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Peavey Vypyr Tube 120 120W 2x12 Guitar Tube 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--plus 11 editable preamp "stomp box" effects and 11 editable post-amp "rack" effects with dual-parameter control. Players can use up to five effects simultaneously. When used with the optional Peavey Sanpera foot controller, the possibilities further expand from 12 in-amp presets to 400 programmable presets, with an on-board looper and more. The VYPYR also acts as its own computer audio interface, with a built-in studio-quality USB 2.0 output on most models that is recognized by computers as an audio device. The entire six-model VYPYR Series features the easy-to-use Peavey WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) interface.

FEATURES
  • 120 watts
  • 4 channels with 3-band EQ, master volume and pre- and post-gain controls
  • Real 6L6 tube power
  • Two 12" custom-voiced loudspeakers
  • 11 editable rack effects
  • 11 editable stomp-box effects
  • Up to 5 effects SIMULTANEOUSLY
  • On-board looper
  • On-board chromatic tuner
  • Up to 400 presets with optional Sanpera II footswitch
  • Studio-quality USB computer interface
  • MIDI In/Out
  • Tap tempo button
  • Studio-quality headphone output
  • MP3/CD/Aux input
  • Patented TransTube technology in the preamp

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PeaveyVypyr Tube 120 120W 2x12 Guitar Tube Amp
 
4.6

(based on 28 reviews)

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Fantastic Amp

I've heard this amp up against two line six models, a mesa head, rivera head and a dual rec. Hands down this amp performs on par with all of them. It is a...Read complete review

I've heard this amp up against two line six models, a mesa head, rivera head and a dual rec. Hands down this amp performs on par with all of them. It is a fantastic amp and worth every penny. I've said it before but don't sell yourself short and get a Sanpera I, you'll be wasting your money. Get the Sanpera II even if you have to wait and save your money.

Other things you should get with this amp: 1000VA UPS, a good BOSS chromatic Tuner.
Excellent features and sounds. No need for extra pedals. I don't like the onboard tuner it is a little spastic. I was having some problems with the amp at first but traced it down to power anomalies so I hooked it up to a 1000VA APC UPS (this thing is a computer afterall) and it has worked flawlessly ever since.
The amp is a bit of a beast weight wise, but not at all flimsy. If you want a foot pedal, get the Sanpera II. Don't bother with the Sanpera I, especially if you play live performances. It is far too easy to kick in the looper and suddenly you'll have loops playing over your live performance.

The sounds this amp produces rival the Line 6 (my rhythm guitarist plays one). The sound is full and the amp itself is very loud, plenty for stand alone gigging. At four or five on the volume it is perfect for being mic'd in larger play situations. Get a guitar stand that gets the amp up off the floor.

The tube power section provides plenty of drive.
Unmatched. This is an excellent amplifier. A little flakey (tuner and adversity to power anomalies) but man for the price it rivals much better amps. Add the Sanpera II and you have a full setup without a bunch of foot pedals to go south on you.

I would strongly suggest getting some sort of power conditioning it will take care of any power issues your might cause, also spikes caused by PA and lights hooked up on the same circuit.

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Not for a Metal player

This Amp is great if you don't mind constant investments for repairs. About three months after I bought this amp, the processor went out. A new processor cost a hundred and forty-five, which...Read complete review

This Amp is great if you don't mind constant investments for repairs. About three months after I bought this amp, the processor went out. A new processor cost a hundred and forty-five, which was a total waste, because 1 month after having a new processor installed, the amp went out again. The clean settings on this amp are nice and creamy, and easily adjustable. Peavey headquarters told me that my amp most likely went out because of my contant use of distortion (I play rock and metal), so if you're like me and love playing with distortion, than perhaps this amp is not your best match.

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fantastic Amp

By Larry Boeldt

from WI

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Comments about Peavey Vypyr Tube 120 120W 2x12 Guitar Tube Amp:

I've heard this amp up against two line six models, a mesa head, rivera head and a dual rec. Hands down this amp performs on par with all of them. It is a fantastic amp and worth every penny. I've said it before but don't sell yourself short and get a Sanpera I, you'll be wasting your money. Get the Sanpera II even if you have to wait and save your money.

Other things you should get with this amp: 1000VA UPS, a good BOSS chromatic Tuner.
Excellent features and sounds. No need for extra pedals. I don't like the onboard tuner it is a little spastic. I was having some problems with the amp at first but traced it down to power anomalies so I hooked it up to a 1000VA APC UPS (this thing is a computer afterall) and it has worked flawlessly ever since.
The amp is a bit of a beast weight wise, but not at all flimsy. If you want a foot pedal, get the Sanpera II. Don't bother with the Sanpera I, especially if you play live performances. It is far too easy to kick in the looper and suddenly you'll have loops playing over your live performance.

The sounds this amp produces rival the Line 6 (my rhythm guitarist plays one). The sound is full and the amp itself is very loud, plenty for stand alone gigging. At four or five on the volume it is perfect for being mic'd in larger play situations. Get a guitar stand that gets the amp up off the floor.

The tube power section provides plenty of drive.
Unmatched. This is an excellent amplifier. A little flakey (tuner and adversity to power anomalies) but man for the price it rivals much better amps. Add the Sanpera II and you have a full setup without a bunch of foot pedals to go south on you.

I would strongly suggest getting some sort of power conditioning it will take care of any power issues your might cause, also spikes caused by PA and lights hooked up on the same circuit.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent, but not Perfect

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Peavey Vypyr Tube 120 120W 2x12 Guitar Tube Amp:

I've had this amp for a while now. I really love it, but there are some shortcomings.First, the general tone out of this amp is excellent. To my non-professional ear, the amp tones sound authentic. I also think the effects, while maybe not 100% as good as indivudual pedals, are also very good. I love my Line6 POD X3 and would've been very happy buying a Line6 amp, but I don't like the controls Line6 uses for their effects; it's just a single dial to give you more or less effect. The Vyper allows much more control and I think their effects sound better anyway. I also think this amp is a very good value; it's pretty inexpensive for tubes and this much flexibility and power.On the downside, for one, this is very heavy. I don't travel with it so that's not an issue for me, though. I was also disappointed to find out that mine came with firmware that was 3-4 generations old and updating it is a real hassle that may even come with unforutnate consequences. My biggest complaint is a sound gate that kicks in on overdriven models. It makes the amp almost unplayable at bedroom volumes and sometimes even uncertain at live volumes. I need to have service look at mine because I can't believe it's supposed to be like this.All that said, I don't think there's a better modeling amp out there, especially for the price. I wish the sound gate wasn't a problem, but I'm still glad I have this amp.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Not for a Metal player

By MalProph21

from MN

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Pros

  • Excellent Sound
  • Good Warmth
  • Powerful

Cons

  • Constant Maintenance
  • Over Heating

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Events
  • Performances

Comments about Peavey Vypyr Tube 120 120W 2x12 Guitar Tube Amp:

This Amp is great if you don't mind constant investments for repairs. About three months after I bought this amp, the processor went out. A new processor cost a hundred and forty-five, which was a total waste, because 1 month after having a new processor installed, the amp went out again. The clean settings on this amp are nice and creamy, and easily adjustable. Peavey headquarters told me that my amp most likely went out because of my contant use of distortion (I play rock and metal), so if you're like me and love playing with distortion, than perhaps this amp is not your best match.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very Very Versatile

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Peavey Vypyr Tube 120 120W 2x12 Guitar Tube Amp:

I traded the tube 60 in for this tube 120. The one speaker wasnt cutting it. I play with a couple different bands of different styles and this amp rocks at them all. There are downsides to it. GRIPE 1: It sounds awsome w/master vol past 7 but the Master volume is turned up, it gets brighter, really really bright by 7 so you need to adjust the eq as needed while playing at the volume you will be playing at. I have all settings w/ treble and mid on 1. I play at 9-10 live so my settings sound like muffled junk when playing in my house with the volume below 1. I also gig w/9band eq(its that bright and the mid frequencies need a little beef). Gripe 2: The amp models dont sound close to the real thing. They sound great but (peavey even says this on the website) they are just eq'd like the original(6505 more bass less mid, recto more highs...etc) they do sound great but the XXX doesnt sound anything like my real XXX, and the red channels for the recto, krank, jsx are all way too bright to use when the master is up at anything above 7. For metal tones i use the 6505 with the treble and mid on 1 and the gain on 5. No other gripes besides those two small easily fixed with a separate eq pedal. Most people i see in the prev reviews dont even turn it past 3. ha. Ive had it for a year and gig 2-3 times a week and it hasnt had any problems. Sounds best after being warmed up for 20 min. All effects are professional sounding and easily adjusted. U need a separate delay to get that Edge sound. It is plenty loud and sounds great miked but the sound doesnt carry well, outdoors. Standing 25 ft away all you hear is high fizzle. I love this amp and have worked with the brightness of it. It has great tone and you're not stuck with a one sound amp. Definitaly get it, you wont reqret it. Heads up... its HEAVY!!!!! so buy a hand truck.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

very cool combo>.........

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Peavey Vypyr Tube 120 120W 2x12 Guitar Tube Amp:

I have a jsx now for a year or so i also had peavey amps dating back to the renoun 400 days (83 or so)and i will tell ya the vyper120 can do whatever your ear wants and loud as can be even with out adding two more 12s ... but when ya do ... nothing you cant do, sound and vol wise . The v120 rolls with impunity ... done !

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Buy the head, not the combo. Great features!

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Peavey Vypyr Tube 120 120W 2x12 Guitar Tube Amp:

I bought the 120w combo with 2x12's. I couldn't get a good thick sound with it. I know it's an open back 2x12 cabinet, but I think the factory speakers (whatever they are) are very tinny sounding. I sent the combo back and got the 120w head by itself and bought a mashall 1960 4x12 cabinet. IT SOUNDS AWESOME!! This is a great amp!! The features rock and that warm tube sound is awesome!! The effects make sense the way they are setup and the amp models really do sound like the amps they are based on. Unlike some modeling amps these all sound really good.For the money, no other head out there can touch it!!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Amp

By IbanezAustin

from Windsor, CA

Comments about Peavey Vypyr Tube 120 120W 2x12 Guitar Tube Amp:

I purchased this amp about a year ago, and it's my first tube amp. I moved up from a Kustom Quad 100DFX, so naturally when i heard this amp i was amazed. I have only had one problem with it so far, and that is that when im playing it will start humming pretty loud and then turn off and one of the tubes in the back will be glowing really bright? Its happened twice and both times it has blown the fuse in the back. I replaced the fuse and it hasnt done it for 4 months. Other than that it has been a great amp! I plan on having it for a long time, and am more than satisfied with it.

(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

vypyr 120 tube

Comments about Peavey Vypyr Tube 120 120W 2x12 Guitar Tube Amp:

there's a lot to say about this amp. after owning this amp for a few months i have converted it into a head, 1 large open back 2x12 with the vypyr speakers, 1 medium closed back 2x12 with my eminence man o war and tonker, and 1 table which is the old combo box. this is a huge upgrade for me. it ads so much clarity and balls and takes away so much fuzz, the bass through the combo is fake sounding but this can be better to cut through in a band. it is nice having the extra speakers. i put them in the cabinet my eminence used to be in and together these cabinets complement each other, regardless of the speakers that would be in them really. so i don't really recoment getting the combo of this unless you are on a tight budget or would buy a better cabinet later, it is only $50 more though for the combo. the combo still probably sounds better then other amps in this price. the combo does not have ohm selection though. you can plug in either 1 or 2 16 ohm cabinets which luckily is just what i had. i play mostly medium gain heavy metal. i was not concerned with the "gray area" tones at first, just needed great cleans and great distortion. the cleans are just great, warm, pretty, and clear. there's a lot to be said about the distortion because of how many models there are. i have finally pretty much stuck to the 6505 model because of how tasty it is, i like to have a big midrange and medium gain in such a way that it sounds demonic rather than washy. but for some reason the 6505 model has so much gain i have it turned almost all the way down to get it how i like it. doesn't matter. this model also has so much more bass then the others, and this is rather noticable if you have a large open back 2x12 in your setup. oh well. all the models represent some truth to what the amp really sounds like, so i will not describe them. i recorded an album with this amp with my band which is not metal (i am the drummer) and we used the plexi for the distortion and ac30 (i think that's the british model) for cleans. the guitarists like a bit of grit in the cleans. both tones were amazing! im not crazy about it's effects. overdrive stompboxes and chorus make it sound digital when it's in distortion. where my old line 6 had great chorus. good reverb though, good controll over delay which sounds good, the rest to me are just for fun sometimes. though the compressor is nice sometimes. there is 2 or 3 pitch shifters. thats rediculous. come on. and ring modulator? for what? but some people would like these, so for you they are there! you do have good controll over the effects, it was designed well this way. untill you go to some effects and stompboxes this amp does not sound digital! (the line 6 sounded like an angry computer) i can hear what sounds like a fake sound in it but it is hard to tell not knowing what a real amp sounds like, and you will not notice that this is a cheaper amp on a recording, nobody would second guess the tone if say killswitch was using this head on a record or live. people compare this amp to much more expensive ones it models while running it through a $50 cab? (it's $50 more for the speakers and cab) i can see why this amp wouldn't shine to some people! put it through good speakers and cab and it will expload with life and clarity. the cab seems worse then the speakers, and it's nice to have these speakers laying around incase you want them later, like i did after building a second 2x12 for my eminence speakers. but speaker and cabinet selection is only preference! you may like the combo just how it is!

 
5.0

Whatever?!

By mikethrom

from Indianapolis, IN

Comments about Peavey Vypyr Tube 120 120W 2x12 Guitar Tube Amp:

I almost didn't buy the tube version because I didn't see the point, then I just said what the heck. I'm glad I did because this amp has plenty of volume and sounds incredible. I'm going to start gigging with this amp as soon as I can get a Sanpera II pedal. Great job PEAVEY!!!

 
5.0

awsome amp

By vypyrnschectertone

from connecticut

Comments about Peavey Vypyr Tube 120 120W 2x12 Guitar Tube Amp:

I just got this amp recently and it's amazing, brought it to band practice and was able to crank it with my EMG equipped schecter hellraiser deluxe and the tone was just amazing, the models probly don't sound 'exactly' like the originals but there still amazing and are unique in there own right. I can't say how well built it is since i've only had it for a few days but it seems sturdy. Bottom line, great amp, great price, great tone, and I highly reccomend it.

 
5.0

The Last Amp You'll Ever Need

By LadyLeadGuitar

from Leander, Texas (Austin area)

Comments about Peavey Vypyr Tube 120 120W 2x12 Guitar Tube Amp:

I have used all kind of amps and this one beats them hands down. The effects on the the Vypyr 120 Tube are all very much like the pedals and rack effects you would add on to any amp. You can tweak them to your hearts content and get the exact sound you want without having a computer degree to do it. The different amp models are fantastic and give tremendous flexibility to your sound. When you add the Sanpera 2 foot controller you are able to program and save settings to use on stage seamlessly, if you feel you must. The built in presets are all awesome to begin with! The Looper gives a 3 piece band the ability to have your rhythm guitar keep going while you play a lead over the top so there is no drop in sound quality during the solo part of a song. The tap tempo allows you to set delays to perfectly sinc with any song on the fly. I have been playing in bands since 1980 and this amp does it all! My only problem with it - as a small person - is it weighs 75 lbs and has no wheels. But you can bet I'll be adding them soon! Get this amp! You can't beat it for features or price.

 
5.0

TALK ABOUT AMAZING!!!!!!!!

By StratMan460

from milford pa

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Comments about Peavey Vypyr Tube 120 120W 2x12 Guitar Tube Amp:

This amp is the best amp you will EVER have, especially if you get the sanpera II pedal with your purchase!!! You can check out my review for it, just look at the name. With at least 100 combinations for effects, this amp rocks the stage, and you can edit the effects, which is AWSOMELY MERATICAL DUDE!!! Also, this thing is LOUD, I've never heard it over but get the MB-53 instrument mic you don't NEED to turn it over 3!!!!!!

 
5.0

Peavey Rocks!!

By richardcbrooke

from Richmond, VA

Comments about Peavey Vypyr Tube 120 120W 2x12 Guitar Tube Amp:

I got this in last week and I love it. I was a little taken aback by the lights at first, but once I started writing my own patches I totally got why they are there. No matter where the knobs are set, you can see where you are. You'll buy it too, just try one and you'll see!!

 
5.0

FormerBostonRocker

By Eata Fan

from Ma/NH area

Comments about Peavey Vypyr Tube 120 120W 2x12 Guitar Tube Amp:

I got a Clasic 30 a few years ago and for a strait up tube amp it rocks so if this is any indication of the Quality of the Vyper, Man it should be a Screamer and very Flexible. Thank You Mr H. Peavey. The lil guy's Champion !

 
5.0

Pro Player Loves Vypyr!!!!!!

By RonThomas993

from Birmingham, AL

Comments about Peavey Vypyr Tube 120 120W 2x12 Guitar Tube Amp:

After years and years of playing in clubs and lugging around an ever growing and ridiculous pedal board, I have finally found my heaven amp. I play loud, lots of Zepplin, Floyd and also heavier stuff like Priest and 80's metal, and was very sceptical about an amp like this. Bottom line, the Vypyr delivers and does an amazing job. I got the amp and the big pedal board, the Sanpera II, and I don't even have to have 1 more pedal. Heck, the amp powers the pedal, so I don't even need a power cable to the edge of the stage!! My life just got a lot easier. THANK YOU PEAVEY!!!

 
5.0

My Vypyr rocks!!

By LikeButtah

from Chicago, IL

Comments about Peavey Vypyr Tube 120 120W 2x12 Guitar Tube Amp:

If you don't get this amp, you must not be a thinking person. It has everything you need to rock live and it's plenty loud! I love this amp and have been having a ball with it, not to mention now I don't have to carry all my pedals to the gig and get crud all over them. I think it sounds great and it's probably a better clean amp than you would ever think. You won't be sorry if you buy this amp!!

 
5.0

To gig or not to gig?

By EspLtdEc100EMG81

from Tennessee

Comments about Peavey Vypyr Tube 120 120W 2x12 Guitar Tube Amp:

I bought the 120 tube and the sanpera II pedal together....I do a lot of playing at home and for the neighbors whether they want to hear or not. I have heard many things about tubes like it don't sound good unless its loud, it just doesn't feel right unless its a marshall, or a mesa. I have had peavey's all my life, and I've played the marshalls loud and the mesa and b52 they are great but I don't have the money or the room for a half stack or even 2 grand for a marshall combo. For the price, you can't beat it. It sounds great on 2 so what if its dialed in...You can't get a great sound from the other tube amps at 2, and like tube amps it sounds better the louder it is. I love the twin amp model, but it seems like when I tested the other amps I could either have an amazing clean channel or a great tube distortion.... not both.. but this amp has it. If your a fan boy and you need to have the name.. don't buy this but if you want a great amp the costs a third of what you would pay to get all pedals and your marshall or mesa....nuff said. The only reason I gave it a 4.5 on quality is because its not as heavy as my other 2 12. It does suck to have to have the pedal to use the looper but if your giggin you wouldn't want to run to your amp every song to change the tone so take the good with the bad. Its very versital in tone and in room/crowd situations. Yeah you could pay for a giga delay for longer delays then buy a looper....but I payed half of that for the pedal and it controls all of it. I haven't had any problems with it except for choosing an setting to stick with for more than 3 minutes...there are so many. Its a great product. My peaveys have lasted through hell and back and im sure this will be no exception. Buy this amp its a great investment to your playing and possibly your career.

 
5.0

I love it!

By DigitalJedi

from Wichita Falls, TX

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Comments about Peavey Vypyr Tube 120 120W 2x12 Guitar Tube Amp:

This thing is versatile! I got the Sanpera II pedal with this purchase and I must say the possibilities are endless. I was especially taken back by the quality of the amp models. You can pull off any distortion type that you want very well. I used to play a B-52 AT-100 head through a Mesa cab and I would dare to say that the rectified channel on this Peavey amp competes with my old B-52. The volume on this thing is astronomical. I haven't had to turn it up over about 3.5 yet and I gig with a 6 piece rock/blues/classic rock cover band. The max volume setting is 13 so I can't imagine turning way up. All around good amp for any style you play and very gig-worthy!

 
5.0

Almost too good!!

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Peavey Vypyr Tube 120 120W 2x12 Guitar Tube Amp:

I've read some of the critiques of this amp and I just don't get it, this amp is awesome!! It's got more power than I need, so I have plenty of headroom, and every sound I could ever need. What more could you want???

 
5.0

Way to go Peavey!!!

By LeadGuitarMike

from Phoenix, AZ

Comments about Peavey Vypyr Tube 120 120W 2x12 Guitar Tube Amp:

I took a 'risk' and bought the most expensive amp in the Vypyr line, never have bought a modeling amp before. I got this and the Sanpera II pedal and I love them!! I wanted tubes, but I wanted plenty of clean headroom so that the models made the tone and not so much the tubes. I use a lot of different sounds and effects, so I've always needed a lot of pedals. WIth this amp, I don't have to use my pedals anymore, they're IN the amp!!! It sounds fantastic and I've had 0% problems with it. Unlike most people, I've never owned a Peavey amp, but I highly recommend this amp and will buy Peavey again!!

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