Price paid: A$ 580
Purchased from: Kosmic
Sound — 8
I'm using my crappy Ibanez RG170DX, not a great guitar, but does the job. It suits my musical style (Dream Theater, Racer X, etc) I definitely recommend you check this out. There is a bit of humhumhumhum with this amp, but I'm sure a firmware update will do the job. It will occasionally hum when you chuck a tubescreamer with max gain onto a high gain amp, but other than that, it is great! The clean amps (Twn,dlx) don't get very distorted when you crank it, in my opinion, I do think this amp sounds a heap better louder.
Overall Impression — 7
This is a very, very versitile amp, for you Americans out there, I'd look into getting a Tube 60 instead, or a tube amp. For what I payed, I think this has done the job quite well. I don't own any other fancy gear, but this amp is all I need for the time being. I had wished I asked if the amp came with any foodswitches etc, as the unboxing of this amp wasn't very exciting at all.. If this was stolen, I'd probably look into getting a tube amp..
Reliability & Durability — 1
Reliability.. This amp has died on me twice so far. I took it into my music shop, luckily, it was under warranty, so I got it fixed for free, even though it took about 3 months to do so. About a year after my purchase, ironically, the warranty ran out, and the amp died on me once again a couple days later, luckily, the music shop repaired it for free, and when I got it back, there was a tag, saying it was actually repaired by an authorized Peavey/Mesa/etc technician. I'm not sure if Peavey have fixed any reliability issues at all, but I know that the firmware could use a better look into, for example, I purchased a Sanpera I a couple of months ago, eager to test out the wah, I hook my Sanpera up, and play through a Brit style Marshall amp with a tube screamer for the Vintage Metallica sound, and at my dismay, seconds later activating the wah, the sound cuts off. This only seems to happen when I use the tube screamer though.. So Peavey, please bloody update your firmware.
Features — 7
I bought my Peavey Vypyr on the 18th of April, 2009, the reason I remember is because it was my girlfriends 1 month anniversary :haha:, it was most likely built in 2009, it is a solid state modeling amp. I find this amp very versatile, but I need to try some name-brand pickups in it, as I yet have. This amp has every amplifier on the clean and dirty channel. Also has a 3.5mm headphone jack (i.e. you can use your iPod headphones), has a plethora of effects, and also has a power attenuator. I wish Peavey offered the Sanpera I mail in rebate thing in Australia.. Or I wished this amp came with a footswitch! Before I forget, this amp also includes a USB recording output, and a MIDI port (may work with some other MIDI controllers?).