Peavey VYPYR VIP 2 Modeling Guitar Amplifier 40W (Discontinued)

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Peavey is one of those multinational brands that can literally do it all, with their flexibility it’s hard to pigeon hole them into a particular sound or musical style. And more importantly they are able to build impressive gear without jacking up the price too much. Their cost effective production and experience with various types of musical instruments give them an advantage when it comes to building small amps.

The Vypyr VIP 2 exemplifies the company’s approach – which is to provide as many features as they can without compromising quality. This one has 36 amp models that make it useful for electric, acoustic and even bass guitar, making this amp a hybrid guitar, acoustic and bass amp. And since it uses Peavey’s Variable Instrument Input technology, switching into bass or acoustic gives out natural sounding tones.

As for tone, the amp features 32-bit floating point SHARC processors for the modeling and the company’s TransTube analog circuitry for adding tube like characteristics to the resulting tone. And since it is rated at 40 Watts, it has more than enough power for band practice and even for small venue gigs. Now factor in USB connectivity, 25 effects and a looper feature that can be pedal activated – and you have an amp that gives you the best value for your money.


  • 40 Watts
  • 1×12″ Speaker
  • 32-bit SHARC Processor
  • Instrument Modeling
  • 36 Amp Models and 25 Effects
  • 3-band EQ
  • Headpones Output
  • Aux Input
  • USB connectivity
  • Weight: 29 lbs.


This amp is no longer available new but you can see excellent alternatives in our guide to The Best Modeling Amps for Guitar.

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