#1
I'm desperately trying to not make this a vs. thread. I got to play a Spider Valve 1x12 combo at a local music shop today, and I was really impressed by the mild overdrive/crunch sounds (what I'm primarily looking for in a grab and go amp), but I wasn't crazy about the effects. I'd only end up using the delay and reverb, all the others just sounded like garbage to me.

So my question is, is the Vypyr Tube 60 combo on the same level with amp modeling, and better with effects? The reason I'm wondering is because the shop has the Spider Valve at $150. They said they've had it for almost a year and just want it gone, For that price I could just go without effects, but if it's worth saving up a bit more for the Vypyr I will. Thoughts?
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#2
I have a vypyr 60 and just started a youtube channel if you wanna hear it I'm using it with the tubescreamer on in most those videos, others without it on the 6505

youtube name is forbloodandempiire

Unfortunately I've never used the other amp so I really couldn't tell you. I'm happy with the vypyr though and if you ever choose to theres a jack to plug in external speakers at 16 ohms so it's perfect if you ever wanna use it as a head for a 4x12.
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#3
I'm not a fan of the Spider Valve, but for that price even I would get it. That's a great price for that amp.

I'm of the opinion that the Vypyr Tube sounds better. A lot better than the SVs I've played. I have to admit that I've never taken the time to dial one in though, which I read you HAVE to do to get a good sound out of them.

As far as FX go, the SV probably has better sounding FX. I don't think the ones on the Vypyr are bad, but they're very limited due to the WYSIWYG interface. The SV is a much more traditional "modeling amp", whereas on the other hand the Vypyr Tube is much more like an "amp that happens to use modeling". It's very limited tweakability wise.
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#5
I'd buy that in a second. $150 is cheap practice amp territory.
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#6
Hmm, I'm seeing Vypyr 60's on GC used for $200 plus $12 shipping. This is a tough choice. Does anyone know if either amps have the ability to control tap tempo via the floor controller (FBV or Sanpera)? That could be a deal maker/breaker for me.
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Quote by souperman08
Hmm, I'm seeing Vypyr 60's on GC used for $200 plus $12 shipping. This is a tough choice. Does anyone know if either amps have the ability to control tap tempo via the floor controller (FBV or Sanpera)? That could be a deal maker/breaker for me.


Either the Sanpera II or the FBV Shortboard MkII will do that.
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#9
Quote by 311ZOSOVHJH
I'd just play both extensively and make a decision based on what sounds best to you.

I don't have anywhere to play the Vypyr currently. If I had access to both I wouldn't make a thread
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Quote by souperman08
I don't have anywhere to play the Vypyr currently. If I had access to both I wouldn't make a thread

Oh. OK. Well, you didn't really say that either.


and I was trying to just be neutral and not push the Vypyr too much which I'm already accused of doing
#11
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Oh. OK. Well, you didn't really say that either.


and I was trying to just be neutral and not push the Vypyr too much which I'm already accused of doing

Lol, why ever would that be ?

I found most built in effects on most budget modelling amps suck that I tried.
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#12
I had a SV HD100 for several years and it was a very good modeling amp. The FX of the mk1 suck for the most part. but for $150 I'd buy it for sure.

The mk1 SV amps FVB will do tap/tempo just fine.

Personally I prefer the SV to the vypyr tube.

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