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Peavey VYPYR VIP 3 100W 1x12 Guitar Modeling Combo Amp  Black 

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A modeling combo with massive power, endless options and simple controls.

The Peavey VYPYR VIP 3 guitar modeling combo amp uses Variable Instrument Input technology to provide amplification for a variety of instruments. Not only does this combo morph from a bass amp, to an acoustic amp, to an electric amp, it also allows the guitar player to access instrument models as well. Peavey uses a combination of powerful 32-bit, floating point SHARC processors and patented TransTube analog circuitry to create one 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.

VYPYR's new USB bi-directional data and audio port provides an easy way to record, connect to VYPYR software, store presets, get lessons and play along to backing tracks. All of the revolutionary features from the original VYPYR series is here, plus more effects, more amp models and more instrument models.

FEATURES
  • Patented TransTube technology
  • PowerSponge 100W to 1W variable power
  • 112 acoustically ported semi-closed back
  • Overr 400 amp accessible presets
  • LCD display
  • 10 instrument models including Acoustic simulators, 12 String, Mandolin, 7 String, Baritone, Resonator, Electric Violin and Bass
  • Chromatic tuner
  • 12 amp accessible stompbox models plus delay reverb and wah
  • 36 onboard amp models
  • Six bass amp models
  • Six acoustic amp models
  • WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) controls
  • Onboard looper
  • Amp accessible dual parameter controls
  • Amp accessible global reverb and delay
  • 26 total onboard amp accessible effects
  • Bi-directional USB - Data - MIDI - Audio record out
  • Studio quality headphone out
  • AUX/MP3/CD input
  • Up to five effects simultaneously
  • One 12" custom voiced speaker

Call or click to get a combo that goes from bass, to acoustic, to electric guitar.

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PeaveyVYPYR VIP 3 100W 1x12 Guitar Modeling Combo Amp
 
3.9

(based on 22 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

81%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good power output (17)
  • Portable (17)
  • Easy to use (13)
  • Excellent sound (13)
  • Warm / comfy (7)

Cons

  • Difficult to use (5)

Best Uses

  • Home studio (15)
  • Amateur recording (11)
  • Performances (10)
  • Outdoor events / games (6)
  • Professional recording (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (18), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Best Tube Sound, 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. I have...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. I have a home studio and band practice at my home. Nobody brings an amp. This is the best tube sound of any amp I own except my tube amps but the tone is better on the VIP 3. 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 gain. Back down the gain. The Power Sponge is the most improved from the original Vypyr series.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 it is hard to believe how light it is. 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. I have been approached repeatedly about my onstage sound. I have a Mustang 3 and a VIP 3, one above the other. It is an incredible combo. Best of two worlds. One doing awesome Classic Rock cleans and classic rock rythns, the other doing phenomenal metal but both do all very well.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great for guitar and bass.

I tried this guitar amp out at guitar center. I thought that it had a great tone for guitar and bass. Having all those peavy amp models where great and the effects where pretty...Read complete review

I tried this guitar amp out at guitar center. I thought that it had a great tone for guitar and bass. Having all those peavy amp models where great and the effects where pretty cool to. I also tried it out with a bass and it had and I thought it sounded great, but when I tried it out with an acoustic guitar is sounded like it was clipping I even had some one help me but we couldn't figure out why it had that sound. When I plugged in to an acoustic amp it sounded fine so I don't think it was the guitar. I would recommend this amp for guitar and bass but not for acoustic.

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5.0

Power. Great sound, tripped out with great presets. Get it

By ScottoNYC

from New York, NY

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • For Power Rock, to Indie to Metal
  • Great preset patches
  • Powerful

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording
    • Session Jamin

    Comments about Peavey VYPYR VIP 3 100W 1x12 Guitar Modeling Combo Amp:

    I bought the VYPYR VIP 3 Amp, because I have a VYPYR 1 practice amp, for my NYC apartment, and its a great amp for practice, but wanted to upgrade to more power, better presets and digital programming capabilities for live performances and recording at my studio. It was a great choice, pared with a EVH guitar, or Mitchell HD 400 or a Schecter Synyster, or a Strat. Love the power sound it can deliver with some great presets. I used it in a recording session last weekend with my Super Sonic Love band and it delivered. I like a number of the presets. The amp is very versatile. It has the power to scream if you need to get loud!

    (21 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Best Tube Sound, Better Than Tubes IMO

    By Marky Mark

    from Pittsburgh PA

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Excellent Sound
    • Good Warmth
    • Portable
    • Powerful

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Peavey VYPYR VIP 3 100W 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. I have a home studio and band practice at my home. Nobody brings an amp. This is the best tube sound of any amp I own except my tube amps but the tone is better on the VIP 3. 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 gain. Back down the gain. The Power Sponge is the most improved from the original Vypyr series.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 it is hard to believe how light it is. 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. I have been approached repeatedly about my onstage sound. I have a Mustang 3 and a VIP 3, one above the other. It is an incredible combo. Best of two worlds. One doing awesome Classic Rock cleans and classic rock rythns, the other doing phenomenal metal but both do all very well.

      (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Surprisingly good for bass

      By John

      from Rock Hill, SC

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Excellent Sound
      • Good Warmth
      • Portable
      • Powerful

      Cons

      • Difficult To Use

      Best Uses

        Comments about Peavey VYPYR VIP 3 100W 1x12 Guitar Modeling Combo Amp:

        I've playing bass for four bar gigs for a bad. As a guitarist, I didn't own a bass or bass amp, but the band leader had a Peavey bass (Precision pickup) and a Vypyr 3. I have been pleasantly surprised with how good both sound. I have not had time to play with different models in the amp, so have just used what he found to work best, "001 Delta Slide", which sounds like an acoustic guitar preset, but works surprisingly well for bass. It's loud, too. We've had no problem with bass volume without any PA support.

        (6 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Fantastic amp!

        By Bronx Band

        from Bronx, NY

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Excellent Sound
        • Portable
        • Powerful

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Events
          • Home Studio
          • Performances

          Comments about Peavey VYPYR VIP 3 100W 1x12 Guitar Modeling Combo Amp:

          I use this amp at home and for band performances. It is an outstanding electric guitar amp, offering many different types of amps all built into one unit. Within each amp option, many special effects are offered - most of which I don't use, other than the chorus setting which sounds super. The amp is incredibly powerful in the electric guitar setting, and very impressive in the acoustic guitar setting as well. I use it with both electric and acoustic guitars and I have it an A+++ rating for electric and an "A" for the acoustic. That said, if you want an amp just for acoustic guitar, I recommend other options such as Fender's Acoustasonic, which is just an overall better amp for strictly acoustic (just a warmer, crisper, richer sound and some great effects). The amp doubles nice as acoustic, but its electric guitar option is its wheelhouse. Tremendous electric guitar amp for rock, country, you name it. For the bass guitar setting, it works and sounds fine, but just has a 12" speaker and seems limited in terms of volume. It is adequate for jamming at home, but wouldn't cut it in a band setting or gig uptown. This can be overcome by running it through the PA system with a mic. There is no line out option, which is a strike - but using a mic seems to be an easy bypass to this shortfall. Other reviews suggest this amp is too difficult to use. I don't feel this way. You have to spend a little time learning your way around on it, but after a few uses I became quite comfortable. The presets are excellent.

          (0 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Stinks...and so does Tech support

          By ULTRACASTER

          from SI, NEW YORK

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Difficult To Use
            • Limited Functions
            • Poor Sound Quality
            • Weak

            Best Uses

              Comments about Peavey VYPYR VIP 3 100W 1x12 Guitar Modeling Combo Amp:

              go with the Fender mustang 111 V.2..it blows this away

              (3 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Too complicated.

              By Ken

              from Ellijay, Ga.

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Plenty Of Volume
              • Portable
              • Powerful

              Cons

              • Difficult To Use
              • Too Complicated

              Best Uses

              • Practice

              Comments about Peavey VYPYR VIP 3 100W 1x12 Guitar Modeling Combo Amp:

              The amp was damaged upon arrival. Peavey is now using plastic corner protectors rather than steel. One was destroyed, although there was no damage to the carton. I am sure this is a good amp if you are are an expert on computers. I am a musician, not a computer tech. This is a computer with an amp built in. Far too complicated to use. The user's manual comes on a CD instead of a book, so you have to go back and forth from amp to computer to read directions. I returned the amp. Waiting for the Peavey Bandit 112 to come in.

              (2 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              VIP3 a Scratch n Dent rating

              By kamikaze3557

              from Batesville Arkansas

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Portable
              • Powerful

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home Studio
                • Performances

                Comments about Peavey VYPYR VIP 3 100W 1x12 Guitar Modeling Combo Amp:

                Not sure how fair it is for me to rate this amp sense mine was a scratch & Dent and has obvious cosmetic and sound quality issues....I expected the cosmentic but not the issues I have with the effects on this amp.....Chours and other effects create a clipping distortion when used on any active system even at low output volumes of the guitar...it even clipps when using an inactive system when using a humbucker PU setting....(I play a Fender Modern players guitar)All seems to play fine on clean channels so I use a effects pedal for my effects and keep it's output vol very low, and I get by.......other than the above which I will blame on this unit being dropped or run into or whatever happened, I still like it's overall character and at the S&D price I got it for, I'll keep it and not send it back.....

                (2 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                pretty nice

                By Bobby guitar

                from Charlotte North Carolina

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                Ask me a question

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Excellent Sound
                • Powerful

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Home Studio

                  Comments about Peavey VYPYR VIP 3 100W 1x12 Guitar Modeling Combo Amp:

                  nice sound I always love peavey amps you have a lot of variety of sounds to choose from great 6505 tone and nice effects.

                  (5 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  2.0

                  Maybe for a beginner...

                  By JLTSIB

                  from Quincy, IL

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Portable
                  • Powerful

                  Cons

                  • Poor Sound Quality

                  Best Uses

                  • Practice Amp

                  Comments about Peavey VYPYR VIP 3 100W 1x12 Guitar Modeling Combo Amp:

                  Ive been playing for 6 years now and I got this amp at a local music store. In the store I was blown away, I thought it sounded pretty good...then I brought it home. At first I thought all I needed to do was to tweak with it here and there, but after hours and hours I can't get this thing to sound great whatsoever. I tried using it live once and it hummed incredibly loud. A friend of mine got the same amp. He's a recording engineer and he couldn't even get it to sound good. The effects just sound terrible to me no matter what you try. For a beginner this amp would seem great because to them it would be decently simple to get used to, okay effects (for a beginner and definitely not for live purposes), but a bit overpriced for such beginners. I have a Line 6 Spider 150 Watt as well and it DESTROYS this amp. True, the amp was a bit more, but definitely worth it. Although I noted more pros than cons, the cons, or con rather far outweighs the pros. The amp is portable (oh wait every amp is), it is loud and powerful, but the sound of the amp is just too awful for me to recommend. When you get an amp you want it to sound AMAZING and this certainly doesn't. Some may find uses for it I imagine with the different amp models, but you'd be lucky. Oh and it is easy to use...with the foot pedal. Without the foot pedal it is still easy to edit effects, but it's certainly harder to switch between effects (as most amps are) and I have not found out how to work the looper without the pedal. That's it for my ranting.

                  (6 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Things to think about with the VIP Serie

                  By Da Bass Lady

                  from San Antonio, TX

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                  Pros

                  • Portable
                  • Powerful

                  Cons

                  • Difficult To Use

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Studio

                  Comments about Peavey VYPYR VIP 3 100W 1x12 Guitar Modeling Combo Amp:

                  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.

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