800-ZZOUNDS (800-996-8637)
When you call, mention priority code 16J9-2MFD
close [x]
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri 8AM - 10PM (EST)
  • Sat 9AM - 6PM (EST)
  • Sun 1PM - 7PM (EST)

Rating and Reviews: Peavey Vypyr VIP-2 Amp

Peavey packed this lightweight 40-watt combo with TransTube technology for tube-like tone, dozens of amp models and effects, and even instrument modeling.

User Ratings
Overall
Sound
Features
Ease of Use
Quality
Value
Manufacturer Support
The Wow Factor
| | |

"MY NEW FAVORITE AMP" submitted April 1, 2014

By HENRY G in READING, PA
Overall
Sound
Features
Ease of Use
Quality
Value
Manufacturer Support
The Wow Factor
Musical Background: MULTI-INSTRUMENTALIST (BASS AND GUITAR CONCENTRATION) SINGER/SONGWRITER, STUDIO AND LIVE PERFORMANCES
Music Style: ROCK, BLUES, METAL, COUNTRY
Back to Product Information
Overall: THIS AMP ALLOWS ME TO FLY THROUGH THE WRITING/PRE-PRODUCTION PROCESS IN THE STUDIO, AS WELL AS GIVE ME EVERY OPTION I COULD WANT LIVE!! THE FOOT CONTROLLER MAKES IT A GREAT LIVE RIG...ESPECIALLY IF YOU WANT TO HAVE TRUE EMULATION OF MULTIPLE AMPLIFIERS! THE ACOUSTIC AMP MODELING(TRACE ELLIOTT MY FAVORITE) GIVES THE VERSATILITY IN THE STUDIO OR LIVE!! AND THE BASS MODELING EVEN ROCKS WITH A 5 STRING!!! THIS IS MY CURRENT GO-TO AMP!!!
8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful. Did you?
Thanks for your opinion!
close [x]

Thank you. Your vote has been counted. Could you briefly tell us why the review was or was not helpful?

"Great amp!" submitted April 1, 2014

By Sam S in Providence, RI
Overall
Sound
Features
Ease of Use
Quality
Value
Manufacturer Support
The Wow Factor
Musical Background: Hobbyist
Music Style: Rock, Metal
Back to Product Information
Overall: I don't know why these reviews are so low, but I love mine. It does everything it's supposed to. Analog distortion is very natural and cuts through. Love it!!
5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful. Did you?
Thanks for your opinion!
close [x]

Thank you. Your vote has been counted. Could you briefly tell us why the review was or was not helpful?

"Killer AMP!!" submitted April 7, 2014

By Rich S in Chicago, IL
Overall
Sound
Features
Ease of Use
Quality
Value
Manufacturer Support
The Wow Factor
Musical Background: 30 years....gigging musician / recording hobbyist
Music Style: Rock/country
Back to Product Information
Overall: My second Vypyr...still have my Vyp30 that I love but this VIP does it a little bigger and badder. The Budda models alone are worth the cost of the amp. I really like the ability to use the USB out to record my acoustic and bass tracks with more control and choices. These are 40 very loud watts too so gigging with it is no problem...just mic it and it's good to go. Get the Sanpera ii f/s tho...full stompbox control with wah, volume and 30 second looper. I like the LCD screen for tuning and seeing what's on or off. It's a Peavey so they've always been great with warranty and service with anything else I've had.
Did you find this review helpful?
Thanks for your opinion!
close [x]

Thank you. Your vote has been counted. Could you briefly tell us why the review was or was not helpful?

"Incredible Tones" submitted May 28, 2014

By Mike M in Paducah, KY
Overall
Sound
Features
Ease of Use
Quality
Value
Manufacturer Support
The Wow Factor
Musical Background: Veteran Amateur
Music Style: Freedom Rock
Back to Product Information
VERIFIED BUYER
zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us.
Overall: This amp is even better than I expected for tone quality. There are some drawbacks otherwise. Only 16 presets? Hartley, ya gotta be kidding! The software is adequate, but nothing more than just barely adequate. Don't even think of using the USB for audio in your DAW. I get a terrible noise out of the amp when it is connected. No other USB audio devices I use make noise. Can't do a proper search on the Peavey website because the word "noise" is so often used that it is rejected by the server's search function. The effects are probably better than average. My advice, if you are recording to a DAW, use the DAW's effects instead for better results. The instruction manuals are lacking. No English only version. Everything is explained in the manuals, but due to the VIP-2's initially confusing overcrowded multifunction button/knob system you need a genius IQ to figure it out. OK after you finally decode Hartley's little button/knob nightmare and work with it a while, though. Overall, this little amp is well worth the money for the tones alone.
Did you find this review helpful?
Thanks for your opinion!
close [x]

Thank you. Your vote has been counted. Could you briefly tell us why the review was or was not helpful?

"Great Amp!!!" submitted May 19, 2014

By WildBill Gauger in Fort Collins, CO
Overall
Sound
Features
Ease of Use
Quality
Value
Manufacturer Support
The Wow Factor
Musical Background: Been playing for forty years.
Music Style: From John Denver to Iron Maiden and a few stops in between.
Back to Product Information
VERIFIED BUYER
zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us.
Overall: This amp is so great! It has effects at your fingertips. Different amps, cabinets and can handle both my guitars, lead and rhythm, plus acoustic, and my bass. I just have to buy the Sanpera II footswitch! That will complete the sounds I want and need.
Did you find this review helpful?
Thanks for your opinion!
close [x]

Thank you. Your vote has been counted. Could you briefly tell us why the review was or was not helpful?

"peavy amp and pedal" submitted May 1, 2014

By todd swenson in saint paul, MN
Overall
Sound
Features
Ease of Use
Quality
Value
Manufacturer Support
The Wow Factor
Musical Background: I jam at home using keyboards and electric gutiar. I've been playing 25 years.
Music Style: rock
Back to Product Information
VERIFIED BUYER
zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us.
Overall: The sounds and special effects of both are awesome. I can adjust the amp and get a different sound every time. And the phase pedal 90 has incredible effects that complement the peavy amp. Over all a thumbs up.
Did you find this review helpful?
Thanks for your opinion!
close [x]

Thank you. Your vote has been counted. Could you briefly tell us why the review was or was not helpful?

"vypyr vip-2 peavy amp" submitted April 12, 2014

By todd swenson in saint paul, MN
Overall
Sound
Features
Ease of Use
Quality
Value
Manufacturer Support
The Wow Factor
Musical Background: I jam at home using keyboards and electric gutiar. I've been playing 25 years.
Music Style: rock
Back to Product Information
VERIFIED BUYER
zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us.
Overall: This Amp gets a perfect score of "10" in my book. The selections and sound are awesome. The amp sound is deep and rich. Easy to use and makes anybody sound like a professional player.
Did you find this review helpful?
Thanks for your opinion!
close [x]

Thank you. Your vote has been counted. Could you briefly tell us why the review was or was not helpful?

BizRate Customer Certified (GOLD) Site
Questions? Our gear experts can help!
800-zZounds (800-996-8637)
When you call, mention priority code 16J9-2MFD. Llame Gratis en Español: 800-460-7976
Lunes-Viernes de 9AM a 5PM EST
Customize Search Results for Your Location
Shop with those who respect your privacy — we do. Copyright © 1996-2014, zZounds Music, LLC. Terms of use apply.
close [x]What is this?
A temporary customer reference number is assigned to each customer only while they are shopping on zZounds.com. If you call our customer service department for assistance, this number makes it easier for us to answer any questions you have about products, services or purchases.
 
close [x]What is this?
A temporary customer reference number is assigned to each customer only while they are shopping on zZounds.com. If you call our customer service department for assistance, this number makes it easier for us to answer any questions you have about products, services or purchases.
close [x]

1. zZounds offers the industry‘s most musician-friendly payment plans

zZounds offers a variety of Play as You Pay installment plans that allow you to get the gear you want today. While our competitors might offer house credit cards that require you to fill out an application and pass a credit check, our payment plans are easy to get, simple to use, and, best of all, accrue zero interest. Unlike those house credit cards that can leave you vulnerable to exorbitant interest charges once the promotional period ends, we never have and never will charge interest when you take advantage of one of the zZounds Play as You Pay plans.

zZounds payment plans details »

2. zZounds guarantees the lowest price

Seen it for less somewhere else? Get it for less at zZounds. Simply click the “Seen it for less?” link on any product page and as long as we‘re not losing money, we‘ll beat any legitimate competitor‘s lowest price, usually within two hours. Want our best price even faster? Call us at 800-zZounds (800-996-8637), and we‘ll provide you with a lower price on the phone. Also, if you purchase from us and later find the product for less elsewhere, call or email us within 45 days, and we‘ll refund you the difference.

zZounds.com price match details »

3. zZounds gets you your gear fast

At zZounds, you‘ll get your gear fast and, usually, with free delivery. Because we have warehouses in New Jersey, Nevada and Mississippi, nearly 95 percent of Americans reside within our two-day shipping zones. Combine this with the fact that many of our best-selling products qualify for free two-day delivery and you get expedited shipping without the additional cost.

zZounds.com shipping details »

4. zZounds makes returns super easy

Buy it, try it, like it, or return it to us for a full refund. It‘s just that simple. If you‘re not in love with what you bought, return it to zZounds within 45 days, and we‘ll promptly arrange for an exchange or a refund. No hassles. No hidden charges. And if a product‘s defective or damaged, call us at 800-zZounds (800-996-8637), and we‘ll email you a prepaid shipping label so you can easily return it to us at zero cost to you.

zZounds.com return details »

5. zZounds delivers top-rated customer service

zZounds has received multiple Bizrate® Circle of Excellence Platinum awards, placing us in the top 0.7 percent of Bizrate‘s network of 5,200 retailers. Our success in meeting the needs of our customers -- since 1996, we‘ve satisfied over 1,000,000 people -- is due in large part to the fact that zZounds only hires experienced musicians to answer your calls and emails, and they are never paid a commission.

zZounds.com customer service »
close [x]
Available on
orders $249+
learn more

Need it now but short of cash? All we need is the first payment up front and the rest in easy monthly payments!

Fast approval.
We approve everyone, with very few exceptions, as long as we can verify your identity.
No interest. Ever.
It's just as if you paid the whole amount up front!
No paperwork. Nothing to track.
No application to mail or fax, no bills to pay. We automatically charge the payments to your credit card.

We'll wait on your money so you don't have to wait for your gear!

When you checkout, just click the Play as you Pay checkbox to indicate which installment plan you wish to use.

close [x]
on most orders $29+

Just $1.99 on
smaller orders

Really heavy stuff might cost you a
little more

learn more

Why fight traffic and pushy salesmen when we'll bring your gear straight to your home, free of charge?

zZounds free shipping is really free!
No hidden charges or hassles on returns.
Fast, reliable delivery
We have warehouses on both coasts, so most shipments arrive in 3 days or less.
We don't collect sales tax. Bonus!
Only NJ residents pay tax during checkout.
close [x]

A guarantee so solid, you never have to worry about price when shopping at zZounds

We'll beat any price
Simply click the Seen it for less? link next to the gear you want or call us at 800-zZounds (800-996-8637)
Got a coupon from another site?
Use it with us - we'll beat those prices, too!
Find a better price after buying from us?
No problem. We'll refund you the difference for 45 days, so you'll never regret buying from zZounds.

You'll still get the trustworthy service you've come to expect from zZounds, without paying more for your gear!