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It’s tempting to look at the absurdly low price of Peavey’s Vypyr VIP Series amps and automatically assume that they’re toys for beginners.
But guitarists who are able to overlook that bias and plug into one will likely find themselves reaching for their wallets in a matter of minutes. In a marketplace already filled with great bargains, from inexpensive guitar apps to multieffect processors that fit into a standard-size stomp box, Peavey’s Vypyr VIP amps may be the best value available today.
The VIP3 is the flagship product of Peavey’s current Vypyr Series, providing a staggering set of features that will please bedroom beginners and performing pros alike. In essence it’s a 100-watt 1x12 combo, but in addition to providing a wide variety of digitally modeled amps and effects it features instrument models that emulate a variety of string instruments and amp models for acoustic-electric guitar and bass. With the optional Sanpera II foot controller, the VIP3 also offers looping functions as well as comprehensive control of effects and preset selection.