#1
I need help with getting a good hard rock/metal tone through my peavey vypyr VIP 2. I play a Jackson dinky tuned to D and I'm having trouble finding a good tone where the lows are heavy but the higher notes in a chord are distinguishable

I used to use a fender frontman as my practice combo and I never had this problem

Does anyone have any advice on to what amp model, onboard effects, and tone adjustments to make to the amp to get a good sound?
#2
I'm assuming there is a model of a 6505+ in there somewhere although I don't have one to check. I would start there and tweak after that. The gain doesn't need to be high and the mids don't need to be scooped.