Buy Vypyr or Vox Valvetech ?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by mototpsychel, Feb 23, 2009.

  1. mototpsychel

    mototpsychel Member

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    I've played the Vypyr but not the Vox. Want this for home/practice.

    I've heard a lot of negatives on the vypyr for reliability.

    Any opinions on which is the better SS amp ?

    OH, And I meant Valvetronix, not Valvetech - Denny Crane
     
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2009
  2. jazzandmetal?

    jazzandmetal? Supporting Member

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    Vox. Vox. Vox.

    Better sounds and more reliable.
     
  3. mototpsychel

    mototpsychel Member

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    It's odd that Peavey released this with these bugs not ironed out. Ant word on newer ones being improved ?
     
  4. rdamato

    rdamato Supporting Member

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    I have the new Vox and for practice, it's great. However, it will never be mistaken for a tube amp.
     
  5. mototpsychel

    mototpsychel Member

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    I got the tube thing covered with a Swart AST Head & Cab. Just too damn loud to get it to sound right in my room !

    I did manage to play the Vox today and that sounded great too - I'm tempted to say it sounded better - but I've got to do a little more back & forth before I make that call. The Peavey has got me stalled because of all the forum complaints.
     
  6. Guitar Josh

    Guitar Josh Resident Curmudgeon

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    You are just lucky they aren't charging you by the "V".
     
  7. Mikey2201

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    My wife bought me the 15 watt Viper, she said "here this is smaller and quieter than your black amp (Mesa F50)";)

    It's nice little practice amp. I like it. It does not replace my other amp but it good if you just want to plug in and not shake the house apart.

    It takes a little while to dial in some good sounds but they are there. The effects are no bad at all. When i do crack it up its a lot closer to a tube amp than most of the modeling amps i have tried.

    On the flip side the Vox Valvetronix is also a nice amp with a lot of good tones.
     

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