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Peavey Vypyr 30

 
30 watt solid state combo amp with built in effects.


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Vypyr 30 is very affordable and sounds great ! featured

Sound The Peavey Vypyr combos come in 4 solid state versions (15w, 30w, 75w & 100w). I won't list all of the features, amp models and effects here, as they are numerous and easy to find elsewhere on Peavey's site or MF, etc. As an overview, there are 12 amp models ' each with a green and red (high gain or lead) setting. For effects you get 11 stompbox effects, 11 rack effects, delay and reverb. The delay is separate from the stompbox and rack effects, which is nice because you can add delay to any stompbox and rack effect settings. This separate delay functionality is one of the things that sets the Vypyr apart from its major competitors (Line 6, Vox, Roland) that I compared it to.

You can save a total of 12 presets in 3 user banks (A, B & C) ' with 4 presets in each bank. In each bank you can save a setting with 1 amp model, 1 stompbox, 1 rack effect, delay and reverb, which should be enough options to shape just about any type of tone you are looking for. Some other nice features include a tuner, headphone jack, MP3/CD/Aux input and tap tempo delay function, which I especially like with delay.

If you are considering either the 15w or 30w version I would highly encourage you to spend the extra for the 30w model because the 15w model does not have the stompbox section nor can you use the optional Sanpera footswitch with it. With the 30w model you can connect the Sanpera footswitch, which increases the functionality of the amp allowing you to utilize the 30 second looper, switch between presets while playing and increase your preset storage.

I've been playing for over 20 years and have tried many different amps and this amp, for the price, has been one of my most pleasant surprises. Some highlights for me included the clean sound on the Twin setting, the classic crunch on the Classic 50 model and the high gain crunch on the 6505 setting. I've never played a BadCat amp but I also really enjoyed this amp model as well. I also found the delay quite pleasing and it was easy to set with the tap tempo function. I thought the effects were also pretty good ' the chorus and phase were very usable - although I didn't get great results with the OD/distortion/fuzz stompbox settings ' however I didn't find I really needed them anyhow because the high gain amp models had more than enough gain on tap. The 6505 amp model was particularly fun with a very nice high gain crunch ' this was definitely my favorite of the high gain amp models.


Reliability I've had it for almost a year and I have not had any problems. It also came with a 5 year warranty, which I like :o)


Customer Support I haven't had to deal with Peavey directly so I can't really comment here.


Liked about it Sounds great at a great price :o)

When you combine the warm clean sounds I was getting from the Twin amp model with the high gain crunch from the Peavey 6505 amp model I would have considered these 2 sounds alone worth the price of the amp but this amp offers many more models beyond these two ' all of which you can spice up with various effect settings.

I have a 100w head & 4x12 amp set up at my band's rehearsal space but I had been looking around for a relatively inexpensive practice amp with some built in effects for use at home and I was very pleased with what I came home with here. I only shelled out about $225 CDN for this amp so I wasn't expecting anything amazing but I was astounded at how good this little amp sounds, especially for the price. Not to mention it was surprisingly loud. I actually took it to our rehearsal space and jammed on it with drums and bass and it hung in there surprisingly well. I'm sure you could put a mic in front of this thing and use it in just about any band setting.

I compared the Vypyr 30 with similar offerings from Line 6, Roland and Vox and I am convinced that I made the best choice with the Vypyr 30 and definitely got great bang for my bucks, so to speak. Obviously, the Vypyr doesn't sound like a Marshall or Mesa stack but keep in perspective the price point here. I've been playing for over 20 years and when I look back at what kind of amp I could have bought for $200 back in the early 90's compared with what this amp delivers for just over $200 all I can say is wow. The Vypyr is definitely well worth checking out.


Didn't like I didn't get great results with the OD/distortion/fuzz stompbox settings ' however I didn't find I really needed them anyhow because the high gain amp models had more than enough gain on tap. The 6505 amp model was particularly fun with a very nice high gain crunch ' this was definitely my favorite of the high gain amp models.


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4.5

By doriangrey
Sep 20, 2010
 
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Amazing Little Amp!

Sound I bought this amp two years ago because 100W is bit too loud for late night practice.I was looking getting a Roland Cube 30x but when I saw the price of this guy and the amount features I quickly changed my mind and bought it. As stated above the features of this thing is vast without the Sanpera or Sanpera II foot-switches.If you want to use the looper get them.

I'm guitarist who looks for versatility in my amps so this guy covers me quite nicely though cleans need some work.The Hi Gain amp are nice though with the exception of the 6505 and XXX models which are quite muddy compared to the real tube heads.Effects are nice enough for practice but I wouldn't use this amp for gigs since I have nice Randall to cover me.


Reliability For the two year of owning it the only thing I replaced was speaker to a nicer Eminence Screamin Eagle. Since I dislike stock Peavey speakers.


Customer Support I never had to deal with Peavey.


Liked about it The versatility of tones
The headphone out
It's cheap


Didn't like The Cleans are lacking depth
Need better a better speaker
The 6505 and XXX models are muddy


Overall satisfaction:
 
4.0

By reign_of_blood
Mar 09, 2011
 
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The novelty wore off quickly.

Sound I purchased this amp over a year ago based on the features it had. Built in looper and the different amp models. The amp has way too many features that I have space to write about. Different stomp boxes, amp models, even has a built in tuner. I used the amp for about a month and sold it to buy a tube amp. I found the clean channels of the amp models sounded great for the most part. The low-end would be nice and tight, the mids were good and the highs on a few models were sweet and stayed clean. But the dirty channel was what got to me. Just sounded very shrill. Couldn't get a warm distorted tone at all. As for the feature's, I found I was overwhelmed with them. I spent more time playing with weird settings trying to get my desired tone than actually playing. It was fun at first but the novelty wore off quickly. I found a setting I liked and left it there. Some of the amp settings were great. I really like the Fender Twin, the Peavey Classic and the Diezel was the best I thought for playing some heavier stuff. The 6505 setting worked well for some heavy metal.


Reliability It was a good working amp, no issues at all. It had been knocked around a bit in the short time I had it(dropped it once) and it help up.


Customer Support I haven't dealt with Peavey for any issues.


Liked about it I liked having the idea of the built in looper. I liked being able to plug an Ipod directly into the amp and the headphones feature.


Didn't like The biggest thing I didn't like was the dirty channel. Sounded terrible. Main reason why I sold the amp. It was a bit confusing to use as well.


Overall satisfaction:
 
3.0

By Terrymcp
Jan 30, 2011
 
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