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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
 
4.6

(based on 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

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93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Portable (13)
  • Excellent sound (11)
  • Warm / comfy (11)
  • Easy to use (10)
  • Good power output (10)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home studio (8)
    • Amateur recording (6)
    • Performances (5)
    • Outdoor events / games (4)
    • Professional recording (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (11), Novice (3), Professional musician (3)

    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

     

    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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    5.0

    Awesome sound and quality!!!

    By reddragon1967

    from Lowellville, OHIO

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • A Lot Of Fun
    • Amazing distortion
    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Good Warmth
    • Many Different Effects
    • Portable
    • Powerful
    • Very Loud

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practice
    • Recording

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

    An absolute bargain for the price. this amp is worth way more than this price. There are a plethora of different effects and distortions to choose from and the sound quality is top rate. The flashing lights surrounding the knobs are just icing on the cake. Looks very cool in a darkened room. I am just so pleased with this amp I have a blast every time I use it. A lot of fun. Thanks PEAVEY! And thanks to Musicians Friend for the speedy delivery!!!

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    5.0

    a lot of fun for the buck

    By mad do lin mike

    from newburgh ny

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Fun And Lite
    • Good Warmth
    • Portable
    • Powerful

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio

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

    now i need the vip 3

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    4.0

    Good Modeling Amp

    By Riff

    from Stratton Mtn, VT

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Good Warmth
    • Portable

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

        Instead of buying another pedal I bought this as I don't have a bass amp. I have very high end tube amps and guitars and wasn't sure what to expect. It's a decent amp and for the money a bargain. Will it replace my tube amps...No. I also have a Fender Vibro Champ XD which does a better job at pure tube sound. For the money the Peavey is wonderful, when you throw in the effects a steal. PLus the versatility of being a bass amp gives everyone an excuse for one more amp. The one gripe I have is when you hold a note you can hear the digital artifacts when the volume decays. Other than that some great amp and effect models. For the price of one pedal you get an amp with a whole bunch of effects and models.

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        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        8 string? NO JOKE!!

        By fryeguy

        from Dallas, Fort Worth Texas

        About Me Experienced

        Ask me a question

        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!

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            5.0

            Makes a beginner sound really good.

            By Jammin

            from Lake City, Iowa

            About Me Novice

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Events
              • Home Studio
              • Mobile DJ
              • Performances

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

              Plugged in the amp. and sounded like a pro.

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              5.0

              7 String

              By Djentdjent

              from White Castle, LA

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                  I play 7 string guitar through this and it sounds great for progressive metal such as Periphery and After The Burial. It exceeds well with those tones on the 6534 and 6505. The clean channels are great too. I personally love the love the Fender Twin model. I also play 5 string bass through it tuned down to drop Ab and it does well if you dont crank it too hard. You can get really agressive tones for bass out of it. The effects are great too. All in a small 1x8" speaker enclosure that weighs nothing. Great job peavey.

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                  5.0

                  Surprising little amp

                  By Twangmeister

                  from Eastern NC

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Excellent Modeling
                  • Flexible Sound
                  • Portable
                  • Straightforward To Use
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Amateur Recording
                    • Home Studio

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

                    This is the surprising successor to the Vypyr 15. I figured it would do a decent job at amplifying electric guitar and acoustic instruments but as a former professional bassplayer I couldn't believe it would do bass--with an 8" speaker. I've used it for guitar atband rehearsals and acoustic gigs. And since I usually mic my amp for concert gigs I'm going to test it out on stage.

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                    4.0

                    Great little amp for the price

                    By Masjr11

                    from South Jersey

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                    • Limited Functions

                    Best Uses

                    • Amateur Recording
                    • Home Studio

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

                    Nice powerful practice amp with many effects. Good for small venues. Pretty loud and powerful for 20 watts and 8" speaker. Would be more versatile if it had a foot switch. Great price.

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    its great

                    By snookteeth

                    from Homestead Fla

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    Pros

                    • Its All And More Than I E

                    Cons

                    • Nothing Worth Saying

                    Best Uses

                    • For All Ages And Talent

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

                    I have been paying for 45 years,makes all my guitars sound better than in my recording studio.

                    Comment on this review

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    WOW!!!

                    By shred60 -

                    from chiloquin oregon

                    About Me Experienced

                    Ask me a question

                    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

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