Peavey Vypyr Pro sounds fantastic

Discussion in 'Digital & Modeling Gear' started by David Nicholson, Sep 4, 2019.

  1. David Nicholson

    David Nicholson Member

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    i just bought one used with the pedal. Sounds incredible but why does no one talk about them?

    From what I’m hearing they don’t get enough credit as sound quality and feel really good.
     
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    There were several "Release date" issues and they got left behind IMO.
     
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    Yup, Peavey delayed this thing so long that they were forgotten about. It didn’t help that they spent zero energy to promote it, either. Oh, and good luck trying to find a new one in the stores to try out.

    It could be the greatest modeling amp ever, but without any promotion, no one would ever know.
     
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  4. primemover12

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    It's the same old story with Peavey: they come up with good products and then proceed to not market them well and drag their feet with updates.

    In late 2019, I still consider the lead and crunch tones I get out of ReValver 4 (released 4 years ago now) to be among the best I've got (better than Amplitube, Bias FX 2, S-Gear, and about on par with the best stuff I've found in Helix Native). But it doesn't have the glossy advertising and celebrity endorsements you see for Positive Grid or Line6; they don't run ridiculous sales like IK and Waves. They're just not as well known for modeling and, my guess is, probably not as well run either.

    That said, if you like the Vypyr, I'd really suggest digging into ReValver 4. It's still the only amp modeling plugin that accounts for the effect of pickup output (in mVolts) on amp behavior; it gives you a level of tweakability that you have to pay $300+ to get in Bias Amp and Pedal; and it's cheap.
     
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  5. Pastafarian

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    I think the mans name was Michael Smith. Peaveys product specialist or whatever but I kept trying to get in touch with him to ask if Peavey planned to make a left handed model of the AT-200 guitar. I was never rude to him once but when he did finally respond he told me to f%#k off and that I didn't matter. Those weren't his exact words but those were the sentiments of his response.

    That's why I refuse to buy anything new from Peavey and I haven't since. I dont care if he was having a bad day or whatever the excuse was. You do not treat a lifelong user of your products that way. I used to champion their stuff.
     
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  6. Rocco Crocco

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    I had one. It was a bit of a nightmare of ownership from a customer service standpoint.

    I purchased the amp new. The speaker sim output (to run a line out to the PA for gigs) had a horrible buzzing. I bought the amp to gig with it and wouldn't have bought it without this feature. I owned the amp well past the return window before I plugged in the speaker sim output and discovered the problem, but it was still under warranty, so no worries.... Peavey will fix it.

    I have a Peavey authorized repair shop about a half hour away. The amp tech there (Jim Walton) is renowned in Philly. Peavey send him a whole new chassis to hook up to the amp. It the same problem. We sent it back, and Peavey sent out another replacement. This time the speaker output was fixed, but one of the controls didn't work. The tech probably had the amp for four weeks in total.

    At this point I began to ask for a refund on the amp. I can't remember which, but either the shop where I bought it or Peavey refunded my money.

    The amp itself sounded awesome, and I was really hoping to get the speaker output issue resolved. I currently still own (but don't use much) a Peavey Vypyr Tube 60, which is also a beast, but slightly older tech than the Vypyr Pro.
     
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  7. CBHTele

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    He actually posted here, but hasn't been around since May 2018 (Maybe he's not there anymore?):

    https://www.thegearpage.net/board/index.php?threads/peavey-vypyr-pro-review.1621426/
     
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  8. Pastafarian

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    Possible he's not there I guess but he was when he got back to me because it was via email and it was a Peavey email address. He's no Frank Ritchotte I will tell you that. Not even 1% of Frank. The biggest difference is Frank actually cares and has an unending passion for his work and for the company he represents. I'm sure Mr. Smith just likes to punch the clock and get it over with. One of those types.
     
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    HAHA on page 19 I found a couple of my posts before he finally got back to me. Saw your old post too. Some things change, some don't. Peavey has indeed spit the bit.

    Sorry OP for th hijack. I am glad you really like it and I'd love to try one but if I do get one it will be on the used market as I wont give Peavey 1 red cent of my money.
     
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  10. JiveTurkey

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    Things you should buy from Peavey:
    5150. Always.
    Triple X
    VTM
    Maybe a Bandit if you get a good deal?
    One of the Classics if you aren't a metalhead
    Other than that; nope.
     
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    I hope the Vypryr Pro is significantly better than the VIP 2. I picked up one of those out of curiosity ($150 on sale) and it was easily one of the worst sounding modelers I've yet encountered. Terrible aliasing artifacts and can-o-bees overdrive sound. It was so bad I thought it was defective and requested an exchange. The replacement was just as bad.
     
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    2 words

    Hartley peavey

    Don't care what they put out, i ain't buying.
     
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  13. David Nicholson

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    Ouch! I wish I’d never mentioned it now

    Well all I can say is it’s a shame as the amp is fab and I got a really good deal so am very happy.

    Peavey clearly have a customer care problem for which there’s no excuse these days. As consumers we have plenty of options so look after us and keep us loyal.

    If anyone is thinking of getting one then I’d say go for it as the sounds are great, fantastic for bedroom/home use and for what I paid an absolute bargain.
     
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  14. Rocco Crocco

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    The Pro is a totally different animal... much better than the VIPs.
     
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    JiveTurkey Trumpets and Tants Silver Supporting Member

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    Hey man; you might have got some naysay...but congrats on finding something in this arena you dig! Keep posting!
     
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    Part of it is that the market has soured on Peavey due to business ethics. Hartley was always stubborn and passionate, but when he brought in his son in law to run the company things got very bad very quickly, including the Undercover Boss fiasco where even the show's producers were shocked at how crappy management there was. So bad PR coupled with a move to Chinese manufacturing combined with bad executive management all snowballed, and because Peavey is an industry standard name and company, this all happened in public view and shaped opinions against the company.
     
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  17. David Nicholson

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    The amp still sounds good ;-)

    Let’s hope the company sorts itself out.
     
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  18. tycobb73

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    I'm not one that thinks workers should be held onto even in the bad times but still i believe you treat people with respect, in every situation. What he did to that worker was uncalled for. I couldn't look at my classic 30 the same after that and sold it. At least we know the show wasn't staged.
     
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