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A 20W combo with bass, acoustic and electric guitar models.

The Peavey VYPYR VIP 1 guitar modeling combo amp provides amplification for a variety of instruments using Variable Instrument Performance technology. Peavey uses a combination of powerful 32-bit, floating point SHARC processors and patented TransTube analog circuitry to create some of the best sounding modeling amps available.

All VYPYR effects, amp models and parameter controls can be accessed without plugging into a computer, unlike many other modeling amps. The USB bi-directional data and audio port provides an easy way to record, connect to VYPYR software, store presets, get lessons and practice to backing tracks. All the features from the original VYPYR series is here, plus more power, effects, amp models, instrument models and other added goodies!

FEATURES
  • Acoustic guitar simulation
  • Bass guitar simulation
  • Acoustically ported semi-closed back
  • Patented TransTube technology
  • 16 presets
  • 25 amp accessible effects
  • 36 onboard amp models
  • Six bass amp models
  • Six acoustic amp models
  • Enhanced chromatic tuner
  • On-board looper
  • WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) controls
  • Amp accessible real time dual parameter controls
  • Amp accessible global reverb and delay
  • Tap Temp
  • Bi-directional USB - Data - MIDI - Audio record out
  • Aux/MP3/CD input
  • Studio quality headphone out
  • Up to four effects simultaneously

Call or click to pick up this combo that morphs from a bass amp, to an electric amp, to an acoustic amp.

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PeaveyVYPYR VIP 1 20W 1x8 Guitar Modeling Combo Amp
 
4.5

(based on 48 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (32)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Portable (38)
  • Excellent sound (36)
  • Good power output (34)
  • Easy to use (31)
  • Warm / comfy (29)

Cons

  • Limited functions (3)

Best Uses

  • Home studio (33)
  • Amateur recording (25)
  • Performances (19)
  • Professional recording (17)
  • Outdoor events / games (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (27), Novice (10), Professional musician (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Big Tube Sound out of a Lil Amp

I think for a small amp this puts out an unbeatable quality tone and it is extremely versatile. I have all Vypyr VIP versions 1, 2 and 3 and all have the same great...Read complete review

I think for a small amp this puts out an unbeatable quality tone and it is extremely versatile. I have all Vypyr VIP versions 1, 2 and 3 and all have the same great sound. For a great practice amp this is it. It also records great. The flexibility of the amp gives you great acoustic amp Sims and great electric acoustic Sims. I think the bass amps are beautiful and so good for recording bass or practicing with great tone. Acoustic guitar really excels here with the Trace amp sim. I think it is the best grab and go, sound great, out of the box practice amp, period. For big sound out of a little amp, this one is the winner. You don't need any pedals cause it does it all. It will take pedals into the amp well. I like the clean Triple X setting that gives me perfect fidelity to run my multi fx into it and it does not color the sound and stays true to my multi fx tone when I wanna use it. The Zoom G1xon is a great multi and a perfect pair with the VIP series. I get some of my best tones out of this combo than some expensive pedal boards with much less tweaking. After you see how nice it is you can do what I did which was to step up to the VIP 2 or VIP 3. The tones are compatible and free software librarian makes it ultra easy to save and bounce sounds around. I have the Sanpera pedal board and was shocked to see that this Lil amp becomes totally controllable and has 400 user accessible presets. So you can practice on this Lil fella and then go to a bigger 100 watt VIP 3 onstage exactly the same footswitching.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

On the right track, but

Great idea, but it rattles bad when I play my bass. The accoustic and electric guitars sound great. If they get that worked out I would try it again.

Great idea, but it rattles bad when I play my bass. The accoustic and electric guitars sound great. If they get that worked out I would try it again.

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(50 of 50 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Big Tube Sound out of a Lil Amp

By Marky Mark

from Pittsburgh PA

About Me Experienced

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Peavey VYPYR VIP 1 20W 1x8 Guitar Modeling Combo Amp:

    I think for a small amp this puts out an unbeatable quality tone and it is extremely versatile. I have all Vypyr VIP versions 1, 2 and 3 and all have the same great sound. For a great practice amp this is it. It also records great. The flexibility of the amp gives you great acoustic amp Sims and great electric acoustic Sims. I think the bass amps are beautiful and so good for recording bass or practicing with great tone. Acoustic guitar really excels here with the Trace amp sim. I think it is the best grab and go, sound great, out of the box practice amp, period. For big sound out of a little amp, this one is the winner. You don't need any pedals cause it does it all. It will take pedals into the amp well. I like the clean Triple X setting that gives me perfect fidelity to run my multi fx into it and it does not color the sound and stays true to my multi fx tone when I wanna use it. The Zoom G1xon is a great multi and a perfect pair with the VIP series. I get some of my best tones out of this combo than some expensive pedal boards with much less tweaking. After you see how nice it is you can do what I did which was to step up to the VIP 2 or VIP 3. The tones are compatible and free software librarian makes it ultra easy to save and bounce sounds around. I have the Sanpera pedal board and was shocked to see that this Lil amp becomes totally controllable and has 400 user accessible presets. So you can practice on this Lil fella and then go to a bigger 100 watt VIP 3 onstage exactly the same footswitching.

    (13 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    8 string? NO JOKE!!

    By fryeguy

    from Dallas, Fort Worth Texas

    About Me Experienced

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    Pros

    • Portability
    • Price
    • Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Peavey VYPYR VIP 1 20W 1x8 Guitar Modeling Combo Amp:

        I know you're not reading this to learn all about me but I think my experiences definitely add to the appeal of this amp & better explains why it kicks a. I play mostly metal/metalcore/djent/jazz stuff. I play an Agile Septor Elite 8 string with EMG 808s. I've been playing for 15+ years, I've owned all kinds of tube, solid state, & hybrid heads & combos. Some good, some not so good. I've been a die hard fan of Line 6 from the beginning. Despite the naysayers, they have a loyal following & for good reason. I've owned several Line 6 amps & I've been relying on my original red bean POD as my main practice/recording tool for at least the last 10 years. (I tried the newer HD version as well but it just wasn't for me) There's just something so right about the original & I've gotten so much praise over my tone over the years, thanks mostly to my POD. I will say Line 6 does metal exceptionally well & it's been my go-to since forever but I think it's finally met its match.

        I'm genuinely astounded at the tones coming out of this amp. First things first, I've owned a block letter 5150 stack, a Valveking 100 stack, & a 6505+ 112 combo & I tell you what, this amp can get so close to those amps it's amazing! Not in terms of volume of course but the tonal dynamics, responsiveness, & overall sound, just WOW. The level of tonal quality & characteristics can be heard on all the other amp models too. It takes a lot to impress me & I'm impressed. It's the amp I never knew I needed so much. This amp, & frankly the entire Vypyr series, is a true diamond in the rough. Seriously, tone gurus, tube purists, & gear snobs alike need to set aside their biases & give this amp an honest chance. Trust me, I get the appeal of the "real deal amps" & they're amazing but, & maybe it's just me, why should I fork over stupid amounts of money for the genuine article when I can spend a fraction on something that sounds SO close? I'm over the phase of caring what others think of my gear, for me it's all about the tone &, to quote Metallica, nothing else matters. This thing is good for solo practice, band practice, & you can mic it on stage. Who cares that it's small & it's not an expensive boutique tube amp? I should also mention I'm a dad & husband & I work for a living so good deals like this are a godsend for me. Family is so much more important than gear so thank you Peavey for offering this kind of quality at such a small price.

        I stumbled upon & purchased the original 15w Vypyr not too long ago & was so impressed with the tone it produced I sold it & got the updated/upgraded model. The difference between the 2...well the 20w is more powerful/louder of course, noticeably better overall build quality, an added 3/4 rear speaker enclosure (thank you! much tighter/deeper bass response!), addition of bass/acoustic modeling, the list just goes on & on as far as features go.

        Guys I really believe Peavey is onto something here & I have no doubt that history will prove that I'm right. People are going to start taking notice, it's only a matter of time & I hope it helps change the whole dynamic for other amp manufacturers. You CAN give customers good tone & quality without asking for their soul &/or entire savings! Now that technology has come this far, it's obvious things in the industry are going to start changing & I'm proud to be part of that shift. I don't know about you guys but I've already spent enough money on gear! Thanks again Peavey, you deserve all the praise in the world & you'd be a fool not to purchase one of these amps. BUY THE AMP!

        (9 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great amp, can't believe it

        By Chris

        from Little Rock, AR

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Everything Really
        • Excellent Sound
        • Good Warmth
        • Portable
        • Powerful

        Cons

        • Volume Dial Is Touchy

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Peavey VYPYR VIP 1 20W 1x8 Guitar Modeling Combo Amp:

        I can't believe this an is as inexpensive as it is. It really is the best solid state am I have ever played through. All of the amps and effects in this thing are perfectly modeled after the real things. I own a 6505+ and can vouch that the 6505+ model in the VIP1 sounds exactly like the real deal. The bass guitar and acoustic guitar models that can be used with an electric guitar sound genuine and not cheesy. They did a great job with that. The Vpyyr Edit software that you can download and use with this amp is great and makes fine tuning all of the settings and presets even easier than it already is on the amp itself. This amp also comes with Peavey's Revalver software. This amp is plenty loud for small performances and practicing with a band. It's lightweight and sounds fantastic!

        (8 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        WOW - Fantastic amp

        By String bender

        from Midland MI

        About Me Novice

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        Pros

        • Excellent Sound
        • Good Warmth
        • Portable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Practice

          Comments about Peavey VYPYR VIP 1 20W 1x8 Guitar Modeling Combo Amp:

          Cool sounds - tons of effect - incredible deal

          (7 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Nice try, but I won't be keeping it.

          By Das_Mikey

          from Largo, Floriduh

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          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Portable
          • Powerful
          • Very Configurable

          Cons

          • Master Volume Goes To 13
          • Poor Sound Quality
          • Rattles With A Bass

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording

          Comments about Peavey VYPYR VIP 1 20W 1x8 Guitar Modeling Combo Amp:

          I bought this mainly as a bass practice amp for my wife, but I also wanted to use this for recording/practicing guitar and theremin. I started with the bass as that would be the amp's primary function and any time I hit a G (anywhere on the bass) the amp would rattle badly. Also, the low F - G# would rattle it as well. The only way to combat this was to turn the volume down on the bass.
          I tried 2 basses, both with passive pickups. Same result. I had the master volume at 2, it just got worse if I cranked it up.

          It was fine for guitar with a real hot gain as a default, but I couldn't get past the terrible bass response. I'm returning it.

          (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          WOW!!!

          By Yarmon

          from Chiloquin or

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          Pros

          • And For The Price Get It
          • Easy To Use
          • Excellent Sound
          • Good Warmth
          • Portable
          • Powerful

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Events
          • Home Studio
          • Performances

          Comments about Peavey VYPYR VIP 1 20W 1x8 Guitar Modeling Combo Amp:

          i was looking for an inexpensive small amp to tote around with me where ever as i have the viper 100wt 2 12 and it's big and heavy and takes up allot of room so i stumbled onto this little gem it's small has lots of effects light weight ok i'm sold' it came i plugged in and was blow away i can not be leave the sound that comes out of this little thing and the effects are better than my giant peavey it is exactly what i wanted a power house in a small package that isn't cumbersome. now when i first powered it on i had the hum but quickly realized the pre and post gain was all the way up just turn down with minor adjustments and wallah no more hum. i have been playing 13yrs been thru allot of amps big and small but with the technology these days WOW! so that's it happy jamming

          (5 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Tone to the Bone!

          By Tone monster

          from Chicago, Illinois

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Amazing Marshall Voice
          • Excellent Sound
          • Good Warmth
          • Great Tone Setting
          • Powerful

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Events
          • Home Studio
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Peavey VYPYR VIP 1 20W 1x8 Guitar Modeling Combo Amp:

          Most modeling amps can't do everything well...this one does. I was floored when I played thought it for the first time and the love has not worn off. Sounds great at low volume and even better cranked. Going to by the big brother...

          (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Awesomely Versatile.

          By RavenHavok

          from Pennsylvania

          About Me Professional Musician

          See all my reviews

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording

            Comments about Peavey VYPYR VIP 1 20W 1x8 Guitar Modeling Combo Amp:

            This Amp Sounds great as a Bass Amp and helps my bottom end electric guitar sound like much more. I use it at home for jamming and demo recording. Only had it for 2 weeks but have not had any issues with the amp itself. Great price for my favorite modeling amp to date.

            (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Worth the price

            By Pluggy

            from North Carolina

            About Me Experienced

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            Pros

            • Portable

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Peavey VYPYR VIP 1 20W 1x8 Guitar Modeling Combo Amp:

                This has dozens of sounds, enough for a whole family. Few players will use all. This should satisfy every garage band, home recorder, and small-room player. A lot of fun for little money.

                (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Really good amp for experienced players

                By Jeff

                from Corning, NY

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Home Studio
                  • Performances

                  Comments about Peavey VYPYR VIP 1 20W 1x8 Guitar Modeling Combo Amp:

                  Basically, I've been playing guitar probably when I was 15. But overall, the actual amp is really good for experienced players. It could be even used for beginner players ranging from skill levels.

                  It definitely does have a good sound to it. Especially when your jamming along with old time bands like Metallica, Skid Row, and Twisted sister. The distortion can get really heavy if your into heavy metal. I love the clean guitar sound especially when you add the Chorus to it.

                  I love the headphone jack to it because when somebody is sleeping, you can just plug headphones and just practice jamming and coming up with different licks.

                  This is a definite buy if you have a wide variety of music. It works for any type of music from classical music to heavy metal.

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