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Peavey Vypyr 15 15W 1x8 Guitar Combo Amp

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Technologically advanced and affordable guitar modeling amplifier.

With double the processing power, models and effects of competitive modeling amplifiers, the VYPYR dramatically redefines the power and scope of modern guitar amplification. VYPYR amplifiers are based on powerful 32-bit, floating-point SHARC processors that enable highly detailed, accurate modeling as well as vastly enhanced flexibility and features than ever before available in guitar amplification.

Featuring 24 amp channel models--both the clean and distorted channels of 12 popular amps for the first time anywhere”11 editable post-amp "rack" effects with dual-parameter control. The entire six-model VYPYR Series features the easy-to-use Peavey WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) interface.

FEATURES
  • 15 watts
  • 4 channels with 3-band EQ, master volume and pre- and post-gain controls
  • 11 editable rack effects
  • 8" custom-voiced modeling speaker
  • Onboard chromatic tuner
  • Tap Tempo
  • Studio quality headphone and record out
  • MP3/CD/Aux input
  • Patented TransTube technology in preamp and power amp
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PeaveyVypyr 15 15W 1x8 Guitar Combo Amp
 
4.6

(based on 99 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (78)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

78%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound (7)
  • Easy to use (6)
  • Portable (6)
  • Good power output (5)
  • Warm / comfy (3)

Cons

  • Limited functions (3)

Best Uses

  • Amateur recording (5)
  • Home studio (5)
  • Outdoor events / games (4)
  • Performances (3)
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    • Experienced (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

21st Century VYPYR 15 Amp!

This is probably the best "bang-fer-yer-buck" practice amp. As an adult (spelled "Old Guy") learning electric guitar I can choose any type-of -amp, and any-effect...Read complete review

This is probably the best "bang-fer-yer-buck" practice amp. As an adult (spelled "Old Guy") learning electric guitar I can choose any type-of -amp, and any-effect whatsoever. (In fact the "Phaser" operates more effectively than any analog stomp box!!)
Since I won't be turning up the volume with a pipe wrench, or banging it against a wall, or dropping it down the stairs, it should last ME quite a while.
(I did get the 2-YR warranty just in case I want to!)
You get everything!! Stomp box effects, it emmulates every popular amp model, 4 preset buttons that work like on an FM radio,knobs that came off a star trek set, upholstered in synthetic "water buffalo". All this and when you turn it on, before you plug in the input, the thing gets bored and puts on a light show for something to do!
IMPORTANT: This unit 1.) will not accept ANY pedals.You gotta use the knobs!
2.) Has NO USB PORT
The top strap was mounted slightly off. (Big Deal!! Its a practice amp!! I HAVE a screwdriver!!) Some guys don't like the "vypyr teeth" on the grill. (So What?! It's removable!)
This thing has only one drawback...it's probably too complicated to figure out for those guys that drink brawndo through a crazy straw!

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3 weeks

I'm in Iraq, I needed a small versatile amp to practice quietly in my room. The high gain sounds on the metal amps are really good if you leave them on the red...Read complete review

I'm in Iraq, I needed a small versatile amp to practice quietly in my room. The high gain sounds on the metal amps are really good if you leave them on the red (hi-gain) channel, on the green channel they sound fake and hollow, garbage. The clean sounds on the other side are good if you leave them in the green (clean) channel, the red channel sounds like the green channel on the other side. So basically there is no in between, you can go high gain on one side or clean on the other and it sounds good if you stick to that. The effects are lousy except the delay. The chorus, octaver and pitch shifter are so bad I hope someone got fired over them. And to top it all off the amp got stuck in headphone mode about a week ago so I can only play with headphones. Cheap construction and effects. I'm a peavey loyalist and I was upset over my buy. I bought a Vox VT15, I'll see how that works.

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(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

21st Century VYPYR 15 Amp!

By Jeffrey Blile

from Canton Ohio

Comments about Peavey Vypyr 15 15W 1x8 Guitar Combo Amp:

This is probably the best "bang-fer-yer-buck" practice amp. As an adult (spelled "Old Guy") learning electric guitar I can choose any type-of -amp, and any-effect whatsoever. (In fact the "Phaser" operates more effectively than any analog stomp box!!)
Since I won't be turning up the volume with a pipe wrench, or banging it against a wall, or dropping it down the stairs, it should last ME quite a while.
(I did get the 2-YR warranty just in case I want to!)
You get everything!! Stomp box effects, it emmulates every popular amp model, 4 preset buttons that work like on an FM radio,knobs that came off a star trek set, upholstered in synthetic "water buffalo". All this and when you turn it on, before you plug in the input, the thing gets bored and puts on a light show for something to do!
IMPORTANT: This unit 1.) will not accept ANY pedals.You gotta use the knobs!
2.) Has NO USB PORT
The top strap was mounted slightly off. (Big Deal!! Its a practice amp!! I HAVE a screwdriver!!) Some guys don't like the "vypyr teeth" on the grill. (So What?! It's removable!)
This thing has only one drawback...it's probably too complicated to figure out for those guys that drink brawndo through a crazy straw!

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Less is more

By julie shea

from williamson,NY

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Comments about Peavey Vypyr 15 15W 1x8 Guitar Combo Amp:

Everything about the vypyr 15 is easy to use , I spend more time playing know than trying to dial in a sound with a mustang amp. Simply put this amp makes me want to play alot more mustang amps get boring real quick. My music style is blue grass to rock and roll and metal. The VYPYR 15 does it all, my experience with the mustang line of amps really dissapointed me I bought the vypyr 15 to give that line of amps a test drive cause i want to get a much bigger amp and a hundred dollars is not going to kill me. With that being said im not going to get a bigger amp cause that amp does it all. Its pretty loud and its all i need i dont play live or even play with anyone so it fills my needs 100%. IN THIS CASE LESS IS MORE!!!!
Everything one needs to create excellent guitar sound, love the way you can quickly change your sound.
Not sure if it would handle being gigged with, great for home enviroment.The wood they used is what gives this amp a sense of cheapness about it, but as soon as you start playing through it you simply are blown away and you forget about it.But me i like to look at it too and thats wheen i notice it.
Ive owned a mustang i and still have mustang ii I simply dont use it anymore since i bought this amp.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome Amp!

By Justin

from North Wilkesboro, NC

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Pros

  • Excellent Sound
  • Portable
  • Powerful

Cons

  • Difficult To Use
  • Limited Functions

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Events
  • Home Studio
  • Mobile DJ
  • Performances
  • Professional Recording

Comments about Peavey Vypyr 15 15W 1x8 Guitar Combo Amp:

I love this amp! This thing is very loud and perfect for the bedroom rocker! It has plenty of knobs and setting to keep even the best guitarist busy for awhile. There is a learning curve to this amp and mine didn't come with a book? Anyway for the price you cannot beat this amp. It is great for the metal tones. If you are looking for bluesy tones go with a Fender Mustang.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Peavey Vypyr 15

By Rockin4Jesus

from Flat Rock, Alabama

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Good Warmth
  • Portable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio

    Comments about Peavey Vypyr 15 15W 1x8 Guitar Combo Amp:

    I have been playing guitar for over 15 years. I bought this amp because of it's versatility and because I like to play a lot of different styles of music. I love to play blues, Santana, metal, and hard rock. This amp does it all. It lacks the stompbox effects in all of the other models, and it does not have the usb out for the audio interface. But if you are looking for a practice amp this is it. I can get a Pantera sound, a Santana sound, a Clapton blues or a Stevie blues, anything I want. It's loud enough to play in my church or small gigs if you mike it, but the best value in the line up is the 60 watt tube version by far. Best amp for under 100 out there.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Best Practice Amp for the Money

    By Oski

    from Atlanta, GA

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Good Warmth

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practice

      Comments about Peavey Vypyr 15 15W 1x8 Guitar Combo Amp:

      Wanted a practice amp that would satisfy just a few needs. A good distortion sound, a good clean sound, easy to use, and sounds decent at very low volumes. Got very spoiled by my 5150 combo; nothing sounds quite as good to my ears, but the thing is louder than bombs; can't practice with that in my apartment. Tried a bit of stuff: vox vt20+, blackstar ht-1r, and a digitech rp-255 through a couple of different small combos. Trying to play through all of them was like squeezing blood from a stone; just couldn't get the tone or feel out of any of them no matter how hard I tried. Enter the vypyr 15. It's remarkable how good it sounds, even at its lowest levels. The combination of saturation, clarity, and balls is quite surprising. Even the cleans have a nice kick. I'm not saying to go gig with the thing, but for practicing, you can't beat it. The harmonics are there with the distortions, as well as the sustain; the mesa emulation actually has more sustain than a real mesa funny enough. The cleans are really nice as well. It's not just a metal amp. Dialing in medium-gain tones is quite easy as well, just try the twin and plexi settings on the overdrive setting or clean with the tube screamer (or both). Not bad... It actually has a surprising amount of low end as well, which I think is generally a concern for amps this size. I actually had to turn the bass down for most of the presets when I initially got it; it's that fat-sounding. The effects are decent, good enough for practice, that's what I would yet again like to stress this amp should be for. I don't think anything is going to be a replacement for your favorite tube amp; at least, not for me. For practice, I don't think you're going to find anything better. Great sounds at bedroom-friendly levels, easy to use, and very affordable. I'm finally enjoying playing guitar at home again...

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Awesome Amp

      By UB

      from Iowa

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      Comments about Peavey Vypyr 15 15W 1x8 Guitar Combo Amp:

      HAving been on and off guitar for 50 years, I've had my share of great amps... some not so great.

      This Vyper comes so close to reminding me of my favorites that I should have never sold.

      It is way more that I need in features.... lots I don't even recognize by name but the ones I do know are a delight.

      I am as pleased with this amp today as I was with my Twin Reverb (back in the day.)
      More than I would ever use however the ones I do use are great.
      For this price the switches are solid, quiet.. time will tell.
      Can't tell you how much they dropped the price for me... but I couldn't say no!

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      3 weeks

      By metalmike636

      from Florida

      Comments about Peavey Vypyr 15 15W 1x8 Guitar Combo Amp:

      I'm in Iraq, I needed a small versatile amp to practice quietly in my room. The high gain sounds on the metal amps are really good if you leave them on the red (hi-gain) channel, on the green channel they sound fake and hollow, garbage. The clean sounds on the other side are good if you leave them in the green (clean) channel, the red channel sounds like the green channel on the other side. So basically there is no in between, you can go high gain on one side or clean on the other and it sounds good if you stick to that. The effects are lousy except the delay. The chorus, octaver and pitch shifter are so bad I hope someone got fired over them. And to top it all off the amp got stuck in headphone mode about a week ago so I can only play with headphones. Cheap construction and effects. I'm a peavey loyalist and I was upset over my buy. I bought a Vox VT15, I'll see how that works.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Awesome Amp...but.....

      By Justin Giebudowski

      from California

      Comments about Peavey Vypyr 15 15W 1x8 Guitar Combo Amp:

      I bought this amp about 2 months ago, after comparing it, side by side, with a different modeling amp. I, quite literally, live in a basement, so keeping volume low was a priority for me," as not to disrupt the other members of my household. This amp DOES get loud. I RARELY play above ""3"" on the master", but on the few times I have cranked it out, it does get a little bit squirrely.

      Well, 2 months later, I'm still in love with it, however, it has gotten to the point where it is a slight bit limiting - I have a tendancy to switch effects mid-song, and without a footswitch to do so, I find myself looking at a Vypyr 30 and a Sanpera II, which will not work on this amp, as it doesn't have the MIDI interface to connect to it.

      I've also been considering dropping some cash on a few pedals, but with the stompbox additions on the 30, I'm going to really need to sit down, and play through those before buying a pedal that I won't wind up using.

      Understand - nothing negative I am writing about is really the fault of the amp - it was a poor choice on my own part, not a failing on Peavey's.

      Bottom line: If you are a true beginner, or just need something to screw around with, this amp will have you set for a long time. However, if you are looking for something that will last you for the longer haul, go with a different model that has the MIDI and the additional stompboxes.
      I liked the fact that this had more amp models than...the other guy. If you are researching Modeling Amps, you know which one I am talking about...

      Lack of an actual effects loader is dissapointing, though - you CAN get pedals and switches to work through it, but it takes a small bit of coaxing.
      Everything except for the actual housing seems to be pretty well built. The housing itself is slightly thinner than I would like, but that can be a good thing - you aren't lugging around a tank, but I wouldn't suggest using it as a seat.
      For the price, I don't think ANYONE could go wrong on this.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Great amp but...

      By Smitty Wurben Yeager Man Janson

      from Texas

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      Comments about Peavey Vypyr 15 15W 1x8 Guitar Combo Amp:

      7
      This is a wonderful amp. It has great cleans and biting overdrives with excellent effects modeling. However if you are looking to play OVER drums in any application then you should step up the wattage. Go for the 30 watt or higher. Any setting over volume level 5 or 6 will be riddled with clicks, dropouts and distortion. Overall the amp is the best for the price!

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      How much?...yeah

      By Daniel Riley

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Peavey Vypyr 15 15W 1x8 Guitar Combo Amp:

      I originally had the 30w, which had the 10" speaker but traded it for this one (the 30 was to loud for my apartment). Nice bass response for such a small speaker (this was a concern for me). Controls are a little weird due to all the features on the amp. Once you figure it out its not bad at all, and I never even looked at the instructions.

      The only thing I could think of that I would like on this amp that it doesnt already have is a fuzz of some sort. The distortions vary enough to make up for that though. Great, near perfect, practice amp.
      The amp models are really what sets this amp apart from the rest. There are a lot of them and most of them sound very nice. The effects are pretty good to, however there are some that are worthless. Still, all the effects I need. Tuner is handy.
      Never had an issue with it, which was a concern when I bought the amp.
      I almost de-rated everything else to point out how great a value this amp is.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      An Awesome little amp

      By Metalholic86

      from Spanish Springs, NV

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      Comments about Peavey Vypyr 15 15W 1x8 Guitar Combo Amp:

      I bought this amp because I was interested in the 6505+ sound. I was shocked to hear the "Mega" sound that this small combo deliver's. Some may not care for this amp, but only if you don't have the right pickups. I have a Line6 spider IV 75 and this combo amp has a more 'real tube' sound compared to the digital output from the spider. Now that I think about it, I should've bought the Peavey over the Line6.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Peavey Vypyr 15 15W 1x8 Guitar Combo Amp

      By Yank_teh_bassist

      from Vero Beach, Fl

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      Comments about Peavey Vypyr 15 15W 1x8 Guitar Combo Amp:

      There are several things that are good and bad about this amp. Contrary to popular belief, these amps are not THAT hard to figure out, unless you're an idiot. That being said, these amps have BEUTIFUL modeling technology. Every amp setting is unique and has a voice of it's own. But that's also a bad thing. The 32-bit processing power is ALL processing power, therefore the amp can have it's digital spurts. In mine, the power amp seems to be failing.... in other words, it's having volume problems. I can have the master volume ALL the way down, yet it's loud enough to hear downstairs in my house. If I plug in headphones, half the signal goes to the phones, and the other half to the speaker, at intolerable volumes. I will be playing this amp and experience signifigant volume swells. But luckily, this amp is a huge value. I don't know if I'd dish out the cash for any more louder and bigger Vypyr's in fear that there might be another problem like this. I think the only problem with this amp is that it's too complicated, but then again i'm a "Set-it-and-forget-it" kind of guy. If you're looking for a chepish amp with BEAUTIFUL amp models, and don't mind a very loud amp, risk of getting the ones quality control missed, or a bit of knob twiddling, than I REALLY suggest this amp. On the other hand, if you're a no-frills type, steer clear of this one. On another note, The cabinet is really crappily made. It is made of very thin particle board. Although this amp is plenty loud for a smallish gig, I would never leave the house with it. If you ever drop this thing, it's done.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Vypyr

      By RennexGreyven

      from Taylorsville, UT

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      Comments about Peavey Vypyr 15 15W 1x8 Guitar Combo Amp:

      Great amp for a great price. If you need something small to jam with and give you some cool tones this is definitely the amp for you. It has everything you need and more.
      The main applications this amp has are phenomenal. The effects for the most part sound really realistic and natural. The tube amps have a lot of power and I was constantly trying to turn the amp down further though to no avail was at the lowest setting already. I had a lot of fun messing with the amp models and effects and found myself writing a lot of new riffs with sounds I hadn't thought possible before. The fact of the matter is it gives you the basics and does it exceptionally well. No footpedal no but it does deliver in the functionality of the tone and the ability it has to customize the tones and effects to your personal ear. There is a lot you can do with the amp and it will take a while before you get bored with it.
      The amp is very light. Doesnt feel like it will take a heavy beating but it definitely will hold up. Props for the overall design and the weight and portability of the amp.
      For the price this amp blows the competition out of the water. There is nothing that rivals the features and tone this thing provides.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Amp

      By Kyle Rochat

      from TN

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      Comments about Peavey Vypyr 15 15W 1x8 Guitar Combo Amp:

      Love this amp. It is legit!
      You can get endless amounts of different sounds out of this amp! It is practically an amp and a pedal all in one.
      Great Sound!
      Can't go wrong for the price.

      (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Great for begginers

      By Peter Watson

      from Narnia

      About Me Professional Musician

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Portable
      • Powerful

      Cons

      • Poor Sound Quality

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording

      Comments about Peavey Vypyr 15 15W 1x8 Guitar Combo Amp:

      Not bad for the price. It is really loud concidering it is only a 15 watt solid state. There are much better options out there, but this one isnt bad. After years of being a professional musician, I was able to dial in a god sound for Heavy metal, and I was also able to get a nice clean sound. The amp models sound nothing like the actual amps they are modelled after. I would reccomend something like a Roland Cube over this any day

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Good, but I can't turn off the effects?

      By Pokagbamo

      from Alliance, OH

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      Comments about Peavey Vypyr 15 15W 1x8 Guitar Combo Amp:

      When I first got this amp, I was impressed. Played a couple songs on my acoustic electric, then switched to my les paul...You can't turn the effects off. There has to be one effect on at all times and even when you turn everything way down its still very noticeable. I can't play any Green Day on it because of the effects. Other than that its a great amp.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Vypyrs...not just for guitars anymore!

      By HawkMcCain

      from Springfield, IL, USA

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      Comments about Peavey Vypyr 15 15W 1x8 Guitar Combo Amp:

      I found one of these in a music shop in Terre Haute. Got it home and plugged a bullet mic into the sucker. It took me a few tries to get the correct setting for it because I didnt yet have a manual for it. But man when I finally got it, that thing rips a new one to all the tube amps that all my fellow harmonica players say are the only way to go. Mine's inop right now due to a power surge during a gig, but I'm getting it fixed. I not only recommend the Vypyr 15 to guitarists, but also to all you harp players out there looking to save a bit of change on your next amp. Trust me....you'll thank me later!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      A Very Impressed Music Teacher!

      By Band Man 39

      from Lewisville,tx

      Comments about Peavey Vypyr 15 15W 1x8 Guitar Combo Amp:

      I was out just recently looking to purchase some step guitar gear for my Guitar playing son.I have to say as a musician and Music teacher I could find no better amp for him than the Peavy Vyper.My son and I were both very impressed with the big sound and versatility of this amp.And for the price it was more than obvious that there couldn't be a better amp in that price range.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Vypyr 15W

      By gene kinley

      from Arkansas

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      Comments about Peavey Vypyr 15 15W 1x8 Guitar Combo Amp:

      Great little amp, especially for the price. I bought it to use with my harmonicas and it works better than Hohner Voodoo amp at a third the price. I am playing with a Christian Blues band and the amp will hold up against the electric guitars. I practice at a 3 volume and play at around an 8 with more to go if needed. Would be a great practice or beginner amp for a guitar, which is what it was intended for. If you are going to use it in playing gigs, I would pay twice the price and get the 30w that will allow a stomp pedal and even more volume. You will be suprised at the volume that this 15w will push. Since I am using it with a harmonica, I wish it came with an xlr out. Great item, GREAT price.
      12 available presets are great. Would like to an xlr out.
      I added a 4 inch strip of plywood across the back bottom of amp. This made it more rigid and gave some place to throw an extension cord, a mic, etc.. while carrying from home to practice.
      GREAT price.

       
      1.0

      Epic fail.

      By Scotty

      from NE

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      Pros

      • weak, tinny , climited control.

      Cons

      • Difficult To Use
      • Limited Functions
      • Poor Sound Quality
      • Weak

      Best Uses

        Comments about Peavey Vypyr 15 15W 1x8 Guitar Combo Amp:

        I bough one of these 2 years ago. Played it maybe 25 times as a practice amp at home.
        Within 6 months the tuning knobs stopped responding, Can't adjust Pre gain,Low, Mid,High, post gain. Turn the tuning knobs and the lights just flicker and are erratic..
        Emailed Peavey, never heard back form them.
        Now it sits in a corner and collected dust to remind never to buy Peavey again. "Fool me once"

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