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Peavey Vypyr 15 Guitar Combo Amplifier (15 Watts, 1x8")

Experiment with a variety of sounds with this combo practice amp, which features 24 amp channel models. (26) Read 11 reviews for this product | Rate and Review This Product
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Featuring 24 amp channel models -- both the clean and distorted channels of 12 popular amps for the first time anywhere -- plus 11 editable post-amp "rack" effects. The entire six-model Vypyr Series features the easy-to-use Peavey WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) interface.

Vypyr Series
Peavey proudly introduces its Vypyr Series modeling guitar amplifiers, the most technologically advanced and affordable guitar modeling amplifiers available.

With double the processing power, models and effects of competitive modeling amplifiers, the Vypyr Series dramatically redefines the power and scope of modern guitar amplification. Vypyr amplifiers are based on a combination of powerful 32-bit, floating-point SHARC processors and patented TransTube analog circuitry. zZounds is an authorized dealer of Peavey products.
15 watts (rms)

One 8-inch custom voiced modeling speaker

Four channels

WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) technology

True analog distortion

Tap tempo switch

24 Amp channel models

11 Editable "Rack" effects

12 On-board programmable presets

Dual parameter FX control

Up to three FX simultaneously

32-bit floating point Sharc processor

Patented TransTube technology

Studio quality headphone out

MP3/CD/Aux input

Weight Packed: 18.50 lb (8.391 kg)

Width Packed: 9.62 in.

Depth Packed: 17.5 in.

Height Packed: 16.06 in.
Peavey Warranty If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 877-732-8391
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. This review has been selected by our experts as particularly helpful. "The perfect amp for beginner rockstars!"
Sound: The immense variety of sounds this box makes is more than $100 could ever ask for. Its distorted settings are nothing short of glorious and the clean and fuzzy settings are also sweet. I have had trouble with the octaver effect on both the one I first sent back and the one I replaced it with, but I can't honestly say I really need it anyway. Also, I wonder if it's supposed to sort of pulse when I let it ring? Personally I prefer a straight ring with my fadeouts, but it's not a priority when there are so many pros to consider and I suppose it gives my playing some character. My only real complaint in this respect is that there is a faint echo of whatever note/noise I last played whenever I silence the strings, which isn't very useful whenever I want a cut-off. Before I bought my own, my cousin introduced me to his and then we went to the music store in town and compared its sound with all the pricey amps there. It beat them all hands-down. It was actually kinda sad how pathetic they all sounded next to the little 15-watt Peavey. Feature: I'm not much more than a beginner playing a Squier Jagmaster but I find every single amp model, clean and distorted, to give the right feeling in some context or another. They are all well-replicated from the original amps they were modeled off of and all yield to tremendous and useful variation from the equalizer and gain knobs. The effects are a bit overextensive and I can't honestly say that I would ever really use, for instance, the Reverse or Tube Scrm functions for anything other than messing around, but I don't complain at the chance to experiment with so many sounds like the Phaser and Tremolo without having to buy expensive pedals. The presets are very useful and although one will frequently erase itself at random (which may just be a particular problem with the amp I bought), it is easy to recover them quickly. I can't, however, say what it would be like to play with not-entirely-reliable presets live onstage. . . probably not too good. Ease of Use: Everything is quite straightforward except for the "Edit Mode" This mode was barely explained in the manual but I have not found any need for it yet. Pretty much plug-in-and-play. Quality: I have bumped it around a bit and cranked the volume till my ears bled, but I can't detect any loss in awesome. Having such a variety of sounds to cover, I won't expect it to last five years, but by then I will have gotten all I needed and more from it. Value: My $100 couldn't have been spent better. My classmate has a generic Fender amp that he bought for more than $100 and it can't do 1/500th of the things this baby can. Manufacturer Support: I haven't had need for contact yet. The Wow Factor: Other than the rather ridiculous plastic "fangs," I couldn't imagine my dream amp looking any better. The metallic knobs and fancy lights pretty much steal the show from the conventional amp appearance, and the black leather look is NICE. Overall: I would recommend this amp to absolutely anybody with multi-genre interests. It simply has it all. Buy it if you want to be impressed!
Style of Music: Heavy Metal (all types), Jazz (all types), Rock, Folk, Experimental
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Overall: First, I've got to give another shout out to zZounds for their outstanding customer service and always super-fast shipping. I placed my order on Tuesday morning, zZounds shipped it that afternoon, and I had it in my hot little hands on Thursday afternoon. I've tried many music stores and have never been disappointed by zZounds. These people know what they're doing! Now, on to the review of this product. I've been playing guitar for about 15 years and have continually been on the search for tone since the start like many other players. As a home hobbyist, I don't find it practical to invest too much in gear. But I eventually accepted that I had to own quality American and Japanese guitars and invest in a tube amp with a few decent pedal effects to sound professional. I tried the cheap guitars and early digital modeling and solid state amps with very little satisfaction. I wanted digital modeling amps to deliver and felt that they should, but was always disappointed in both the amps and the "pods." The emulators sounded thin, fake and tinny. So I always sold them at a loss or made even trades for usually equally bad junk. So I've now got the good guitars and a really solid tube amp. Only problem? The amp is 60 watts out of a1x12 and, as mentioned, I'm just a home hobbyist. I'm not in a band and not gigging. Yeah, you guessed it , way too loud for home practice and experimentation. Plus, the tubes have to warm up and it takes time to connect and disconnect pedals depending on what I'm playing. So I decided that I'll keep the tube amp -- just in case -- but search for a lower wattage addition. I did a lot of research on mini, lunchbox and small tube amps. There are some nice options out there, but a bit overpriced in my opinion and most are one-trick ponies. You either need to want to play clean all of the time or otherwise sacrifice clean tones for one type of overdriven tone. See, I'm cursed because I want a lot: fair value, professional tone like what I hear on my favorite records produced in the best studios with the best gear, and versatility and variety. I knew that digital modeling was my best bet but didn't want to be disappointed again. Luckily, there are a lot of online reviews and YouTube reviews out there these days. And I finally stumbled on a demonstration of this Peavey Vypyr by accident. I watched and heard the guy playing the guitar he was demonstrating and found myself trying to identifying the amp he was playing through because it wasn't revealed and sounded great even through my computer speakers. I was able to make it out in the background and recognized it. I was surprised. I did more research and found very strong reviews and more videos. I was sold. I placed my order. The amp arrived from zZounds a couple days later. I was surprised that Peavey didn't box the amp with some protective Styrofoam and/or cardboard (it's just the cardboard box fitting tightly over the amp) and worried that maybe it could have been handled roughly in shipping. But there are no tubes so I figured it was likely undamaged and confirmed that upon opening it and plugging in. So finally on to the part you're waiting for. The sounds I'm getting through this little solid state modeler are MAGICAL! Yes, I said magical. Do you know what it's like to play guitar for fifteen years and never really have the satisfaction of pleasing tones at bedroom volumes? Frustrating is an understatement. But here was this cheap little amp that, with the twist of a few dials, instantly was delivering tones like those I've heard from artists like Stevie Ray Vaughan, Keith Richards, Jimmy Page, and David Gilmour and bands as diverse as The Police, The Strokes, Arctic Monkeys, Green Day, The Clash, Queens of the Stone Age, Van Halen and Tool. Pure heaven! I literally played for about three hours straight after plugging in today. And I didn't spend anything close to a fortune for it! I spent about as much as a decent meal and movie during a date with my girlfriend! I experienced none of the fakeness and thinness that disappointed me with previous modeling amps and none of the boringness of my former tube amps. The tones are right and the feel is right, right down to that feeling of tube saturation with overdriven sustain! Yes, real SUSTAIN. The overdrive I've experienced on other modeling amps was fake. It was distorted but without the sag and sustain you'd get from a tube amp being pushed. This little Vypyr actually sustains and fades out in a sensible amount of time. I'm not sure, but I feel like it actually also reacts to my guitars' volume and the intensity of me digging and picking into my strings. Honestly, it's an almost organic and analog experience. The available range of amps is perfect for my taste. I appreciate solid clean tones as much as most guys, but I'm not an Eric Clapton fanatic. I also usually want some blues crunch, and often am hungry for aggressive hard rock and metal tones. This little Vypyr has the amps I would have chosen for inclusion and the modeling accuracy is almost uncanny. Peavey wasn't limited by the selection of amps in feeling pressured to provide mostly the variety of amps offered by some amp manufacturers. They've got their much beloved 6150, but they've also provided popular amps by even boutique makers. The range of effects is perfect and their quality outstanding. As if all of that weren't enough, the amp is relatively compact, and very light weight! And if all that wasn't enough, this little modeling marvel actually allows the unique personalities of my high-end guitars to shine through! Yes, my American Fender Strat has the funky and chimey Strat punch that I dig, and yes, my Gibson Les Paul has the sustain and rock quality that we all dig. That was another complaint that I had with previous amp emulators, they hid the unique sounds and qualities of my guitars. Not this Peavey Vypyr. Also, my style of play and range of practiced techniques were audible and accented: pick scrapes, scratching, hammer ons, trills, tapping, string muting, natural harmonics, pinch harmonics, squeelies ... they were all there! Nothing was covered up or hidden! On the high-gain settings, I was actually able to produce squealies on the single coils of my Strat. I didn't think the guitar capable of it. Am I excited and encouraged? Hell yeah! Finally I'm getting tones, results and performance out an amplifier that I've dreamed of for a decade and a half and I got it all for cheap! My hat's off and major kudos to Peavey! Finally, I have faith in amp and effects digital modeling technology at prices affordable to the masses of guitarists yearning to rock out. I am sold on their TransTube technology. I really am. Finally, I can lock myself in my home and play guitar all day without lamenting that I'm not getting the sounds I hear from my favorite players -- and considering quitting guitar in frustration because of it. Finally, I can plug in and dial in the tone and effect I want in and instant and not feel self-conscious that I sound cheap. I'm excited about playing guitar again. Thank you, Peavey! I now look forward to further advancement of this technology. I'm really feeling good that wide ranges of tones and effects are available to all us, even those of us on limited budgets by necessity and/or choice. I hope that Peavey and other companies keep moving quickly with improvements and enhancements. I'm going to enjoy this amp for awhile and wait to see what Peavey does with it in future releases. If they keep the quality up and the prices the same, I will very likely also purchase one of their higher-wattage versions of the same model with some of the added features for possible live performances. I also hope that Peavey will look into offering all of this in a floor pedal that I can hook into my tube amp, and even better, play directly into a PA if I join a band getting real and professional tube tones without worrying about breaking my back lugging my 50-lb amp and 15 lbs of pedals around! Guitar dreamers, I encourage you to try this little magical killer marvel out. I really don't think that you'll be disappointed because my standards have been higher and my expectations perhaps more greedy than most. Even if you own boutique tube rigs, I think that you'll be very pleased with this thing, particularly when practicing or warming up at low volumes.
Style of Music: classic rock, modern rock, hard rock, metal, alternative, grunge, punk, new wave, pop
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