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.i just bought one used with the pedal. Sounds incredible but why does no one talk about them?
He actually posted here, but hasn't been around since May 2018 (Maybe he's not there anymore?):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.
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.He actually posted here, but hasn't been around since May 2018 (Maybe he's not there anymore?):
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.He actually posted here, but hasn't been around since May 2018 (Maybe he's not there anymore?):
The Pro is a totally different animal... much better than the VIPs.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.
Hey man; you might have got some naysay...but congrats on finding something in this arena you dig! Keep posting!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.
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.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.
if i were you i would get a bandit 112. every tone imaginable and no fizzy bees.Re-reading this thread as I sit here with a used Vypyr Pro in my cart. Haven't pulled the trigger yet. I am waffling between that and waiting for someone to have a POD GO in stock. The 75 I just snagged sounds outstanding and I got a Sanpera II for 50 bucks that just needed cleaning and expression pedals to be tightened.