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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
 
4.3

(based on 44 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (28)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound (30)
  • Good power output (30)
  • Easy to use (29)
  • Warm / comfy (23)
  • Portable (21)

Cons

  • Poor sound quality (4)
  • Difficult to use (3)
  • Limited functions (3)

Best Uses

  • Home studio (26)
  • Amateur recording (20)
  • Performances (12)
  • Outdoor events / games (9)
  • Professional recording (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (31), Novice (7), Professional musician (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Best Tube SIM Better Than Tubes IMO

I own the Vypyr 75 the VIP 2 and now the VIP 3. I am particular about sound and feel. I own tube amps. I have more than 7 modeling amps. If you...Read complete review

I own the Vypyr 75 the VIP 2 and now the VIP 3. I am particular about sound and feel. I own tube amps. I have more than 7 modeling amps. If you like metal such as Pink Floyd, Satriani, Steve Vai,Van Halen Toto, Boston, Gary Moore, all of 80s Metal, this is the amp for you. The included Triple x amp is the best articulate and balanced metal sound I have used. The 6534 is the fattest lead tone I have ever used. The Twin is darn good and with chorus and compression it does a fabulous 12 string. The Acoustic amps are great and the acoustic SIM is exceptional. Most metal factory presets are set too hot in g.It really sounds like a top of the line tube amp cranked except that the sweet spot stays sweet and the bass stays tight. TUBE AMPS GET FLUBBY BASS WHEN CRANKED. This amp has booming power and sounds more like 60 watts, not 40 watts, like it is rated and it is very light and portable. Sounds like the VIP 3 but half the volume. The best for smooth distortion and cutting edge tube response. Better than tubes in my opinion. Tubes fluctuate with room temperature and overheat when cranked then clearity becomes compressed. The VIP 3 is of course the choice for a live band but the VIP 2 is loud enough if you Mic it. I visit my local store GC and this is my choice to audition guitars. It always gets a flabbergasted look from store clerks and customers. I have sold many of these VIP s just by playing them in the store. The VIP series is the most versatile and easy to use amp ever. The Free Peavy software editor Librarian makes it very easy to save as many patches as you wish but you can save any type of 24 patches in the amp. Trust me that this is enough but those tweaker that need more get the VIP 3 since it has 400 user editable pay he's and runs on the same software. The Acoustic amp SIM is really good for acoustic and the AC SIM is very good. The impedance is perfectly adjusted for Acoustic. Consider the VIP 3 if you need it in a band otherwise it is a great amp.

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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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(76 of 76 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best Tube SIM Better Than Tubes IMO

By Marky Mark

from Pittsburgh PA

About Me Experienced

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio
    • Performances

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

    I own the Vypyr 75 the VIP 2 and now the VIP 3. I am particular about sound and feel. I own tube amps. I have more than 7 modeling amps. If you like metal such as Pink Floyd, Satriani, Steve Vai,Van Halen Toto, Boston, Gary Moore, all of 80s Metal, this is the amp for you. The included Triple x amp is the best articulate and balanced metal sound I have used. The 6534 is the fattest lead tone I have ever used. The Twin is darn good and with chorus and compression it does a fabulous 12 string. The Acoustic amps are great and the acoustic SIM is exceptional. Most metal factory presets are set too hot in g.It really sounds like a top of the line tube amp cranked except that the sweet spot stays sweet and the bass stays tight. TUBE AMPS GET FLUBBY BASS WHEN CRANKED. This amp has booming power and sounds more like 60 watts, not 40 watts, like it is rated and it is very light and portable. Sounds like the VIP 3 but half the volume. The best for smooth distortion and cutting edge tube response. Better than tubes in my opinion. Tubes fluctuate with room temperature and overheat when cranked then clearity becomes compressed. The VIP 3 is of course the choice for a live band but the VIP 2 is loud enough if you Mic it. I visit my local store GC and this is my choice to audition guitars. It always gets a flabbergasted look from store clerks and customers. I have sold many of these VIP s just by playing them in the store. The VIP series is the most versatile and easy to use amp ever. The Free Peavy software editor Librarian makes it very easy to save as many patches as you wish but you can save any type of 24 patches in the amp. Trust me that this is enough but those tweaker that need more get the VIP 3 since it has 400 user editable pay he's and runs on the same software. The Acoustic amp SIM is really good for acoustic and the AC SIM is very good. The impedance is perfectly adjusted for Acoustic. Consider the VIP 3 if you need it in a band otherwise it is a great amp.

    (17 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Tube like Response

    By SpongeBob SquarePants

    from New Jersey

    About Me Experienced

    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:

      Played this amp in a music store and it was loud and versatile. The Delay and reverb was very nice. The feel of it was very tubelike as I have a Fender Twin Tube Amp. I really thought the amp models for Acoustic guitar were really good. The triple x amp was as good as others have said and I use it as the cleanest setting to run pedals into it. I use a Zoom G1xon multi effects pedal. It sounds great and I think it really sounds like a great tube amp. The G1xon really compliments this amp. I do agree that the pedal to operate it is out of my price range but I really like a multi effects pedal in conjunction with it. Oh when I am using a metal setting like the 6505 which is very Van Halen I can reduce gain from my guitar with my multi effects G1xon. It really is an inexpensive pedal with super pro sound. Nice pair together and I am totally happy.

      (17 of 25 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      you get what you pay for

      By charles fye

      from boynton beach

      About Me Professional Musician

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      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.

          (16 of 26 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.

          (16 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Excellent Amp...Here's My 2 Cents

          By Nomad Ronin

          from Florida

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          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Excellent Sound
          • 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:

            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.

            (15 of 26 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Bass players should look elsewhere

            By sm0025

            from Kamloops, BC

            About Me Novice

            Pros

              Cons

              • Not Usable For Bass
              • Questionable Build Qualit

              Best Uses

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

                The cabinet on unit I bought resonated/vibrated very loudly on any notes below 'A' even at very modest volume settings.
                Modelling is limited to 2 options for Bass.
                Many of the effects are either not available or not well suited to Bass.
                IMO Peavey has oversold the functionality for multi-instrument use.

                (14 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Bass Amp, Guitar Amp,acoustic Amp in One

                By Geetarhack

                from baltimore, md

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Studio
                  • Performances
                  • Professional Recording

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

                  This amp is the diggity. I play both bass and guitar so this is a dream come true for me. It has 6 different bass amps and tons of great guitar tones. The bass amp actually sounds better then my Hartke rig. Endless possibilities and I just used it today as an Acoustic amp....Crazy! I like the guitar sounds as you can get this thing screaming with gai if you want. Thanks Peavey!!

                  (13 of 13 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.

                  (10 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Peavey pulls another one out of the Hat!

                  By Wound-D

                  from South Florida

                  About Me Experienced

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Excellent Sound
                  • Good Warmth

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Amateur Recording
                    • Home Studio

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

                    After owning the Peavey Vypyr 30, I had to give this amp a shot. The fact that it carries bass, and acoustic amp modeling is what sold me on the VIP 2. Instead of having to jack into this amp and that, while recording, plus getting really good sound quality... Is terrific!
                    I have started culling the herd of amps that I own as a result. Though this amp, compared to the Vypyr 30 is more of a Peavey related product, in regards to the many Peavey models on board. Where the Vypyr 30, covers a wider range of amp models.

                    The VIP 2 has some different effects, such as Sitar, resonater etc... Which are very Cool! I'm stil learnng as I go, but am enjoying the process!

                    (9 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    WICKED AMP Great Price !

                    By JaJ Sound

                    from Denver, Colorado

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                    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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