Peavey Vypyr 15
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racerevlon's review"A Pawn Shop score that turned into a great practice amp"

Peavey Vypyr 15
The Peavey Vypyr 15 is a 15-watt solid-state modeling combo amp with an 8" speaker on-board and a variety of different amps, channels, stomp box effects, and other features. Being only 15 watts, the functionality of this amp is somewhat limited. There is no jack to connect to an external speaker and there is no effects loop or any of the other advanced stomp box functionality that comes with some of the bigger (30-watt plus) Vypyr series amplifiers. Peavey incorporates a lot of the functionality by making the knobs on the front panel push/push knobs that activate different modes or different amp channel models. Each amp model has a low-gain and a high-gain channel, and can be incorporated with one of the stomp box modelers and fed into the equalization and output stages. The amp also has an 1/8" jack so you can hook up an external music player so you can jam along to your favorite tunes. It also has a recording out jack that you can connect directly to a DAW for direct recording.


It's not difficult to make this amp sound good. It's apparent that Peavey took the time to research the amps and try to emulate them as closely as possible. The amp is very touch-responsive, most likely due to Peavey's Patented TransTube technology. Being a Peavey product, many of the modeled amplifiers are Peavey models such as the 6505, JSX, and XXX amplifiers, but it also includes everything else you would expect such as Fender cleans, Marshall Crunch, boutique amps, and even some metal amps such as Diezel and Krank made the cut.

The only gotcha with this amp is that if you don't have a 1/4" guitar cable plugged into the input when powered up, it goes into a "light show" mode to save the LEDs and won't exit until you plug in a guitar, then power-cycle the amp. It makes sense from a component-saving point of view, but it's slightly impractical. Also, one of the prevalent issues with the amp is that, at times, if you turn of the amp it will not turn back on unless you let the amp sit for ten minutes.


I play most of my standard Dimarzio-equipped Neal Moser guitars, Ibanez, and Gibson guitars thought this amp and it really excels in the space of a practice amp. You might be able to get some good recorded tones with it but I never tried. The EQ is fairly wide and there are LEDs that track with the position of the knobs so you can see where everything it set easily. Mostly, I use the Fender Deluxe cleans with a slight chorus and the Krank overdrive with a Tube Screamer up front. With the gain dialed up very high it can get a bit "fizzy" but one must have realistic expectations from a $99 15-watt solid-state amp.


The Vypyr 15 is a fairly simple and easy to use practice amp. I happened to pick one up second-hand for an extremely low price. If you're in need of a practice amp and don't need other features like a graphical interface so you can edit presets via a computer GUI, this is a great-sounding little practice amp.
King Loudness08/13/2011

King Loudness's review"Wow, cool amp"

Peavey Vypyr 15
The Peavey Vypyr 15 is the smallest amp in the recent line of Vypyr amps. It is packed chalk FULL of cool features that kids today are ridiculously lucky to have in a $100 amp. It features 11 amp models with 2 channels each, several different effects, a separate delay and reverb section, and the ability to dial in tones from Fender clean to Diezel or Mesa grind all at the twist of a few knobs. It's a solid state 15 watt amp that contains a small 8" speaker. It also has a master volume and 1/8" jacks for aux. in and headphones.


Dialing in this amp can take a bit of time if you're new to the world of guitar but it's a pretty intuitive interface that can get learned pretty fast. Peavey lays it out much like a typical amp/effects setup, with your preamp tones (amp sounds) first, then your effects, and then tweaking the power amp tones (EQ controls like bass, mid, treble, etc) and then finally a master volume to control the overall level. It's pretty cool and once it's figured out anyone can have hours upon hours of fun with this little box.


This amp is great for many different sounds from clean to high gain. While it lacks the general tube feel of the high dollar amps it's emulating, I really can't expect much better tone out of a $100 practice amp. It covers a wide variety of different tones and sounds great at all them. Some of the high gain sounds a bit compressed for my liking but for a beginner I'm sure it is just cool to have so many flavours of distortion tone available, plus all the cool effects built right in. I really like some of the low to mid gain sounds like the AC30 and Badcat with the gain turned right up as it gives a more natural tube like sound than the higher gain Mesa/Diezel/Krank models do.


All in all I think the Peavey Vypyr 15 is a FANTASTIC bargain for the $100 new that they cost. It's really quite mind boggling to think that such a small and cheap amp can sound this good with a wide variety of sound emulators. It's definitely my go-to recommendation for a small practice amp as there is simple no better bang for your buck than the Peavey Vypyr series.

iamqman's review"Impressive!!!"

Peavey Vypyr 15
By far the most impressive amp modeling amplifier out on the market! It uses some sort of hybrid technology that is exclusive to Peavey that uses analog features with the solid state functionality. I am not a big fan of amp modeling but this is the best sounding unit that is out there today. It responds very like a real amp with the interaction between the preamp and the power amp section.

I may come off a little intimidating with all the switches and options that are on the faceplate. But the more you play it the more you figure out the way it interacts.

Peavey Vypyr 15 Modeling Guitar Amplifier Features:

* 15 watts
* Four channels with 3-band EQ, master volume and pre- and post-gain controls
* 11 editable rack effects
* 8" custom-voiced modeling speaker
* Onboard chromatic tuner
* Tap Tempo
* Studio-quality headphone and record out
* MP3/CD/Aux input
* Patented TransTube technology in preamp and power amp


Type Solid State
Number of Channels 4
Power 15W
Speakers 1 x 8"
Effects Yes
Reverb Yes
EQ Low, Mid, High
Amp Modeling Yes
Number of Models 24 Amps
Number of Tubes 0
Preamp Tubes No Tubes
Power Tubes No Tubes
Inputs 1 x Instrument, 1 x Aux (1/8")
Outputs 1 x Headphone (1/8")
Footswitch I/O No Footswitch I/O
Effects Loop No Effects Loop


I like high gain amps and since most amp modelers have a tone of clean amps but not usable distortion tones, but this amp does have a great amp distortion. If you are a fan of high gains and need an all in one amp with effects and settings than this is the amp for you.

The clean is just as good as a Fender or Roland clean, but the distortion amps is where this thing lives. another cool thing is that this thing has stompbox models as well not just amps. So there are really more options available here than any other amp modeler that i have seen.


If you need a solid amp modeling amp that is cheap and compact then this is the best amp for you. At new they come in at around $99, which is a smashing good price for the quality of workmanship in this unit. With 24 amp models it has more options than anything is this category.

I would recommend this amp to any person who needs a great practice amp that has everything built into it. With an onboard tuner all you need is a humbucking style guitar and your can practice at home or in the office. For the price you cannot beat this amp! I am going to buy one ASAP!

firemoon's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" GOOD !!!"

Peavey Vypyr 15
see other reviews is 15 watts to play at home


a little complicated to understand we must spend a little time but once we caught the principle setup is pretty fast


clean sounds are beautiful widely applicable it is frankly
distos is too good for the price range it is honestly the ball


I play the guitar for twenty years and this time I was looking for an amp to work for me; I tested also the little vox of the AD series is broken down and the sound was not great
Well now I've read some reviews that go down this amp; ok ok now you should know that you're not going to do a concert with no no ... this is the stuff to play the quiet house and the sound is to go.
Otherwise you have to invest in a head lamp all but unusable at home because watt lamps that are not watt lamps transistors yes yes you need a certain amount of noise and it pushes the walls
So you have to stop to take for guitar hero who believe that for fifty euros OCCAZ you can have the sound of Satriani or other guitar heroes.

Gibjohn's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" A jewelry for beginners!"

Peavey Vypyr 15
For specifications is rather short:
- Lil monster 15W modeling
- Bowl 8 "Custom Voice
- Built-in effects (chorus, digital reverb, delay ...)
- Aux 3.5mm
- Record output / headphones 3.5mm
- ...

At the manufacturing quality is unable box 13 ply birch but it is relatively strong, the evidence he has already fallen by about 50cm high and not a glitch


Must say: when you start with a gas plant like this is difficult to find a sound from the beginning. Must hack, traffic and it is not easy when you're still a beginner!

But use still quite soft (it's not a mark V either!)

4 channels, 3 banks of 4 presets each: a real treat for those who have spent hours finding the THE and wants not lose!

In conclusion a rather complex use but nothing to get excited over


VLA my favorite part happens: the sound palette

I see some reviews on this amp or people say distos are good for teens who just want a rough distortion but for the price not expect a round and warm 100% we transistors!

The cleans are really REALLY usable but if you know where to look for them!

The effects are pretty good again not expect was the Boss effects or Mad Professor! Yen for all tastes (some do not serve a great thing I was so precise yen)

And here is his forte: distos
They range from lil nice crunch to overdrive a 6505 (which is here the most complete distortion of this amp)
Simulation of 6505 is simply de-cloak even with single coil
It simulates several amps brand, as Marshall (Plexi) Peavey (6505, JSX) and Vox

Is also a simulation patented lamps which gives roundness to her and a little heat. It warms a little while, especially cleans

here is the upside

Negative side yen a few that are annoying in some situations:
- The bowl 8 "returns not enough bass and it's a shame
- Record the output Out is not very convincing, the raw sound is far from what it is with HP and this is the way to qualified recording "studio quality" on record
- There is no switch, 4-Channel AC would have been handy though
- No output to speaker or effects loop
- It is open-back (it still takes once bass sound)
- Last negative it quite disturbing breath when not used


I've had more than a year and a half and he filled me all this time.
For a first amp is very very good I must admit.
I play with a group and it is doing really bad (15w is more than enough).

It lived up to its brand, with its distinctive grain that only a Peavey can reproduce.

This is by far the amp with the best quality / price that I know much better than a Squier or other Harley Benton the same price though.

I HIGHLY recommend it without moderation beginners go there again

I would do this choice with his eyes closed if I was amateur is really great this beast here!
After confirmed must have a very specific reason to buy this amp, it not like America of an already seasoned guitarist

Voila here is good evening and "Let's rock"!

guigue106's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" "What is good but not great""

Peavey Vypyr 15
already said


qd is accustomed to gas plant it makes a game toy playscool ^ ^


it does its job properly.



I'd need an amp / preamp (for transplanting in rigg4) that simulates different amps I have tested AmpliTube, line 6, telecaster etc. ..... brief c sucks .... lack of quality for my game, the peavey vypyr 15 c is really an amp that at least restores the peculiar grain of its brand.

the distortion are bluffing when they are contruite properly clean and frankly its exploitable when you take the time to look.

it is largely possible to have good seeds for all kinds of metal, for against the black dot in fact a bowl of eight this is too much, no usb, no XLR and c is recorded for the loose.

to have tried taking her through this mini jack that is limited, the sound quality is not very relative to the "raw" such that c is very go damage.

for indeed I m not using it is c rig or voodu who takes over :)

after it does its job as it should, or not enough, or too much.

a home, apartment, or recording, ca is well

So tight price and quality I remake this choice for its ergonomics, ergonomics and only!

fred13400's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Peavey Vypyr 15
See previous review.
Aesthetically the LEDs are very nice but that's all.


Configuration manuals and much improved. I think a beginner guitarist can use intuitively fiddling randomly.
LEDs are nice but the knobs control are misplaced.


This amp is in my opinion especially designed for teens who want high levels of saturation. The sound is often messy indeed.
In short, let's be honest, it's not so bad. But frankly this device lacks personality and it shows.


A bland and mediocre camera. Nice but purely marketing.
There you dislike the electric guitar. Not possible to play the blues (and I'm not talking about jazz) with it. Good to imitate metal rotten, it will. For the rest, blah ...
Just try it. And do not be fooled by the promise (not required) many knobs.
Value in my opinion wrong. In addition, it loses much to the argus.
No, I never do this choice. I sold it without regret.
I recommend highly.

gilles-coyote's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Practice especially through headphones ..."

Peavey Vypyr 15
Transistor amp modeling.
Full connectivity, including a headphone jack and an auxiliary input (eg mp3 or pc) in both standard 3.5mm stereo.
15w power, but not too anemic screaming fast.
Side effects and adjustment, there's a crowd. With the ability to store your own sounds (like a multi-effect qque so), it is quite convenient.
The effects are credible in all models and quite successful. The only downsides are elsewhere and read below.


Flats, thus: hp size which inevitably limits the spectrum of sound reproduction, no footswitch to switch between connectable to a saturated clear (I know, this is not what you asked) and rather complex when some attention here. The leaflet can be downloaded and quite funny. This is not what is asked but she can be nice while being clear and concise. Cool they are fun at Peavey.


It fits all, because like a duck it can do everything (but not very well! Well yes, a duck, it works, flying and swimming ... But all that, "not well").
I like the sound somewhat grainy at 5150 headphone is very tolerable.
A low level and without a headphone, it also works, but quickly if the volume goes up, you lose definition and bass. Normal since the 8 "of hp and the size of the magnet.


Since 2010, for work at home with headphones, it does, qd I am not on PC or "dry".
Before I plugged in my headphones output multi effect, it also works but sometimes I unplug the headphones, and there, without necessarily HP, it was frustrating.
The value for money is good or very good. The sounds are convincing and worked. The rugged and reliable amplifier.
With experience, no, I orienterai to a small lamp that I brancherai my pedalboard. But back then, I had not wired the famous pedalboard!

Kil-Bzh's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Correct in distortion, but average clean."

Peavey Vypyr 15
Modelista 15W,
A jack, a mini jack in, in mini-jack out.
Settings Pre Gain, Bass, Middle, Treble, Gain and post a master volume.
Simus 12 amp, the Vox to Marshall Mesa through etc ... a clean channel and lead channel for each of the amplifiers.
12 Effects, Chorus, Flanger etc ...


The configuration is simple ... only if we read the manual, but it is easier to use than a Mustang.
The manual is pretty clear thankfully.
But it is to get a good sound it gets complicated, especially in clean:
The problem with this simple password, but with humbuckers on clean is too flat, too serious and too little clicking.
To monitor the level of distortion, it becomes very rough in simus High Gain Amp.


The amp suits only half my style, since I play as much as Metal Blues, so it is for Metal, Blues for the least, a vox VT will best fit them for example.
As mentioned above the lens is too clean and the distortion it is too.
I play with an Epiphone SG (with upgraded pickups for US) and a Squier and a disto strato Metal Muff EHX home, but for use on this amp go your way, the sound with a pedal is horrible.


I use it for a year and a half, that's enough, but I would change much for another modeling amp or even a small lamp.
Unfortunately, I tried a few models before you buy it, but back then I was totally beginner.
The special feature I like most is the headphone jack, because my apartment is poorly insulated.
The value for money is ok, but the amp is very versatile, more advising beginners to metalheads.
With the experience and especially with the new amp out since I would do not have that choice, I would point me to a Mustang or a VT.

BrutalBlast's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" for beginners = D"

Peavey Vypyr 15
Transistor modeling amps made in china

Technical peavey site:
- One 8 "custom voiced modeling speaker
- Four channels
- WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) technology
- True analog distortion
- Tap tempo switch
- 24 amp channel models
- 11 editable "Rack" effects
- Dual parameter FX control
- Onboard programmable presets 12
- Up to Three FX simultaneously
- 32-bit floating point Sharc processor
- Patented TransTube ® technology
- Studio quality headphone out
- MP3/CD/Aux input
- 15 watts (rms) [1X10 "and 1X8" for the cabinet 25WATT]


a simple configuration is clear if we read the manual which is supplied with the disc that is printed or watch from your pc you can always find the manual Vypyr Series Peavey's website.

However when we used to understand how this little house on the arsenal to make the adjustment quickly in good but there are already preset when you select the amp channel models

are correct you get a fast enough


It is suitable for all musical style versatile enough above me is a big fan of death metal and jazz

My favorite amp mode it was in 6505 the hight gain (not modeling the real XD) and mode amp clean and classic brits simpa very generous and the rest bah good fun but nothing more veiled

the effect is not great I notice it I broke it = D


this little Peavey Vypyr is my first amp and I'm happy, perfect for beginning and for the house but the county does not repeat it on the amp if your friend owned a 1X12 cabinet "is a tube amp you eat them raw.

However I tested with for seymour duncan sh4 installed on a United States of Charvel year 1984 or 1986 micro jackson on my Jackson soloist xl and I found it nice and correct me impressed that he could get the sound and good but it is a model and the last test I do is with my soloist and I changed it against the micro EMG and I found a little cold but more metal-oriented

I do not like my DOD FX86B Peavey Vypyr not mix the sound of a modeling amp with a distortion pedal they do not why

But the day I tested for a real Peavey 6505 I was disgusted forever modeling amp mods VYPYR 6505 and this is where I realized I had changed the amp and also my say no to more confidence in the modeling amp

basically for me it is surpassed amp for my level I'm having always good when I play it but it is not advice again and it is good for people who can not afford or those little background guitar and the beginner.
I redo this choice without hesitation the little Peavey Vypyr and I regret it