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The Peavey VYPYR VIP 1 guitar modeling combo amp provides amplification for a variety of instruments using Variable Instrument Performance technology. Peavey uses a combination of powerful 32-bit, floating point SHARC processors and patented TransTube analog circuitry to create some 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. The USB bi-directional data and audio port provides an easy way to record, connect to VYPYR software, store presets, get lessons and practice to backing tracks. All the features from the original VYPYR series is here, plus more power, effects, amp models, instrument models and other added goodies!

Features
  • Acoustic guitar simulation
  • Bass guitar simulation
  • Acoustically ported semi-closed back
  • Patented TransTube technology
  • 16 presets
  • 25 amp accessible effects
  • 36 onboard amp models
  • Six bass amp models
  • Six acoustic amp models
  • Enhanced chromatic tuner
  • On-board looper
  • WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) controls
  • Amp accessible real time dual parameter controls
  • Amp accessible global reverb and delay
  • Tap Temp
  • Bi-directional USB - Data - MIDI - Audio record out
  • Aux/MP3/CD input
  • Studio quality headphone out
  • Up to four effects simultaneously
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PeaveyVYPYR VIP 1 20W 1x8 Guitar Modeling Combo Amp
 
4.4

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (2)

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83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (4)
  • Good power output (4)
  • Portable (4)
  • Excellent sound (3)
  • Warm / comfy (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (5)
  • Outdoor events / games (3)
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

8 string? NO JOKE!!

I know you're not reading this to learn all about me but I think my experiences definitely add to the appeal of this amp & better explains why it kicks a. I play mostly...Read complete review

I know you're not reading this to learn all about me but I think my experiences definitely add to the appeal of this amp & better explains why it kicks a. I play mostly metal/metalcore/djent/jazz stuff. I play an Agile Septor Elite 8 string with EMG 808s. I've been playing for 15+ years, I've owned all kinds of tube, solid state, & hybrid heads & combos. Some good, some not so good. I've been a die hard fan of Line 6 from the beginning. Despite the naysayers, they have a loyal following & for good reason. I've owned several Line 6 amps & I've been relying on my original red bean POD as my main practice/recording tool for at least the last 10 years. (I tried the newer HD version as well but it just wasn't for me) There's just something so right about the original & I've gotten so much praise over my tone over the years, thanks mostly to my POD. I will say Line 6 does metal exceptionally well & it's been my go-to since forever but I think it's finally met its match. I'm genuinely astounded at the tones coming out of this amp. First things first, I've owned a block letter 5150 stack, a Valveking 100 stack, & a 6505+ 112 combo & I tell you what, this amp can get so close to those amps it's amazing! Not in terms of volume of course but the tonal dynamics, responsiveness, & overall sound, just WOW. The level of tonal quality & characteristics can be heard on all the other amp models too. It takes a lot to impress me & I'm impressed. It's the amp I never knew I needed so much. This amp, & frankly the entire Vypyr series, is a true diamond in the rough. Seriously, tone gurus, tube purists, & gear snobs alike need to set aside their biases & give this amp an honest chance. Trust me, I get the appeal of the "real deal amps" & they're amazing but, & maybe it's just me, why should I fork over stupid amounts of money for the genuine article when I can spend a fraction on something that sounds SO close? I'm over the phase of caring what others think of my gear, for me it's all about the tone &, to quote Metallica, nothing else matters. This thing is good for solo practice, band practice, & you can mic it on stage. Who cares that it's small & it's not an expensive boutique tube amp? I should also mention I'm a dad & husband & I work for a living so good deals like this are a godsend for me. Family is so much more important than gear so thank you Peavey for offering this kind of quality at such a small price. I stumbled upon & purchased the original 15w Vypyr not too long ago & was so impressed with the tone it produced I sold it & got the updated/upgraded model. The difference between the 2...well the 20w is more powerful/louder of course, noticeably better overall build quality, an added 3/4 rear speaker enclosure (thank you! much tighter/deeper bass response!), addition of bass/acoustic modeling, the list just goes on & on as far as features go. Guys I really believe Peavey is onto something here & I have no doubt that history will prove that I'm right. People are going to start taking notice, it's only a matter of time & I hope it helps change the whole dynamic for other amp manufacturers. You CAN give customers good tone & quality without asking for their soul &/or entire savings! Now that technology has come this far, it's obvious things in the industry are going to start changing & I'm proud to be part of that shift. I don't know about you guys but I've already spent enough money on gear! Thanks again Peavey, you deserve all the praise in the world & you'd be a fool not to purchase one of these amps. BUY THE AMP!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Cool little amp but not the USB

As I was waiting on a sales rep at guitar Center to finish up a purchase I made, I though I would grab a guitar (white American Strat with a maple neck) and...Read complete review

As I was waiting on a sales rep at guitar Center to finish up a purchase I made, I though I would grab a guitar (white American Strat with a maple neck) and plug into something in the meantime. As I don't like playing loud, I noticed these little Peavey Vypers on the floor; I chose the smallest one. I fiddled with all the dials, randomly going through amp models and effects and found some useful tones. The last combination that I concocted was a magical one between amp and guitar. I played inspired. Wow, gotta remember the name of this little amp for later reference. My sales guy was ready. We closed the deal and I went home with that guitar and amp combo sound still in my mind.

Later that evening I YouTubed the VIP-1 and came across an excellent demo. I was impressed with the direct recording tones the guy was getting into his DAW via the USB port. As I needed something that would mute the speaker for night recording, I thought this would be a nice addition to other recording equipment I have. That's it; I was going in the next day and buying one!

Bought the amp and brought it home. I installed all that was on the DVD that came with the amp, plugged the USB in, and ... nothing. I'm using Sonar X1 under Windows7. The Peavey website resource page for downloads and updates was no help at all, as it only has the Reaper and Amp programs for download. Nothing about the USB driver. Googled said issue. Read a lot. I went on the Peavey amp forum and was not too surprised to find many people having same problem; their computer/DAW would not recognize the Vyper's USB driver. I even tried the Asio4all driver, as was recommended, but to no avail. As my main reason for the purchase was for recording without a mic, the amp failed its purpose. BTW; I did try the phones out, which did mute the speaker, but I was not impressed with the tones I was getting from that jack. Maybe I'll look the amp up at a later date when Peavey figures out the USB issue.

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5.0

Awesome bang for your buck.

By Braden

from Minnesota

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Many built in effects- No need to buy a pedal

Cons

  • After 3 years sound quality low

Best Uses

  • Home Studio

Comments about Peavey VYPYR VIP 1 20W 1x8 Guitar Modeling Combo Amp:

I got this as a Christmas gift about... 3 years ago? Somewhere around there. I was upgrading from a little amp I got in a $70 Washburn Lyon L150 combo. It was like a 5watt amp and I actually plug it in once in a while to get some really nice cleans without the effects. It just sounds nice for some reason.

This amp has built in Acoustic/Bass guitar simulators, along with the capability to act as an Acoustic-Electric and Bass Guitar amp. It has tons of built in effects with wah, tremolo, and flanger being my favorite ones. I've come to a point after three years where I need to move on from this mama and get myself an upgraded Amp. This is a GREAT beginner amp and many novice or experienced players will find this amp particularly useful.

It's probably just me but I have trouble getting a decent clean sound. Probably got the effect wrong but it feels like there's some distortion on every amplifier effect. The acoustic simulator is great but not quite the sound I think I needed. But if you're really into metal, you'll really enjoy this amp.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Love it two in one.oopps three in one.

By Kiss army 693

from GA

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Portable
  • Powerful

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio
    • Performances

    Comments about Peavey VYPYR VIP 1 20W 1x8 Guitar Modeling Combo Amp:

    Three in one killer.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    salesman shoo'ed me away from this but I came back.

    By Iceman

    from Indiana

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Clear as day sound
    • Easy To Use
    • Good Warmth
    • Powerful

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Big Sound for less money
      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Practice amp

      Comments about Peavey VYPYR VIP 1 20W 1x8 Guitar Modeling Combo Amp:

      I was at guitar center after a few years if not steadily playing guitar anymore. I walked in and needed all new equipment because I had sold everything I had before. I picked up a cheap $120 Jackson and was instructed that the Line 6 AMP that was of same value of the peavy was a lot better. So I went with the salesmen's advice. I get home and plug it all up and got to jamming. This Line 6 Amplifier sounded like complete garbage. I knew I should have went with the Peavy amp. I went back and exchanged amps. I got home and plugged this in and even on the default presets this amp was screaming. So crystal clear, I though I was playing one of their tube amplifiers again. Honestly peavy did this right and I loved this out of the box. I have never been so happy to have a great sounding amp for under $100. For anyone who wants great sound for less money with tons of options for any player with any sound preference, defiantly go with the peavy VIP 1.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      I would consider buying this product again

      By Jimbo

      from Titusville, FL

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Excellent Sound
      • Good Warmth
      • Portable
      • Powerful

      Cons

      • Difficult To Use

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Home Studio

      Comments about Peavey VYPYR VIP 1 20W 1x8 Guitar Modeling Combo Amp:

      It seems a bit difficult to use at first. Mainly I'm Still getting to know the different settings, etc., Once I figure them out, it will improve my feelings drastically, but i love my amp.

      (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Cool little amp but not the USB

      By ZenCat

      from Modesto, CA

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Portable
      • Potential good sounds.

      Cons

      • Difficult To Use
      • USB port needs improvement

      Best Uses

        Comments about Peavey VYPYR VIP 1 20W 1x8 Guitar Modeling Combo Amp:

        As I was waiting on a sales rep at guitar Center to finish up a purchase I made, I though I would grab a guitar (white American Strat with a maple neck) and plug into something in the meantime. As I don't like playing loud, I noticed these little Peavey Vypers on the floor; I chose the smallest one. I fiddled with all the dials, randomly going through amp models and effects and found some useful tones. The last combination that I concocted was a magical one between amp and guitar. I played inspired. Wow, gotta remember the name of this little amp for later reference. My sales guy was ready. We closed the deal and I went home with that guitar and amp combo sound still in my mind.

        Later that evening I YouTubed the VIP-1 and came across an excellent demo. I was impressed with the direct recording tones the guy was getting into his DAW via the USB port. As I needed something that would mute the speaker for night recording, I thought this would be a nice addition to other recording equipment I have. That's it; I was going in the next day and buying one!

        Bought the amp and brought it home. I installed all that was on the DVD that came with the amp, plugged the USB in, and ... nothing. I'm using Sonar X1 under Windows7. The Peavey website resource page for downloads and updates was no help at all, as it only has the Reaper and Amp programs for download. Nothing about the USB driver. Googled said issue. Read a lot. I went on the Peavey amp forum and was not too surprised to find many people having same problem; their computer/DAW would not recognize the Vyper's USB driver. I even tried the Asio4all driver, as was recommended, but to no avail. As my main reason for the purchase was for recording without a mic, the amp failed its purpose. BTW; I did try the phones out, which did mute the speaker, but I was not impressed with the tones I was getting from that jack. Maybe I'll look the amp up at a later date when Peavey figures out the USB issue.

        (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Powerful, loud and versatile

        By Old Man

        from Florida

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • No Output For Sounboard

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Performances

        Comments about Peavey VYPYR VIP 1 20W 1x8 Guitar Modeling Combo Amp:

        This was an exchange for a lesser amp for personal use by me from G.C. in Winter Park, FL.
        I play a solid body with P-90s through it.
        You can not beat this for the money, or even for more money. The amp is sturdily built with solid controls. The controls are intuitive. The effects may not be as deep as having a fully loaded pedal board but sound great and a good way to find where you want to upgrade at some point.
        The speaker is LOUD. I practice with it on 0.5 and my guitar's volume on 2 or 3. The clean channels are clear and bright with plenty of ways to add distortion and break up your sound.
        This is the second Vyper I've purchased. The first was for bought someone else. I made the mistake of buying another modeler for me and returned it within two days.
        This amp is a keeper! Before you buy another amp in this price range try this one.
        I recommend this for beginner to experienced.

        (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        wWnderful!!

        By Den

        from Broadalbin, NY

        Site Member

        Comments about Peavey VYPYR VIP 1 20W 1x8 Guitar Modeling Combo Amp:

        Just got the amp home and plugged it in; LOVE IT! it has so many settings and sounds so clean and crisp although I have replacement pickups- (Joe Barden for Danny Gatton) - (the telecaster guru)and not sure if it's the pickups or the amp or both that makes it so clear and crisp! Anyway, I really love that amp! My wife likes it too! I basically bought it for the porch or living room so I don't have to lug my 100 watt Fender Mustang up and down the stairs and to be honest, I would have never bought the Mustang amp if I tried the VIP 1 first - it is VERY loud and I play it at about 2 or 3 volume! It has any kind of reverb or delay or tremolo as u go thru the settings that anyone really needs; also crunch and distortion that I don't use - I don't play metal or hard rock; I'm 72 yrs old and coming out of guitar retirement! Best move I ever made!! Love to hear the sounds and notes!! The Guitar Center was very helpful and love to deal with these guys - true professionals!

        (3 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Good for guitar, horrible for bass

        By Ian

        from Boise, Idaho

        Comments about Peavey VYPYR VIP 1 20W 1x8 Guitar Modeling Combo Amp:

        While I would say that it is a great little amp for guitar, plenty of settings and sounds to choose from (the reverse setting is a must!), however, this would have to be one of the worst amps for a bass (ironic considering that it is marketed primarily as a bass amp). Unless you have the low turned waaaaay down it will buzz and kill the note like you would not believe. Quite honestly I would rather have a 10 watt starter bass amp than this, the only decent bass sound I can get out of it is when I plug my headphones into it. To summarize: if you are getting this for a guitar, go for it; for a bass? Avoid at all cost.

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Powerful Amp

        By William Huff

        from Indy, IN

        Comments about Peavey VYPYR VIP 1 20W 1x8 Guitar Modeling Combo Amp:

        This is a very powerful and versatile amp! I've used it for acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass, and even cello! It sounds amazing and can emulate most any type of amp to fit the style of music you are playing or recording. I only wish it had a midi and a direct out jack.

        (15 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        8 string? NO JOKE!!

        By Cody Frye

        from Dallas, Fort Worth Texas

        Comments about Peavey VYPYR VIP 1 20W 1x8 Guitar Modeling Combo Amp:

        I know you're not reading this to learn all about me but I think my experiences definitely add to the appeal of this amp & better explains why it kicks a. I play mostly metal/metalcore/djent/jazz stuff. I play an Agile Septor Elite 8 string with EMG 808s. I've been playing for 15+ years, I've owned all kinds of tube, solid state, & hybrid heads & combos. Some good, some not so good. I've been a die hard fan of Line 6 from the beginning. Despite the naysayers, they have a loyal following & for good reason. I've owned several Line 6 amps & I've been relying on my original red bean POD as my main practice/recording tool for at least the last 10 years. (I tried the newer HD version as well but it just wasn't for me) There's just something so right about the original & I've gotten so much praise over my tone over the years, thanks mostly to my POD. I will say Line 6 does metal exceptionally well & it's been my go-to since forever but I think it's finally met its match. I'm genuinely astounded at the tones coming out of this amp. First things first, I've owned a block letter 5150 stack, a Valveking 100 stack, & a 6505+ 112 combo & I tell you what, this amp can get so close to those amps it's amazing! Not in terms of volume of course but the tonal dynamics, responsiveness, & overall sound, just WOW. The level of tonal quality & characteristics can be heard on all the other amp models too. It takes a lot to impress me & I'm impressed. It's the amp I never knew I needed so much. This amp, & frankly the entire Vypyr series, is a true diamond in the rough. Seriously, tone gurus, tube purists, & gear snobs alike need to set aside their biases & give this amp an honest chance. Trust me, I get the appeal of the "real deal amps" & they're amazing but, & maybe it's just me, why should I fork over stupid amounts of money for the genuine article when I can spend a fraction on something that sounds SO close? I'm over the phase of caring what others think of my gear, for me it's all about the tone &, to quote Metallica, nothing else matters. This thing is good for solo practice, band practice, & you can mic it on stage. Who cares that it's small & it's not an expensive boutique tube amp? I should also mention I'm a dad & husband & I work for a living so good deals like this are a godsend for me. Family is so much more important than gear so thank you Peavey for offering this kind of quality at such a small price. I stumbled upon & purchased the original 15w Vypyr not too long ago & was so impressed with the tone it produced I sold it & got the updated/upgraded model. The difference between the 2...well the 20w is more powerful/louder of course, noticeably better overall build quality, an added 3/4 rear speaker enclosure (thank you! much tighter/deeper bass response!), addition of bass/acoustic modeling, the list just goes on & on as far as features go. Guys I really believe Peavey is onto something here & I have no doubt that history will prove that I'm right. People are going to start taking notice, it's only a matter of time & I hope it helps change the whole dynamic for other amp manufacturers. You CAN give customers good tone & quality without asking for their soul &/or entire savings! Now that technology has come this far, it's obvious things in the industry are going to start changing & I'm proud to be part of that shift. I don't know about you guys but I've already spent enough money on gear! Thanks again Peavey, you deserve all the praise in the world & you'd be a fool not to purchase one of these amps. BUY THE AMP!

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