Peavey Vypyr 30
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Average Score:4.7( 4.7/5 based on 12 reviews )
 9 reviews75 %
 2 reviews17 %
 1 user review8 %
Value For Money : Excellent
heads on fire11/28/2011

heads on fire's review"Best effects in a budget practice amp."

Peavey Vypyr 30
30 watts
4 channels with 3-band EQ, master volume and pre- and post-gain controls
12" custom-voiced loudspeaker
24 amplifier models - Both clean and dirty channels from 12 different amps
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
Tap tempo switch
Studio-quality headphone output
Patented TransTube technology in preamp and power amp


The Vypyr is loaded with effects and models, but it is easy to just plug in and play. This amp has enough different sounds in it that one could spend hours just experimenting and seeing what tones are in it, but it's not so deep that it's easy to get lost. Getting a good sound isn't an arduous process - with all the different amp models in there, one can scroll through quickly to find the general basic tone one is going for, then tailor the EQ from that and add effects. The small LEDs show what the settings are, so one isn't wondering "where am I?"


For a small practice amp this size and this price range, the sounds are great. The amp is loud enough to practice with a band, as long as the drummer doesn't hit hard and the others don't have half stacks. The amp models are long on tone, but that doesn't mean they feel just like their original counterparts - it's unreasonable to expect miracles here for this price range. But for the cost, this amp has great sounds. The reverbs and delays are luscious enough, and I particularly like the reverse setting on this amp - it seems easier to get in the old Jimi Hendrix vibe with this amp's reverse than on most pedals I've played.


Again, for the price, this is a great deal. It allows enough for the beginning or young guitarist to play with without getting bored, and it allows enough flexibility for a more experienced guitarist to get a good practice tone that is close enough to what the main rig sounds like. I'd recommend this Vypyr amp to anyone.
King Loudness08/13/2011

King Loudness's review"For practice or small jams"

Peavey Vypyr 30
The Peavey Vypyr 30 is the second 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 spread out over 2 different effects blocks, 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 30 watt amp with an equally small speaker, and two extra 1/8" jacks, one for aux. in, and the other for headphones


Fortunately for new users, the interface for the Vypyrs is extremely easy to understand right from the get-go. Peavey has laid everything out like a typical amp/effects setup, with your stomp box effects first, preamp factors(amp sounds) next. Other effects follow that and then adjusting power amp factors (bass, midrange, treble) and then finally a master volume to control exactly how loud your preset is. It's very easy to get to know and once you dial it in it's easy to lose yourself in hours upon hours of fun with this great practice tool.


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. This is especially true of the smaller 15w and 30w version with their tiny little speakers, but I'd say it's true of the whole series, even the tube ones.


All in all I think the Peavey Vypyr 30 is a FANTASTIC bargain for the $250 new that they cost. It's really quite mind boggling to think that such a small and inexpensive 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"Just awesome!"

Peavey Vypyr 30
Just an absolutely stellar amplifier! Peavey has really grown on me over the last few years. The have taken a solid core metal tone and have expanding on it to include such things as amp modelers such as this one.

A great thing about this amp is that you can go for the silent mode with headphones or even record out with the same output.

Being able to bank 12 presets is remarkable in an amp modeler. Most amp modelers have just a couple presets to save to. This one allows you to save them and then recall them by toggling the bank buttons.

Peavey Vypyr 30 Modeling Guitar Amplifier Features:

* 30 watts
* Four channels with 3-band EQ, master volume and pre- and post-gain controls
* 12" custom-voiced modeling loudspeaker
* 11 editable rack effects
* 11 editable stomp-box effects
* Up to five effects simultaneously
* Onboard looper
* Onboard chromatic tuner
* Up to 400 presets with optional Sanpera™ II footswitch
* Tap tempo switch
* Studio-quality headphone output
* Patented TransTube® technology in preamp and power amp


Type Solid State
Number of Channels 4
Power 30W
Speakers 1 x 12"
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")
No Footswitch I/O
No Effects Loop


One awesome thing about this amp is that ever amp model have a clean and dirty sound to it just by hitting the main button. SO you have have the amp on the Fender clean and then hit the knob again and have it overdriving. So it really makes those 24 amps become another 24 voicings.

I really like this amp with a Gibson Les Paul or another humbucking style guitar. Many of the amp models are classic Peavey high gain amps so it is fitting to go with a heavy rock style guitar and pickup.


At new these units come in at around $200, which is just an absolute steal in my opinion. This amp is so versatile and full of tone that it makes me think about love Peavey even more. The classic 6505 tone is available in this amp and many other classic Peavey tones.

I would highly recommend this amp to any Peavey fan or someone who is on a budget and needs a solid practice amp or home jamming amp and doesn't want to break the bank. I would love to hear how this things sounds when recording with it?

benoi31's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Bluesmen and rockers AC / DC, careful"

Peavey Vypyr 30
Full transistor. All connectors / connections imaginable ...


I'm pretty plug and play, and here I must admit that the settings sessions quickly turned into a nightmare ...

Too many options, too many possible settings, we lost very quickly ... Especially when you are a beginner (which is rather address this amp), and we do not have the necessary references to what comprendres amps / pedals and emulated their characteristics ... typical example, the MOG or squeeze, whose exotic names have been quick to lose a beginner!

Well, after that remains personal, if you like to take your head with the settings and spend time looking for a specific sound, have fun!


So now, the problem is very simple: lack of dynamics.

The clean sound is good, the distorted sound very good too, but in the middle it's hard.
Crunches are sooooo sooooo soft, it is very hard to play blues / classic rock to AC / DC over the sounds emulated in these categories are not good enough.

This is particularly unfortunate in view of the quality of light and very distorted.

To play blues and rock, it's not good, it would be better to refer you to another amp. To play metal / funk and other sounds clear, it is more than enough to get started!


I had this amp long enough before acquiring a vox lil night train lights.

Already level settings, it is not complex, but it can take hours before arriving to settle for the sound you want. There are so many options (can take up to four effects simultaneously if there are delay and reverb, EQ, gain ... etc) that is lost very quickly.

If we summarize, here is my review with positive / negative points:

- Price
- Clean sounds are tops! Seriously, the first simulation is really good, you can really enjoy clear, with a good reverb is a treat.
- Large distortions are also very good, hard rock / metal go very well on this amp

- The major problem is the lack of dynamics, including crunch, very common on the amp modeling, and this one is no exception. I was very disappointed with that side of the amp, impossible to have a crunch AC / DC / classic rock blues /. The pedals will not change anything, the sound is soft and difficult to use for this kind of music.

I have trouble putting it badly because if you want an amp for metal / clear, with lots of settings and options, at this price is just unbeatable

RodTheMod's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" For the price, not better!"

Peavey Vypyr 30
Peavey View website ...


Amp factory gas type!
It takes time to find his sound, but patience really worth it!


Very good cleans, I heated with integrated Tubescreamer.
Good crunch, overdrive good small and large very convincing distos ...
His sound palette ranges from blues to metal


For this price range, this is the best amp on the market!
I never resell mine!

scorbidoo's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" excellent value for money"

Peavey Vypyr 30
30W modeling, while base effects and more integrated with input, line output or headphone, input for optional pedal samper, and of course a guitar input!


it is better to look a little bit in the manual, which is also very well done and can be downloaded in French, before attacking live as dual-function knobs are a bit confusing at first.
as often in hardware with built-in effects, they are too automatic and so if we come a little user manual is not immediately find sounds really nice with each type of amp, just turning the effects and lowering the gain almost all the time fully.
Then it will take some time to get all sections, amps and stompbox effects and their paramèttre.


like many modeling amp it is not too comfortable on the crunch, but the clean sounds and distos are really convincing, whatever the style.
to return to the crunch, what's missing is simply the reaction of the lamps in the attack even if it reacts when a little nuances of the game
I play in a number of personal style from blues to hard guitars with different strata, and paul jackson kelly.
you must choose the modeling and the settings (at constant) according to the guitar, though evidence that respect each instrument.
to get a good sound hard rock a little fat, you must cherher + convincing the modeling (model without reference to the original!) and especially lower the gain of that bitch while it is pushed too far.
Start with j 'gets some beautiful blues and clean sounds with little crunch and keeping out the grain of each position of the selector, the beautiful sound strat.
in terms of effects, I do not find very good and I only use them in small steps and always playing on special réglages.mention flanger that really looks like nothing, and in addition there are 2 !
it's a shame that the stompbox and effects overlap (chorus, flanger, phaser, ect ..) they would have done better to put less but more treatment.
I still put a note with the models just because you can really make a great sound.


I for 1 year, it had to be replaced by a sav-making pedal problem after a month. over and I'm having real problems with.
I try a line 6 spider I not like a vox ADVT which was really painful at the knobs, a roland cube that was not mal.mais was really the best VYPYR.
attention to all the guys who yell that the sounds are not good enough deal with origins, must be borne in mind that we are not at all on the same budget.
for the price (€ 200 he gives much for his money! it is true that the body is not thick, that is true that the knobs are Camelott, the effects are not top, but if you take the time to affinner settings according to its skyscrapers, there is not shit it sounds serious!
is the value for money that I put the note.9
the ideal is to add a samper him to enjoy the looper and have more presets to reminds the foot.

Ageofdarks's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Very good amp"

Peavey Vypyr 30
Already detailed in other reviews.


At first glance, the use of this amp is a bit confusing, there are knobs multifunction push-up everywhere, LED in all directions, in short, it's pretty complicated. I suggest you read the manual (available in. Pdf and in French on the manufacturer), and after a few hours of use, the Vypyr proves ultimately quite simple.

Once the animal is under control, we obtain easily a good sound, either a round or a clean edge distortion.

A small snag perhaps Sanpera pedal (I or II) will prove indispensable quickly, especially for its function switch, unfortunately it is very expensive when compared with the price of the amp, it will take in 60 €.


My style: Rock, Hard Rock, Metal ...
That amp is perfect for all my styles, it is very versatile, you can spend a good tonic to a distortion clean sound more or less round, to a warm overdrive and worthy of Clapton.

After covering the entire range of models available, I have not found the that displeases me especially with the equalizer, the many effects and gain it always manages to navigate.

I love the sound of the XXX channel saturated with some Dealy in terms of distortion. To clean, I rather look for the B-Kat in clean channel with a small chorus, the sound is perfect (in the neck pickup is preferred).


I have this amp for the past few months, I had the opportunity to try it as a group, do not be fooled by appearances, the Vypyr 30W are real big watts, the knob of the master has not had the opportunity to exceed the position 5 (of 13 anyway). The speaker 12 "is nice, the sound is very good even at low volume.
I tried a few other models from Line-6 ​​or Blackstar, even out of the price range of the Vypyr I found it very competitive, the quality / price ratio is simply amazing.

With the experience I would do this choice, I do not regret my purchase, I am very pleased with it.

linn134's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Peavey Vypyr 30
What type of amplification (lamp, transistor ,...)? Preamp hybrid analog + digital modeling, analog power amplifier transistors. What is the power delivered? Really big 30 watts. I compared with my former Laney Chrome-O-Zone 30-watt lamps, punch level is very comparable. What connection? Is very limited on this version 30watts: guitar input, headphone jack, MP3 input, making Controller Sanpera. What are the settings, effects? ... Large, complex, many 'suits.


The setup is simple? Is a modeling amp with effects, if you think it is managed as a single channel base is missed. The Vypyr particular issue is still ergonomics. Lots of pots, often with a double function, push-push in every direction and memory you want, here. Simple is definitely not the right adjective for this amp. This is one of the reason that prompted the importer and Patrick Rondat (endorsement by the mark he seems) has to upload a video explaining the functions of Vypyr. The manual is clear and sufficient? ... It is on CD-Rom, I have not had time to go. Do you get easily a good sound? Whosoever shall say no is a liar! This is where this amp is particularly stunning. YES, excellent sound, as it is broadcast by a good 12 ", which is a rare combo of 30watts.


Will it fit your style of music? Yes. it's very good stuff, malleable, rather versatile, friendly guitars that branch there. What kind of sound you get and with what settings ("crystalline", "fat ",....)? All, without exception. With a huge crunch in quality and large distos. With what (s) guitar (s) / low (s) or effect (s) do you play? A Start, Fernandes LE2 Custom with EMG (89/SA/SA) and a sort of Telecaster with humbuckers very thick. The only effect that I add (upload) is a Boss PW-10, a sick wah. Cool sounds. What are the sounds you prefer, you hate? I appreciate the cleans a little hot, greasy crunch and big big way leads Marshall + TS9 or emulation of the 5150 mark. What I like least? Actually no: all are usable, though some are more bland it all go better with psychedelic effects.


For how long have you been using it? Few weeks. It is a gift given to me by two friends made ​​a little dingoes (the animal is still not free) and I thank every time I turn the Vypyr. Did you try many other models before acquire? Tons (with tube amps that weigh a dead donkey, a tonne is soon here). I was particularly a fan of Line6 Flextone III (I had two versions), so an early advocate of modeling. The Vypyr puts his meal, despite a fairly average look who posed as a cousin of the Spiders. Big mistake, the Spider is far from equaling the Vypyr. What thing do you like most/least about it? The sound effects very worthwhile: love. The lack of effect loop: almost unforgivable, even if the Vypyr almost everything you need. The Sanpera is interesting, but for now I'm just one of Vypyr. May be a purchase for the months to come? What is your opinion about the value for the price? Although I have been offered (again thank you guys) I think for the price displayed is truly beyond all hope. Knowing what you know now, would you make the same choice? ... YES!

Update March 12, 2010:
The Vypyr 30 is a combo that does not lack quality. I maintain my position on the record really serious amps emulated. Failing to be considered "pro", the Vypyr is characterized by a high-end sound. The sound "raw" amp is quite good, gaining depth and rendered with a touch of delay and a touch of reverb (what is done on a more regular amp).

Hi-Gain sounds are bluffing, credible, dense. Everything depends on the guitar that you plug above it is understood, but overall saturations are free. They range from creamy and velvety smooth the edge. As such, if you find that your sound is bad with this amp I urge you to change your guitar (or at least microphones).

The clean sounds are equally valid, but the overall time is right, a bit stiff, a little dry. Sounds typed "Fender" are indeed clear, but lack a bit of roundness. My view is to be taken lightly because the record clear sound is still very good and the flat I now add that is really a somewhat shameful to find fault ...

A few words about the effects, again without using the Sanpera (definitely a bit pricey and sadly necessary): modulations are good simulations of overdrive and boost are seen (take a simulation of Marshall Plexi, add the simulation of TubeScreamer and it's all good), the rest is more complicated to use and actually somewhat anecdotal.

Clearly good for rendering amps modeled, the Vypyr is a little behind on the quality of the proposed effects (although annoying to use without the pedal Sanpera). I do not hesitate to compare the Vypyr 30 with my ex-Line6 Flextone 3: Vypyr is better on the modeling and provides a higher dynamic range at low power, a little worse the effects.

A Vypyr for whom? I'd say it's good for everybody, but the complexity of the animal (in relative terms, this is not a Vetta or Revalver) may cool some. In summary:
he sounds, he has the stomach for its 30 watts, the HP 12 "is welcome, it is not heavy and it's pretty ugly ... the price / quality ratio is outstanding.


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

Peavey Vypyr 30
Does everything said or visit the constructor!


At first glance a little complex with all its Lumire and under rglages ... but in the end trs intuitive and simple. As against it crashes sometimes (Lumire s'teingnent and obligation to raise) ...

Trs complete lack ... may be the HP output and an effects loop ... for those who do not want to use the original ones ... (I'm pretty demanding I admit) ... <img class="smiley" src="" alt="wink" />


So ... I use it for my home studio and may be ending for chat group in ...
I find it quite heavy and rather garish East in gnral. Some amps are more Russian than others ... it's a matter of gots ... The cleans are trsrussis effects and even quite good (even if I am just east effects outside the delay).
It is super full (stombox and effects). It's enough fun.

Trs is dry and saturated prcis for channels ... but I got loud ...

I redcouvre primarily with the simulation of unsaturated Marshall in his l. .. ... and it's really good! In this configuration add an overdrive pedals almost miracles (Zakk Whlyd or Bad Monkey). Forget the pedals distos ... gives a beehive ...

Regarding the possibility to connect directly to a mixer or sound card (via the head phone) ... ... we must forget the Manir which I did it (I do not think not that there ale Manir 10,000 ...) It's shit!


I rjouis to play in chat group just to see how it blends with other instruments (question frequency drives) ... if only acute dsagrables do a good job in the chat group ... It is super full and I just order the pedals I Samper history of the civil power bnficier Looper.

Before discovering the combination "a clean and overdrive pedals" I thought srieusement sell it ... as too aggressive ... but I'll blow APRS test it in more detail ...

It's good hardware for full price and hyper.
A remake?? I think, depending on how it behaves in the chat group, but I'll keep clear trs get back to all-tube ...

Jlsdu22's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Peavey Vypyr 30
It is true that Vypyr is for the right sound studio, although a trs drive handle during a simulation on PC, It's a beautiful, big sound mtal For I can not find the right r tings (in French NOTICE needed despite my knowledge of English! xD), but with the Peavey SANPI 2, we can surf all its capabilities, plus the CONTRL loop and wah- wah and many other features!


Good, but complicated enough to dpart!


Good, but a whistle all the time ds I increase the sound, HEEELp, I have to slctionner Another micro for not having the EQ to cry!


Good amp, anyway .. Be made to play at, and before the buddies