#1
I just bought my Ibanez Rg350DXZ so completing the gear now and found two good amps. A little while ago i created this thread
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1712346#4
and was suggested to go with Peavy Vypyr 30 amplifier or basically any good 12" amp (suggested by toodeepblue and trashedlostfdup).

So making my mind i gave vypyr a shot and tested it along with Blackstar 40 in the shop. From what i found the Vypyr was a lot noisy and Blackstar amp seemed pretty clean comparatively. maybe the shopkeeper didn't know the setting but he set the bypass mode initially.
Another thing which set me up for Blackstar was Blackstar 40 is 40W (ofc) compared to Vypyr 30W and also $50 CHEAPER. BUT it seems to have much less effects than the Vypyr 30 (mod reverb and delay).

Here's a good Blackstar 40 review

Any good stuff/effect missing here that i could rather get on Peavy?

So since Peavy Vypyr was suggested a lot in the thread for this stage, should i still buy it (vypyr 30) over Blackstar 40 (considering it is less wattage and still expensive than blackstar) just because it has more effects? Also is it a clean amp comparatively (again the one in the shop was a bit too noisy being a new piece)? I've seen some videos but again haven't played any a lot for a sound discretion.

Also I'll mostly play at home initially ( so 30 or 40 W difference isn't a big deal but ofc high wattage at lesser price is never a bad thing).
Other models that i could consider buying are Fender Mustang II or VoxVT40
Thanks.
Last edited by thefrozenshore at Nov 2, 2016,
#2
The Vypyr takes more effort to get fine tuned, and some modes, particularly the 6505+ on the red channel are going to be very noisy because that mode is high-gain, but that can be adjusted. As you yourself have noticed, the Vypyr has a lot more in terms of settings and that feeds into it being more trying to lock in a tone. Weather those settings are the best fit is another story. I would take a few test runs of amps before buying in any case.
Guitars:
Squire Bullet Strat, Schecter Damien 6, Washburn WG-587 & RX10
Amp/Effects:
Peavy Vypyr 30, ISP Decimator

Quote by dannyalcatraz
Understood- I waste money on amps*, too.
#3
bjgrifter
Can't we produce those effects ourselves through a software by connecting to a laptop or an app ? Do we have to necessarily buy an amplifier (which is again a "modeling" amp in itself) WITH those effects. I'm thinking to go for a Blackstar since its a cleaner 40W sound and cheaper as well. Then the effects in Peavy that i'll miss i'll rather produce using any other modeling software through a laptop or so, right?
Last edited by thefrozenshore at Nov 4, 2016,
#4
A modeling amp is one option. It may not be the right solution for everyone. Personally, I typically use the 6505 setting 98% of the time, but have found the Twin another option if I don't need br00tz. I'd recommend a Vypyr over other modelers because of the tones, but only if you don't know what you want in an amp and need to test the waters. If I were buying an amp today, chances are, the 6505+ is what I'd walk out with. That said, I have enjoyed the Blackstar HT40 when I've toyed with it before, but it's tube vs the solid-state Core, and its also priced a lot higher. There's no end-all, be all amp. Your favorite guitarists don't all use the same guitar, why would you think they all use the same amp? The same applies to you and me.
Guitars:
Squire Bullet Strat, Schecter Damien 6, Washburn WG-587 & RX10
Amp/Effects:
Peavy Vypyr 30, ISP Decimator

Quote by dannyalcatraz
Understood- I waste money on amps*, too.