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MF MD HG Exclusives 09-19-14

Peavey VYPYR VIP 2 40W 1x12 Guitar Modeling Combo Amp Black 

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Overview
  • Patented TransTube® technology
  • Acoustically ported semi-closed back
  • 10 instrument models including Acoustic simulators, 12 String, Mandolin, Seven String, Baritone, Resonator, Electric Violin and Bass
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A 40W combo that morphs from a bass amp, to an acoustic amp, to an electric amp.

®The Peavey VYPYR VIP 2 guitar modeling combo amp uses Variable Instrument Input technology to provide 40W of amplification for a variety of instrument types. It allows electric guitar players access to instrument models as wellPeavey uses a combination of 32-bit, floating point SHARC processors and TransTube® analog circuitry to create one of the best sounding modeling amps available.

The VYPYR effects can be accessed without plugging into a computer, unlike many other modeling amps. The new 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 revolutionary features from the original VYPYR series, plus more power, effects, amp models, instrument models and other killer upgrades.

Features
  • Patented TransTube® technology
  • Acoustically ported semi-closed back
  • 10 instrument models including Acoustic simulators, 12 String, Mandolin, Seven String, Baritone, Resonator, Electric Violin and Bass
  • 16 presets
  • 12 amp accessible stompbox models plus delay reverb and wah
  • 36 onboard amp models
  • Six bass models
  • Six acoustic models
  • 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
  • 26 Total onboard effects
  • Bi-directional US - Data
  • MIDI - Audio record out
  • Studio quality headphone out
  • AUX/MP3/CD input
  • Up to five effects simultaneously
  • One 12" custom voiced speaker

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PeaveyVYPYR VIP 2 40W 1x12 Guitar Modeling Combo Amp
 
4.4

(based on 28 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound (21)
  • Good power output (19)
  • Easy to use (18)
  • Warm / comfy (17)
  • Portable (16)

Cons

  • Poor sound quality (3)

Best Uses

  • Home studio (18)
  • Amateur recording (15)
  • Performances (9)
  • Outdoor events / games (8)
  • Professional recording (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (21), Novice (4), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Fantastic Amp! But.....

Peavey has good rep for making excellent products. This amp is definitely one of them. With the exception of the plastic corners on the amp and the packaging. The plastic corners are so...Read complete review

Peavey has good rep for making excellent products. This amp is definitely one of them. With the exception of the plastic corners on the amp and the packaging. The plastic corners are so cheaply made and so brittle. So far, I am on my second amp (awaiting a third exchange from Musician's Friend). The first amp arrived with 4 out of 8 corners broken. The second amp arrived with 3 out of 8 corners broken. Just to give an example of how cheap and brittle the corners are: I was dusting the top of my amp with my hand and one of the plastic corners broke. I was screwing on one of the plastic corners and it disintegrated as the screw got tighter.

I realize that these plastic corners are cosmetic, but still, Peavey needs to step up their quality. I wouldn't be surprised if these amps left the factory already cracked on the plastic corners from the screws.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

it's a toy

Bought it used good condition here at MF last fall. Appeared to have been dropped by a shipper on it's corner, but worked fine, also, of course all the other corners were also...Read complete review

Bought it used good condition here at MF last fall. Appeared to have been dropped by a shipper on it's corner, but worked fine, also, of course all the other corners were also broken, but, truth is, I don't care about corner protectors. Also, on the speaker magnet, I found a whole handful of wood screws, and having bought other used goods here, I would say it's somewhat of a gamble. Most of the problems happen because items are generally shipped in factory packaging, which is often poor. One of my sons played it for a while at Christmas and he dubbed it a toy, and folks, it really is. I play it for at least an hour a day and enjoy it's various sounds and it's loud enough for the living room messing around, and a guy could play a one man coffee shop thing with it. The sound quality isn't there, mainly because it's way underpowered, so low volumes have no fidelity and higher volumes have no authority, sound somewhat fake. Again, I've still had a lot of fun with it, mostly using the twin and 6505 settings, with the twin being my favorite, by far, (clean twin has nice lows). Half the time, I just use it for a head and feed the modeling into a real amp via the headphone out. Sound quality goes way up, much cleaner and realistic, also the coloration that the peavey speaker is giving it goes away. So I would say that the modeling part of the amp is good, but the rest is very weak. So after playing this a couple of hundred hours, it died. So I took it apart to see what was up, and basically, when you pull out the electronics you readily see that this is a throw away toy, and no way is it made to be repaired. It has two transformers, one is tiny, about the size of the tip of a pinky, and that one had it's plastic frame broken off, heat and vibration, I guess. The other transformer is about the size of 2 tips of thumbs, so small that peavey should be ashamed, also a plastic frame and of course, sitting right smack in the middle of a circuit board, so what happens is that board vibrates and flexes, so, on mine, the solder joints on the board broke. So I resoldered and now it works fine again, and I'm enjoying it, even though it is a toy. I figure it's about 10 watts rms, if that. It is wrong and misleading to label this 40 watts, with the right speaker it would sound great at 40 watts. This thing runs hot, even just using the headphone jack. The heat sink for the two cheap wimpy power transistors is just a chunk of aluminum fastened to the back and center. Folks, that's why the back mdf cover has that tab sticking up oddly over the back of the electronics, because it can heat up enough in a short time to burn you hand. So I now leave the back off mine to help it cool and keep checking it, cause I don't want to fix it again. I like this amp, but feel I paid double what it's worth, even at the used price. I do like MF, will keep getting gear here. I hope other modeling amps are made better than this.

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4.0

AS ADVERTISED

By Riffrocker

from Pineville, La

About Me Novice

Ask me a question

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio

    Comments about Peavey VYPYR VIP 2 40W 1x12 Guitar Modeling Combo Amp:

    Was overall impressed with this amp. I already own the older gen Vypyr15 so I was already familiar with the controls etc. There is an improvement in sound quality overall, but where this amp really shines is the ORANGE CHANNEL of each model... the clean and dirty are both great, but the medium gain channels are really warm, very articulate, and even though I have not heard the Tube equivalents of ALL the models, only some, the sounds are amazing. The acoustic models are beautiful also, was very surprised. I was rather disappointed with the 7string and Baritone models (a feature I was eager to use). Like another reviewer I find there to be a chorus like effect that cant be turned off or down that envelopes the model, making those two lower tuning simulations unusable. But overall, the quality and sound still destroy the competition at this price point by far. The edit software is a nice bonus, very cool. I am a happy customer

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    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    What a joke

    By bro

    from Dayton, Ohio

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Portable

    Cons

    • Difficult To Use
    • Hollow Tones
    • Poor Chromatic Tuner
    • Poor Clean Channels
    • Poor Sound Quality

    Best Uses

    • Beverage Stand

    Comments about Peavey VYPYR VIP 2 40W 1x12 Guitar Modeling Combo Amp:

    Very disapointed with this amp. Hard to setup and sound is not what is advertised. I would not recommend this amp.
    I would return to Musicians Friend but the shipping and restocking fee would cost too much.

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    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    this is the greatest amp for the buck

    By ric o sound

    from tennessee

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • No Problem With This Amp

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio

    Comments about Peavey VYPYR VIP 2 40W 1x12 Guitar Modeling Combo Amp:

    I am just getting started you cold not ask for any thing better I am totally satisfied I will be happy for years with this amp for I am a song writer bass player guitarist keybourdist a new is going to open up for me. what will it do for you.

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    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    VIP 2

    By EnExtraordinaryman

    from Dallas, TX

    About Me Experienced

    Ask me a question

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Limited Functions
    • Stompbox Needs Work

    Best Uses

      Comments about Peavey VYPYR VIP 2 40W 1x12 Guitar Modeling Combo Amp:

      I LOVE THIS AMPLIFIER. THE ONLY 2 DOWNSIDES TO IT IS VERY LIMITED WITHOUT THE SANPERA-I AND SANPERA-II. THE OTHRER IS SOME OF THE STOMPBOX EFFECTS DOES NOT HAVE A QUALITY THAT I EXPETED FOR AN AMPLIFIER. 12 STRINGS, SUCKS. 7 STRINGS, TOO MUCH LOW AND BASS, I TRY ALMOST EVERY TUNE I CAN GET FROM IT BUT OH WELL. AS OF THE EFFECTS, PRE-GAIN, POST GAIN AND IN BETWEEN ALL, VERY WELL BALANCE. AS OF THE ACOUSTIC SECTION, DUDE! IT'S BEAUTIFUL! SO LIMITED BUT IT'S VERY BEAUTFIUL. ELECTRIC QUALITY GIVE ME A BIG SURPRISE. I AM A ROCKER/METAL FAN HERE AND I AM PICKY ABOUT MY SOUNDS.

      INFLUENCE
      .INSOMNIUM
      .WOLFHEART
      .BEFORE THE DAWN
      .IMMORTAL SOULS
      .SWALLOW THE SUN
      .ENSHINE
      .ENGRAVED DISSILUTION
      .OMNIUM GATHERUM
      .7 HORNS 7 EYES
      .AS I LAY DYING
      .WINTERSUN
      .WHITECHAPEL
      .LAKE OF TEARS AND MANY MORE.

      FAVORITE AMPLIFIERS AND EFFECTS ON THE PEAVVEY VIP-II WOULD HAVE TO BE THE BRITISH WITH A LITTLE DELAY AND A GOOD KICK OF REVERB. I WILL RECOMMEND THIS TO A FIREND. DO TO THIS AMPLIFIER I AM WILING TO SPEND A LITTLE EXTRA FOR THE SANPERA 2 TO SEE IT'S FULL POTENTIAL. EVEN THOUGH, IT'S A CHEAP WAY FOR SPENDING MONEY ON A LIMITED SOURCE TO BUY THE EXTENTION FOR IT BUT I AM EXTREMELY HAPPY FOR WHAT I HAVE.
      HOPE THIS IS GOOD FOR YOU TO DECIDE.
      IF YOU LIKE ROCK AND METAL. I RECOMMNED THOSE BANDS FOR SURE!

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      (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      it's a toy

      By BOBBYO.805

      from ATASCADERO, CA.

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Fun to use
      • Good Warmth

      Cons

      • Poor Electronics

      Best Uses

      • Arm Chair Fun

      Comments about Peavey VYPYR VIP 2 40W 1x12 Guitar Modeling Combo Amp:

      Bought it used good condition here at MF last fall. Appeared to have been dropped by a shipper on it's corner, but worked fine, also, of course all the other corners were also broken, but, truth is, I don't care about corner protectors. Also, on the speaker magnet, I found a whole handful of wood screws, and having bought other used goods here, I would say it's somewhat of a gamble. Most of the problems happen because items are generally shipped in factory packaging, which is often poor. One of my sons played it for a while at Christmas and he dubbed it a toy, and folks, it really is. I play it for at least an hour a day and enjoy it's various sounds and it's loud enough for the living room messing around, and a guy could play a one man coffee shop thing with it. The sound quality isn't there, mainly because it's way underpowered, so low volumes have no fidelity and higher volumes have no authority, sound somewhat fake. Again, I've still had a lot of fun with it, mostly using the twin and 6505 settings, with the twin being my favorite, by far, (clean twin has nice lows). Half the time, I just use it for a head and feed the modeling into a real amp via the headphone out. Sound quality goes way up, much cleaner and realistic, also the coloration that the peavey speaker is giving it goes away. So I would say that the modeling part of the amp is good, but the rest is very weak. So after playing this a couple of hundred hours, it died. So I took it apart to see what was up, and basically, when you pull out the electronics you readily see that this is a throw away toy, and no way is it made to be repaired. It has two transformers, one is tiny, about the size of the tip of a pinky, and that one had it's plastic frame broken off, heat and vibration, I guess. The other transformer is about the size of 2 tips of thumbs, so small that peavey should be ashamed, also a plastic frame and of course, sitting right smack in the middle of a circuit board, so what happens is that board vibrates and flexes, so, on mine, the solder joints on the board broke. So I resoldered and now it works fine again, and I'm enjoying it, even though it is a toy. I figure it's about 10 watts rms, if that. It is wrong and misleading to label this 40 watts, with the right speaker it would sound great at 40 watts. This thing runs hot, even just using the headphone jack. The heat sink for the two cheap wimpy power transistors is just a chunk of aluminum fastened to the back and center. Folks, that's why the back mdf cover has that tab sticking up oddly over the back of the electronics, because it can heat up enough in a short time to burn you hand. So I now leave the back off mine to help it cool and keep checking it, cause I don't want to fix it again. I like this amp, but feel I paid double what it's worth, even at the used price. I do like MF, will keep getting gear here. I hope other modeling amps are made better than this.

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      4.0

      Solid practice amp

      By Plomples

      from Independence, MO

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Portable
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Computer Connectivity

      Best Uses

      • Practice

      Comments about Peavey VYPYR VIP 2 40W 1x12 Guitar Modeling Combo Amp:

      I have found this to be a very versatile practice amp. It sounds good at low volume and with the editing capabilities there hasn't been a guitar sound I haven't been able to imitate. Does it sound as good as some more expensive amps? No, but for this price and what I use it for I have been very happy with it. The only trouble I've had with it is it doesn't want to connect to my PC to use as an interface. I am eager to get the Sanpera 2 foot controller that works with this amp, too bad the pedal is more expensive than the amp, and used pedals seem to be hard to find.
      I purchased this as a restock item and one corner bracket was cracked, a common problem, but unimportant. It took me 3 days after buying the amp to even notice it.

      I would give this amp 4.5/5 stars.

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      5.0

      Fun as hell!

      By Motorbrain 420

      from Alexandria Louisiana

      About Me Novice

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound
      • Good Warmth
      • Great sound
      • Lots Of Cool Effects
      • Lots of options
      • Portable
      • Powerful

      Cons

      • Must Have Pedal To Loop

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Good For Novice
      • Great If Playing Alone
      • Performances

      Comments about Peavey VYPYR VIP 2 40W 1x12 Guitar Modeling Combo Amp:

      I play for fun and none of my buddys play music but with my drum machine and looper it is like having a band. I think if you are wanting to learn to play this amp is great. I will never use all the options but it may be great to have once I become a better player.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Incomplete without the pedal

      By bassace

      from Denver,Colorado

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Portable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Studio

        Comments about Peavey VYPYR VIP 2 40W 1x12 Guitar Modeling Combo Amp:

        The amp is reasonably priced but is incomplete without the optional pedal. No way the looper functions without an additional purchase which you aren't aware of until you read the manual that comes with it. Clean and punchy sound.

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        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        VYPYR VIP 2 40W 1x12 Guitar Modeling Com

        By Ug

        from San Antonio, TX

        About Me Novice

        Ask me a question

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio
          • Mobile DJ
          • Performances

          Comments about Peavey VYPYR VIP 2 40W 1x12 Guitar Modeling Combo Amp:

          This is a mostly a copy of my VIP-3 review but applies here, if you choose wisely matching your musical knowledge and skill you will be happy. The VIP 2 is much more user friendly overall so unless you have a vast knowledge of effects boxes and amps you are in for a lot of trial and error. Called Peavey, was told that the possibilities were so vast there was not really any documentation of effects settings that were pre-programed into the amp available. There is not any listing of what the various effects boxes are or what they do. The VIP-1 & VIP-2 when you select a input function you only see the amps and boxes that relate to that input, not so with the VIP-3. Electric, Acoustic or Bass you are presented with the same list of amps and boxes. So unless you are quite knowledgeable or are just a good enough musician where you like to experiment, I would suggest seriously consider the VIP-2 it is much more user friendly. I returned the VIP-3 and bought the VIP-2 much happier even if I though after reimbursing the shipping cost and paying to ship the VIP-3 back the end cost of my VIP-2 was almost the same as the VIP-3. All of the VIP amps are excellent amps but make you choice carefully, weigh you needs and experience. The rating value is a hard choice, if you chose the correct VIP for you knowledge and skill lever, it will be excellent. In my case since I had know idea what most of the effects boxes and amps were and Peavey could not provide me with that information the amp left a lot to be desired. In the manual most of the amps have a brief description in the VIP-2 section but the VIP-3 ads a few more that are not in the manual at all. I repeat make your choice carefully, if you choose the right model for your needs you will be a happy musician. Unless you are sure you absolutely need the 100Watts, buy the VIP 2, Notice when you watch the demos on Peavey's site they show mostly the VIP-2 not the VIP-3, something to think about.

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          (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          WICKED AMP Great Price !

          By JAJSOUND

          from DENVER,COLORADO

          About Me Experienced

          Ask me a question

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Home Studio
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Peavey VYPYR VIP 2 40W 1x12 Guitar Modeling Combo Amp:

            THE PEAVEY VYPYR VIP SERIES : Was in the market for a small practice amp with nice warm tones and good clean sound and tube over drive. But not looking to spend obscene amounts of money on a 15 watt boutique amp. Did some pretty extensive on line research and was really impressed by what I saw and read and heard about the Peavey Vypyr Series, When I was younger and gigging the club circuits, I was all about the Racks and Stacks and Tube Heads, i.e. Marshall 800, Carvin x-100, Chandler Tube driver, ADA MP-1, Tube Screamer, Distortion +...pretty sure you can guess what decade that was....lol....So I purchased a Used VIP-2 from Musicians Friend with one year warranty and free shipping for One-hundred and fifty dead presidents. Never ordered a amp on line let alone a used one before. Got it today (one of the plastic corner guards was missing- seems this is very common and a constant complaint, hell I saved seventy-five dead presidents off the price of a mint condition amp and mine still had the UPC sticker and the info sheet on the grill and the power cord was still sealed in the bag) Anyway this lil sucker right outta the box, plug in and instant TONE, Check out all the on-line reviews and you tube vids on this amazing amp, (The Tone Kings reviews were especially helpful in my decision, THANK YOU) bang 4 the buck FIVE STARS ! One Wicked Piece of Gear !

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