Price paid: $ 200
Purchased from: guitar center
Sound — 9
I've ran everything from an expensive Ibanez Rg with infinity pickups to a Squier Strat and even a Kramer with single coils. I had no trouble finding distortion this amp drips heavy sound, but on the other hand you turn the amp selection knob and now I'm playing ballads and blues turn on an effect now I'm playing poppy funk. Now I've always heard that digital amps can't back there sound up with some punch with the vypyrs tube amp like quality this amp can't pump out some bass. Overall the sound is very versatile and for the price extraordinary. This amp is a very good amp but its not a $5000 dollar stack amp but it sounds extraordinary for the price I have recorded with this amp and you couldn't tell the difference between this amp and a more expensive more commercialized amp.
Overall Impression — 9
Great amp best 200 I've ever spent for the price you get an amazing deal if you find a better amp for the price you probably stole it. I recommend this amp highly. It is good for any style of music from metal to blues to punk to 80's glam rock. Overall Peavy has created a great amp.
Reliability & Durability — 10
This amp has never failed me I play a couple gigs a week with it. I've dropped it with the amp cable in it and bent the input and it still sounds the same its a really durable amp highly reliable. This amp should last you a while and if you buy it at guitar center its only $20 extra for a gear warranty.
Features — 10
Peavey's reputation follows them with there extremely well balanced products the Vyper 30 watt is highly versatile. It can play smooth jazz to soulful blues and funk. This is made possible by its many amp selections. Users can Switch amps easily and quick. You can make amp selection faster by using presets. There are 12 presets on this amp (presets can by set by holding the preset buton until the light blinks). This amp also features an array of stomp boxes built into the amp. Peavy has also built effects into this amp everything from phaser to rotating speaker. This amp has a recording output and a headphone jack. This amp is compatable with the Sampera foot pedal which changes the whole game for this amp. This amp all around for the price has outstanding features.