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Peavey VYPYR VIP 3 100W 1x12 Guitar Modeling Combo Amp Black  (Open Box)
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OVERVIEW

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 24 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

78%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good power output (19)
  • Portable (19)
  • Easy to use (14)
  • Excellent sound (14)
  • Warm / comfy (8)

Cons

  • Difficult to use (6)
  • Poor sound quality (3)

Best Uses

  • Home studio (16)
  • Amateur recording (12)
  • Performances (11)
  • Outdoor events / games (7)
  • Professional recording (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (20), 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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(0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Ok modelling amp

By Charlie

from Houston TX

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Pros

  • Portable
  • Powerful

Cons

  • Difficult To Use
  • Poor Sound Quality

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Home Studio

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

I have 6 months with this amp and I have learned to live with it. I don't love it but I don't hate it either. The speaker is cheap, if you have experience with celestions vintage or other high quality speakers you can hear right away that the speaker is defenetly low quality. if you are patient enough and you tweak it around you can have nice sounds out of it. Not awesome sounds but decent sounds. One thing I like a lot about the amp is the clean sound, very nice, the acoustic simulator also works like a charm. On the other side the thing I most dislike about the amp is when you are playing from one preset and change it to another one, the amp will lag a lot, I'm talking about 1 second of delay where you won't get any sound at all. That is annoying and is the main reason I'm replacing this amp.
Conclusion: for practice is great, comes with aux, headphones, nice little bedroom amp. But I don't recommend it for gigs.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Peavey has put some thought and work in this one!

By Coyote

from Kentucky

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Events
    • Performances

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

    Just got it 3 days before Christmas but I think this is going to be an awesome little amp it's quite capable of
    of doing everything I need whether I hook my electric or flat top to it! So many settings for wide variety of sounds this is going to be a fun little amp with lots of sound to play with!

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

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

    By ScottoNYC

    from New York, NY

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    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!

      (73 of 73 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Best Tube Sound, Better Than Tubes IMO

      By Marky Mark

      from Pittsburgh PA

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      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.

        (4 of 7 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.

          (10 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Fantastic amp!

          By Bronx Band

          from Bronx, NY

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          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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            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.

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                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

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                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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                  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.

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