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

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

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  • Peavey Vypyr VIP3

    As reviewed by Randy Winemiller on 5/7/2013

    Got an email from Musicians Friend last week say $60 off anything $299 for the weekend. So I called my local Guitar Center to see if they had some in stock and said they would match the price. I went to Guitar Center in Towson Maryland to try it out. I tried an Ibanez dual humbucker electric guitar and a start and both sound really good with great tone and punch. Then I got a Yamaha thin body acoustic guitar and put on one of the Trace Acoustic amp models they have sampled and wow it sounded great to me. Even has an acoustic guitar simulator for the electric guitar that sounds okay to me and will work in a pinch. So they matched the price and I bought it. That is what I paid for just one rack effect back in the day. I will not play a bass through it as I think this will cause issues and I have a bass amp for that anyway. One thing I did discover when I got home is you do not need the Sanpera foot pedal to access all the presets as with the last version of the Vypyr did I think as I use a Digitech RP1 and a Rockman Midi foot controller. I was kind of bummed Peavey the got rid of some of the great amp models I love in my current Vypyr like the Dlx, Jsx, Rec, Plexi, and the Dzl. I love Peavey amps but you need at least a Mesa Boogie Rec or a Marshall Plexi to cover some of the older play style and sound. I have not had a lot of time to really give it an in depth overall try but the interface on the VIP 3 is very easy to use once you know how it works. Now I have an electric/acoustic amp for $240 that I can take to church run my electric and acoustic into an a/b box and I am set. How can you beat that. Go try one for yourself and I think you will really be impressed with it.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful.
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  • Good display. Good setup.

    As reviewed by Donna Yarbrough on 3/7/2014

    I had a problem with mine at first. It would hum loudly with the post-gain turned up or when adding an effect. The third day I had it I took it to a Peavey repair shop. They took it apart and put it back together and no hum. They think the input jack was loose thus not making a good ground connection. I could have taken it back but it seems this amp was in short supply in February. Now it is a good amp. I like the display on the VIP 3. The display of items available is easy to read and choose from. It is very easy to operate. To get out of demo mode is a menu item that is reached by holding the Amp knob down, under the display, until the menu appears. Then selecting the item with the Instrument/Stompbox knob, also under the display. Edit mode is simply a push of a knob too. Saving a new preset to a location is something you have to read the manual to do. There are only 77 unique presets already assigned to the beginning of the memory banks. The rest of the 400 memory banks are those 77 over and over. When you are changing the amp in a preset it changes the per-amp, low, mid, high, and post-amp because each amp has those items preset. It is annoying that you can't keep a preset's settings and change amps. This also applies to changing the level on the amp - clean, crunch, or lead. Each one has its own settings. All the presets would sound the same if you changed them to the same amp. One last thing about the setup of the presets. Each knob has lights around it to show where the knob is set, but if you look at the display you will see that turning the knob is really a number. This number changes when you turn the knob but it never shows you where the knob is set to start with. I do like this amp. It is easy to use once you read the manual which is online for you to read before you buy the amp. It is a little hard to follow at first but you get the hang of it quickly. And this amp dose do electric, acoustic, and bass guitars by choosing the right amp. It will fit any environment because of it's ability to go from 100w all the way to 1w, and everything in between. The Fender Mustang III was just loud even with the gain down. Good for a gig, I suppose, but not a home.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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  • Peavey VYPYR VIP 3 100w 1x12

    As reviewed by James Lowe on 7/25/2013

    I bought this amp after extensively researching after seeing some ads for it. I live in an Apartment so sometimes LOUD isn't an option, so the sponge is a nice feature and works very well! The local store was out of stock on this, so had to have it shipped, everything was great on shipping from GC store in Dayton! You don't need the Sanpera pedal (Saving you @ $229 extra!), unless you want to use looper, so the 400 pre-sets are available by rotating knob after guitar input. The only somewhat bad thing about pre-sets are not much of a difference from 1 set to another!There are quite a few sub-sets and then the breakdown of the subsequent sub-sets! Remember you get to use electric Guitar/Bass/Acoustic with this amp so it takes some "turning and learning" on it! You get quite a bit of pedals/stomp box/Amp makes to play with here so it's almost better to use the accessibility of those to create your sounds than some of the pre-sets! The pre-sets are kind of fun to play around with but they almost seem to be "deeper levels" of the amount of the already loaded effects there in lies the "fun" of playing with them!You CAN play with the parameters of EVERYTHING Pedal/Stomp box-wise to go as crazy or lazy as you want to experiment and learn for sounds on this also! If you're not sure what genre you want to play (Funk, Metal, Classic Rock, Blues,etc!) it's a good amp to sample the different sounds and see where you want to go or just play'em ALL! Price isn't horrific and if you decide to lock in on 1 style/genre of music you should be fine with this amp! The Quality of this amp is very good and expectations are not overboard as some of the pre-sets are just ok but that happens with a modeling amp! Weighs about 31#s, so not a moose on portability! Some of the presets are really quiet and some are LOUD (Hendrix presets!) Overall I'd say this amp is worth the $299 for what you get especially the Synth and the E-Violin effects are good, to me at least! Try 1 out and see what you think! I've had this amp a little over 1 month!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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