I have a Frontman 15g and I was wondering if a Peavey Vypyr VIP 1 would be a good upgrade or if I should just buy a distortion pedal. I play thrash metal and I don't really think I would use all the effects and amp models that come with the Vypyr. I only want to spend about $150.
upgrade might be a strong word but an improvement by a little yes. if you can find an inexpensive distortion pedal that could work. really what you want is a genuinely better amp.
Get a used Peavey Vypyr 30. The 12" speaker will sound way better than the 8" speaker in the VIP. Used Vypyr 30's run $100ish look here www.guitarcenter.com/usedgear
Sorry for the late reply, but how about a 5W tube amp like a Peavey Vavleking?