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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 44 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (29)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Portable (35)
  • Excellent sound (32)
  • Good power output (31)
  • Easy to use (28)
  • Warm / comfy (27)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (29)
  • Amateur recording (21)
  • Performances (18)
  • Professional recording (14)
  • Outdoor events / games (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (24), Novice (9), Professional musician (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

8 string? NO JOKE!!

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...Read complete review

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!

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

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

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...Read complete review

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.

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(12 of 13 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!

      (8 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      WOW - Fantastic amp

      By String bender

      from Midland MI

      About Me Novice

      See all my reviews

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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 8 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!

        (7 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

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

        By Das_Mikey

        from Largo, Floriduh

        About Me Experienced

        See all my reviews

        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.

        (4 of 4 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

          WOW!!!

          By Yarmon

          from Chiloquin or

          About Me Experienced

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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

          (4 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Big fun

          By String bender

          from Midland MI

          About Me Novice

          See all my reviews

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          Pros

          • Excellent Sound
          • Tons Of Features

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Practice
            • Professional Recording

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

            Having a ton of fun with this amp. I am still waiting for the interface software though.

            (4 of 6 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...

            (3 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            This amp sucks

            By WillYork07

            from Athens, Georgia

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

              Cons

              • Poor Sound Quality
              • Weak

              Best Uses

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

                This is by far one of the worst amps I've ever played through. The distortion sounds so terrible, and the amp simulations are pretty bad, too. The effects are okay, though. But, for the most part this amp is trash, and there's far better options for modeling amps than this, like, the Fender Mustang Series, the Blackstar ID Series, the Roland Cubes, and hell, even a Line 6 sounds better than this. So, if you want my advice, spend your money elsewhere, don't even consider buying this sorry excuse for an amplifier.

                (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Worth the price

                By Pluggy

                from North Carolina

                About Me Experienced

                See all my reviews

                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.

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