Peavey Vypyr Tube 120 Head
Peavey Vypyr Tube 120 Head

Vypyr Tube 120 Head, Modelling Guitar Amp Head from Peavey in the Vypyr series.

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iamqman 07/13/2011

Peavey Vypyr Tube 120 Head : iamqman's user review

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This is one of the amp modelers that has found its way onto the market. Amp modelers in general in my opinion sound horrid. I hate the process tone and characteristics in these amps. However, the Vypyre series from Peavey has done a great job at making them more tolerable to listen to.

The problem I see with this is you have to spend extra money to get a speaker cabinet to go along with this amp. Which means you are going to play an amp like this out in public. That is where I draw the line on these things. If you are going to practice at home or take a shot at playing the guitar you don't have to spend a whole lot of money, so a nice little combo amp will do the trick. But this things invites the idea of playing on stage somewhere.



120W tube amp
1 - 12AX7 preamp and 4 - 6L6GC power tubes
24 amp channel models
Clean and dirty channel models
11 editable stompbox effects
11 editable rack effects
Tap tempo
12 programmable presets
True 32-bit floating-point SHARC DSP processor
12 presets (400 with optional footcontroller)
WYSIWYG interface
True analog distortion
Built-in looper
Impedance selector
2 speaker output jacks
Studio-quality headphone output
USB recording output
MP3/CD/Aux input
Onboard chromatic tuner
5 simultaneous effects with optional Sanpera II footcontroller
Two parameter effect controls
Global reverb and delay


The sound of this amp isn't bad for a modeler. It is still going to be processed and only mimic the amps that is is trying to model but it is a good amp for practice at least. 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 $699, which is a bit more than I would ever spend on an amp modeling amp.

I wouldn't recommend this amp to anyone. I love Peavey but spending this kind of money on an amp modeler is just plain foolish. I would get a used 5150 or 650 for the price of this thing.