Vypyr 30 review by Peavey

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  • Sound: 10
  • Overall Impression: 9
  • Reliability & Durability: 10
  • Features: 10
  • Reviewer's score: 9.8 Superb
  • Users' score: 8.5 (144 votes)
Peavey: Vypyr 30

Sound — 10
This amp will fit any style of music. It has anything from a heavy distortion using the XXX amp to the mellow Flanger stompbox with a clean amp setting. It has some feedback, but I only play with my guitar which is made out of a certain type of wood that does that for some reason. This amp can do anything except walk, pretty much. There is no end to the tones of this amp! The clean channels are very nice at any volume. The XXX amp, distorted, with X Boost, could kill anybody with high blood pressure, small children, and small pets. It could also bring life to the dead.

Overall Impression — 9
This is good for any type of music, as I said above. I have only been playing for a year and a half, but it is one of the best sounding amps that I have ever heard. I couldn't ask for a better amp. I would definitely buy the same model and wattage if this were stolen or lost. I love everything about this amp and hate nothing. My favorite feature is the XXX amp, distorted, with the X Boost, with it just like that. The only thing that I wish had for this amp is the Sanpera II midi pedal, but I am going to get the Sanpera I because it is a lot cheaper, but just as good.

Reliability & Durability — 10
This is probably one of the more reliable amps that I have ever used. If you are looking for a tough, buff, rough, and great sounding amp, this is one that you will definitely want to take a look at. I use it in my room, at my youth group, without mics and stuff like that, and at other events of many sorts. I have used it many times without a backup because the sound carries that well, and because I don't have a backup. This amp will kick butt, take names, and Kill 'em All!

Features — 10
This was released in 2008. I got it for my sixteenth birthday and it is excellent! There are SO many features on it. It is every guitarist's dream. First off, it's volume goes up to 13! (It seems to stop getting loud after a certain point because it is SO loud! ) Next, it has 11 built in stompbox effects, which means that you don't need 11 different pedals! It has 12 built in Peavey amp models, which gives you endless selection without having to buy every single amp model. Each of these has a distortion and clean setting. There are also rack effects, which are very fun to mess around with. These include Tremelo, Octaver, and the Reverse effect. (Play your music in reverse to play it forward! (It's very hard to do.)) It has 3 banks, each having 4 savable settings, in which you can edit and save a certain sound that you like. You can edit the stompbox/effects by pressing the stompbox/effects rack button. It is very easy, but it takes some getting used to. It is fairly small, but it packs a punch!

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    i love my vypyr, at first i was a bit frustrated trying to figure it on my own but after reading the manual i couldnt stop playing with it