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Peavey VYPYR VIP 1 20W 1x8 Guitar Modeling Combo Amp Black  (Open Box)
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OVERVIEW

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!

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

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 32 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

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97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Portable (26)
  • Excellent sound (24)
  • Easy to use (22)
  • Good power output (22)
  • Warm / comfy (22)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (21)
  • Amateur recording (17)
  • Performances (13)
  • Professional recording (10)
  • Outdoor events / games (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (20), Professional musician (6), Novice (5)

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!

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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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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I would buy this again and again

By 

from Oak hill , Wv

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

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

    The best amp I've ever owned. Easy to use and comes with a DVD instruction manual but it's so easy to use its ready to play out of the box.if your looking for a few different sounds or styles of music it will more than likely fit them all. I haven't had the chance to use the bass function but the electric and acoustic are perfect. All around a great amp

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Good, Solid Amp

    By 

    from Texas

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Portable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio

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

      I really like this amp, though it can be a bit overwhelming at first. The instructions that come with it aren't the most thorough, but there are some good forums on the internet that get detailed in how to set the amp up for a specific sound.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Outstnding!

      By 

      from Yauco, PR US

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio

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

        This amp is awesome. It's like having a portable studio.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great amp for a great price!!

        By 

        from Spearfish, SD

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Excellent Sound
        • Powerful

        Cons

        • minor malfunctions

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio
        • Performances

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

        I bought this amp because i was looking for a cheap amp with a lot of features. This amp did not disappoint, it has a ton of features and lots of different sounds from clean to dirty. The ability to change and customize the tones by plugging it into the computer is great too, that way i can get just the perfect sound that i want. The only issue that i had with this amp was a loose solder that made it lose power, but it is an easy fix. All-in-all it is a great small amp with a LOT of volume and great tone.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Nice for the price,

        By 

        from ohio

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio

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

          Could use a little more "thump" in bass settings, but a great amp for the money. Ideal for someone who has limited space and doesn't want multiple amps. That leaves more room for more guitars!

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          (2 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          not sure what this machine can do

          By 

          from Jensen Beach,Fl.34957

          About Me Novice

          Pros

          • Portable
          • Powerful

          Cons

          • Having Trouble Trying To

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio
          • Mobile DJ
          • Professional Recording

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

          Having difficulty trying to download the owner's manual. I am new to this and I have no idea as to what this amp can do. In addition, I have no idea as to what I am doing.

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          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Awesomely Versatile.

          By 

          from Pennsylvania

          About Me Professional Musician

          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.

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            (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Worth the price

            By 

            from Vass, NC.

            About Me Experienced

            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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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                This is a fun amp to play around with

                By 

                from Saint Joseph, MO

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Too Loud Factory Presets

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Home Studio

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

                I was looking for a smaller amp to use in my small basement studio, that would sound good at low volumes. This works great for that, and is easy to record, coming right out of the headphone jack and into your computer sound card, you can record excellent tracks. I use Acid Pro 7 for recording. The factory presets are way too loud, but are easy enough to edit and save on the amp. I also purchased a Blackstar HT-5R, which is also a great amp, but to be honest, the VIP is more fun to play, and sounds just as good to me.

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                GREAT LITTLE AMP.

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

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

                  best little amp for the money. killer distortion sound! check out my videos.

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