Vypyr 75 review by Peavey

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  • Sound: 6
  • Overall Impression: 7
  • Reliability & Durability: 8
  • Features: 8
  • Reviewer's score: 7.3 Good
  • Users' score: 6.8 (118 votes)
Peavey: Vypyr 75
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Price paid: $ 300

Purchased from: Guitar Center

Sound — 6
I use an Ibanez hollow body with double coil pickups. My style is mainly an Indie or pop punk style, and this achieves that style very well. It can be very noisy and has a lot of feedback, depending on what type of cable is used. It also produces a lot of background noise when the high EQ is turned up. It can produce a liquidy kind of distortion with the Rec amp model, or a more clangy sound with the British. To get the most overdriven sound, the XXX overdrive model will do the trick. The clean channel can get a little distorted at high volumes if the pre gain is turned up a lot. Overall, the amp could have done with a little less feedback.

Overall Impression — 7
Overall, this amp matches my style. I have been playing for about 3 years and I own a squire strat and an MXR Carbon Copy analog delay pedal. I wish I had known that I could update the firmware, as it is run off of software. I would have asked about a USB to MIDI cable. If this amp were lost, I would most likely buy something else, as I know what kind of sound I want now. The thing I like most about the amp is that it has so many amp models and therefore so many channels (12x2=24). The thing I hate about it is it's amount of feedback. I chose this amp as I thought I would love all the effects and always use all them. Turns out, the novelty wore off quickly. I also wish that the footswitch came with the amp, as it was 80 dollars. Still, this is a very good amp.

Reliability & Durability — 8
The amp is run off of software, so occasionally when it is started up it will freeze and must be turned on and off several times before it stops freezing. I would use it in a gig without a backup, but I hope to get a more reliable amp, probably tube, for gigs.

Features — 8
This solid state modeling amp was made in 2008. It has many effects on it and covers virtually any style. It has two channels (clean/overdriven) for the 12 amp models on it. It has stompbox effects: tubescream, analog phase, MOG, analog flange, auto wah, ring modulator, squeeze, BC chorus, fuzz, X boost, and XR wild; other effects: tremolo, chorus, envelope filter, slap back, flanger, pitch chifter, reverse, rotary speaker, phaser, octaver, and looper (Sanpera footswitch required). It also has pre gain, post gain, low, mid, high EQ, delay, reverb, and a power sponge feature. I actually don't use most of these effects, as I don't like a lot of them to begin with, such as octaver, pitch shifter, and MOG. The reverse feature seems like an effect to have fun with, as it isn't very consistent. I play the amp when I practice with my band, as we have not gotten any shows yet, so it has plenty of power for me now, However, I will eventually get a louder amp that doesn't have so many effects, as this amp made me know what I want.

18 comments sorted by best / new / date

    guitarfreak222
    Nevermind, i saw some videos on youtube with them talking about what gear they used for the album. They only used these for the lead parts.
    talon_scca09
    If you guys have this mp like i do.... U should absolutely go to the Peavey forums and check out the Vypyr and Sanpera thread. There is a lot of helpful information on there to help you with this amp and theres a thread for tones and stuff too.... heres the link..... http://forums.peavey.com/viewforum.php?f...
    pkmnxD
    well this amp is aiittt but 4 some reason there was all of a suten a hum soo idk the software or it was just difected in a way but its a really good clean amp....but not the metal muff sound too it fun tho with all the effects and crap
    AfroGuitarNoob
    xjuliannajagged wrote: I have this amp in the 30 watt; it was only $200. Unfourtunatly, this amp was fun when I first got it; but the excitment of all the effects get old fast. I wish I got a more simple amp. Its hell trying to find a simple distortion like the kind that comes programed on started amps where all you have to do is press distortion; I kindof miss it.
    On the Peavey, you turn a knob, to KStein (Krankenstein)
    xjuliannajagged
    I have this amp in the 30 watt; it was only $200. Unfourtunatly, this amp was fun when I first got it; but the excitment of all the effects get old fast. I wish I got a more simple amp. Its hell trying to find a simple distortion like the kind that comes programed on started amps where all you have to do is press distortion; I kindof miss it.
    LightninStrikes
    Turn it on without cable from your guitar plugged in and it will turn on without freezing, at least that's how my vypyr100 works. It used to freeze on start up and take a couple times to turn on but without it being plugged in it works fine.
    Wiintruder
    This baby mixed up with EHX metal muff and a decent wah sounds beautiful. Don't have the money yet just tried it at the store
    zacapior
    I bought vypyr 75 and I am dissapointed. Distortion is very weak - I play death metal. Now that combo is useless for me.
    Lr-Mtb
    I ordered the Vypyr 30W and it should be here in two days but im going to send it back, pay the extra 80 and get the 75W
    tcakes
    If you're gonna play intro of paradise city use the fender twin with chorus on. it sounds darn close to slash
    tcakes
    If any of you peavey fans wanna post your set tones or if you've even if you've figured out the tones for like van halen or ozzy please post cue if you do we could all get so much more out of this amp. Or if there's a websight with tones posted could someone put it up