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thefrigginbob
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With the launch of this mysterious little guy I anticipate loads of questions.

What is the Peavey Vypyr?
The Vypyr is a new line of guitar amps from Peavey. They come in a variety of flavors: 15w, 30w, 60w(With tube power-amp), 75w, 100w, and 120w(Also Tube power-amp). They range from $99 to $650.

Well ok, but what is so special about this amp?

The Peavey Vypyr is a modeling amp that features analog distortion, many different amp models to choose from, rack and pedal effects, and a nice easy to use interface.

What amp models can I find on the Vypyr?

Classic 30
Bad-Kat
Brit
Plexi
Dlx
Twn
Dzl
K-Stein
Rec
6505
JSX
XXX

As you can see there are quite a few choices and each amp model has a low gain or clean and a high gain setting.

What effects can I use on this amp?

The Vypyr series has a TON of effects, I'm not going to list them all out but there is everything from simple chorus, reverb and delay all the way to crazy rotary speaker, reverse and even a looper!

Really? It has a looper?

Yes, unfortunately you Have to have a 30 watt model or above and you HAVE to buy the Sanpera I or II to use it.

What else does this amp feature?

Plenty! An on-board tuner, niffy bank feature for saving your favorite settings, USB recording(60 watt model and up only) and headphone and aux input on all models!

Well, how does it sound?
I'll try to keep opinion out of this first post(because I want it devoted to information), if you really want to know go try it out.... everyone has their own taste in tone.

Overall this is a nifty little amp that has loads of features. feel free to ask questions or post your experiences with the Vypyr!

Handy feature guide:
http://www.peavey.com/products/Vypyr/index.cfm

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ilovemySG
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is this the next line 6 spider or marshall mg?!

lord help us
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thefrigginbob
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Now that I have the info post up...

After seeing this was released I called up my local guitar center and promptly picked up a 15watt model.

After playing around with it for a while I am quite impressed! This little practice amp has so much versatility and it sounds pretty amazing considering it was $100. So far I really like the XXX and Plexi models. For being 15 watts it is loud as hell... turn it too high and it starts sounding crappy though. I really think this amp will be the new starter standard!
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I've been looking for a versatile, portable amp. This looks perfect!
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(Metal)lica
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I dont know what to get, the Vypyr 30, or a low wat tube + pedals
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Ghold125
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Quote by ilovemySG
is this the next line 6 spider or marshall mg?!

lord help us

the only thing is, Peavey never makes bad amps, some not so great but are decent
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bjovi400
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vypyr 30 ^^^

saves you a lot of money with pedals.
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Quote by Ghold125
the only thing is, Peavey never makes bad amps, some not so great but are decent

RAGE series much?

but yeah. seems this line seems alright for bedroom rock...
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Quote by corbn89
RAGE series much?

but yeah. seems this line seems alright for bedroom rock...


Wasn't the Rage part of the Transtube series?

But, IMO, Peavey has yet to make a bad amp... they do however use really crappy stock speakers lol.
Ghold125
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^when i played the RAGE, it sounded pretty good
peavey speakers=
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Quote by i_am_metalhead
Wasn't the Rage part of the Transtube series?

But, IMO, Peavey has yet to make a bad amp... they do however use really crappy stock speakers lol.


ah yes it was. i always confuse myself with multiple labellings and whatnot. but IMHO its just "ehhhhhhhh". id take a low-wattage spider over one (at least id get fun fx) >_>

and the speakers thing probably does plays a big part to it
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The general consensus so far is that they are significant steps up from the Spiders, but still not perfect.
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Quote by hiphopopotamus
Of course they're better than the spiders, but I want to know how to stand up to the cubes and valvetronixs. Also I'm kinda bummed that the 30 watt doesn't have the built in usb interface that the higher watt ones do.

You should put the link in the original post, it has a nifty chart.
http://www.peavey.com/products/Vypyr/index.cfm

They are better than all three from what the HC users have said. Solid practice amps for the price. Don't think anyone has posted about the tube versions yet though.
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#17
Do the 60 and 120 have ALL tube poweramps? Can they achieve tube breakup?

This makes more sense than a tube preamp and solid state poweramp like other hybrids...

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dungeon
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I was going to get myself a cube 30x but this arrival only confuses me! SH1t!
30 watts don't have usb and attenuators. That sucks pretty bad imo.
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I as the same as dungeon was about to get a cube, when I heard about these little nifty things. I'd prefer the 30 watt vypyr for the stompbox effects. But would it be easy enough to carry around in 1 hand, with my guitar in the other and school stuff on my back? This is my main question about it tbh
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Quote by Shredx
I as the same as dungeon was about to get a cube, when I heard about these little nifty things. I'd prefer the 30 watt vypyr for the stompbox effects. But would it be easy enough to carry around in 1 hand, with my guitar in the other and school stuff on my back? This is my main question about it tbh


some guy mentioned that this amp is really heavy and that he wouldn't like to have to carry it around
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I played the 30 watt. Thought it was decent, but a little overwhelming with all the effects and models. I did NOT like the high gain models. But some of the lower ones were pretty good. Lower wattages are woth it for a practice amp but the larger $600 ones are useless.
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Quote by dungeon
some guy mentioned that this amp is really heavy and that he wouldn't like to have to carry it around



yeah I saw that, but just to make sure I emailed Musician's friend for all the dimensions and stuff. It is heavy, I was really surprised and disapointed. Looks like the 15 watt for me :/
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Quote by Checker
Do the 60 and 120 have ALL tube poweramps? Can they achieve tube breakup?

This makes more sense than a tube preamp and solid state poweramp like other hybrids...

I posted this last night in another thread. I believe it has 1 power tube. I also heard that the 60 and 120 hybrids are not shipping yet like the others. ??

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I believe it is the 60 and 120 watt versions that are the Hybrid ones. If I remember correctly they were the two have a gold face plate vs all black. has an MG look

says: Real 6L6 tube power

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Page-3....vey+amps&ipp=15

i hope they do well and help peavey's presence at GC for example.


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#26
The complexity seems a bit much.
The Cubes are so simple and sound great.
I would like a comparison between the 30's.
thefrigginbob
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I honestly don't like the 6505 model that much, but I don't like the real thing.
I much prefer the Rec, XXX and Dzl models.

These amps are not as complex as everyone seems to think. I pulled it out of the box and was able to figure everything out within 5 minutes, the controls are actually pretty genius...

In terms of weight the 15 has almost nothing to it, its pretty bare bones... The 30 is not much heavier at all, its definitely do-able to carry it around with one hand.


I have a small problem with mine though, on the clean models there is a faint metallic buzz when I strike the strings. Anyone else have this? Seems like a defect to me, but thats to be expected with such a cheap amp


As a comparison to the cube. This thing BLOWS it out of the water... I owned a Cube 60(actually pretty much 1 year ago!) and for the price I liked the cube just fine. I really only liked the r-fier and brit model on the cube, the vypyrs models are much more versatile and usable. The effects on the cube are lacking, the only control you have over them is level... on the vypyr you have 2 parameter controls. Many more effects, better distortion, 2 modes for each amp model and banks to store your settings make it a step above in my book.

Cant say compared to the Vox Valvetronix, I haven't played one.
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thefrigginbob
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I decided to sit down this morning and really tweak with this thing.

So far I have made it pretty clear on how I think it sounds. So here are a few problems I have with it so far.

I believe mine has a speaker connection problem resulting in a bit of a buzz when picking a note on a clean amp setting.

The knobs feel a little cheap, they turn easily.

Switching delay and reverb on and off is a pain and you can't do it on-the-fly(myabe with the foot switch you can)


Considering how cheap the amp is I would expect them to cut costs somewhere, with this amp it seems like construction isn't as solid as the cube(which is a flippin tank!) but I don't see it breaking unless you are rough with it. I really like the high gain models on here, the 6506 sound MUCH better through headphones btw...

If nothing else its fun to play around with!
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I wonder how the higher watt ones sound. Has anyone tried one?
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dungeon
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anyone else to comment the sounds? I'm interested especially on the high gain sounds since I was going to get a cube 30x and now im confused
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Quote by dungeon
anyone else to comment the sounds? I'm interested especially on the high gain sounds since I was going to get a cube 30x and now im confused

There's no reason to be confused. These amps are just hitting the streets so true reviews from people playing them and reporting on it are still pretty rare. Reviews on the big sites that sell them will always be good.

This Thread will grow I can assure you.

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i wanna kno more about how they sound cranked
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Quote by 311ZOSOVHJH
There's no reason to be confused. These amps are just hitting the streets so true reviews from people playing them and reporting on it are still pretty rare. Reviews on the big sites that sell them will always be good.

This Thread will grow I can assure you.



Yeah, when I went to pick mine up at guitar center they were very surprised I even knew it was out considering they only got them in a few hours before I came in.

You have 2 options
Wait for more people to buy it
or
Take a risk and just get it

I mean I had no idea how it would sound but guitar center and almost every music store has a return policy. It's not like you are stuck with what you bought.


Edit:

Quote by bjovi400
i wanna kno more about how they sound cranked


Mine sounds like **** when cranked, it clips and gets noisy. It gets pretty darn loud before that though.

The power-tube models may sound better but I didn't see any at guitar center and I don't think they are out yet. Even with a power tube it isn't going to sound better when cranked, unless you push it really hard you probably aren't going to have power-tube break up. At least to my understanding...
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I'm curious of these but I'm still holding out until I hear reviews on the all tube ones.
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if it has better tone than the AD30VT clips in my profile, I'll sell my valvetronix and buy it, to have a small amp around the house.

Check my profile, and tell me if it sounds better than that
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thefrigginbob
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What kind of sound clips do you guys want? I'm not a great player but I cant at least give you an idea how it sounds. It would take a while to do all the models...

Give me a little while and Ill see if I can put something together, First one I'm thinking of is a comparison of the high gain models.


This amp really sings through nice headphones, the speaker on it isn't great. Also on mine i figured out what the buzzing sound was... the grill is uneven and part of it is tucked underneath and its metallic, which causes a buzz... I will probably just exchange it for a different one, but its not a big deal right now.
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Yeah, the high-gain stuff is what I'm interested in...I'm considering getting the 75W model...
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Quote by thefrigginbob
What kind of sound clips do you guys want? I'm not a great player but I cant at least give you an idea how it sounds. It would take a while to do all the models...

Give me a little while and Ill see if I can put something together, First one I'm thinking of is a comparison of the high gain models.


This amp really sings through nice headphones, the speaker on it isn't great. Also on mine i figured out what the buzzing sound was... the grill is uneven and part of it is tucked underneath and its metallic, which causes a buzz... I will probably just exchange it for a different one, but its not a big deal right now.

learn acdc / have a drink on me, so we can compare it directly to my vox ad30vt clip in my profile
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