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Vypyr 30 30W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp Black

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With double the processing power, models and effects of competitive modeling amplifiers, the VYPYR dramatically redefines the power and scope of modern guitar amplification. VYPYR amplifiers are based... Read More

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With double the processing power, models and effects of competitive modeling amplifiers, the VYPYR dramatically redefines the power and scope of modern guitar amplification. VYPYR amplifiers are based on powerful 32-bit, floating-point SHARC processors that enable highly detailed, accurate modeling as well as vastly enhanced flexibility and features than ever before available in guitar amplification.

Featuring 24 amp channel models--both the clean and distorted channels of 12 popular amps for the first time anywhere--plus 11 editable preamp "stomp box" effects and 11 editable post-amp "rack" effects with dual-parameter control. Players can use up to five effects simultaneously. When used with the optional Peavey Sanpera foot controller, the possibilities further expand from 12 in-amp presets to 400 programmable presets, with an on-board looper and more. The entire six-model VYPYR Series features the easy-to-use Peavey WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) interface.

  • 30 watts
  • 4 channels with 3-band EQ, master volume and pre- and post-gain controls
  • 12" custom-voiced loudspeaker
  • 11 editable rack effects
  • 11 editable stompbox effects
  • Up to 5 effects SIMULTANEOUSLY
  • Onboard looper
  • On-board chromatic tuner
  • Up to 400 presets with optional Sanpera II footswitch
  • MIDI In/Out
  • Tap tempo switch
  • Studio-quality headphone output
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Vypyr 30 is a Hot amp...

I was looking for a low cost amp with a few extra knobs & switches to play with and ran across the Vypyr series. The clean channel is great and the OD channel is...Read complete review

I was looking for a low cost amp with a few extra knobs & switches to play with and ran across the Vypyr series. The clean channel is great and the OD channel is crazy. The amp has a lot of power and anything past 2 with the OD enabled is too much for a small room. Great effects and stomp box selection. Chromatic tuner tunes my guitar lower than my Korg tuner (and it sounds good either way). You need the pedal add-on for the looper to work and the tap-tempo meter is just a blinking light, I was hoping it could make noise as well. Many great features in a small package that will give hours of fun to new owners.


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Lots of bells and whistles but will leave you disappointed

I purchased this amp new and still in the box. I was surprised by all the effects built in and that turned out to be the reason I bought it. Out of the...Read complete review

I purchased this amp new and still in the box. I was surprised by all the effects built in and that turned out to be the reason I bought it. Out of the box, it blew me away. I played on it at home and at church. It seemed that no matter which guitar I plugged in, there was minor tweeking and it was amazing. The main drawback is in order to use the looper you have to get the spanera pedal that costs almost as much as the amp. Also note: a bunch of my friends bought this same amp and along with me, after 2-3 months the amp glitches and tends to freeze up. If you want an amp thats loud and has multiple effects, i recommend dishing out more cash for a new amp & effects pedal

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Amazing and heavy

By Jason Mast

from Comanche, Texas

This amp is amazing for practice, or small gigs. I have a personal setting on the rectifier for a heavy cannibal sound. Great amp, get it.

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Fantastic amp

By Austin Mumpower

from Alabama

I've had one of these for a while now, and I think it's one of the best 30w amps you can get, and with all the features it has, the price makes it a steal. I play mostly metal, with some blues thrown in there, and I can dial in any of my favorite band tones almost perfectly, older bands like Megadeth, Metallica, Slayer, and Pantera, to newer bands like Lamb of God. This amp can put out some killer tones, and the cleans channels are pretty solid as well. The variety of amp models is also a plus, as well as the multitude of effects it comes with. Oh, and it gets nice and loud. I never usually keep it higher than volume level 1 because my friend can hear it outside. So, quit thinking about it and buy this amp! Trust me, you won't regret it!

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Hands Down, The Best!!!

By Glenn Lamoureux

from Rhode Island

I have never written a review before about guitars or guitar equipment but, felt compelled with this amp. I have been playing for about 27 years and have played through many many amps. I was actually not interested in anything Peavey until I decided to get something small and affordable to practice with at home. I simply can not believe the tones that come out of the Peavey Vyper 30. I would put this up against any tube amp any day and most people would never know the difference. Very easy to dial in any tone. The volume is equal to that of a tube amp, so gigging with it is possible. It has it all, from clean to blues to metal and anything in between. Needless to say, it is now my go to amp. I just need to get a footswitch because I have so many tones I love. Try it, buy it. You will no be disappointed!

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Incredible Amp

By Myke Hennig

from Toledo

I purchased this amp about three days ago, and all I can say is, WOW! this amp is incredibly versatile, has amazing tone for a solid state amp, and all of the extra effects that you could possibly want built right in. This this is LOUD! Before it gets over the 2 on the master knob, its already shaking the windows, and this thing goes up to 13! I've owned plenty of amplifiers in my time, anything from Line 6's to larger amps like my Marshall halfstack; and while this obviously couldn't compare to the volume and tone of a Marshall half stack, it's definitely suited for bedroom usage, jamming with friends or a band, or even playing a small gig. The different tones and effects that are built in are enough to keep you messing with this amp for hours on end. A great value and buy. I've also had a Line 6 Spyder 4, and the effects in that just don't even compare. The only drawback to this amp is that, in order to access the loop effect, you have to buy the Sampera footswitch, which is at least $100. Other than that, quality amplifier,I have no regrets buying it.

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Amp Completely Rocks Solid!

By Michael S

from Dumont, NJ

I went to my local GC on the snowiest day in October since they began to keep records in 1869! My original intent was to get a plain Jane tube amp for use in my project studio. I was not really interested in effects at all. The salesman showed me a couple of small tube amps that did sound great but all at around the $300 price point. I was looking to spend about $200, so I started looking at the solid state ones and figured I would settle and just add some tube warmth with my effects. I still was looking for an amp with no too many bells and whistles. After sampling nearly every $200 dollar and right before I was about to look at the used amp section, I demoed the Vypr and was blown completely away. It had a fantastic analog tube sound and the effects were all really playable and sounded great! Since the amp is for my house I have yet to push it past 3 but of course it goes all the way up to 13! So if I ever do decide to take my show on the road this amp will do double duty. I will definitely be getting one of the two pedals for it not sure which but I can already tell you it becomes a different amp with the remote control (you need it to use the looper). However for now I think I am fine without it. In summary, very affordable, high quality, great sounding and versatile device. What's not to love?

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Awesome Amp

By Eric Christian

from Lake Oswego, Oregon

I was looking for a light little practice amp and I checked them all out including the Fisher-Pric... oh I mean Line 6 amps and fell in love with the Vypyr tone for sure. I was going to get the Tube 60 Vypyr but I settled on this one as its deathly quiet when you palm mute it at low to medium volume. Bottom line, I've got a Peavey 6505+ Half-Stack collecting dust because now all I play is the Peavey Vypyr 30. Honestly, the Vypyr 30 is brutally loud and sounds just like a tube amp. Add in all the effects you can run at once and its just a kick in the pants to play. Of course it doesn't have that husky & burly sound of my 4X12 Cabinet but I'm gonna get the Vypyr 120 Head to solve that problem. Nothing against the 6505+ for sure, I still love it for the destructive palm mute stuff with my ISP Decimator G-String but yeah I love Vypyr amps. The only negative thing I could say is it really has too many different effects, some of which are pretty cheeseball. I would have rather they gave the user more control over the Delay, Chorus and Reverb and got rid of some of the fluff that I'll never use like MOG, Tremolo, Squeeze and Ring Modulator. Nobody uses that junk. BTW, be sure and get the Pro Coverage in case something goes wrong. My first amp was a Peavey Backstage Plus. I love Peavey amps. They make good inexpensive amps and high end professional amps and they all sound good. Horns Up!

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Not bad.

By Austin

from St. Louis Missouri

This is a pretty good amp that I keep at home for practice now. The main selling point on this thing is the effects, which are fairly high quality for just being built in. Not very practical for stage use though, cause you just can't switch the effects on and off without stopping to adjust the amp. They should include a foot switch which would easily remedy this. My main problem with this amp is that it cannot get a good clean sound out. You can get huge distortion on this thing, and with some fiddling you can get a bluesy overdrive, but the clean just sucks, but that's what you get from a solid state amp I guess.

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This little amp has power!!!

By Josh

from Indianapolis, IN

I had a $200 budget and wanted to get the best amp for my money. This amp was definatly worth it. For a 30watt amp it gets pretty loud,

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Great amp

By Pat

from Gresham, OR

For an amp with so much effects and versatility at this price, you can't really complain. I unfortunately can't explain every little detail about the amp cause it would just go on forever. But I've owned my Peavey Vypyr 30 for almost a year now and its still running great. For the effects, they sound very nice, not digital unlike the Line 6's. Stompboxes are nice as well. With 11 stompboxes and 11 effects (and of course delay and reverb) there's lots of fun and endless tweaking around to find a good tone, epically with the Sanpera pedal. As for the Amp presets, they all sound flawless. For a solid state, you get a great warm clean tone (clean was the one I worried about because of it being a solid state), nice crunchy mid gain tones and of course the massive high gain settings. My favorite out of all is obviously the 6505 for metal. You can produce the most beautifulest chunkiest and brutalist riffs and maintain those smooth highs for the solos. As for volume, this 30 watt amp pumps some really serious volume.. but in my opinion, the amp starts losing tonal quality past 2, but that's just me. Would I play this live for a small gig? Not really.. Id go for a higher wattage to be safe. But for any playing at home, recording, or practicing with the band? More than confident this baby will do the job right. Finally I've noticed there's been a little competition going on between the Vypyr and Line 6 spiders. I find it surprising because the Vypyr destroys Line 6 spiders anyday IMO. The Vypyr series is also known a lot for its high gain. I say if your playing blues, country, jazz, rock and roll, light rock, stuff like that, this amp can do the job perfectly. This amp is just so versatile I wouldn't prefer this for just one type of music. But all in all if you want a good quality amp with super versatile tones, this is it. But honestly, even with all the good things heard about this amp, you should still go to the store and test out all the amps and choose your favorite. Everyone has different tastes in their tone. :)

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Monsterous Small amp

By Peter

from Binghamton

I got the Vypyr 30 from Guitar Center, so far I love it and feel as if I can obtain any sound I want. Obviously, definitely, a leap upward from my Line 6 Spider III. Its sounds great, not cheap and tinny like the Line 6, probably because of the Transtube Technology and the bigger speaker. I chose this over re-buying a Peavey Bandit that I tested and returned. It still sounds great and has lots of fun stuff to play with where the Bandit only really had reverb. And if you want to get a sound you haven't found yet, you just push this knob and it gives you a whole new set of options to further tweak your amp and stomp/effect. Or you just select a different amp with a different everything and start over,the possibilities are endless. It even has a build in tuner, which makes me happy because I don't have to unplug from my amp to plug into my Korg tuner, to replug back into the amp. This is a great amp for the money and I see no need to even upgrade from this little $200 amp.

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