#1
Alright. So I have an amp dilemma. Yay...
I've been looking at buying, and have been saving up for, a Peavey Vypyr 30w. I've been looking at this mainly because of all the effects and amp models, and I figured I could find what kinda tone suits me best.
My dilemma, though, is this. My mom asked her friend (who's husband plays in a band) if he had any old amps lying around that he would be willing to get rid of. Turns out, he does. He's got a tube amp (Dont know which brand/model yet) around that he would be willing to let go for $200.
So I could go with the Vypyr and try out shitloads of effects and such, or I could go with the tube. Should I wait to find out brand/model on the tube before I make a decision?
Gear:
Agile Ash RB 828
Schecter C-7 (old 90s style headstock)
Handbuilt 6-string V
Handbuilt Baritone scale 6 string Iceman-copy
Pod HD300
#3
find out what it is first... and do some research... just because its a tube amp doesn't mean it will "pwn" a solid state modeling amp. If you want an amp purely based on effects, and modeling capabilities, a vypr is a good start.... go for the 75 watt if you can
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#5
Quote by Jango22
Alright. So I have an amp dilemma. Yay...
I've been looking at buying, and have been saving up for, a Peavey Vypyr 30w. I've been looking at this mainly because of all the effects and amp models, and I figured I could find what kinda tone suits me best.
My dilemma, though, is this. My mom asked her friend (who's husband plays in a band) if he had any old amps lying around that he would be willing to get rid of. Turns out, he does. He's got a tube amp (Dont know which brand/model yet) around that he would be willing to let go for $200.
So I could go with the Vypyr and try out shitloads of effects and such, or I could go with the tube. Should I wait to find out brand/model on the tube before I make a decision?

In my opinion a tube amp is far better than a solid state, i would try the tube before you decide then go and try the other one, then you will be able to compare the two. A lot depends on the type of tone your after. in fact take your guitar shopping and try all amps in your price range.
#6
Well, my mom's friend's husband emaild me back. I'll c+p the important parts:
The amp is a Crate. It's a class A all tube amp with a Celestion green back 12 inch speaker which is what Marshall uses in there vintage amps.|
It's 20 watts
has a master volume and a gain control. So it will scream { massive overdrive if that's your thing, it was always mine } at very low volumes to very loud. It can also be clean if you wish. All tone controls and Tubes are 2 EL84 power tubes, 2 12AX7 pre amp tubes. It also has a headphone out put though I never used it. That may be handy for that late night practice.
My amp is l little weathered. It was around $450 new.
So, its looking like im going with the tube amp. I'll just have to buy some stomboxes. Could someone ID it for me though? I looked around a bit, but couldnt find it.
Gear:
Agile Ash RB 828
Schecter C-7 (old 90s style headstock)
Handbuilt 6-string V
Handbuilt Baritone scale 6 string Iceman-copy
Pod HD300
#7
I think I found the model...it looks like a VC2112...I might be wrong, though.
Gear:
Agile Ash RB 828
Schecter C-7 (old 90s style headstock)
Handbuilt 6-string V
Handbuilt Baritone scale 6 string Iceman-copy
Pod HD300
Last edited by Jango22 at Oct 21, 2008,
#8
That amp is awesome. I would love to have one. The price is right at $200. IF you want a straight forward hard rock amp with good cleans, that's it. It is not a metal amp but can get close with the right pedal. If you want a ton of effects, get the Vypyr. If you want an awesome tube amp, get that crate.
I wondered why the frisbee was getting bigger, then it hit me.
#9
Sounds perfect for me, then. If anything, I can always pick up the 15w Vypyr later on if I wanna screw around with effects. Would I be able to play over a drum with the Crate?
Gear:
Agile Ash RB 828
Schecter C-7 (old 90s style headstock)
Handbuilt 6-string V
Handbuilt Baritone scale 6 string Iceman-copy
Pod HD300
#10
Would it play over a drummer?
Gear:
Agile Ash RB 828
Schecter C-7 (old 90s style headstock)
Handbuilt 6-string V
Handbuilt Baritone scale 6 string Iceman-copy
Pod HD300
#12
Then it's happening. Now I cant wait!
Gear:
Agile Ash RB 828
Schecter C-7 (old 90s style headstock)
Handbuilt 6-string V
Handbuilt Baritone scale 6 string Iceman-copy
Pod HD300
#13
Quote by Jango22
Then it's happening. Now I cant wait!

Good deal. And it should get over a drummer just fine. The cleans will break up a bit but it depends on your pick attack. Congrats - I want to find one of those.
I wondered why the frisbee was getting bigger, then it hit me.
#14
Whats with it being virtually nonexistant on the internet?
Gear:
Agile Ash RB 828
Schecter C-7 (old 90s style headstock)
Handbuilt 6-string V
Handbuilt Baritone scale 6 string Iceman-copy
Pod HD300
#15
Now it looks like i'll be buying an (apparently vintage) Boss super chorus for 35 bucks. I looked at GC, and found them for 90. Now, i know i'm getting a good deal, but are there older models that could be considered vintage?
Gear:
Agile Ash RB 828
Schecter C-7 (old 90s style headstock)
Handbuilt 6-string V
Handbuilt Baritone scale 6 string Iceman-copy
Pod HD300