson Zebra 496R/500T
AXL Badwater SRO - GFS OW Liverpool, SD Duckbucker, SD JB
Mitchell Acoustic MD100SCE
Peavey Vypyr 100
#7
Quote by diabolical
Why don't you go tube amp shopping instead? Forget about hybrid modelers and find yourself something that will make your own tone.


Yeah, make your own tone with a tube amp that thousands of other guitarists also use.


Your amp doesn't make you unique, your style and the way you play does. And some guitarists actually do want/use the multiple models and FX offered in modelers.
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My band:
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(For fans of Death/Groove/Prog Metal)

Ibanez RGA42E
Ibanez S420
LTD H-301
Ibanez RG520
Peavey Predator USA
Douglas Grendel 725
Line 6 Pod HD500X
#9
Quote by diabolical
You'll grow up eventually and get a real amp.

don't be a douche
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2013 G&L ASAT Deluxe
2009 Epiphone G-400 (SH-4)
Marshall JCM2000 DSL100
Krank 1980 Jr 20watt
Krank Rev 4x12 (eminence V12)
GFS Greenie/Digitech Bad Monkey
Morley Bad Horsie 2
MXR Smart Gate
#10
Quote by diabolical
You'll grow up eventually and get a real amp.


Vypyr is still worth keeping even with a "real" amp. Lots of sounds can be had from it. It's not a perfect reproduction- lacks on the low end compared to the amp they model. Otherwise it's pretty damn close. Just no massive low end.
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#11
Quote by diabolical
You'll grow up eventually and get a real amp.


Who, me?
Spin 'round carousel when your horse isn't screwed in.

My band:
Fractured Instinct
(For fans of Death/Groove/Prog Metal)

Ibanez RGA42E
Ibanez S420
LTD H-301
Ibanez RG520
Peavey Predator USA
Douglas Grendel 725
Line 6 Pod HD500X