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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
  • 60 watts
  • 4 channels with 3-band EQ, master volume and pre- and post-gain controls
  • Real 6L6 tube power
  • 12" custom-voiced modeling loudspeaker
  • 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

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4.5

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Good Buy and awsome value for practice or jamming out.

Overall you cant go wrong with this amp if your begining or need something to practice with if you dont have any effect pedals. it is for sure worth the price and with a...Read complete review

Overall you cant go wrong with this amp if your begining or need something to practice with if you dont have any effect pedals. it is for sure worth the price and with a simple tube change this baby will impress you. It will take some time to tweek the channels ive had the amp for a month now and im still finding new sounds. you really cant go wrong if your not recording or gigging with the vypher. The 6l6's and the ax12 preamp will give you a wide variety of sounds. Swap the stock tubes out with some nice high end tubes and the sound will suprise you for the price. I give it a 8 compared to the other digital/tube amps it is catagorized with.
The Vyphyr is loaded with numerous features. 12 stomp box effects 12 amp settings 24 counting the higher gain setting on each channel, and 12 effects. Each tunable pretty easy to set each channel. The sanpera 2 foot switch is a must if your gonna spend the money on the amp. The amp would be what it is without the use of the peddals so save up and buy them with the amp. The looper is a one loop system its okay for what it is. For beginers you will enjoy this feature for more intermediate players you will get fustrated because you will need more looping cababilities. There is an auxiliry jack you can hook up your mp3 player and play along. The high gain krank channel if tuned right will give you a decent metal sound.
I give this amp a 6 because the craftsmenship of the amp. To be honest it is put together pretty cheap and its obvious. The tubes are cheap and kinda week. First thing that needs to be done is definitely a tube change. I swapped the stock rubys out for a nice set of groove tube power amp tubes and pre amp tube. It is deffinatly worth the money and bring out some nice tones much brighter and warmer. I can't complain about the issues because the price and the features that come with the amp. Cant complain the amp will crank up pretty loud also. I have also had issues with the sanpera footswitch it will lock up at times just cut the amp off and turn it back on. Other than that the amp will make some nice sounds.
This is where the vyphyr shines. You will get lots of tube tone and feel with all the effects and stomp boxs that is perfect for practice or jamming out. very portable you dont have to haul a bag full of effects pedals, a board,cables, and power supplies every where you go. I would recomend this amp to any beginer just because of all the other crappy solid state amps in the price range its a tube amp. But lets be honest its not gonna have a complete tube tone just because all the digital stuff that comes with it but it still sounds good. There is so many possibilities and differant styles of music you can play. The classic channels sound great even more so with the built in tube screamer setting that will turn make a decent sounding tube crunch. Dont try to compare this amp to other 40 and 50 watt all tube combo amps with real pedals. The vypher is still a digital amp and fall with others in its own catagory. The vypyr will blow the line6 away any day

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This amp model needs some improvement

Overall, this is a great sounding amp with many effects and amp models, it sounds better than the Line 6 Spider series I must say, and it delivers way more effects as well...Read complete review

Overall, this is a great sounding amp with many effects and amp models, it sounds better than the Line 6 Spider series I must say, and it delivers way more effects as well and they sound better since this is a hybrid amp and the tubes sound better. (Not a fan of pure digital computer solidstate amps, they're awful) But the quality of this amp, there are many flaws with the hardware, and the things need work. I am now in the process of trading this amp in for a Blackstar HT 20 and cabinet. The Vypyr was a great amp while it lasted, but it's time to move on to something more professional. The amp is really just a practice bedroom amp. It has the tendency to freeze and I had TWO of these. The 120 and the 60, and they both seem to have the same issues. It goes to show that these amps haven't been developed correctly. If they never had these problems in the first place, I might have kept this amp longer than only a year.
The amp has a lot of great features, a bunch of good effects, and good amp models that give out great tone. I also bought the Sanpera II pedal and it really gives it a bigger variety and helps to switch over to different effects and tons on the fly.
There are quite a few problems with these tube series models though. At first I owned a tube 60 I loved it, the sound quality is great. the different effects, and different amp tones were really great. But there were some occasions that when I switch to a different effect, the amp would freeze up, no sound would come out or nothing until you turned it off and unplugged it. It worked good for about a year, then all of a sudden, it created a loud buzzing noise, the tubes were bloodshot, the lights in my house would dim, and the room would smell like burnt dust. When I told someone, turned out the transister or a transformer inside shorted out. I received a loaner amp Vypyr 120 from the store I got this from due to a warranty I had on my tube 60, went home and hooked it up. About 15 minutes later, it did the same exact thing, it stopped when I left it sitting for a week, but still had problems freezing even more, I'll be rehearsing for a gig and my amp will freeze in the middle of a song, it is not trustworthy for a live setting, because if that happened live, it will completely ruin it. After saying this, it goes to show that Peavey needs to spend more time on these models, I'm not sure if it does this on the digital Vypyr line, but on the Tube series, after owning 2 of these and both models of the tube series, the 60 and 120, it goes to show that it really needs a lot of improvement, it seems that they rushed the development of these amps and need to go back and finish so these problems never happen commonly.
When I first got the amp, it was a heavy amp, it's at least 50 pounds and it has a handle. One thing I do not understand, (especially with the tube 120 because that amp was even heavier) is why is there no WHEELS? Line 6 . It looks durable, (though I've never dropped it or anything like that). I've carried it between gigs and it handles well and doesn't get messed up from sitting in the back of a Chevy Tahoe. A lot of the value however is the sound that the amp sends out. I play a lot of older rock, and some modern sounding rock, especially with my band. When I play alone with Van Halen stuff, with the effects and settings set up right I had it sound really close to Eddie's signature "Brown Sound", it can even sound like the sound from the Sammy Hagar years as well. Randy Rhoads stuff is also really great on this amp. Especially the soft chorus stuff like during the bridge sections of "I Don't Know", "Mr. Crowley" and the entire rhythm section of "Goodbye to Romance". Along with Classic sound it does Modern sounds too. With the Sanpera II, I discovered with the Pitch Shifter that if you had the second pitch tone (if that's what you call it) turned all the way up, you can pretty much tune the guitar with just your foot. And you can also use that effect like a floyd rose, which I thought was really cool. Although the amp quality is bad, the sound value of this amp is pretty good I must say.

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(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

This amp model needs some improvement

By Cody Tapp

from Louisville, Ky

Comments about Peavey VYPYR Tube 60 60W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

Overall, this is a great sounding amp with many effects and amp models, it sounds better than the Line 6 Spider series I must say, and it delivers way more effects as well and they sound better since this is a hybrid amp and the tubes sound better. (Not a fan of pure digital computer solidstate amps, they're awful) But the quality of this amp, there are many flaws with the hardware, and the things need work. I am now in the process of trading this amp in for a Blackstar HT 20 and cabinet. The Vypyr was a great amp while it lasted, but it's time to move on to something more professional. The amp is really just a practice bedroom amp. It has the tendency to freeze and I had TWO of these. The 120 and the 60, and they both seem to have the same issues. It goes to show that these amps haven't been developed correctly. If they never had these problems in the first place, I might have kept this amp longer than only a year.
The amp has a lot of great features, a bunch of good effects, and good amp models that give out great tone. I also bought the Sanpera II pedal and it really gives it a bigger variety and helps to switch over to different effects and tons on the fly.
There are quite a few problems with these tube series models though. At first I owned a tube 60 I loved it, the sound quality is great. the different effects, and different amp tones were really great. But there were some occasions that when I switch to a different effect, the amp would freeze up, no sound would come out or nothing until you turned it off and unplugged it. It worked good for about a year, then all of a sudden, it created a loud buzzing noise, the tubes were bloodshot, the lights in my house would dim, and the room would smell like burnt dust. When I told someone, turned out the transister or a transformer inside shorted out. I received a loaner amp Vypyr 120 from the store I got this from due to a warranty I had on my tube 60, went home and hooked it up. About 15 minutes later, it did the same exact thing, it stopped when I left it sitting for a week, but still had problems freezing even more, I'll be rehearsing for a gig and my amp will freeze in the middle of a song, it is not trustworthy for a live setting, because if that happened live, it will completely ruin it. After saying this, it goes to show that Peavey needs to spend more time on these models, I'm not sure if it does this on the digital Vypyr line, but on the Tube series, after owning 2 of these and both models of the tube series, the 60 and 120, it goes to show that it really needs a lot of improvement, it seems that they rushed the development of these amps and need to go back and finish so these problems never happen commonly.
When I first got the amp, it was a heavy amp, it's at least 50 pounds and it has a handle. One thing I do not understand, (especially with the tube 120 because that amp was even heavier) is why is there no WHEELS? Line 6 . It looks durable, (though I've never dropped it or anything like that). I've carried it between gigs and it handles well and doesn't get messed up from sitting in the back of a Chevy Tahoe. A lot of the value however is the sound that the amp sends out. I play a lot of older rock, and some modern sounding rock, especially with my band. When I play alone with Van Halen stuff, with the effects and settings set up right I had it sound really close to Eddie's signature "Brown Sound", it can even sound like the sound from the Sammy Hagar years as well. Randy Rhoads stuff is also really great on this amp. Especially the soft chorus stuff like during the bridge sections of "I Don't Know", "Mr. Crowley" and the entire rhythm section of "Goodbye to Romance". Along with Classic sound it does Modern sounds too. With the Sanpera II, I discovered with the Pitch Shifter that if you had the second pitch tone (if that's what you call it) turned all the way up, you can pretty much tune the guitar with just your foot. And you can also use that effect like a floyd rose, which I thought was really cool. Although the amp quality is bad, the sound value of this amp is pretty good I must say.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good Buy and awsome value for practice or jamming out.

By Jared Bellard

from way down south

Comments about Peavey VYPYR Tube 60 60W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

Overall you cant go wrong with this amp if your begining or need something to practice with if you dont have any effect pedals. it is for sure worth the price and with a simple tube change this baby will impress you. It will take some time to tweek the channels ive had the amp for a month now and im still finding new sounds. you really cant go wrong if your not recording or gigging with the vypher. The 6l6's and the ax12 preamp will give you a wide variety of sounds. Swap the stock tubes out with some nice high end tubes and the sound will suprise you for the price. I give it a 8 compared to the other digital/tube amps it is catagorized with.
The Vyphyr is loaded with numerous features. 12 stomp box effects 12 amp settings 24 counting the higher gain setting on each channel, and 12 effects. Each tunable pretty easy to set each channel. The sanpera 2 foot switch is a must if your gonna spend the money on the amp. The amp would be what it is without the use of the peddals so save up and buy them with the amp. The looper is a one loop system its okay for what it is. For beginers you will enjoy this feature for more intermediate players you will get fustrated because you will need more looping cababilities. There is an auxiliry jack you can hook up your mp3 player and play along. The high gain krank channel if tuned right will give you a decent metal sound.
I give this amp a 6 because the craftsmenship of the amp. To be honest it is put together pretty cheap and its obvious. The tubes are cheap and kinda week. First thing that needs to be done is definitely a tube change. I swapped the stock rubys out for a nice set of groove tube power amp tubes and pre amp tube. It is deffinatly worth the money and bring out some nice tones much brighter and warmer. I can't complain about the issues because the price and the features that come with the amp. Cant complain the amp will crank up pretty loud also. I have also had issues with the sanpera footswitch it will lock up at times just cut the amp off and turn it back on. Other than that the amp will make some nice sounds.
This is where the vyphyr shines. You will get lots of tube tone and feel with all the effects and stomp boxs that is perfect for practice or jamming out. very portable you dont have to haul a bag full of effects pedals, a board,cables, and power supplies every where you go. I would recomend this amp to any beginer just because of all the other crappy solid state amps in the price range its a tube amp. But lets be honest its not gonna have a complete tube tone just because all the digital stuff that comes with it but it still sounds good. There is so many possibilities and differant styles of music you can play. The classic channels sound great even more so with the built in tube screamer setting that will turn make a decent sounding tube crunch. Dont try to compare this amp to other 40 and 50 watt all tube combo amps with real pedals. The vypher is still a digital amp and fall with others in its own catagory. The vypyr will blow the line6 away any day

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

I wish it worked

By God's Fingers

from Wisconsin

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Comments about Peavey VYPYR Tube 60 60W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

I have a 30W and wanted a tube so I got the combo 60.It worked kinda. Initially, side by side with the 30 it was warmer so a good start, but that's where it ended. The sound wasn't as good as I'd hoped and In combo with the footswitch it would pop and get lost. Had to turn it off and on which meant going back to default presets. Using the volume sometimes a pop and gone. Turn it off then on again.I thought it was the pedal, but then one night the dirty side wouldn't play or played really harsh with awful decay even without the pedal. Had the preamp replaced and got it back and yesterday it just fried. And I found that I have to pay shipping back to Peavey.I just wanted a relatively inexpensive tube modeler for youth group worship but this is headed for the door and I'll use the 30w.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Loud and ready!!

By Billy Ogle

from SW Va.

Comments about Peavey VYPYR Tube 60 60W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

If you not loaded ( who is this days..) and want a amp that'll do more than get you by.you'll enjoy this amp. I own a Gibson w/burstbucker pro pups and it sounds good with the Vyper. This amp has enough built in effects to get you by on a gig, and paired with the right amp model( my favorites are the Marshell and the XXX ) You'll be suprised just how good it'll sound.I recommend getting the Sanpera II pedal to give you some verstilty on stage.If nothing else you;ll need the volume pedal becouse this thing can get loud.
so far no problems

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Not Ready for Primetime

By JESSIE HENRY

from Raleigh, NC

Comments about Peavey VYPYR Tube 60 60W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

In a future version with the bugs worked out, this will be great for people who want to minimize their rig. I couldn't even bother looking for firmware updates because it wasn't predictable. I would never trust it on stage though.
Lowered rating slightly because there is no acoustic simulator, and because you have to buy the footswitch separately (although you get access to 12 presets without it). Otherwise, all the features you need are there, straightforward, and sound good... when they work (more later). I am in a band that does 80s hair metal covers, and the 6505 model and onboard effects worked great.
The devil is in the details. This amp suffers from what I would call "lightweight construction". Its not flimsy, but it screams "not roadworthy". It is comparable to the Line 6 Sypder series.

I played this amp several times after the purchase. Twice at my band practice I hit one of the footswitches and the amp "locked up". I don't know what happened. Turning it off and back on returned it to the living. After the first time I said "if it happens again, it goes back". It happened again. And then just at the tail end of that practice, mid-song it the tone changed and became very thin, brittle, and hurt your ears. Again - a power cycle clears it up. Its going back, 6505+ combo here I come.
Well... if it worked this would be a 10 - I thought it sounded great, and at way less price than the Line6 equivilant... but it doesn't. Not reliably enough for anybody playing outside their home. And even inside I imagine this'd get old.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

awesome amp

By PRSESPLTD

from Iowa

Comments about Peavey VYPYR Tube 60 60W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

I just got this amp a few weeks ago and I've had some time to learn how to use it properly. this thing is amazing! I've used line 6 spiders just for the whole effects without stompboxes. the sound you get is horrible. don't even consider those. plus I hate the whole clean, crunch, metal, insane thing. its stupid. this amp really allows you to modify your tone. a lot of people claim this doesn't have the "tube sound" but dont listen to them i've played plenty of tube amps with much less of a "tube sound" than this. this amp has a wonderful tone and not just with metal tones but also clean blues tones. the A3 preset that comes with this is the perfect clean metallica tone (one, unforgiven3, nothing else matters, ect.) this thing is amazing for the money. its not a mesa boogie but anyone with a brain would find this and incredible and time saving considering no pedals or any of that stuff. ive had no problems with this amp so far. its awesome for gigs, really loud!!!!! buy it dont think about line 6 just buy this!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I Love This Amp

By Tom Townsend

from Bloomington, IN

Comments about Peavey VYPYR Tube 60 60W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

This little beauty is perfect for me - it allows me to explore (i.e. "play around with for hours at a time") a wide range of sound styles, while any one of them is seriously good enough to use professionally. I love the way the knobs behave the way knobs normally behave in real life - Pre- and Post- gain levels and Bass/Mid/Treb controls allow a wide range of sounds for each amp model. And then there is the Low-Gain/High-Gain versions of each amp, which again behaves like "real" amps. The Vypyr series has very nice effects - not all are ones I care about, but I was very pleased to see they included Tremolo and Rotary Speaker, as well as a couple of effects that are quite esoteric (Reverse, MOG); to me this shows the engineers were enjoying themselves. My first Vypyr was the 75 watt solid state - I really like the sounds of this amp - a great inexpensive choice - but the tube version is even better!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Sweeeet amp

By JB-MBkV6

from Undisclosed

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Comments about Peavey VYPYR Tube 60 60W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

Overall a great amp for the money. Tons of sounds,TUBES!!!! Get the foot switch and you shouldn't need anything else.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Fake

By Whiteyguitar

from Boston, Mass

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Comments about Peavey VYPYR Tube 60 60W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

Not quite sure what the tubes are doing but it's not producing a Stand out in your face sound, Gets buried in a Band or in a recording, The USB is a cool Idea just doesn't work with Pro Tools and the Line out /Head phone jack is only 1/8" jack, The Line 6 Bogner Valve is Just as bad if not worse, so if your an Old School Tube guy like me stay away....

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Don't waste your money

By Voxinator

from Florida

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Comments about Peavey VYPYR Tube 60 60W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

Crappy sounding amp with crappy digital effects that don't work half the time. Mine fades out when it heats up, then dies. I was warned before I bought it but was stupid enough to buy it. Don't expect a warm Fender-like clean tone. It has a brittle, thin, harsh tone. The distorion is computer-generated suitable for a kid who wants to make a lot of noise. Saving the presets is also a problem. Change one parameter, you have to change them all. Knobs and dials are hard to read. Cheap speaker, lousy tubes, lousy cabinet.

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