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Peavey Vypyr 75 vs Peavey Vypyr Tube 60


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The 60 watt tube version is marginally better in tone. Definately more headroom and records better (if you're mic'n it). If you're just looking for a cheaper practice amp the 75 watt will do you just fine. The 15 watt is a tease.

 

EDIT: Quite of few of the solos on Triviums new cd "Shogun" were recorded with a tube Vypyr @ various settings. They sound damn good too.

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The 60 watt tube version is marginally better in tone. Definately more headroom and records better (if you're mic'n it). If you're just looking for a cheaper practice amp the 75 watt will do you just fine. The 15 watt is a tease.

 

The difference is only about $100 so, that's not a big deal. I'd prefer the better one :) and if that's the Tube one...I might go for that. The Tube 120 would probably be too much for me.

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I had the Vypyr 30 for awhile with the 1.55 upgrade. No boot problems with mine, but it was too ice-picky and harsh. It seriously pales in comparison to the Blackstar that I have now. The HT5 into a good 1x12 cab is the best tone purchase I have made as far back as I can remember.:love:

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I think you should get the tube 60. It really does sound good. Make sure you get the latest firmware update for it (It MIGHT already come with it). It's version 1.55

That Blackstar amp does seem kinda cool though doesn't it?

 

 

The Blackstar is pretty cool but, limited in what it can do...

 

The Peavey has awesome effects as well as awesome amp models :) I think the Tube versions come with 1.55, if not it's easy to fix it via USB.

 

I'm guessing if I use the USB out on the Peavey it will sound the same whether it's the Tube or the SS model, right?

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The Blackstar is pretty cool but, limited in what it can do...


The Peavey has awesome effects as well as awesome amp models
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I think the Tube versions come with 1.55, if not it's easy to fix it via USB.


I'm guessing if I use the USB out on the Peavey it will sound the same whether it's the Tube or the SS model, right?

 

Yes. It will sound that same. I do think the tube version would sound better if you were going to mic it though. Also, you need a midi cable to update the firmware on it, it cannot be done through the USB port at this time although Peavey said they *MIGHT* fix that later...

I think the effects on the Vypyr sound pretty damn good for what they are. Supposedly they will get better though the firmware updates. Guess I'll find out.

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I just ordered the Vypyr Tube 120 from Music 123. Got it for $487 because I had a 25% coupon. I am a little worried after hearing all the problems with these things, but still looking forward to playing it. Hopefully I don't get a dog.

 

mind sharing that coupon code ;)

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how are these vs line 6 modeling?

 

I muuuch prefer the Vypyr to any Line 6 product I have tried :) Much better feel...nice tube sag for sure.

 

I think at this point I'm leaning towards the 6505+ 1x12 though as I know I'll be able to use it not only as a practice amp but for jamming, gigging even (on top of my 1960A)......plus, it's got reverb and an XLR mic sim out. Throw a V30 or T75 in the 1x12 cab and I'm golden.

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