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#81
Deuterium has pretty much sold me on this amp. I'm gonna go to my local store and see if they have it. If not I'll just buy it online.
#82
I just tried a 30 watt one at Guitar Center. IMHO it's a piece of crap. But it's still better than the spider
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#83
Quote by danyellenik
http://profile.ultimate-guitar.com/danyellenik/music/

The clip is in there, so people don't need to download it

Thanks for doin' that!

i'll check it again later. When I tried it out of your profile it got hung up at :20 and then sounded like it just went into repeat mode. Then froze. Then Vista shut my browser for UG down. Probably too many people trying to access at same time, so i'll try again later tonight.
from what i heard tho it sounded good. - congrats thefrigginbob!
I am personally not interested in this amp but I am interested in how well it does overall.
#84
I like the sound of my tech 21 alot better
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#85
does anybody know how much those ridiculous looking pedals are gonna cost?

oh and since i havnt been able to play on it, and i find one of the high gain amp models on it the best for my style, with the Sanpera I, can i preset the same channel twice, one with no reverb, and the other with reverb? that way i could use the first channel for rhythm then the second for leads?
Peavey XXX combo *upgraded screen resistors, Tung-Sol's, and 6L6's*
Schecter Syn Std. * modded, scalloped, and worn*
Schecter C-1 Elite *still sexy*
Ibanez AEL 12-string

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#86
I was messing around with the 15w @ GC. I was working it @ the lowest usable volume (at the level I play @ midnight above my tenants bedroom.

The controls were kind of chinsy. All in all for $99 it was pretty good tho - a bit sterile (more so than the Cubes), but what low end modeler isnt? The EQ worked really, really well - much better than the Cube 30. The pre and post gain controls are kind of cool. The rectifier model sucked, the XXX was pretty good.

They could have made the 15 a bit smaller IMO - like the MicroCube.
I like the MicroCube and Cube 30 distortion better (more boom) - but that's because for the simplicity, they sounds awesome. I'm sure I'd be able to dial in something that was just as good on the Vypr. I'm going to pass because I don't really need all the other stuff. I have the Roland double pedal for my Cube 30 and it's all I need (switch channels and chorus). If you need effects, Id say go for it.

If it was MicroCube sized, I might have bought it (I traded up to the Cube 30, but I miss the tinniness).

I cant compare anything to a Line6 because I never bothered with those.
Last edited by 667 at Aug 21, 2008,
#87
Quote by bjovi400
does anybody know how much those ridiculous looking pedals are gonna cost?

oh and since i havnt been able to play on it, and i find one of the high gain amp models on it the best for my style, with the Sanpera I, can i preset the same channel twice, one with no reverb, and the other with reverb? that way i could use the first channel for rhythm then the second for leads?


The Sanpera I is $80 and the II is $180

Im pretty sure you can do what you want with the II but I'm not exactly sure..


EDIT:

The Sanpera II footswitch allows the user to remotely control virtually any feature of the VYPYR Series modeling amplifiers, and increases the preset storage from 12 in-amp presets to an astounding 400 programmable presets. This controller features dual, assignable expression pedals with tap switches, dedicated tap tempo and looper control, as well as footswitches for accessing presets, preamp "stompbox" effects, post-amp "rack" effects, delay and reverb. The Sanpera II is housed in a roadworthy and rugged cast-metal casing and features high-quality metal switches.


Yes you can do it on the II, doesn't say anything about preset switching on the I. You can do it without the footswitch but you have to press a button on the amp.
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Last edited by thefrigginbob at Aug 21, 2008,
#88
I played the 75W at my local music store. I was just looking at the guitars, when I look down and see the Vypyr just chillaxing there, so I ask an employee if I could try it out.

So, I grab a Peavey HP Signature EXP from the wall, and plug it in. It makes a weird noise when you start it up, the employee told me. I was told it was just the noise gate or something like that. And it did sound like a noise gate was adjusting. So, apparantly the 75W has a built-in noise gate.

I played throught the 6505 model, and it sounded pretty good. I didn't really spend a lot of time adjusting the EQ but it still sounded good. The cleans were really clean, all the distortions I tried sounded very true. Same with the effects. I didn't hear any unwanted noise with the built-in noise gate.

I thought everything sounded great from my playing around with it. I spent about 30 mins with it. I stopped to just buy a pack of strings, but you know how it is going to music stores. You can't just see a new product there and not feel the need to try it out.

I liked the sound of the Twin setting, I believe it was. The cleans on it reminded me of a Fender. Maybe not exactly like a Fender, but it was very clear. And when I went into overdrive mode with it, I could get a very good blues tone from it. The JSX sounded pretty good, but when I dialed in a good chorus tone, it had a Satriani quality to it. The high-gain models were pretty good, but I think I would probably end up using it for more Van Halen, GNR, blues tones than anything metal if I end up getting one.

It's definitely worth something checking out, and for the price it's a great thing. I'm actually considering selling my Blues Junior and ME-50, if my parents will let me sell it.
Peavey HP Signature EXP (SH4 JB/ SH2 Jazz)
Jackson DK2M
Fender MIM Stratocaster HSS
Fender MiM Telecaster

EVH 5150 III w/ EVH 2x12 cab
Peavey Vypyr Tube 60
Fender Blues Jr.

Boss ME-50; NS-2; RV-5; BF-3
MXR M101 Phase 90
Last edited by E V H 5150 at Aug 22, 2008,
#90
anyone knows when its going to come out in europe?
Thomann says 30.09 but I still hope there's some mistake
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Blackstar Ht-5
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#91
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9DVNhbeRyA

Trivium talkin about the Vypyrs
Peavey XXX combo *upgraded screen resistors, Tung-Sol's, and 6L6's*
Schecter Syn Std. * modded, scalloped, and worn*
Schecter C-1 Elite *still sexy*
Ibanez AEL 12-string

"He who sticks his dick in peanut butter is fucking nuts"
#92
Does anyone have any info on the 15W model? Like a Canadian release date, or what it has for effects?

EDIT: Never mind, I got it. This thing looks like sex with a speaker, as far as SS amps go.
Last edited by captainoid at Aug 23, 2008,
#93
Quote by bjovi400
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9DVNhbeRyA

Trivium talkin about the Vypyrs

I'm not a huge Trivium fan necessarily but thanks for posting that.

Did Herman say he would consider using it in the studio or was that just a Peavey plug?

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#94
Quote by peavey.com
One 12AX7 and four 6L6GC tubes

for the 60w model

source
My Gear
-Dean ML Xt w/ Dimebuckers+Pearlygates. Tune-o-matic bridge
-Amp: Vypyr 75
style: Thrash,Melodic Death, Metalcore, Neoclassical Dark Wave,
#96
these really are 'tube' hybrids then...


One 12AX7 and four 6L6GC tubes...this thing might sound badass when cranked...

i was under the impression they were only going to have one 6L6...


edit: this is probably just Peaveys way of keeping up with the Bogner Spider Valves
Peavey XXX combo *upgraded screen resistors, Tung-Sol's, and 6L6's*
Schecter Syn Std. * modded, scalloped, and worn*
Schecter C-1 Elite *still sexy*
Ibanez AEL 12-string

"He who sticks his dick in peanut butter is fucking nuts"
Last edited by bjovi400 at Aug 23, 2008,
#97
If you are going to be using the amp for just a grab and go practice/rehearsal amp...then I would recommend you check out the TransTube (solid-state version) Vypyr 75 or 100. I think you will be surprised by just how tube-like this amp sounds. Don't get me wrong, my main amps are all tube...but for a quality practice amp, the Vypyr sounds, plays and interacts like a real tube amp. Peavey really has come a long way with their TransTube technology. I believe this is their 3rd generation, and it SMOKES. If you are going to be playing medium to low volumes most of the time, then you will want the TransTube version of the Vypyr. The tube versions of the Vypyr are more for gigging and will be a bit better in their high volume response.

John Fera of Peavey even posted on the Peavey forum that he felt the TransTube Vypyr's were better suited for medium-loud to low volumes, whereas the tube models (60 and 120) would be slightly better for very loud volumes. He did note, however, that their analog TransTube technology emulates the highly non linear characteristics of tube amps better then a digital solution in five key areas:

1) Accurate emulation of the saturation characteristics of the Output Transformer, and the it's interaction with the amplifier and the speaker impedance. This saturated transformer acts like a dynamically changing bandpass filter.

2) Asymmetrical clipping in each gain stage, which produces second order harmonic distortion

3) Accurate modeling of bias shift: An overdriven vacuum tube produces a dynamic and varying (depending on the input signal) amount
of BIAS SHIFT in this “overdriven” condition.

4) Accurate reproduction of voltage sag in the power supply

5) Frequency selective variation of damping factor (resonance and presence) and negative feedback

All I know is that Peavey's latest generation TransTube technology, as realized in the Vypyr line, does a great job of reproducing the signature characteristics of a tube amp, especially in terms of tone, feel and response.
#98
Is the 100W any good? Because I'm still looking for a decent 100W amp to use for band practice, and we do have a loud drummer...

Edit: We play mostly Trash, Melodic death and some deathcore aswell.

Edit 2: I just saw the ValveKing(R) 212 Combo. I know its not part of the Vypyr series, but is it any good/better than the Vypyr?
Quote by Seryaph
Great.


You just single-handedly caused an entire future generation of people to be flushed down the toilet.

Good job, TS.
Last edited by Kenit at Aug 24, 2008,
#99
Quote by Kenit
Is the 100W any good? Because I'm still looking for a decent 100W amp to use for band practice, and we do have a loud drummer...

Edit: We play mostly Trash, Melodic death and some deathcore aswell.

Edit 2: I just saw the ValveKing(R) 212 Combo. I know its not part of the Vypyr series, but is it any good/better than the Vypyr?


Totally different animals. I own both the Peavey Vypyr 75 as well as a Peavey ValveKing 100 head. The Vypyr is a great modeling amp that I use for practice/rehearsal. It is just a great, all around plug and play amp. It has all the necessary effects built right in to get a great tone right out of the box. It also sounds and feels like a real tube amp. I prefer the Vypyr's all analog TransTube technology compared to the digital modeling amps that are in the same category and price bracket.

The ValveKing is, of course, an all tube amp. It is a great amp, and represents serious "bang for the buck". If you are in a band, and are gigging out, then the ValveKing is the way to go. With that said, I still own both, because I see the value of having a small practice amp (the Vypyr) that I can use for moderate to low volume playing.
#100
Quote by Deuterium2H
Totally different animals. I own both the Peavey Vypyr 75 as well as a Peavey ValveKing 100 head. The Vypyr is a great modeling amp that I use for practice/rehearsal. It is just a great, all around plug and play amp. It has all the necessary effects built right in to get a great tone right out of the box. It also sounds and feels like a real tube amp. I prefer the Vypyr's all analog TransTube technology compared to the digital modeling amps that are in the same category and price bracket.

The ValveKing is, of course, an all tube amp. It is a great amp, and represents serious "bang for the buck". If you are in a band, and are gigging out, then the ValveKing is the way to go. With that said, I still own both, because I see the value of having a small practice amp (the Vypyr) that I can use for moderate to low volume playing.


Yea I thought they were different. And I think I'd need a minimum of a 100W, and since my budget is about 700Euros ($900-1000), both seemed to be good for me. Also, are there any good Peavey half stacks which may fall in my budget?
Quote by Seryaph
Great.


You just single-handedly caused an entire future generation of people to be flushed down the toilet.

Good job, TS.
#101
i need one for band practice and small gigs so i planned on the 60w tube
i as well play thrash and melodic death.
@kenit, the vypyr has modeling and usb and effects and onboard looper , and the valveking has the basics. completely different ball game.
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-Dean ML Xt w/ Dimebuckers+Pearlygates. Tune-o-matic bridge
-Amp: Vypyr 75
style: Thrash,Melodic Death, Metalcore, Neoclassical Dark Wave,
#102
Someone compare the 30w version with the Vox Valvetronix AD30VT please
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#103
Quote by Kenit
Yea I thought they were different. And I think I'd need a minimum of a 100W, and since my budget is about 700Euros ($900-1000), both seemed to be good for me. Also, are there any good Peavey half stacks which may fall in my budget?


Dude, try before you buy. With that price range you can do better than a ValveKing, although you may like th valveking enough to buy it.

They make the VK in a halfstack, jsyk.

If I were you I would get a Bugera halfstack or combo. They are great for metal and fall right smack in your price range.
#105
So I went to go exchange my vypyr because the speaker and grill was messed up and 2 of the screws at the top were stripped.

It sounds so much better... I mean it sounds great through headphones but it sounds really nice turned up. The 8 inch speaker is full of surprises, it has a ton of boom! I really like the tones you can get out of this amp, whether it be high-gain(which sounds the best) to classic rock to clean...

The one problem I am having with this amp is when playing on a totally clean setting with no effects there is a faint sizzle/whirring. I thought that was just something wrong with the first one I had but it is also on the new one. It's not that big of a deal, especially when playing with a bit of dirt of full on gain, but if you are a mega clean purist the whirring can be a little bothersome.

Just my 2 cents, I thought I would let you guys know what I thought of it after playing with it for more than a few hours.


Looks nice in my practice space, batman approves

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#106
do you believe this amp can handle metal better than the cube?
I mean i dont hear any clip with with high gain and i'm wondering.
Also there seems to be a problem with the build of the amp. I hear some ppl taking them back because the have problems or sth. Is this normal?
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#107
I had the cube almost exactly a year ago. Personally I only liked the r-fier model for playing metal. This has so much more variety. The vypyr has 6 completely different models, all suited for mega high gain, you are bound to use more than 1.

The build quality is a little iffy. Like I said earlier the first one I got had a buzzing grill, loose speaker and stripped screws. The one I have now is totally fine though, so I really don't know if I was just unlucky or if there really is a problem.

However it seems like the electronics components are pretty solid, I don't foresee them just going out for no reason. My advice is to buy it at a store near you in case there are any problems.
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#108
the only way to buy it is via thomann and it actually hasn't arrived there yet too. So I need to wait for a month because it hasn't arrived in Greece and not in thomann either.
That sucks cause I am an impatient person, still I know that I have to wait since this amp seems to have everything I need and WILL, at least for a couple of years.
Still sucks though.
Current Equipment:
Epiphone Les Paul Gothic
Blackstar Ht-5
Bad Monkey
#109
yeh I still cant decide what to do. I might just get a boss gt-8 for now and practice with that using headphones or somin, then buy a laney vc15 later on. If I can get a chance to try one of these out tho i definitely will cos it might be a better idea to just get this.
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#110
Quote by Horlicks
How does 4 6L6=60 watts?
Well a single 6L6GC can dissipate 30w so really anything from 10-120w from 4 6L6s is appropriate

Although they're doing a 50w and 100w version, i'd assume the 50w has a pair of 6L6s and the 100w the quad.

I've listened to some soundclips now... And it sounds like any other lowend modeller like the ADVTs, Cubes etc. It'll be worth recommending for that purpose but it's not a world-beater like UG is making out.
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#111
Quote by MrCarrot
Well a single 6L6GC can dissipate 30w so really anything from 10-120w from 4 6L6s is appropriate

Although they're doing a 50w and 100w version, i'd assume the 50w has a pair of 6L6s and the 100w the quad.

I've listened to some soundclips now... And it sounds like any other lowend modeller like the ADVTs, Cubes etc. It'll be worth recommending for that purpose but it's not a world-beater like UG is making out.


Both the 60watt and 120watt hybrid models say they have 1 12AX7 and 4 6L6GC.

120 Watt

60 watt


I dunno, I wouldn't judge from sound clips because of all the options to tweak. The EQs even behave differently depending on the amp model. I don't think anyone is claiming these amps to be "world-beaters" they are just a damn nifty amp for a low price. Beats the cube by miles, I dunno about the valvetronix but it seems at least as good.
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#112
Peavey must have updated their site on the tube counts for the 60 and 100 'cause I could swear I didn't see that before. GC still simply says 'real 6L6 power'. I think it is extremely confusing - especially for someone that is new to all of this.

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#113
Quote by thefrigginbob

The one problem I am having with this amp is when playing on a totally clean setting with no effects there is a faint sizzle/whirring. I thought that was just something wrong with the first one I had but it is also on the new one. It's not that big of a deal, especially when playing with a bit of dirt of full on gain, but if you are a mega clean purist the whirring can be a little bothersome.


Can you hear this artifact at all volume levels - low, med, high?
What about different models?
#114
Quote by anitract
Can you hear this artifact at all volume levels - low, med, high?
What about different models?


You can hear it at all volume levels, it is much less noticeable med to high though. It is really only present as a note starts to decay and fade off, but I still don't hear it with headphones on so maybe it is something to do with the speaker...

You can hear it on all really clean models.
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#115
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#116
no one has anything on the tube models yet?
Peavey XXX combo *upgraded screen resistors, Tung-Sol's, and 6L6's*
Schecter Syn Std. * modded, scalloped, and worn*
Schecter C-1 Elite *still sexy*
Ibanez AEL 12-string

"He who sticks his dick in peanut butter is fucking nuts"
#117
From what I understand they haven't been released yet.

My guitar center doesn't have any and I don't see anywhere online that has them. My guess is they wont hit until late September or early October.
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#118
Quote by 311ZOSOVHJH
Peavey must have updated their site on the tube counts for the 60 and 100 'cause I could swear I didn't see that before. GC still simply says 'real 6L6 power'. I think it is extremely confusing - especially for someone that is new to all of this.

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Yeah, I'm in the same predicament as you are. I swear on all that is holy that it had only one tube, and I was commenting on YouTube about how it only had one tube, but now I'm being told it has 1 12AX7 and 46L6 tubes. And the Peavey website also states this. But somewhere I read that the hybrids had only one tube. So they must have changed it, or witheld some information on purpose to generate more buzz.
Peavey HP Signature EXP (SH4 JB/ SH2 Jazz)
Jackson DK2M
Fender MIM Stratocaster HSS
Fender MiM Telecaster

EVH 5150 III w/ EVH 2x12 cab
Peavey Vypyr Tube 60
Fender Blues Jr.

Boss ME-50; NS-2; RV-5; BF-3
MXR M101 Phase 90
#119
ya my guitarcenter didn't even know tube models existed lol
My Gear
-Dean ML Xt w/ Dimebuckers+Pearlygates. Tune-o-matic bridge
-Amp: Vypyr 75
style: Thrash,Melodic Death, Metalcore, Neoclassical Dark Wave,
#120
For those of you worried about high gain tones with this amp...DON'T. I have teh 75w version. It's way better than a cube!!! I never have the gain of full. It's huge!!! You have the XXX, JSX, and 6505 with massive gain. Also with a very "tubey" sound IMO. The Roland cube CANNOT do half of what this amp does.

Even the clean channels with the added stomp boxes can give you more gain than you will need. You get some amazing sounds from this amp for what it costs. This is the best practice amp I have used in 10 years. Plus you get the USB for recording direct without an interface. You just need a good recording program.

When I get some time I will post some high gain clips but it won't be for a few days.

Cheers