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Peavey Vypyr VIP 3 100w 1x12" Guitar Modeling Combo Amp

Morphing from a bass amp, to an electric amp, to an acoustic amp the Vypyr VIP is the industry's first Variable Instrument Performance amplifier.


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Once again Peavey Electronics revolutionizes the modeling amp industry. Introducing the world's first Variable Instrument Performance amplifier, the VYPYR V.I.P. The world's first amp that contains Bass guitar, Acoustic guitar and Electric guitar amplifier models. Now for the first time ever using our Variable Instrument Input a single amp can provide amplification for a variety of instrument types. Not only does the amplifier morph from a bass amp to an acoustic amp, to an electric amp. It also, for the first time ever in an amplifier in this category, allows the electric guitar player access to instrument models as well. Using appropriate technology, Peavey uses a combination of powerful 32-bit, floating point SHARC processors and patented Transtube analog circuitry to create the best sounding modeling amplifiers available. Nothing sounds as good as a VYPYR. All VYPYR effects, amp models and parameter controls can be accessed via the amp itself, with no need to hook the amplifier to a computer. Peavey's WYSIWYG control surface quickly allows the user the ability to see and adjust the control position, no guessing where the control is supposed to be, or having to manually move it to where it should be preset to preset. VYPYRs new USB bi-directional data and audio port provides and easy way to record, and or connect to our VYPYR software and store presets, get lessons, and practice to backing tracks while connected to your computer. All of the revolutionary features from the original VYPYR series now even better. More power, more effects, more amp models, Variable Instrument Input, instrument models, and more make this the ultimate amplifier.


  • 100 Watts
  • One 12" Custom voiced modeling speaker
  • Patented TransTube technology
  • PowerSponge 100 Watt to 1 Watt variable power
  • Acoustically ported semiclosed back
  • Over 400 amp accessible presets
  • LCD Display for quick preset, model and effect selection
  • 10 instrument models including Acoustic guitar simulators, 12 String guitar model, Sitar model, 7 String model, Baritone Model, Resonator model, lectric Violin, Bass guitar models
  • Enhanced chromatic tuner
  • 12 Amp accessible stompbox models plus delay reverb and wah (with ptional Sanpera)
  • 36 on board amp models
  • 6 bass amp models
  • WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) controls
  • On-board looper (with optional Sanpera I or II)
  • Amp accessible real time dual parameter controls
  • Amp accessible global reverb and delay
  • 26 Total on-board amp accessible effects.
  • Tap Tempo
  • Bi-directional USB - Data - Midi - Audio record out
  • Studio quality headphone out
  • Aux/MP3/CD input
  • Up to 5 effects simultaneously (with optional Sanpera™ I or II)
  • 6 acoustic amp models

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    Guitar Amplifier

Individual practice only


Guitarist of over 23 years. Style: mostly metal. Above 25% volume sound begins to get muddy and distorted. The Power Sponge feature is really cool for getting a specific volume while family is sleeping or you want it just a bit louder/quieter but can't get there with the main volume knob. There is no 1/4 out for recording so you'll have to use adapters or the USB port (cable not included). The amp modules have a nice sound and the effects sound good as well. I haven't messed with the bass or seven-string or baritone emulators yet. My biggest problem with this amp is the Looper, one of the reasons I bought this amp specifically. It is awful. The loop repeat is never smooth, there is always a click or void. The loop itself doesn't initiate until you release the button rather than when it is first compressed. This is absolutely infuriating to me. Trying to get a loop to repeat successfully with time is almost a matter of luck not precision or skill. As a life long Peavey fan, it pains me to say that for the price you could probably find a better amp than this.

Shredder Extraordinaire



Great amp for the money.


I have played bass in bands for years and decided to learn guitar. So I thought for $300 I can get this beginners amp and I can use it to learn guitar and for some accoustic pub type gigs with my bass. Won't have to lug my ampeg stuff for a little show hear and there. This amp is great for that. I really impressed with it. Love how quiet it is. I mean it is dead silent just turned on. The built in tuner is such a nice feature also.



Solid amp good tones


I have had this amp for a few weeks now and I still like it. It was easy to learn I have tried it out with electric guitar, and bass guitar. The amp models are pretty good. Effects is where I got a bit frustrated there are plenty of them to play with, and most of them sound good. Even though it has a lot of effects I would of liked a effects loop, and I wish there was an off and on button for each effect bank instead I have to navigate a menu to turn an effect off or on. I just ended up making presets with the desired effect on and then the next bank with it off so I can switch effects faster.


lancaster, OH


Not for me


I bought this amp at a local Sam Ash store. I actually kept it for 46 days, but they let me return it anyway - excellent service. I had an old Vypyr 15 that I liked, and I wanted to step up to a bigger amp. The Vypyr 3 is 100 watts, and has an LCD readout, so I got it. At first, I thought it sounded pretty good, except for a few things. However, after playing it for some time, and acquiring a Jackson guitar with a Duncan JB bridge pickup, I began noticing that the distortions, while smooth, didn't have much in the way of clarity. They sound fine with run-of-the-mill power chords, but anything more complex than that got kind of muddy. The reverb and delay sounded pretty good, but the other effects were just sort of OK, except for the pitch-shift effects such as 7-string, baritone and bass, were just lousy. The 7 string was almost acceptable, with only a little latency, but it had a strange warbling sound. The baritone, and especially the bass models had way too much latency, and with the bass model, the strings need to be hit pretty hard, or there is just not much sound. Do not expect to make your guitar sound like a bass with this amp. The high-gain amp models have a strange decay, almost as if they have a noise gate set very high. Either you get feedback (which sounds fine), or the sound just drops off. I think that as I'm becoming more serious about the guitar (I'm actually a bass player who has played guitar off-and-on throughout the years), I'm realizing that maybe I don't like modeling amps. After I returned this one, I picked up an Orange Crush 35RT (also from Sam Ash) which is pretty cool. No built in effects, except for reverb, but a great sound.


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Vypyr VIP 3 100w 1x12" Guitar Modeling Combo Amp

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Series VIP
Model Vypyr VIP 3
Warranty Info:

The manufacturer's warranty covers guitars, basses, amplifiers, pre-amplifiers, mixers, electronic crossovers and equalizers for two years from date of purchase. An extended warranty is available for three additional years of coverage if a warranty card is completed and returned within 90 days of purchase. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.