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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 ... Read More

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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
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PeaveyVYPYR VIP 3 100W 1x12 Guitar Modeling Combo Amp
 
3.6

(based on 14 reviews)

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60%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good power output (4)
  • Excellent sound (3)
  • Portable (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (4)
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    • Experienced (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Peavey Vypyr VIP3

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...Read complete review

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.

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Deceptive

This is no doubt a cool amp, but Peavey is deceptive in its advertising in not including an important bit of information, viz. that this amp is designed to be used with instruments...Read complete review

This is no doubt a cool amp, but Peavey is deceptive in its advertising in not including an important bit of information, viz. that this amp is designed to be used with instruments that have "passive electronics", i.e. passive pickups. The only way you learn of this is by reading the owner's manual. What this means practically is that if your guitar has higher output active humbuckers, your going to get a lot of bad feedback on the high gain amp model settings unless you drastically roll the volume nob way down, something that humbuckers tend to not respond to real well. Peavey should be more up front about this feature.

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5.0

Future is Now

By RightRythm

from Riverdale, NY

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Good Warmth
  • Portable
  • Powerful
  • Versatile with Excellent layout and Controls

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Mobile DJ
    • Performances
    • Practice galore, Never bored
    • Professional Recording

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

    My VIP 3 has no issues and is Superb in sound and function. Boredom is unobtainable with just only the Amp choices and gain types. I had to buy a Squier bass to enjoy the full sonic potential. There is no speaker out cause the Special speaker/amp marriage will not work with other conventional amp speakers. I am a lucky one who has had no real problems with the VIP 3, except it used to give me the impression that my guitar had died if I removed the cable from the amp jack and then plugged back in( to save wear on guitar/ Strat jacks) BUT then there must be an instrument type sensor circuit that could trip this behavior-maybe updates fixed it? The dials are so silky smooth(should be turned gradually). I look at this amp in astonishment sometimes even if I have gotten used to things like Amplitube. Most could not even dream of such real tubey sounding, feature packed, ANALOG laden Wonder of a device at this price(!!!)- I guess less than ten years ago. It's a gem and that's what I call it when I tell other players to look it up.

    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Questionable quality

    By Tim from Philly

    from Philadelphia PA

    About Me Novice

    Pros

    • Loaded With Features
    • Powerful

    Cons

    • Poor Sound Quality
    • Two Defective Amps In A Row

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio
    • Scaring Cats

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

    I had a tough time making a decision between the VIP 3 and one of the similar priced Fender Mustangs. This was to be used for practice and messing around at home, so all the models and Sanpera 2 functionality sold me on the Peavey.

    Guitar Center has the VIP 1 & 2 in stock, the 3 is a site to store item where I'm at. I ordered and when the first one arrived it was dead right out of the box. It just continually reset with the LCD flickering and not even getting to a full power-on state.

    I took it back to the store where the GC employees verified my findings and ordered me another one. I got the second one right at the start of Summer so didn't spend a lot of time with it. About a week ago, I found out there was a major problem with that one too. On almost all of the sound models, including the default Legend model (the one the amp boots up into), there is a long and loud crackling noise in the sustained note.

    By the time I discovered this, I was past the 45 day return window so now my second VIP 3 with about 2 hours of use on it is sitting at a Peavey Warranty repair center. I just have a bad feeling about this thing at this point.

    (4 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Peavey Vypyr

    By Len

    from New Jersey

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • None

    Cons

    • Difficult To Use
    • Poor Sound Quality
    • Weak

    Best Uses

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

      I've had this amp for years, I can no longer switch through my channels and after a few live performances this thing began to lack in tone, I was in a metal band and used it for about 3 or 4 shows and it worked great, after that it began to just fall down hill from there, I am not impressed with the quality control from the company. The overall build of the amp is poorly constructed At this point, the only thing I use it for is a nice night table that I can make noise... really disappointed with the product, you do not get what you pay for...

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Full on rocking amp with tons of power and selection

      By Motley Moffitt

      from Corona, CA

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Excellent Sound
      • Portable
      • Powerful

      Cons

      • No Complaints Here

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio

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

      This amp with my Jackson guitar is all I need for home use or garage band I can get such a variety of sounds. The two are a perfect match. I have played for over 30 years now and I would suggest this to anyone who Love to rock and roll metal style or old school its a great addition to my guitar playing needs. Best Gift from the Wife next to my Jackson Guitar

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Hours of enjoyment

      By dsmiller

      from Hudson, FL

      About Me Novice

      Pros

      • Acoustic Electric
      • Bass Guitar
      • Excellent Sound
      • Portable
      • Powerful

      Cons

      • No Speaker Output Jack
      • There Is A Learning Curve

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio
      • Performances

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

      The built-in models will provide hours of entertainment.

      The interface does present a learning curve, but is well worth the time investment.

      Love the PC software, allowing for a visual representation of the modeling. The Peavey website has a forum dedicated to swapping modeling configurations.

      More than enough power for gigs.

      Amp would be absolutely perfect if it had a speaker-out to plug into a cabinet.

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Learn This Amp!

      By Richard

      from Blairsville PA

      Site Member

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

      As soon as I got this amplifier, I plugged in and played with it. After a few days I visited the Peavey website, updated the firmware, and began to learn how to use it! The Vyper Edit software opens a whole new world - creating presets, saving them to my computer, loading them to the amp banks, etc. I play guitar and bass, so the flexibility of the amp amazes me! It takes time and effort to learn anything worthwhile, and THIS is definitely worthwhile! I can't wait to grab a Sanpera foot switch to take full advantage of the VIP 3!

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Good display. Good setup.

      By Donna Yarbrough

      from Plainfield, IL

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

      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.

      (2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      one of a kind

      By Patricia Sharp

      from chattanooga,tn

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

      has everything you could want in one box. has amps for all different guitars, has tracks for learning as well as playing. can record via usb and much much more!

      (5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Cool Effects, Poor Sound Quality

      By Derek Bedell

      from Maryland

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

      Its got great features and a competitive price, but it seriously lacks in sound quality. The effects are not capable of making up its inherent lack of sound depth. There is no punchiness whatsoever as its output is very limited within a high-mid range frequency. This is very disappointing, considering the fact that it's supposed to be versatile in modeling other instruments such as bass (It definitely does not produce the frequencies at which a bass would play). Compared to other low price 100w combo amps with extensive features, this amp is inferior; I would recommend something like the Line 6 Spider or the Fender Mustang. This is just my opinion; but if you are interested in the amp, you should at least try it out before purchasing.

      (8 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Deceptive

      By john conway

      from Atlanta GA

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

      This is no doubt a cool amp, but Peavey is deceptive in its advertising in not including an important bit of information, viz. that this amp is designed to be used with instruments that have "passive electronics", i.e. passive pickups. The only way you learn of this is by reading the owner's manual. What this means practically is that if your guitar has higher output active humbuckers, your going to get a lot of bad feedback on the high gain amp model settings unless you drastically roll the volume nob way down, something that humbuckers tend to not respond to real well. Peavey should be more up front about this feature.

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