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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
 
4.7

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound (17)
  • Good power output (15)
  • Easy to use (13)
  • Warm / comfy (12)
  • Portable (10)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home studio (15)
    • Amateur recording (13)
    • Outdoor events / games (8)
    • Performances (8)
    • Professional recording (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (16)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Excellent Amp...Here's My 2 Cents

    Ok, I've had this amp for awhile and can say it's awesome. That being said, there are two things I've noticed. The first thing is that this is a 40 watt amp,...Read complete review

    Ok, I've had this amp for awhile and can say it's awesome. That being said, there are two things I've noticed. The first thing is that this is a 40 watt amp, yet the Vypyr 30 seems to be louder. At least at lower volumes. If you put both amps at 2 or 3, the Vypyr 30 is louder. Weird, but no big deal as this 40 watter is still plenty loud enough. The second issue is a sound issue, and, as we all know, sound is subjective to each individual. Anyway, I noticed much more bass from this amp than the Vypyr 30. This is fine at low volumes, but when you start to turn it up it starts to drown out the mids and treble, becoming "boomy" and a bit muddy, at least to my ears. This disappointed me. I then decided to "unport" the amp by taking the back off of it. I have to say IMHO this amp sounds awesome now, much more clear than it did before. It still has more bass than the Vypyr 30 and, since Peavey added compression to the distortion as the volume increases, this thing sounds very close to the amps being modeled, closer than the Vypyr 30 does. It now sounds good when turning it up loud. I would imagine if you use the amp with a bass you would want to put the back back on, but for guitar it's perfect! Of course, this is my opinion, yours may vary, but if you have this amp and find it to be bass heavy and lacking in clarity try "unporting" it as I did, it may make the difference for you.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Could be bettewr

    I have had two of these. Both came with broken corner protectors(not available from peavey until Jan 2014).Good for electric and acoustic guitar.
    Both amps were not good for bass as...Read complete review

    I have had two of these. Both came with broken corner protectors(not available from peavey until Jan 2014).Good for electric and acoustic guitar.
    Both amps were not good for bass as there is a lot of distortion on low bass notes, only good at low volume. I would have liked a smaller cabinet.

    I do not recommend this amp for bass players.

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    5.0

    VYPYR VIP 2 40W 1x12 Guitar Modeling Com

    By Ug

    from San Antonio, TX

    About Me Novice

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    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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      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      WICKED AMP Great Price !

      By JAJSOUND

      from DENVER,COLORADO

      About Me Experienced

      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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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Fantastic Amp! But.....

        By Circaskittle

        from San Mateo, CA

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Amazing sound
        • Easy To Use
        • Excellent Sound
        • Good Warmth
        • Portable
        • Powerful
        • So Many Presets

        Cons

        • Cheap Parts Used

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Events
        • Home Studio

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

        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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        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Best Solid State Amp out there!

        By ChristianMetal327

        from Nashville, TN

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Events
          • Home Studio

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

          I really wanted a tube amp, but I just don't have the money at this point in my life. So, I did a ton of reserch searching for the best solid state amp with the closest sound quality to a tube amp. It seemed like everyone on the internet said Line 6 Spider, but when I played them in person, they sounded thin and digital. Yeah, they have a ton of presets, but they suck. The Peavy Vypyr Series is pretty amazing though. It might not have all the presets like the Line 6 Spiders, but the sound quality is MUCH better! Even though it isn't quite as good as a tube amp, for under 200, you cannot beat it though. It is the best guitar amplifier for classic rock to heavy metal out there for under 500. Go try one out and see.

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Great amp, but shipping was tough on it

          By Babe

          from Alaska

          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 2 40W 1x12 Guitar Modeling Combo Amp:

            This amp is more than what I expected. It has way more edit features than what I will ever use, and the quality of the sound & ability to adjust the tone is amazing. I have no complaints about the quality of the amp, but it did get damaged in shipping transit and I worry about what may have gotten damaged inside. The outside box looked like it had been gorilla tested, the corners of the amp are all broken & fabric is torn. I started to return it, but because I got it under the "free shipping" option coupled with the cost of shipping it back, plus insurance & compliance with the rest of the return policy, it would not be economically feasible. I am better off to use it as it is, hoping it doesn't fail due to the obvious shipping abuse, and replace it as needed. Overall, it is a great versitle amp for bass, acoustic electric or electric guitar.

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Could be bettewr

            By BUDMAN

            from South Carolina

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Powerful

            Cons

            • Poor Bass
            • Poor Sound Quality

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Home Studio
            • Performances

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

            I have had two of these. Both came with broken corner protectors(not available from peavey until Jan 2014).Good for electric and acoustic guitar.
            Both amps were not good for bass as there is a lot of distortion on low bass notes, only good at low volume. I would have liked a smaller cabinet.

            I do not recommend this amp for bass players.

            Comment on this review

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Awesome but handicapped w/o Sanpera

            By Billy Locks

            from Burlington VT

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Excellent Sound
            • Great Effects
            • Portable
            • Realistic Tube Tones

            Cons

            • Limited Functions
            • Needs Sanpera For Loop

            Best Uses

            • Events
            • Home Studio
            • Performances

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

            Very accurate preset tones. I would be dubious of anyone who says the tube amp tones don't sound like a true tube amp. It sounds great.

            The 40W version is surprisingly loud and is powerful enough for small bars and coffeehouses. If you mic your gear anyway, 40W will be fine for any size venue.
            This amp is at disadvantage without purchasing the Sanpera footswitch, which is a little pricey.

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            (4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            you get what you pay for

            By charles fye

            from boynton beach

            About Me Professional Musician

            Ask me a question

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Difficult To Use
              • Poor Sound Quality
              • Weak

              Best Uses

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

                does a lot of things, but does none of them well. Cheap amp, cheap sound. This is not an amp I would use on a gig, too complicated even with the pedal. If you want a pro amp, stay away from this one. I bought it for studio use and it does not even do that well. It just sounds cheesy. But what did I expect for the price.

                Every thing sounds cheesy, effects, amp models, all of it. And as far as playing bass thru this thing, FORGET ABOUT IT.....

                The only thing that sounds decent is the acoustic guitar settings. And they are just that; decent, not great.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Versatile

                By NealS

                from Tampa, Fl

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Excellent Sound
                • Good Warmth
                • Powerful

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Home Studio

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

                  Very versatile for selecting the sound you may be looking for. Definitely need to hook up to a pc and creating presets. Do not have the sampera control yet and that should have been available as a package deal.

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  amazing amp

                  By joep20

                  from Somerset (musictown) Ma.

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Excellent Sound
                  • Good Warmth
                  • Powerful

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Amateur Recording
                    • Home Studio

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

                    this amp sounds great even better than my peavy combo or fender squire. It does take a little while though to learn the the ways to bring about the different modeling effects but that's part of the enjoyment for me.

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