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The Peavey VYPYR VIP 2 guitar modeling combo amp uses Variable Instrument Input technology to provide 40W of amplification for a variety of instrument types. It allows electric guitar players access t... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Peavey VYPYR VIP 2 guitar modeling combo amp uses Variable Instrument Input technology to provide 40W of amplification for a variety of instrument types. It allows electric guitar players access to instrument models as wellPeavey uses a combination of 32-bit, floating point SHARC processors and TransTube analog circuitry to create one of the best sounding modeling amps available.

The VYPYR effects can be accessed without plugging into a computer, unlike many other modeling amps. The new 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 revolutionary features from the original VYPYR series, plus more power, effects, amp models, instrument models and other killer upgrades.

Features

Patented TransTube technology
Acoustically ported semi-closed back
10 instrument models including Acoustic simulators, 12 String, Mandolin, Seven String, Baritone, Resonator, Electric Violin and Bass
16 presets
12 amp accessible stompbox models plus delay reverb and wah
36 onboard amp models
Six bass models
Six acoustic models
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
26 Total onboard effects
Bi-directional US - Data
MIDI - Audio record out
Studio quality headphone out
AUX/MP3/CD input
Up to five effects simultaneously
One 12" custom voiced speaker
40W
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PeaveyVYPYR VIP 2 40W 1x12 Guitar Modeling Combo Amp
 
4.0

(based on 22 reviews)

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  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good power output (8)
  • Excellent sound (7)
  • Portable (7)
  • Easy to use (5)
  • Warm / comfy (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (4)
  • Performances (4)
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

The VIP-2...One Piece of a Two Piece System

The short answer is that I really like it. It's got enough offerings to keep me entertained for a very long time. I would suggest to anyone looking to buy one, first download...Read complete review

The short answer is that I really like it. It's got enough offerings to keep me entertained for a very long time. I would suggest to anyone looking to buy one, first download the owners manual from peavey.com. It describes all three of the Vypyrs (VIP-1,VIP-2,VIP-3) in one manual. There's lots of overlap but also comparisons, each offering something the other two don't have. This should help you decide. Personally I wouldn't get anything with less than a 12" spkr. The other reason you need to read the manual is so you understand that to access all of the capabilities in any of them, you have to also buy a foot controller (Sanpera I or Sanpera II). They run about $110 and $230. I got the #II ($230), so the system (2 piece) cost me $430. If you don't, you won't have the looper, remote control of the effects , volume control, wah & pitch control, remote tuning, and another 100 models to play with....you get my point! This is why I gave the Vypyr-2 4stars instead of 5. Now, if you're like me, you would eventually get foot pedals anyway. Might as well do it at the same time. Also, if you have a stack of pedals already, they won't work with a Vypyr. It uses a midi cable only. I knew this before I purchased my system, and so should you. I have not tried the recording software yet. Hopefully another reviewer will fill you in.

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Great sound, but not very user friendly without $120 or $230 controller

Amp Sounds great, even at low levels. Has all the addon effects. You can play both electric and acoustic guitars and bass through it. Why this amp lacks as stand alone is the...Read complete review

Amp Sounds great, even at low levels. Has all the addon effects. You can play both electric and acoustic guitars and bass through it. Why this amp lacks as stand alone is the ability to control/use it's abilities without having to pay $120 or $230 for the midi controller. Forget about trying to change tones while playing "live" without a controller, unless you stick to one sound for the whole song. 2112 is impossible without the controller. Forget about turning any of the effects (flanger, chorus, phaser, etc) on and off easily. And from what I have seen so far, cant even control the reverb/delay unless you have the controller. The computer interface sucks. After half the day just trying to get the thing accept the firmware update, cant get the software to talk to the amp to do the presets.

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(13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

The VIP-2...One Piece of a Two Piece System

By EDWARD

from Orlando, FL

Site Member

Comments about Peavey VYPYR VIP 2 40W 1x12 Guitar Modeling Combo Amp:

The short answer is that I really like it. It's got enough offerings to keep me entertained for a very long time. I would suggest to anyone looking to buy one, first download the owners manual from peavey.com. It describes all three of the Vypyrs (VIP-1,VIP-2,VIP-3) in one manual. There's lots of overlap but also comparisons, each offering something the other two don't have. This should help you decide. Personally I wouldn't get anything with less than a 12" spkr. The other reason you need to read the manual is so you understand that to access all of the capabilities in any of them, you have to also buy a foot controller (Sanpera I or Sanpera II). They run about $110 and $230. I got the #II ($230), so the system (2 piece) cost me $430. If you don't, you won't have the looper, remote control of the effects , volume control, wah & pitch control, remote tuning, and another 100 models to play with....you get my point! This is why I gave the Vypyr-2 4stars instead of 5. Now, if you're like me, you would eventually get foot pedals anyway. Might as well do it at the same time. Also, if you have a stack of pedals already, they won't work with a Vypyr. It uses a midi cable only. I knew this before I purchased my system, and so should you. I have not tried the recording software yet. Hopefully another reviewer will fill you in.

(13 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing!!! Bass and Guitar amp in one?

By Aaron Todd

from Baltimore, Md

Comments about Peavey VYPYR VIP 2 40W 1x12 Guitar Modeling Combo Amp:

Being both a bass and guitar player I thought this amp was to good to be true. This is the real deal man. My bass sounds are better then my other dedicated bass rig. Time to Craigs List that pig. Great Acoustic Amps, Bass Amps and of course Peavey nails the guitar amp models. My favorite is the Budda and 6505 models. Gain sounds real not digital. I got this at the Towson location last week. I think I was the first to get it as they just came in and the rep was going over it with the employees. I'm blown away.

(11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great hardware, software is not yet fully functional

By Raymond Wood

from Tallahassee, FL

Comments about Peavey VYPYR VIP 2 40W 1x12 Guitar Modeling Combo Amp:

I have been playing guitar for 40 years and this amp is, easily, the best amp I have ever owned --- especially at such a ridiculously low price. The range and quality of tone you can get from it is simply unrivaled. I lean toward what you younger guys might call jazz [most of the amps I have owned were combo amps with two 12" speakers purchased because of their clean sound] and it pleases me that I can get such a smooth, warm, clean, tone when I want it. But, also, when I am in a Mahavishnu mood, I can get an over-driven tube-esque tone as well. The Buddha amp emulation can take it way beyond that to more of what younger guys prefer for rock [ergo, more cajones and less technique] but I am not personally into that sort of thing. Check out some of the VIP youtube videos to get a feel for how well it performs for rockers. This amp is all solid state, but it uses Peavey's amazing TransTube technology to, finally, get beyond the well known limitations that solid state amps have had in the past once they slip into overdrive. Peavey's TransTube technology is based on the idea that 'tube' sound is more a factor of output transformers than tubes and it really does work. I should also mention that this is a really loud amp to be rated at only 40 watts. I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 because the Windows software is still buggy. Even worse, the Mac software is, at least at the time of this writing, non-existent. You can browse over to forums.peavey.com to get up to date status of Peavey's software support from users. We are beating up on Peavey mercilessly about this and they say all will be made right very shortly. Just be aware that, as of this writing, this is an astoundingly awesome amp with next to useless computer software support.

(8 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

A whole lot of hype

By Johnny Contreras

from Mesa,Az

Comments about Peavey VYPYR VIP 2 40W 1x12 Guitar Modeling Combo Amp:

I got this about a month ago and gigged with it twice, with that said I was very disappointed with it. I had a peavey viper 1x12 100w before this amp and it was amazing so I thought I'd give this one a try, I walked down to my local guitar center and played it. I let emotions get away with this one and thought it sounded amazing in the store, I bought it and took it to band practice later that day and was a in "love" but everyone in my band hated the sound, next week I gigged it and it didn't hold up. It was skipping notes and at one point just shut off completely. I was really bummed out no doubt, I refunded it and got a vox ac12vr, and couldn't be happier

(8 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Great sound, but not very user friendly without $120 or $230 controller

By David Heath

from Cheyenne, WY

Comments about Peavey VYPYR VIP 2 40W 1x12 Guitar Modeling Combo Amp:

Amp Sounds great, even at low levels. Has all the addon effects. You can play both electric and acoustic guitars and bass through it. Why this amp lacks as stand alone is the ability to control/use it's abilities without having to pay $120 or $230 for the midi controller. Forget about trying to change tones while playing "live" without a controller, unless you stick to one sound for the whole song. 2112 is impossible without the controller. Forget about turning any of the effects (flanger, chorus, phaser, etc) on and off easily. And from what I have seen so far, cant even control the reverb/delay unless you have the controller. The computer interface sucks. After half the day just trying to get the thing accept the firmware update, cant get the software to talk to the amp to do the presets.

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Best combo amp you can get for the price

By Billy

from Crystal Lake, IL

Comments about Peavey VYPYR VIP 2 40W 1x12 Guitar Modeling Combo Amp:

I have been playing guitar for two years, and with my experience and knowledge of equipment, I can definitely say that this amp can produce a huge array of different sounds. I mainly stick to the XXX amp because it has a clear gain-y sound good for everything from Iron Maiden and Eric Johnson to Avenged Sevenfold and Metallica. Learning how to EQ your sound can take some time if you're new to it, but it's just like any other quality amp. For my clean settings, I like to put the Trace amp on green and add just a little bit of chorus. You can save up to eight custom electric guitar sounds (four on electric one and four on electric two), which should definitely be more than enough. This amp's volume capacity is also more than enough to perform locally. It CAN be hooked up to a cabinet using a converter in the headphone jack, but you won't hear yourself from the actual Vypyr, unfortunately. But you can always mic it into a PA. The only bad thing I've noticed from this amp during the past seven months of abuse everyday was that you have to buy the special Peavey Sanpera footswitch to operate it onstage. Other than that, the tiny corner pieces fall off. Just recently, I got a loose connection in the input jack, but I took it back to Player's Bench (where I actually bought it from, small music shop in my town) and took advantage of the one year manufacturer's warranty. I performed with this at my school's talent show playing Hail To The King and definitely gave me an authentic, clear sound. Overall, you get every penny you pay in this fantastic combo amp. Good for budget bedroom players or beginners that are not ready for half stacks yet.

(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

For the money it's not bad, but...

By Mike B

from Stuart, FL

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Pros

  • Powerful

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio
    • Performances

    Comments about Peavey VYPYR VIP 2 40W 1x12 Guitar Modeling Combo Amp:

    As others stated, you need the foot pedal to really do anything while playing live. They don't say that anywhere in their descriptions.

    Also, when changing between amps, there is a noticeable difference in the loudness. If you use one of the green amp setups (acoustic), I have to change the master volume from 1.5 to 10 to compensate. That is a big problem. So, it's ok considering it is cheap. Not so good that you have to buy a pedal to get everything to work, and the discrepancies in volume between modes is terrible.

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    The VIP-2...One Piece of a Two Piece System

    By EDWARD

    from Orlando, FL

    Site Member

    Comments about Peavey VYPYR VIP 2 40W 1x12 Guitar Modeling Combo Amp:

    The short answer is that I really like it. It's got enough offerings to keep me entertained for a very long time. I would suggest to anyone looking to buy one, first download the owners manual from peavey.com. It describes all three of the Vypyrs (VIP-1,VIP-2,VIP-3) in one manual. There's lots of overlap but also comparisons, each offering something the other two don't have. This should help you decide. Personally I wouldn't get anything with less than a 12"" spkr. The other reason you need to read the manual is so you understand that to access all of the capabilities in any of them, you have to also buy a foot controller (Sanpera I or Sanpera II). They run about $110 and $230. I got the #II ($230), so the system (2 piece) cost me $430. If you don't, you won't have the looper, remote control of the effects , volume control, wah & pitch control, remote tuning, and another 100 models to play with....you get my point! This is why I gave the Vypyr-2 4stars instead of 5. Now, if you're like me, you would eventually get foot pedals anyway. Might as well do it at the same time. Also, if you have a stack of pedals already, they won't work with a Vypyr. It uses a midi cable only. I knew this before I purchased my system, and so should you. I have not tried the recording software yet. Hopefully another reviewer will fill you in.

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    great for practice

    By MEHROAD SOODMAND

    from Leesburg, VA

    Comments about Peavey VYPYR VIP 2 40W 1x12 Guitar Modeling Combo Amp:

    I like this amp's acoustic instrument model, also its 6534+, 6505, classic and British amp emulation. Speaker of this amp is OK for the price range; at least it has bass, others don't. You cannot connect a cabinet to this amp, because it does not have output. However, a little creativity is a good thing! If this amp comes in form of a head, rather than a combo unit, I would buy it for sure. For those who use headphone, VIP 1 would be a fantastic deal.

    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Nice product!

    By Bad Bill

    from Borger, Tx

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Portable
    • Powerful

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Peavey VYPYR VIP 2 40W 1x12 Guitar Modeling Combo Amp:

        I'm a rookie guitar player and this amp just seems to clean up my small mistakes, love it!

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Good job!

        By Jo Jo

        from columbia sc

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Excellent Sound
        • Portable
        • Powerful

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Peavey VYPYR VIP 2 40W 1x12 Guitar Modeling Combo Amp:

            Amps and effects Sound great to me.You dont actually have to have the Senpera foot controller to use this live, it is quite controllable as far as changing presets is concerned with a simple midi controller like a "midi mouse." You can program up to 16 presets and recall them in this fashion.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            GREAT amp!

            By Shark66

            from Washington DC

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Peavey VYPYR VIP 2 40W 1x12 Guitar Modeling Combo Amp:

                My son and I just use this at home with a Les Paul, and the sound is truly amazing- anything from crystal clear acoustic tones to rib-cracking grunge and the heaviest metal tones are available, not to mention the different effects you can then program into it. Just tinkering with all of the different modeling capabilities is a blast, and the ability to play and hear some of the most famous amps in history is really cool, too- almost educational. And it was really fairly easy to use and figure out all of the different capabilities this thing has. And it is powerful! In the house, we normally set the volume around 1 - 1.5, and it is loud! I have no doubt you could use this amp on stage with no problem..

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                I got a bad one

                By paulcanomusic

                from Austin TX

                About Me Professional Musician

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Light weightweight
                • Portable
                • Powerful

                Cons

                • Flaky electronicselectronics

                Best Uses

                • Home Studio
                • Performances

                Comments about Peavey VYPYR VIP 2 40W 1x12 Guitar Modeling Combo Amp:

                Used amp rarely, sat in closet most of the time. Had to send it back to peavey twice in less than 3 years of owning. First time was within months of buying, no audio, faulty ribbon cable. Second time 6505 amp simulators were farting out way over modulating with no way to adjust, control knobs useless,, obvious fail, updated software version with no change. They replaced the sound board, been fine since then. Bought sanpera I footswitch for live gigs. Cable too short and split second audio delay when switching channels. Other than that, works for gigs and jam sessions for the price.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                All I can say is, "Wow!"

                By None

                from Tennessee

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Affordable price
                • Excellent Sound
                • Highly versatile
                • Powerful

                Cons

                • Foot controller cost more than amplifier

                Best Uses

                • Performances
                • Practice

                Comments about Peavey VYPYR VIP 2 40W 1x12 Guitar Modeling Combo Amp:

                I bought this amp for practice and use on a worship stage. I must say there is nothing I need that the Peavey Vypyr VIP2 combined with the Sanpera 2 foot controller [sold separately] doesn't deliver. For a modelling amp, the sound quality is really amazing from such a small package. Notwithstanding the numerous odd effects and simulations that I never plan to use, the tones cover everything from jazz, to country, to metal extremely well. However, I will say that the learning curve is rather steep for this rig. Almost every button has at least two separate functions. The amp has multiple modes and learning to use the multitude of features offered took time and patience. I would also say that the foot controller is essential for live performances. It unlocks the built-in looper for practice and bank/effect foot selectability live. The Sanpera 2 also includes an L.E.D. display which allows for user-defined naming of presets and at-a-glance determination of almost everything else . MSRP for the Sanpera 2 is actually slightly higher than for the amp itself.

                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                great sounding amp

                By evan

                from georga

                Site Member

                Comments about Peavey VYPYR VIP 2 40W 1x12 Guitar Modeling Combo Amp:

                got this amp few years back when it first came out so ive been messing with it for a while the effects are great no problems and it can get really loud so thats great for metal tones i like to use the XXX with the tube screamer to me it sound way much better than the 6505 and the 6534

                (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Amp is Incredible, but finding repair manuals are hard.

                By Derek

                from Knoxville, TN

                Comments about Peavey VYPYR VIP 2 40W 1x12 Guitar Modeling Combo Amp:

                I had purchased my amp in November of 2013 so idk if it still has a warranty, My input jack was loose and fell into the box. What do I do?

                 
                5.0

                This product is perfect for both classical and rock guitar

                By CB the Improvisor

                from South San Francisco, CA

                About Me Experienced

                See all my reviews

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                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Studio
                  • Performances
                  • Professional Recording

                  Comments about Peavey VYPYR VIP 2 40W 1x12 Guitar Modeling Combo Amp:

                  I use this outstanding amplifier for both classical acoustic guitar for church and my electric guitar rock and roll music solo recordings.

                   
                  3.0

                  Would be great if it worked right

                  By Bwaasch

                  from Denver

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Excellent Sound
                  • Portable

                  Cons

                  • Poor Sound Quality

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Peavey VYPYR VIP 2 40W 1x12 Guitar Modeling Combo Amp:

                    Bought it specifically for the ability to switch between guitar and bass. Sounds ok for bass but every distortion setting produced terrible feedback when you stopped playing or palm muted. Thought it could be my guitars, chord or even the distance between me and the amp but I bought a new chord and had 0 problems with my 15 year old line6. Sounded pretty good when there wasn't feedback though but had to return it.

                     
                    5.0

                    Totally Awesome

                    By Mark

                    from undisclosed

                    Verified Buyer

                    Comments about Peavey VYPYR VIP 2 40W 1x12 Guitar Modeling Combo Amp:

                    Upgraded firmware online. Very easy to do. This amp is great from Blues to Heavy Jammiing. Very universal and lots of affect for whatever you wish to play. Awesome job Peavy.

                     
                    4.0

                    Not bad for the price

                    By Brandon

                    from undisclosed

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                    Verified Buyer

                    Comments about Peavey VYPYR VIP 2 40W 1x12 Guitar Modeling Combo Amp:

                    Nice little amp. Kind of a learning curve.. paper instructions would have been nice. Seems to have a slight synthetic like sound.... but all in all real sturdy. and a lot amp for the price

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